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dimsumgirl Oct 21, 2008 11:19 AM

I'm looking for someplace that will accomodate a group of twenty to twenty five people near the LAX. We do have transportation but want to keep the cost to under $25 per person including tax and tip. Thanks.

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  1. westsidegal RE: dimsumgirl Oct 21, 2008 04:59 PM

    if your group is open to having thai food, go to ayara thai cuisine.
    they will set you up in their upstairs 'balcony' area and will set up a buffet for the group.

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      ToroTaku RE: dimsumgirl Oct 21, 2008 06:50 PM

      This place is big and can seat that many people. Nice place to hangout with a large crowd.
      Cozymel's Mexican Grill
      (310) 606-5464 cozymels.com
      2171 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

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        westsidegal RE: ToroTaku Oct 21, 2008 10:53 PM

        many times when i've eaten at cozymel's, even without ordering alcohol, the tab has run over the $25/pp budget including tax and tip.
        their starters are about nine dollars and the entrees start at $13 and go up from there.
        margaritas are about $11.

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        jamiepinkpanda RE: dimsumgirl Oct 21, 2008 11:57 PM

        truxton's has a private room that my be able to accomodate your group. american food should please the crowd.

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          westsidegal RE: jamiepinkpanda Oct 22, 2008 09:11 AM

          unless they get a 'special' menu for the group, it's unlikely that they'll make budget at truxton's.
          the 'plates' at truxton's start at around $18. a cup of onion soup is about $8.

          it is very unlikely that a group of 20 to 25 people will order carefully enough to get the bill to come in at $25/pp including beverage tax and tip.

        2. Servorg RE: dimsumgirl Oct 22, 2008 09:19 AM

          Alejo's Presto Italian Restaurant
          8343 Lincoln Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90045
          (310) 670-6677

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            Servorg RE: Servorg Oct 22, 2008 09:29 AM

            Another thought. Pann's could probably accommodate you on their patio (which is enclosed).

            www.panns.com

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              westsidegal RE: Servorg Oct 22, 2008 10:44 AM

              even alejo's will require careful ordering in order to come in at budget.

              virtually all of their chicken, veal, eggplant, and seafood entrees are priced at $14 to $15.
              if one adds a house salad or soup, that will cost an additional $4 or $5.
              even an non-alcoholic beverage will cost a couple of bucks; then add tax and tip and you're over the limit.

              alejo's will work easily if folks can be induced to stick to pasta and pizza

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              Ogawak RE: dimsumgirl Oct 22, 2008 11:57 AM

              KJ's Diner in Westchester has a separate room which could easily accomodate 20-25 people.They serve anything from great pancakes to roast beef sandwiches and have a nice selection of seafood dishes as well. Not the nicest ambience, but easily fits inside your $25 budget.

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                nosh RE: dimsumgirl Oct 22, 2008 09:53 PM

                OK, I held off until now. But since the geographic and ethnic ranges have expanded, I'll make two suggestions:

                You could have a BBQ feast at Porky's, on the north side Manchester east of La Brea, just west of the Forum. Big dinner plates of pulled pork, ribs, or brisket run less than $15 and come with two sides, and are more than one person can eat by far. So you mix in some sandwiches and fried chicken. Plenty of parking, lots of room, really nice people. I'd call ahead to make sure they were expecting a group that large. Porky's is rarely crowded and has a lot of room inside, so you could sit at neighboring tables and take over a corner of the dining area.

                To the south of LAX on the west side of Main Street in El Segundo, Big Mike's. The best philly cheesesteaks currently being served in SoCal, along with burgers, salads, eggplant parm and other casual fare. Great onion rings, good service, easy parking in the adjacent lot. Food would barely cost $10 a person, leaving room for drinks. (I don't know if they serve beer and wine.)

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                  asianchico RE: dimsumgirl Oct 22, 2008 10:08 PM

                  Go to the Howard Johnson's near the airport, they have a lunch and dinner buffet for about $15 a head. Or if you're adventurous go down Century and there's a place that is a hole in the wall but will be able to accommodate large group. It is past la Cienega Blvd on the right hand side. Can't remember the name but it's in the Caesar's Motel Parking, they share the same parking. The food is fantastic and made to order and you are looking at $12 per person because the dishes are $6 a hefty plate.

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