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Oct 27, 2009 11:21 PM

Help me Choose please?!!

It's my birthday soon, and my friends and I are debating between Bulan Thai and Newsroom Cafe. One of my friends is a vegetarian, thus there are abundant veggie options in both restaurants. I know they are two totally different restaurants, but have anyone been to either? Which would you choose? Please help!

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  1. They're so vastly different! If you like Thai, and need veggie options, Bulan is great.

    Newsroom is good for pleasing a variety of palates. Nothing there is earth-shattering, to say the least, but it's got decent fare with a healthy bent and plenty of veggie options.

    1. I've only been to Newsroom and if you end up there I'd recommend the grilled artichoke, buffalo wings (veggie), and roasted veggie hummus as some options.

      If you will be drinking, they also make pretty good fresh squeezed juice cocktails.

      I'm not sure which Newsroom location you are referring to, but the one on Robertson is busy during the day but can be almost empty at night.

      1. Thanks!! I ended up going to Newsroom in Beverly Blv. I really wanted the artichokes, but they were HELL EXPENSIVE!
        I got the chicken tandoori sandwich. Note to those who were fooled by the lovely description of that sandwich: DON'T get it. It sucks. The bread is dry, the chicken is tough and overcooked and tasteless, and the whole thing just had nothing "tandoori" about it. I got so thirsty and had to gulp down water. It's pricey, too, at $11.95. I felt like I was being robbed in daylight.

        One of my friends got the blue corn pancake, which was pretty good, but could use a bit more of that gritty corn texture. It wasn't bad, but not worth its price, or the trip to Newsroom. My other friend got the lil' egg steamer, egg white style (not my choice!). Needless to say, that was nothing special as well.

        Conclusion: I will not visit. Ever again, unless I'm on a diet, which isn't likely at all.