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arisp Mar 15, 2009 09:39 PM

Just moved to this section of town (Mid-Wilshire). I know of most of the restaurants on Beverly, 3rd, Fairfax, etc, which are not too far from this area... But any hidden gems in this hood? Any notable sushi?? I was a Masu weekly regular, until I moved here... Help... THANKS!

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    a213b Mar 16, 2009 09:56 AM

    I had a great burger at Umami on La Brea a block south of Wilshire. There should be a thread currently on the first page.

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      sgthomps Mar 16, 2009 09:36 PM

      Ngoma is good for pan-African, and India's Tandoori is decent (both on Wilshire). Neither are amazing, but they are tasty with reasonable prices.

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        QualityMart Mar 16, 2009 11:28 PM

        Sake House!! It's awesome, trust me just go there. (BTW, this is not specifically in response to the sushi question. They have some sushi but I'm more a fan of their meats.)

        www.sakehousemiro.com

        Also Rocco's Pizza on Wilshire is pretty good.

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

        Sake House Miro
        809 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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          meganmarie Mar 17, 2009 12:48 PM

          i second roccos -- cheap, decent pizza.

          for more upscale there's luna park on wilshire & la brea as well.

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            Mr Taster Mar 15, 2010 10:39 AM

            Can't speak about the pizza, but pre-2006 I worked very close to Rocco's and regularly ate their meatball parm subs, which were really pretty good.

            Decided to go back a few months ago, and it looked like there was a change in regime... (the place used to be run by a grown-up frat boy type, surrounded by a gaggle of attractive young women who may or may not have tied their t-shirts up above their navels.) A matronly woman in a baseball cap took my order, and the sandwich was sub par... mealy textured meatballs, cheap oily cheese. Very disappointing.

            Mr Taster

        2. Vaya Con Carne Mar 17, 2009 01:03 PM

          I love Frank's on Fairfax south of 3rd for Mexican breakfast on Saturdays.

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          Frank's
          363 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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            sarcasmsk Mar 20, 2009 03:14 PM

            Frank's is pretty amazing for breakfast. Cheap, fast, real good. Definitely endorse the burrito. Anyone been for lunch?

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            Jwsel Mar 17, 2009 03:41 PM

            One of my old standbys when I lived in the area was Chulada Grill, which is a basic taqueria with Oaxacan food. The spicy pico de gallo is great. It is at San Vicente and Hauser.

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            Chulada Grill
            5607 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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              Sugar Jones Mar 17, 2009 03:49 PM

              There's a new Indian place that just opened in the diner at the El Rey - Cowboys & Turbans. I haven't tried it, but it looks interesting.

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              Cowboys and Turbans
              5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                Clyde Mar 15, 2010 02:45 PM

                Genwa. Great Korean BBQ just east of La Brea on Wilshire. Total hidden gem. Took 4 coworkers there today - all loved it.

                1. maxzook Mar 15, 2010 04:51 PM

                  I haven't been there in years, but Caffe Latte on Wilshire near Crescent Heights used to be one of my top five favorite breakfasts in L.A.

                  And since you mentioned Beverly, Third St. and Fairfax but not La Brea, let's not forget Campanile.

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                  Campanile
                  624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  Caffe Latte
                  6254 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

                  1. Deidre7 Mar 16, 2010 01:28 PM

                    Rocco's - Great white pizza and pasta, affordable
                    Frank's - Amazing breakfast burrito (my fave in LA--started a thread on it before hehe)
                    Fiddlers Bistro on 3rd & Gardner - Deliciousssss, love their red pepper dip and lamb kabob
                    Sake House - my 3rd place that I agree with it's cute and deliciously authentic!

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