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Dec 2, 2007 02:55 PM


we are a family of 4 (kids are 12 and 8) and will be staying at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood. We are a bit tired of "cheesecake factory" (a chain that we dont have in Canada).
Looking for a reasonable sushi place or a restaurant that serves good veggie burgers, or a good pizza joint.
Look forward to hearing from fellow chowhounds.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. The best Veggie Burger in the area is at Houston's. It's a chain but I don't think they are in Canada.

    For pizza near the hotel you have a couple of options. There is a Piola Pizza down the block. They serve thin crust pizza. The pizza is ok but they have a ton of options and it's a good spot to take the kids.

    There is a good sushi place next to Piola called Siam Oishi

    In Downtown Hollywood, I would recommend Nakorn, Sushi Room or Sushi Blues.

    Additional Pizza options are Angelo's Corner on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Good NY style Pizza plus it is on the beach. Good spot for the kids.

    For chicago style deep dish pizza check out Capone's Flicker Lite Pizza and Raw Bar. It's on the intercoastal in Hollywood (2 minutes from the hotel) Pizza outside on the water....

    Don't forget to stop at Le Tub for a burger.

    Another Pizza option is Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Get the wings.

    There is a pizza Rustica in Downtown Hollywood but it is not as good as the South Beach location(s). They don't know how to make the pizza... skip it.

    Sushi Blues Cafe
    2009 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

    Siam Oishi
    1719 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    1703 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

    Capone's Flicker Lite Pizza
    1014 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

    Angelo's Corner
    200 Garfield St, Hollywood, FL 33019

    Houstons Miami
    17355 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33160

    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
    17901 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33160

    Le Tub
    1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

    nakorn thai&sushi
    1935 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

    Sushi Room
    1810 S Young Cir, Hollywood, FL 33020

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    1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe

      thank you so much for these recommendations....I will report back!!

    2. Chowfather nailed all the perfect Hollywood spots. Only thing I could add is the sports bar attached by walkway to your hotel. "Rivals" has some surprisingly good food and is really convenient.I was there with my kids (nearly same age) and they thought it was cool also.

      1. We'll be spending a few days at the Diplomat as well in a couple of weeks. We're adventurous eaters - what's good and interesting? We're particularly interested in sampling the latino offerings. We'd be willing to drive a bit for something good. Are there any good Cuban and Peruvian places nearby?

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        1. re: cranrob

          Cran, there is a small casual Peruvian place in downtown Hollywood (close to hotel) that has great ceviche. It's one block north of Hollywood Blvd. on Tyler St called Goyo El Pollo.
          There is a Cuban place just south of the hotel on Hallandale Beach blvd called Padrino's.

          Since you are adventurous and willing to travel, I would recommend driving about 15 minutes south to Yakko-San. Great Japanese tapas place. Do a quick search on the site for more detailed info reg dish recs.

          If you like Greek food you can hit Opa one night. Fun casual place very close to the hotel.

          If you are looking for a raw bar/fish shack head north to Tark's (5 minutes)
          Grab a cold one and some steamed little necks

          Goyo El Pollo Florida I
          Pembroke Rd Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020

          Hiro's Yakko-San
          3881 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

        2. I love the Diplomat. I have stayed there for business several times. Go down to Opa like Chowfather suggested, it is so much fun and the food is good too.

          1. Just back from Hollywood... thanks for the suggestions!
            Goyo El Pollo was wonderful - we even stopped there a second time on the way to the airport. We enjoyed Padrino's, but we've had better Cuban cuisine elsewhere. Maybe we should have driven down to Miami for that. I got my Stone Crab fix at Billy's, and my wife had some delicious Blackened Grouper there. We also enjoyed Argentango on Young Circle. The EntraƱa was delicious, and their Empanada was memorable as well.
            We also loved hanging out at Paciugo Gelato, sitting on couches amongst cool artwork, eating their delicious Gelato while 80's music videos played :-).
            The only downer we had was lunch at Taverna Yiamas.

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