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Jun 11, 2009 10:29 AM


All of you have been so very generous yesterday and last evening in sharing information about the Shamshiri Grill in Westwood, that I m truly at a loss for words that are adequate enough to say "Thank You." As I have said, this is a family consisting of a mother and her two daughters whom I have adopted (in my heart) as their Grandpa, and I want July 11 to be special for the three of them. Without your help, I would have been up the proverbial creek without the equally proverbial paddle. I have only one more question before I call to make the reservation. Do any of you know if the Shamshiri Grille has valet parking, because I can't walk very well? Thank you all again. You know who you are. Always, Jeff

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  1. i've never seen valet parking there.
    normally there is street parking available within a block or two.

    5 Replies
    1. re: westsidegal

      Again, my thanks, westside gal. You are correct. I called the restaurant about an hour ago. They take no reservgations on weekends, and the parking is up for grabs. Hopefully we'll be lucky and find a spot on Westwood Boulevard. All of you have been wonderful. I have specific dishes to contemplate ordering, and if I were wealthy enough, I'd invite all of you to join us. Jeff

      1. re: jwrites4u

        If you are near the area, it might be worth a drive by to see how the parking layout is, and this would be forward but maybe to stop in at a nearby shop that has its own parking, and ask if you could make arrangements to park there for that evening. A small shop owner might be accommodating, but it really depends on whether you'd want to go to the trouble and ask that unusual a question.

        I would definitely ask Shamshiri what is a good time to get there when it's not crowded, and go then (maybe early) - also to minimize the chances of having to stand.

        Can the folks you've adopted drop you off and go park?

        1. re: Cinnamon

          fwiw, i've gone to shamshiri hundreds of times and have never had to stand.

          the 'nearby shop' that would have it's own parking is ROSS DRESS FOR LESS which on the west side of the street, across busy westwood blvd. on that block, westwood blvd is a little hill. to use the ROSS DRESS FOR LESS lot, you would need to hike up and down the hill so that you could use the crosswalk. imho, it would be FAR better to try to find parking on the east side of the street.

          1. re: westsidegal

            AND I've see Ross tow the cars of people who park there and then do not shop there. Be warned.

            1. re: westsidegal

              There are shops along the same side of the street that sometimes have their own small amount of parking, such as in back. That's why I said a small shop owner - would never advocate parking in that Ross lot. A hike from Ross would be unwise - I agree that would be too far, as well as the towing issue.

              When we've been to Shamshiri at peak times, there has been a standing wait.

              I think the drop-you-off-while-they-park thing might be most useful. In any case, Jeff, best wishes with the parking and enjoy the dinner!