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didar palace - worst food in town? the world?

Matt Esq. May 14, 2008 01:02 PM

a group of coworkers just took me to a persian restaurant called didar palace on bundy south of wilshire. besides being the most bizarrely decorated restaurant i have ever seen (imagine a psychedelic alice in wonderland setting on a really tight budget), the food literally scared us. the "cokes" we ordered were poured from 3 liter bottles of off-brand product, the gyros contained barely heated, freezerburned, rock hard pieces of what was supposedly meat. don't even ask me about the secret sauce. needless to say, no one cleaned their plates. as we left we noticed that there was no health department grade posted, and word is that there was no soap or paper towels in the restroom. i challenge anyone to eat there and tell me this isn't the worst eating experience they have ever had. it certainly was for me. i'm gonna go puke now.

  1. gado_gado May 15, 2008 08:57 PM

    Wow... mysterious meat w/ secret sauce. Should be in an episode of "Bizarre Foods". Where is Andrew Zimmern when we need him.

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      aventinus May 15, 2008 08:43 PM

      laugh, thanks. easily beats my worst experiences in LA so far.

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        Ohyeah May 15, 2008 06:35 PM

        I wish had had found this website earlier. Believe it or not 2 co-workers and I were going to eat at didar palace today. We went inside and it was strange. There were no diners, and it appeared that there was some sort of meeting going on. There was a woman dressed in scrubs and some others. We were told to "Come back tomorrow," and "The lady who makes the food was not in." I don't think I would ever go back there. Not to mention the place is next door to a plastic surgery center. Thanks for taking one for the team Matt!

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        1. re: Adsvino
          Frommtron May 15, 2008 08:42 PM

          Did anyone else notice that stenciled on the wall outside next to the "Fish Market Restaurant" business there is also something about "Didar Television"? I may be the worst food in the world but there is something fascinating about the place.

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          Adsvino May 15, 2008 05:01 PM

          NOT A REAL RESTAURANT, just the landlord using the space he owns....

          1. J.L. May 15, 2008 12:24 PM

            Thank you for going boldly where no 'Hound has gone before. Your brave sacrifice for this board shall never be forgotten.

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              epop May 15, 2008 08:19 AM

              bold move. i've driven by and wondered. too bad the place is that kind of surprise.

              1. cant talk...eating May 14, 2008 03:47 PM

                This post made my day. I've driven by that numerous times and always have a chuckle when I see the odd 80s furniture and odd cardboard boxes stacked up against the windows, and the fact that it's never been open. I was so eagerly anticipating what the final product would be, and you have answered my prayers.

                1. Frommtron May 14, 2008 01:08 PM

                  Dude . . . you have my sympathies. Did you notice that there is still the "name" of the previous restaurant that seemed open for about a day in that same space. It's literally spray painted stencil letters on the wall underneath the awning. I think it was called "Fish Market Restaurant". The irony of the new restaurant's name just can't be beat.

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