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New to West Hollywood, please help

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My wife and I just moved to West Hollywood from New York City and we are looking for some good restaurant suggestions. We are just east of La Cienega and half way between Santa Monica and Melrose. I have seen tons of places around, especially on Melrose and Santa Monica, but any insight to miss the duds would be much appreciated. We love smaller mom and pop type places and nothing crazy expensive. Favorites are Thai and Mexican but really dont dislike anything. Please please help!

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  1. Marix Tex Mex, Mexico, Vito's for Pizza, Hirozen Japanese on Beverly. I like to walk to my restaurants. I would also recommend Traktir for Russian food. Thai is Joom.

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    1. re: chewbacca

      Alert - beware that Hirozen is in escrow to a new buyer, as of last Thursday. Who knows where the place may go as a result.

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      Hirozen
      8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      1. re: carter

        Glad to hear that carter.
        I never went back to Hirozen after an incident about 4 years ago. I was eating quite a bit and drinking good sake at the bar. Near the end they served me a frozen semi-solid order of uni and refused to take it back. I was really astonished. I told the chef/owner I would not come back, he said fine but he wasn't taking back the uni.

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        Hirozen
        8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. re: Ciao Bob

          Oh no - love this place.

          But alas, there is a new sushi place in the hood that I am loving these days!! It's called Uchi Sushi on Santa Monica Blvd (near Sweetzer) in the parking lot near O-Bar. They are currently running amazing drink specials for their opening. Check it out!

          Check out my brief review & a few pics on my blog: http://anniercote.wordpress.com/categ...

          1. re: Obessed

            I heard about it. Thanks for the reminder.

        2. re: carter

          That is terrible. Is Hiro retiring?

        1. Agree with all the recos thus far...and will add:

          Uchi (new sushi place on SM Blvd - behind O-Bar)
          Pinches Tacos
          Los Tacos (for late night eats)
          Hugo's
          Irv's Burgers

          1. For a nice, but reasonably priced dinner out you should check out Taste on Melrose. Up on Sunset just a little east of La Cienega is Carney's Train on the Sunset Strip for some of the best chili dogs in LA and the Griddle for breakfasts that will take care of your nutritional needs for at least a couple of days... lol

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            Griddle Cafe
            7916 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

            Taste
            8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

            Carney's Restaurant
            8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

            1. Marix is fun.
              Smokin' BBQ near the Beverly Center on 3rd, might be a little more than you want to spend but SHARING is big in calorie-conscious LA.

              http://www.thesmokinjointbbq.com/