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May 8, 2009 12:52 PM

Inexpensive in Westwood

I'm looking for inexpensive (around $10) places near the intersection of Olympic and Westwood. Preferrably within a 4-5 block radius so we can walk. Any type of cuisine will work, especially ethnic, but all suggestions are welcome.

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  1. I always loved Feast From the East's Chinese Chicken salad. Tender juicy chicken, fresh greens, and the best Chinese Chicken salad dressing ever.

    Feast From the East
    1949 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    1. re: attran99

      I love Feast from the East too, in fact I had lunch there on Saturday. But I wouldn't describe the chicken as juicy. They must put it thru a special Shredder because it's shredded within an inch of it's life. It is all white meat chicken.

    2. The Apple Pan, wonderful burgers and pie is only about 2 blocks away on Pico.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        The Apple Pan isn't exactly what I'd consider cheap. You can't even get a burger, fries, and a drink for under 10 before tax+tip. Don't get me wrong. I love their banana cream pie, but seriously, Apple Pan isn't cheap for what you're getting.

        1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

          agreed. apple pan is exensive!!! and you're pushing that price point at pitfire as well.

          i'd suggest eduardo's or philly west (most sandwiches about $6, beers $4). both are completely solid and delicious!! i haven't been to eduardo's in a while - but would guess you'll get out for $10 even. the regular chicken burrito is awesome!!!

          1. re: bu dat

            Pitfire isn't too bad as far as the requested price range is concerned.


            1. re: Servorg

              i guess - if you don't pay tax or order a drink.

              1. re: bu dat

                I always figure tax is on top. Yeah, the drink will kick it over, but not by too too much. I like Pitfire for what it is. Casual and fairly comfortable if you can snag a booth. At least the OP won't go too much over their budget here. And I really like Eduardo's burrito. Very tasty, fresh food.

                1. re: Servorg

                  i like pitfire too (even though i liked the previous tenant better--though i can't remember the name). but i never get out for less than $15 and i'm always like - what just happened?! that's all. when you count tax/tip - it's like 50% more than $10. i know i'm being a bit hyper-critical, but that's just my take on it and i don't know what op is like.

      2. CA Chicken Cafe
        Eduardo's Mexican Grill
        Pitfire Pizza

          1. Lunch or Dinner ? . . . (It certainly makes a price difference).

            4+ blocks north, just north of Santa Monica Blvd. is about 5 to 7 ethnic places right next to each other on the west side of Westwood Blvd:

            Sunnin - Lebanese Cafe
            1779 Westwood Blvd., (310) 477-2358

            I stick with #46 beef Kabab Sandwich (& ask for their green chili paste they hide behind the counter) $5.50 + fries or rice + drink = under $10.

            Ramayani - Indonesian
            1777 Westwood Blvd., (310) 477-3315

            Also Indian, Mexican & Thai ? right next door. Never tried the Mexican or Thai though, So ?

            Between Olympic & Santa Monica:

            Bella Pita - Falafel
            1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd., (310) 475-4070

            Very Affordable. You could split a Wowshi w fries and soda $7.00 (?) + extra Soda and two could dine for under $10. I've mainly eaten at the Westwood Village one.

            Phiily West - American - but Philly is over 2,000 miles away.
            1870 Westwood Blvd., (310) 474-9787

            I like their thick brown Garlic sauce which is good over their fries "IF" you get them extra crispy.

            South of of Olympic and Westwood:

            Bourbon Street Shrimp Company - Cajun
            10928 W. Pico Blvd., (310) 474-0007

            The food here is not very good; however, I mention it for their Tuesday Half Price Entries from 5 pm to 7 pm. Suggestion is to get something Blackened.

            Example :

            Blackened Red Snapper (or Chicken) $9.95 / 2 = $4.93 includes 2 sides. get the Shoestring fries and ask for their cajun dipping sauce (not a bad combo) + 1 other side of which I haven't found one I like. Bottom line 2 can dine for under $10 before beverage, tax & tip. Again NOT good/excellent dining (I don't know if it's ever been mentioned favorably on this board before?) However, for that deal alone, on a value for money basis - it's o.k.

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            1. re: JBC

              Dinner! By the way, no one's mentioned Paquito Mas. Is it any good and what is their price point? Their website doesn't have prices. Thanks.

              1. re: danielle7171

                Poquito Mas is ok, part of a SoCal minichain. Sorta pricey for the portions, but freshly prepared. I'd prefer Eduardo's, which is further north near Santa Monica Blvd. In that area, my favorite inexpensive meals would be Feast from the East for their Chinese chicken salad (just under $10), Bella Pita for a falafel pita with their condiment bar (about $5) or a Philly cheesesteak or an excellent big flame-grilled cheeseburger at Philly West (about $6-7, but need to tip, free parking in the shared lot in back).