Ethnic Santa Monica Restaurants
Any suggestions? Are there even any good ones???????
Off the top of my head:
Port Royal Cafe
All of the above are discussed in other threads.
I'm not counting French, Italian, or Japanese places as "ethnic", but there are plenty of those too.
Three Square in venice has a bunch of Austrian/German dishes
There is a Ukranian grocery store on Wilshire in Santa Monica
I suppose you could call Bay Cities Deli an ethnic place, but it's a stretch. The food is good, though.
Tacos Por Favor, La Playita, and the taco trucks on Rose and Lincoln in Venice for Mexican food.
Monte Alban is the best ethnic option in Santa Monica
You're a short drive from Sawtelle in West LA, which is all Japanese.
"ethnic" could mean anything!
Several good Indian spots, like that one next to the Continental Shop.
What I meant by ethnic is Ethiopian, Lebanese, Persian, Indian, Armenian...not Japanese or Italian...like really different stuff. I've eaten at that Indian restaurant on Pico and like 26th which is just OK. I am from NYC where we have everything- and most of everything is GREAT.What is the Indian next to the continental shop? What is the name of the Ukranian grocery store?
No Lebanese in Santa Monica, but Sunnin is just down the road in Westwood. Tons of Persian in West LA, just run a search on the board. I think that branch of Akbar that you've eaten at is closed, which is no real loss since it wasn't good. I like Nawab for Indian at Wilshire and 17th. The Ukrainian store is called Ukraina Deli and carries Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian food. Also, you really should try Musha if you haven't.