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Bachelorette night eats - Hollywood or Downtown L.A.

I'm planning my BFF's bachelorette night. We'll be at the Hollywood and Highland complex for a show on Saturday (the 29th) night (show starts at eight, but we must be seated by 7:30PM).
I'm looking for dinner options in Hollywood prior to the show...it can be anywhere in Hollywood so long as we make the show in time, it needs to be yummy, and it needs to be cheap (some of the party girls are government employees and are on a limited budget). I was thinking 8 oz. Burger Bar or Umami Burger, but am not entirely sure.
I'm also in need of a place to grab a bite at the end of the night. We are supposed to end up at the Edison at the end of the night...and I'm sure all the ladies will be interested in some drunk food at the end of a long night of partying. All suggestions welcome from delicious taco trucks to whatever might be open at 1AM or 2AM.
Thanks very much for your help!

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  1. We may end up at the Roosevelt at the end of the night, if the lines for Edison are too long at midnight. All food ideas would be welcomed...we'll be traveling back to the Norwalk/Cerritos area after the night of partying has ended. Thanks, again!

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    1. re: attran99

      The Original Pantry is open 24/7 (a well told story - truth or fiction I don't know - is that the front doors have no lock).

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      Original Pantry Cafe
      877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    2. what is cheap? $10 a person?
      there are plenty of cheap options at the hollywood and highland complex.
      if you are willing to spend a little more there are quite a few options within a 10 minute drive from that area. hungry cat on sunset and vine area. angeli osteria on melrose/la brea. umami might not be a good choice depending on the size of your group. bunch of options near 3rd street and fairfax area.
      price range, type of food and atmosphere will help nail down some suggestions.

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      1. re: samtron608

        If you are going to end up at the Roosevelt and interested in some good burgers, I would go to 25 Degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel. Good burgers and not a bad wine/beer selection.

        1. re: Tony

          If we do end up at the Roosevelt, 25 Degrees sounds perfect. And it's open 24/7 to boot! Thanks for the rec!

        2. re: samtron608

          Less than $20 per person (no drinks for dinner, we'll save that for the partying) would be ideal. Open to all types of food so long as it's good...no picky eaters amongst the group. There will be approximately 10 of us that night.

        3. Some other places to consider for dinner in the more immediate area and price range might be:

          Loteria Grill
          Lucky Devils
          Magnolia
          Miceli's
          BoHo
          Citizen Smith

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          1. re: wutzizname

            That's a great list, wutzisname! Thanks! Do you have any particular favorites among that list? I've only been to Micheli's and have only been mildly impressed. It was good, but not something that I'd go out of my way to try, again.

            1. re: attran99

              Or, if you all are feeling Asian ethnic pangs there is always Hodori. 24/7/365 and very close to downtown LA.

              http://losangeles.metromix.com/restau...

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              Hodori Restaurant
              1001 S Vermont Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90006

              1. re: Servorg

                My BFF loves Korean food! That's a great rec. Are there any particularly good items on the menu?

                1. re: attran99

                  This is the kind of place that tastes best after a lot of partying. The last time I was there (about a year and a half or so) I had the Kim Chi Chi Gae (Spicy Kim Chi stew with rice) and I recall their kim chi fried rice as being pretty tasty too. I like it spicy at 4 AM.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    i wouldnt necessarily say its a good dinner place. its more of a 2am type of place when your buzzed/drunk.
                    are you looking for dinner or after party eats?

                      1. re: samtron608

                        I'm looking for a dinner spot before the show at the Hollywood and Highland complex which starts at 8PM, but we have to be in our seats by 7PM, and I'm also looking for good eats after a night of partying...doesn't have to be a complete meal so long as it's tasty and good for soaking up some of the booze that will be consumed that night. Thanks very much!

                2. re: attran99

                  Magnolia is great but can get expensive fast. Boho is reasonable. I second whoever said 25 Degrees. Burgers + partying in one spot.

                  1. re: attran99

                    For the best food and proximity to the theater before the show, I'd suggest Loteria for sure. if Mexican is an option.

                    Citizen Smith might be a decent alternative.

                    Any of the places farther away are going to make it tough to get over and parked and in your seats by 7, unless you get a really early dinner start.

                    Late, 25 Degrees is an obvious option if you're down by the Roosevelt and want to sit down for a burger. On the eastern edge of the strip you also have Kitchen 24 and The Waffle open all night, I believe.

                3. I'm guessing you're going to see H'wood Men. ;)

                  My bachelorette night was also held @ H'wood & H'land (H&H); our dinner was @ Table 8 (four years ago). Two years ago, I planned one for a colleague, where our show, again, was the same venue @ H&H; but that time we dined @ Koji's Shabu Shabu which is also @ H&H. The meal there was quite good and right across the entertainment, so there was no need to worry about drinking & driving prior to the show. I've had a handful of shabu shabus, and while a chain, Koji' is quite solid.

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                  1. re: OCAnn

                    LOL...how right you are, OCAnn! Table 8 is now 8 oz. Burger Bar. And one question about Koji...the bride-to-be loves shabu shabu...my only concern is did you you smell like shabu shabu afterwards? Don't want the ladies to smell like dinner all night long. Right now, it's a toss up between BoHo, Loteria, and Koji's. If we end up at 25 Degrees later in the night, don't want to overdo it on the burgers.

                    1. re: attran99

                      I don't recall us smelling like shabu shabu; I think we were there maybe an hour, an hour and a half tops and their semi-high ceilings helped to circulate the air. You don't get stinky like you would at a bbq place like Gyu-kaku....

                  2. For late-night eats, Kubar should work. They're a middle-eastern place about a block and 1/2 east of the H&H complex on Hollywood Blvd. The food is pretty good and there's an open air patio as well. Their best feature, though, is they're open until 4AM.
                    Kubar Mediterranean Cafe & Hooka Bar
                    6669 Hollywood Blvd
                    (323) 463-3552‎

                    We've also had friends enjoy Kitchen 24, on Cahuenga just south of Hollywood. So far we've just had cocktails and dessert there, which were good. They're open 24 hours, so lots of time to nosh off the drinks at any hour.
                    Kitchen 24‎
                    1608 N Cahuenga Blvd
                    (323) 465-2424‎