Westwood area rec?
Going to a concert this coming Wednesday, the 24th, at UCLA's Royce Hall, looking for someplace to eat beforehand in the Westwood area near UCLA. We'll probably need to eat around 5:30/6:00, getting to the hall before 8:00.
Something where I can get in and out in less than 2 hours, and preferably nothing too expensive, although I might go as high at $40 per person if it's worth it.
Please - some real chow-worthy rec's! No chains or cookie-cutter garbage, please.
if it were me, i'd probably hit shamshiri grill for persian food.
then i'd drive up to the village and get parking on campus.
they are on my regular rotation.
they offer, what imho, is one of the best price/quality/quantity deals in town
good food (but not earth shattering)
tremendous number of menu items
reasonable ambiance (granite-topped tables, cloth napkins, etc).
open continuously between lunch and dinner.
1712 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
1712 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024
Wilshire Blvd heading west towards the 405 is currently virtually gridlocked every evening, given the road work on the 405/Sepulveda--it can be 15 minutes to go 3 blocks. So something like Shamshiri, which is on Westwood Blvd, or something in Westwood Village might save you some tension.
2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
19249 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
I went to Wakasan a few months ago with a friend and tried their "omakase" deal. We both thought the food was meh (meh-diocre?). Even for the amount of food and the price it wasn't much of a bargain. For both of us it was a "one and done" deal.
1929 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025