Cheap and tasty in Hollywood
My friends have tickets to the Improv on Melrose Saturday and we are looking for a dinner place that's about 30 bucks a person with drinks and tip. We usually go to Bossa Nova but I'm looking for something different and hopefully close to the Improv. We like anything, but my one friend will only eat chicken and fish. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Well it looks like we have it narrowed down to Cha Cha Cha or Taste, but I have also heard of Happisongs or Lou's on Vine. Happisongs seems like you love it or hate it and Lou's on Vine seems to have a limited menu from what I saw on their website. Can anyone help me make a choice?
Carlitos Gardel is within walking distance, but may be a tad bit out of your price range. Here's the menu in case you are interested:
Taste is just a few short blocks west of the Improv:
As is Ago, although that might be out of your price range.
We enjoy Absolutely Phobulous. It's not nearly as good as some of the better pho in LA, but it's probably the best within a 5 mile radius. It's on La Cienega between Beverly and Melrose.
Cha Cha Cha on Santa Monica has a decent happy hour:
You're a very short drive from tons of places on Beverly (BLD, Terroni, Milk).