anyone been to sepi's giant submarines in westwood? my husband want to go there for a sandwich tonight. do i dare?
Ahhh Sepi's!! If you are in for a simple well prepared sub, you won't be dissappointed....if you are looking for a sub that will rock your world, well those days are long gone. Make sure to order extra meat on your sammy, or you will be really dissappointed. The up side is it is cheap, and they have pitchers of beer, also cheap.
I agree that Bay Cities and Victor Jr's are better, but Sepi's is by far the best sub place in Westwood Village. The key to good value there is to order the large rather than the regular -- it is truly twice as big, and only a couple of bucks more. Sepi's is superior to the nearby Socko's, whose product has that industrial feel (think Subway) and taste and which has a very difficult time getting condiments correct as ordered. I also prefer Sepi's to the Roll Inn, the cheap sandwich hut on Gayley, which used to have great value but whose prices have risen and where double meat is a necessity for a balanced sandwich.
As many of the other posters have said, the sandwiches at Sepi's are just ok (they aren't very flavorful and the quality of the meat isn't great). I think you go for the atmosphere more than anything else.
The hoagie at Southstreet (often overlooked) is a much better sub option in Westwood.
UCLA folks have been eating there for years.
The sandwiches are fine.
There are better sandwiches, but Sepi's is good, as in, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Sepi's sub. They aren't outstanding, I wouldn't brave Westwood parking to eat there ... but if are headed for the village, you'll be fine.
They have beer on tap, too.
This can not be under-valued.
I really like Victor's, too, it's better than Sepi's. Rinaldi's is better, Bay Cities is often better. But they have no beer. Beer adds a star on the PaulF restaurant scale.
But I've been in the past six months, am a sandwich lover, and think Sepi's is perfectly acceptable.
To answer your question exactly: Yes, you dare.
paulf -- was at philly west last eve for a burger after i gave a lecture at ucla.
seems we like a lot of the same places from westwood thru west l.a. and across culver city. would really appreciate you posting an email address on your Chow page or sending me a contact. and no, i think i already blew any cred posing as a college hottie... ;-)