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jeffandnat Sep 5, 2009 02:13 PM

I used to spend a lot of time working in Detroit. They used to have a Lebanese place called La Shish. Everything could be served family style, and it was tasty. I would like to know about everyones favorites here in LA. I am in El Segundo, but will travel anywhere for the good stuff. Thanks!

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    Sarsa Sep 5, 2009 06:55 PM

    Wahib's Middle East Restaurant in Alhambra has good authentic Lebanese fare with big portions, they also have lunch and weekend buffets.

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      young_chower Sep 5, 2009 05:57 PM

      If you are in El Segundo then you should head over to Open Sesame next to Ralphs in Manhattan Beach. My former Lebanese-American coworker recommended it to me as being authentic. They also had some 10% off coupons in the Beach Reporter/Easy reader last week.

      The same coworker also recommended some place, whose name escapes me, that is located on Sunset next to a famous club... maybe the Roxy or whisky a go go? Anyone know what place I'm talking about whether it's good?

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        chuck Sep 5, 2009 04:54 PM

        You can Carnival in Sherman Oaks just off the 101 frewway at woodman.
        http://www.carnivalrest.com/

        1. goodhealthgourmet Sep 5, 2009 02:35 PM

          Sunnin Cafe & Shamshiri Grill in Westwood, and Skaf's Grill (multiple locations) are long-standing CH faves. there's also Carousel in Glendale & Marouch in Hollywood.

          search the board for plenty of opinions/feedback about all of them.

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            Das Ubergeek Sep 5, 2009 02:59 PM

            Skaf's. Two locations: Laurel Canyon and Oxnard in North Hollywood, and Chevy Chase and ?) Colorado in Glendale. Order off the specials menu and make sure you get hummus.

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            bulavinaka Sep 5, 2009 02:29 PM

            Alcazar in Encino and recently-opened Alcazar Express in Westwood.

            http://www.al-cazar.com/

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            17239 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

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