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Need a fun place to take my suburbanite parents for dinner

Looking for something fun with a relaxed vibe and great food... something that might broaden my parent's experience. Hopefully in the $20 entre level or less. I thought of Cobras and Matadors in Los Feliz but they closed down. Any suggestions?

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  1. You might try Papa Cristo's Thursday nights "Big Fat Greek Dinner" It's lots of fun, food is served family style and only costs $25 a person. Reservations are a must.

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    Papa Cristos
    2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Great idea. I love Papa Cristo's. Any other ideas?

    2. How about Thai? Jitlada or Ruen Pair perhaps?

      1. Would something like Monte Alban or Mariscos Chente work? They're certainly palate-expanding...

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        1. re: Emme

          the trek between los feliz and mariscos chente is something to be considered. .

          1. re: westsidegal

            ah i didn't read the moniker, and from the OP's query, i didn't get the sense that she was looking to stay in los feliz. if that's the case, both of my recs are "not close."

        2. Perhaps the Japanese-inspired Umami Burger 2.0 and its sister bar next door, Salaryman?

          And its location? Exactly where Cobras y Matadors used to be!

          Or... Gingergrass in Silver Lake?

          1. Maybe something downtown such as Colori Kitchen might be a nice change without being too radical.

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            Colori Kitchen
            429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014