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Feb 1, 2009 12:27 AM

New To L.A.

I'm really jonesing for a lamb sharwarma, not a Gyro... (even thou one of this would hit the spot too)but a sliced pita stuffed with lamb from a vertical rotisserie, and hummus and all that jazz. like Mamoun's back home in the west village i miss my city. Im in need of some direction all advise would be appreciated.

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  1. You don't say where in LA you are; I'll start with Skaf's if you're in the Valley or Northeast LA.

    Shawarma is easy to find but Skaf's hummus is special and the cabbage salad is a winner.

    Interestingly, good gyros is actually hard to find in LA.

    Skaf's is closed Sundays in NoHo; not sure about Glendale.

    Skaf's Grill
    6008 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

    Skaf's Grill
    367 N Chevy Chase Dr, Glendale, CA 91206

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      LA doesn't have the Greek population that NY does, but I'd suggest that you head down to the Byzantine/Latino Quarter and get a gyro at Papa Cristos. Their tzatsiki is wonderful too.

      Mr Taster

      Papa Cristos
      2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      1. re: Mr Taster

        ill be sure to try it out... I am going to try them all and then decide which on is my fav...and in new york the best gyro or shawarma places are usually middle eastern, but there's a few good Greek places.

    2. If you're anywhere near Hollywood, try Marouch on Santa Monica Boulevard & Edgemont.

      1. Pita Kitchen in Sherman Oaks has the top shawarma/hummus duo.

        Pita Kitchen
        14500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

        1. Thanks for the help. Will definitely be hitting up Skaf's Grill, and the others.

          1. I like the shawarma at Zankou Chicken (several locs), and also Falafel Arax (e. Hollywood), Beverly Falafel in a pinch (w. Hollywood/Bev. Hills), and though it's sort of gyro-like but might hit the spot, the version at Sofra in Culver City.

            Oh yeah - they don't usually put hummus on it, but generally tahini and some kind of chopped salad with tomato.

            C'mon - it's coooold in New York!!

            Falafel Arax
            5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

            Beverly Falafel
            8508 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

            Sofra Kabob Express
            10821 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034