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cincyn Dec 20, 2008 08:24 PM

Friends arriving from Germany and Finnland on the 1st of Jan. Looking for the best German or Finnish, even possibly Swedish restaurants in L.A. area.
Thanks!

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    New Trial Dec 21, 2008 10:14 AM

    Seems like coals to Newcastle but, if that is what is desired, the choices are slim. In addition to the ones mentioned by Servorg, the new AK on Abbott Kinney in Venice has a few Swedish dishes on offer, Spago and 3 Square have a few Austrian specialties, if Poiish will do, you can add Warszawa.

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    Spago
    176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Warszawa Restaurant
    1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    3 Square Cafe
    1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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      Burger Boy Dec 21, 2008 06:22 AM

      Why not take to places that they can not get in their homeland, any German or Finnish places here can not compare to back home.

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        Joe Blowe Dec 21, 2008 10:21 AM

        I agree for the nth time. If I were to fly to Italy to visit friends, I'd certainly be pissed off if they took me to Hard Rock or Hooters.

        cincyn, seriously, you should be thinking of taking them out for Mexican (or any of the other Central American cuisines), Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, etc. (most of which is world class, some of the best outside of their respective homelands)), any of the hundreds of fusion joints, or even a good ol' steak...

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          cincyn Dec 21, 2008 04:33 PM

          we definitely are going to those places as well as well as my favs. They asked me to find out so i told them i would.
          I agree with you, however this is their one request. I'm sure it's just once and not the whole time..

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          cincyn Dec 21, 2008 04:31 PM

          I will, but they asked me to...

        3. Servorg Dec 21, 2008 04:03 AM

          German choices are getting thin, but they still beat the Swedish and Finnish choices.

          In Anaheim there is Jagerhaus and in Glendale there is the Red Lion Tavern

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          Jagerhaus
          2525 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806

          Red Lion Tavern
          2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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