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Just moved to West Hollywood.

kingkida Jul 12, 2008 10:09 PM

I just moved to a loft in between Crescent Heights and Fairfax in West Hollywood. I am looking for the best:

1 Sushi that I can walk to.
2 The best Tai Food take out
3 Pizza (Although I just found out that Vito's delivers to me now, so I may be covered!)
4 Breakfast spot (already familiar with Eat Well. I like it, but any other suggestions would be appreciated)
5 Best restaurant in the area to go on a nice date.

Many thanks!

  1. o
    Obessed Jul 13, 2008 10:24 AM

    1. Horizon (Beverly & Orlando) - probably a 15 min walk
    2. None really, but Natalee or Tuk Tuk are okay
    3. VITO's!!!!!!!!!!!
    4. Hugo's, Irv's (for greasy breakfast buritos)
    5. La Boheme

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      QualityMart Jul 13, 2008 10:45 AM

      1) It's hard to know where you can walk to since you don't mention where between C.H. and Fairfax you are. But one place to consider even if you can't walk is Hirozen on Beverly. Also there is a place on Yelp getting great reviews called Omi Sushi, haven't been there myself.

      3) In addition to Vito's, also check our Rocco's on WIlshire. Fantastic stuff there as well.

      4) I've heard horrible things about Eat Well, personally I would avoid. Well an area classic for you is The Griddle Cafe on Sunset, always packed and some consider overhyped, but I'm a huge fan. Swinger's is also a reliable go-to spot.

      5) Way too much to mention, search the board for West Hollywood, Beverly Blvd, 3rd Street, Melrose, etc..

      8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Rocco's Italian Kitchen
      6335 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      8020 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Griddle Cafe
      7916 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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      1. re: QualityMart
        CookieEater Jul 15, 2008 03:42 PM

        Griddle Cafe is awesome. Just got breakfast there Saturday and the pancakes lasted as leftovers for like 3 days. Go early to avoid the waiting, that will make the experience much nicer for you.

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        ahuacatl Jul 13, 2008 08:45 PM


        1. Emme Jul 13, 2008 10:18 PM

          4. in addition to hugo's, Ed's Coffee Shop on Robertson is no frills, down home or healthy breakfast fare. King's Road Cafe does a pretty good breakfast. I like The Little Next Door for a more expensive/datey breakfast/brunch, more casual urth cafe

          5. how much are you wanting to spend? ortolan, jar, pane e vino (i love the patio here), cynthia's if you want cobbler, foxtail was pretty good when i went last week, orso

          1. Servorg Jul 14, 2008 07:37 AM

            An excellent date restaurant, if you like French Asian fusion food, Celadon on 3rd Street just barely west of Fairfax. Beautiful interior space and a very creative drinks menu to go along with delicious and fairly priced food.


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            1. re: Servorg
              smfoodie Jul 14, 2008 05:47 PM

              Celadon closed.

              1. re: smfoodie
                Servorg Jul 14, 2008 06:02 PM

                What a shame. I found out that they closed their doors as of this past Saturday. I always worried that they didn't seem to have enough business when we were there.

            2. k
              kingkida Jul 14, 2008 10:43 AM

              Thanks all! These are all mostly new to me so I have some exploring to do!

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                mbh65 Jul 14, 2008 03:10 PM

                I would also toss in Joey's Cafe on SM & Sweetzer (great breakfast, ahi tacos, mashed potatoes), Marco's Pizza/Italian and their coffee shop across the street, Jinpachi for Sushi and La Boehme is a "datey" kinda place. Sweet Chili is not bad for basic Thai.

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                  coffeebrownies Jul 14, 2008 10:59 PM

                  Chao Krung (111N Fairfax) is a good local Thai place (and they deliver!). For sushi, try Ajisai, off of Santa Monica Blvd, opposite the carwash a couple of blocks east of San Vicente, And don't discount Farmers Market for breakfast for doughnuts, crepes, coffee and cheap basic fried eggs from Phil's.

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                    ahuacatl Jul 15, 2008 04:28 PM

                    You should check out Yatai on Sunset, I always see people out on dates when I'm there - it's actually a bit of an oasis on Sunset:


                    1. suicidemartini Jul 15, 2008 06:01 PM

                      1. I like Yoshi Sushi on Santa Monica. There's also a place further east called Omi that I've heard good things about. On a sidenote, I love this Izakya, Kiichi on Santa Monica next to Marix. It's not sushi, but Japanese small-plates.

                      2. not sure, there's a great place on Fairfax called Chao Krung that's been there forever, across from CBS. I also like Vegan Glory, for their vegan american fast-food options, but they also do Thai

                      3. Vito's is the way to go. Hands down. Unless you're in the mood for ghetto pizza from Domino's, which I frequently am.

                      4. I like Taste on Melrose or King's Road Cafe on Beverly or Hugo's on Santa Monica. Avoid Joey's on Santa Monica and Sweetzer, the food is aight, but it takes forever.

                      5. Comme Ca or Lucques or Ago, all on Melrose near La Cienega, depending on what you're in the mood for. If you want steak, try Jar on Beverly.

                      I love walking everywhere, so I'm happy to answer any questions on the area.

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                        Newkie Jul 21, 2008 11:42 AM

                        I live right around there and these are the places I like:

                        1. Not a big sushi fan so passing on this one
                        2. Natalee and Tuk-Tuk are pretty good
                        3. Vito's is fantastic as you know, but I find it pretty pricey. A good alternative is Damiano's on Fairfax b/t Bev and Melrose. You could also get takeout from Terroni on Bev.
                        4. Tons of options: on 3rd is Joan's, Quality and Toast (all good for breakfast). Comme Ca....King's Road....Griddle Cafe....Lulu's....Farmer's Market for variety
                        5. Endless options so depends on what you want in terms of price and atmosphere. I'd personally do AOC, Lucques, Comme Ca, Ortolan, Pane e Vino, Angelini Osteria, the Mozzas, Grace, Hatfield's, Tasca, All Angelo

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