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Jul 5, 2008 08:43 AM

Need Greek restaurant

Coming in from Phoenix and wanting to experience a great Greek restaurant in the West LA area or the San Fernando Valley. Any suggestions please?

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  1. Unfortunately there is no "great" Greek food in LA. THere is "pretty good" Greek food at Tony's Taverna in Malibu but thats about it. Take it from this Greek.

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    1. re: carln

      I agree about the lack of great (although i think the greek food is better here than in most places in the US), that there isn't a place like in Greece. I think
      Ulysses' Voyage in the Grove is about equal to Tony's, depending on what one orders at each place.

    2. In West L.A., you might want to try Delphi, on the west side of Westwood Blvd. a few short blocks south of Wilshire. The classic old Greek restaurant in L.A. is Papa Cristo's C & K Importing, located west of downtown on Pico at Normandie, across from the big Greek Orthodox church. They are very casual, reasonably priced, and particularly known for big family-style dinners once a week (Thursdays?).

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      1. re: nosh

        The regular food that you get at the counter is pretty good, not fantastic, but definitely pretty good. The big family style dinners, however, in my experience have been truly awful.

        1. re: estone888

          i completely concur with your assessment of the family style thursday night dinner: awful

      2. I know it is not the westside, but Petros in Manhattan Beach is pretty good.

        Petros Restaurant
        451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        1. The Great Greek in Sherman Oaks is certainly decent. Pleasant atmosphere and a diversified menu.

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          1. re: Bob Brooks

            I will second the Great Greek recommendation. I love their stuffed grape leaves. Every meal we've had has been good. Keep in mind it can be very loud in the evening. I like going for lunch, when it's quiet.

          2. IMNSHO the best is not in the areas that you will be in but in San Pedro. Pappadakis Taverna. We go there regularly from the pasadena area, and it is well worth the drive. they will be closing in mid june for three weeks while the entire family goes to greece for a big wedding. (fantastic veal chop!)