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Jan 2, 2010 01:19 PM

Lunch spots near MOCA and the Hammer museums?

I'll be in LA in two weeks for some cultural tourism with special attention to art museums. For my visit to the MOCA on South Grand, any fun and delicious lunch spot within walking distance? Same question for the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

Thanks for your recommendations.

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  1. In Westwood, Yamato for Japanese. I love Spoc's Sausage Stand on Gayley. The burger at Novel Cafe, O'Haras, or In-N-Out.

    1. Mendocino Farms

      Mendocino Farms
      300 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

      1. For The Hammer Museum, I'll throw out two options:

        1) Fresh Corn Grill. Simple little lunch/dinner spot (closed Sundays), tiny, order at counter, but amazingly fresh and delicious. I'd say it's a secret place except it isn't -- it's often really crowded.

        2) Shamshiri. Persian food, fun, friendly, nice atmosphere, HUGE portions.

        Both are walking distance *southward* on Westwood.

        Shamshiri Grill
        1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        Fresh Corn Grill
        1510 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024