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Westside Greek food

papajoel747 Jul 22, 2009 09:17 PM

Went on an amazing honeymoon in Greece (and Turkey) after living near Greektown in Chicago for many years, and I have been craving quality Greek food in West LA ever since recently moving here....any tips?

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    manolid1 RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 12:46 AM

    In San Pedro I believe was a greek restaurant called Papadakis Taverna but double check that listing as it has been years since I have been there.

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      epop RE: manolid1 Jul 23, 2009 01:45 AM

      San Pedro isn't exactly the West Side. I think you're out of luck regarding your hope to find such food around there.

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      NAspy RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 09:33 AM

      On the Westside proper there is Gaby's Mediterranean on Venice Blvd in the Culver City area. They also have a smaller place on Washington in Venice right near the beach (across from C&O Trattoria, which btw, was less than mediocre when we visited last week -- Pasta Factory next time for me). Not strictly Greek but it might suffice.

      I won't mention Daphne's in Culver City.

      Not westside, but probably the best you'll find in LA is Papa Christo's on Pico in South-ish LA, near the Greek Orthodox Church. Seems authentic and they used to have some big gourmet Thursday night dinners that got very raucous and fun.

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        epop RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 09:41 AM

        Actually I think the most like food in Greece near the west side is Tony's Taverna. It depends upon what Greek dishes you want. Tony's has horta, for ex., the wild greens. And they do a more traditional horiatiki, or Greek salad, without lettuce, as it should be.

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          Phurstluv RE: epop Jul 23, 2009 11:52 AM

          Second Taverna Tony's. Very good.

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          Jodie RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 03:26 PM

          Sofie. I believe it's on third, amazing. After that, Papa Cristo's.

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            yummyinmytummy RE: Jodie Jul 23, 2009 04:17 PM

            Jodie you are correct. Sofie actually is long gone, but the various owners (there have been at least three) have kept most of Sofie's recipes.

            One of my favorites places in LA.

          2. a_and_w RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 04:27 PM

            Ulysses Voyage in the Grove isn't bad. Probably the best gyro I've had since moving to LA -- but that bar is pretty low.

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              epop RE: a_and_w Jul 23, 2009 07:22 PM

              Second that. Why on earth can't someone bring in decent gyros??? Chicago has a hundred places.
              But I'm not moving there.

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                ultraviolet RE: epop Jul 23, 2009 07:53 PM

                I second Sofi on third street. It's yummy!!!
                Fantastic gyro's at Pozi's in Tarzana, It's in a strip mall on the north side of Ventura, west of Reseda. Amazing!! I've been going there for over 20 years, though that location is only about 9 years old.

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              FranklinJefferson RE: papajoel747 Jul 23, 2009 10:12 PM

              Some of the best (if not only) contemporary Greek food I've had outside of Athens, Mykonos, or Santorini was at Petros in Manhattan Beach.


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