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Westside - Good take-out?

isofood Jul 7, 2009 08:24 AM

We're bringing food to a friend's home - nobody has the energy to cook.

Any thoughts as to what is good / holds up well?

Please don't say Whole Foods - I'm not a fan of their prepared food....

Thanks so much.

  1. J.L. Jul 15, 2009 06:33 PM

    2 recs for takeout on the Westside come to mind:

    Ono Hawaiian BBQ, on the corner of Santa Monica & Bundy - Decent takeout Hawaiian. They offer a family feast, which is quite good.

    Versailles (Cuban) - Two locations on the westside: (1) La Cienega & Pico and (2) on Venice. I think the food at the La Cienega & Pico location is better.

    Get their arroz con pollo & batidos...

    1. k
      katgrafix Jul 15, 2009 05:52 PM

      Hungry Joe's on LaBrea Ave in Inglewood. The Best in spicy, the best in ITAL food, and they put what You want on the dish, just ask. Jamaican food like in Jamaica, not something just for tourists..

      1. k
        katgrafix Jul 15, 2009 05:48 PM

        The BEST take-out Jamaican food is on La Brea Ave in Inglewood, Hungry Joe's. FORGET the rest, this is the BEST! Want Ital food, REQUEST what you want on the plate, they fix it. Curry goat, Cow foot is my favorite and when I can't decide between the two dishes, they fix 1/2 of each.

        1. t
          travelingmansoul Jul 7, 2009 09:45 PM

          for take-out, there are incredible options

          Il Moro - get the bar menu food and it' won't be too expensive
          other places for take-out:
          La Botega - italian on santa monica
          Monte Alban - oaxacan/mexican

          Even Nook does take out

          Chan Dara is ok.

          Shamshiri -- persian is great and enjoy the takout. I like Javan also.

          1. c
            Cinnamon Jul 7, 2009 04:36 PM

            Chan Dara West L.A. ... scrumptious Thai. You might even be able to order online.


            Chan Dara Pico Restaurant
            11940 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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            1. re: Cinnamon
              mdpilam Jul 7, 2009 05:00 PM

              I'll add Port Royal Cafe. Great Jamaican food.

            2. s
              stevedi Jul 7, 2009 01:48 PM

              Suzanne Goin's new place, Tavern in Brentwood has very good take out. Rosti in SM and BH have very good ready-to-go entrees, particularly their roasted chicken.

              1. z
                ZoeZ Jul 7, 2009 01:08 PM

                Shamshiri food is good take out and well packed; kebabs are fresh, salad is crisp and rice is endless. I agree about WF and add Ralphs to that one - not good at all in the prepared food department.

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                1. re: ZoeZ
                  westsidegal Jul 7, 2009 02:59 PM

                  concur with both tofulicious24 about mao's kitchen and with ZoeZ about shamshiri.
                  both recommendations are winners.

                2. t
                  tofulicious24 Jul 7, 2009 11:38 AM

                  Mao's in Venice is always a crowd favorite.

                  1. ipsedixit Jul 7, 2009 11:33 AM

                    How about Lemon Moon?


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                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      isofood Jul 7, 2009 03:42 PM

                      Thanks. I think they close at 3, though?

                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        isofood Jul 7, 2009 03:43 PM

                        I forgot to add that it's for dinner in the OP.

                      2. Servorg Jul 7, 2009 11:16 AM

                        Clementine, and they do curb side pick up so you never even have to leave the a/c seat of your car (how much more LA can you get!).

                        ADD:And if you happen to be doing this on a Friday check out their summer BBQ special menu here: http://www.clementineonline.com/texts...

                        1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        1. westsidegal Jul 7, 2009 08:49 AM

                          thai boom on venice blvd near midvale
                          the good pizza on emerson near 80th in westchester

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