$25 for 2 -dinner challenge
- yummyinmytummy Feb 17, 2009 03:00 PM
$25 for 2 including tip. No alcohol (but a bonus if BYOB and no charge)...we can share a plate if the sizes will allow.
Obviously we are looking for those little hidden joints, cafes, taco stands, pho cafes. The decor will not be stellar and we are fine with that.
We are willing to travel. Boundries are - Hollywood to the East, Culver City to the South, Santa Monica to the West and we would go to Ventura Blvd if we had to for a Northern boundry.
We eat just about everything. Not big red meat eaters, but every now and again a burger is just what we need,
I welcome your suggestions
Thanks in advance.
You can do this at almost any korean restaurant in korea town. The fix in silver lake has a good turkey burger not red meat.
falafal sandwiches at the hungry pocket on pico across the street from smc.
you can also get fresh squeezed juice there.
be SURE to taste some of their homemade picquante red sauce, it is the best in town.
also, ask for your preference of bread: whole wheat pita or white. imho, the whole wheat tastes better.
you can split the huge appetizer platter at shamshiri grill and you will actually have enough food for two for dinner.
it is served with their hot-from-the-oven homemade flat bread.
the platter is about $13 as i recall.
everything at taqueria sanchez will meet your requirements--they are on centinela north of culver blvd (mar vista).
they close early, though.
I think they are on the net but Anna's Italian Restaurant on Pico should fill the bill. Call and ask for prices if they are not listed on Google.
Il Capriccio Pizza near the Vista theater. I split a salad and a pizza with my friend. It's BYOB.
Just about any SGV Asian place of whatever flavor. We've eaten ourselves silly at 888, Full House, Har Lam Kee, Chung King, Vietnam and all like that for at or under $10 apiece, so long as we stick with tea.
Not really a challenge for what you're asking.
LA Chinatown several places two of you can get out for $25 including tip and tax and have lots to eat.
Sam Woo Bar-B-Que Restaurant
803 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Won Kok Restaurant
210 Alpine St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Zen Mei Bistro
800 Yale St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Out of your geographical range, but you can both eat like kings for under $25 in many small to medium San Gabriel Valley restaurants. Kang Kang Shau May on Garfield (near Garvey) comes to mind...
Village Pizzaria (Larchmont, also Yucca, both in Hollywood), split a 14" pepperoni, and a bottle of Anchor Steam apiece, for about $19. Plenty leftover for a tip and a cupcake from Crumbs (if you are at the Larchmont location).
how about tender greens in culver city? $10/person gets you:
- a hot plate with steak/chicken/tuna/veggies, mashed potatoes and side salad
- sandwich with the above meats + side salad
if you order water you should be out of there for $25 including tax and tip. not the most adventurous food in the world, but i've been satisfied whenever i've eaten there.
also, i think two people could easily eat in koreatown for $25. off the top of my head you can either get
- tofu soup at Beverly Soon or the place across the street (Sokongdong)
- yuk ge jang (beef soup) at E Moon Oak
each of those is less than $10/person and delicious.
9523 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
E-Moon Oak Restaurant
869 S Western Ave Ste 5, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant
2717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
i don't think it looks modern, it looks like a little indian market (which, actually, it is). it is on washington blvd near berryman. it is, as i recall, the only restaurant on that block.
Bharat Bazaar and Samosa House (Vegetarian Restaurant)
11510 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles California 90066
if you go there, be sure to ask if they are serving their delicious mango/banana/pistachio soup. for some reason that i can't understand, they never post a sign--you just have to know to ask. also, try the curried jackfruit (something that the other local indian restaurants never seem to make).
also, know that this place is VERY informal--the food is served on paper plates.
still, imho, the seasoning/spices they use are superior to those used at the competition. to me, their food is MUCH more flavorful--not necessarily hotter, but it has flavors that are more complex and deep.
10227 Venice Blvd (At Vinton Ave)
Los Angeles 90034
10227 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034