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Looking for a fairly inexpensive (under 20 pp) restaurant for 8 co-workers in S M or Venice or West L A. Anything except Mexican or Chinese. Not too loud please

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  1. shamshiri grill on westwood blvd.
    very good persian food
    great price/quality/quantity ratios
    a real restaurant, not a dive.
    they will get testy, though, if you want to split entrees, so plan on taking food home with you.

    1. For Persian fare, I prefer Shaherzad over Shamshiri Grill.

      1. Probably not looking for Persian

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        1. re: flowergirl

          When you say "under $20 pp" is that after tax and tip (what about drinks?)?

          Depending on your "final" budget you could consider http://www.lagrandeorangesm.com/

          Another fairly inexpensive place in SM for your group would be Fritto Misto on Colorado.

          Fritto Misto
          601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

        2. Bossa Nova Brazilian cuisine.
          Decent-to-good, and within your price range.

          1. Criteria = Westside, under $20 p/p, seating 8 together, Not Loud, & No Mexican, Chinese (*), or Persian.

            Assumptions = Would prefer No Chains, not American (i.e. simple burger place), and something with some ambiance:

            Italian - Westwood Village - Mio Babbo ~ Their prices are not on their website; however, based on a 3 year old menu, I count 32 entrees (that all come with house soup or salad) under $15. I think they can seat 8 in the round table by the window, or they can push tables in the center together that can easily accommodate 8 (check middle picture):


            (*) accendentally put Italian origanlly.

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            1. re: JBC

              I don't think "no Italian" was part of the particulars...

              1. re: Servorg

                Your are "Correct" that NO Italian wasn't part of the OP's criteria - What I ment to put down was NO Chinese.

                On the other hand - The one restaurant I recommended was Italian.

                I will edit (correct) my error.

            2. the price point is tough, assuming you want a sit-down kind of nice place, but...

              Maybe Cha Cha Chicken on Ocean in Santa Monica if Jamaican is okay

              Jack'n'Jill's in SaMo

              Gaby's Mediterranean in Venice

              in case you were open to Japanese instead of Chinese, there's Musha in SaMo as well, tho I fear that would break your price point as well