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better solo dining options in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills?

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phoenikia Jun 21, 2010 03:16 PM

Trying to decide on my hotel, partly based on food options nearby. From a quick glance at the boards, it look like West Hollywood would have more to offer a solo diner, and diners in general, especially in the economical to moderate range. Would be happy either at the bar, or at a table for 1.

Which restaurants would you recommend?

I'm mostly interested in moderately priced (which I would consider to be under $25 per main) seafood/contemporary/sushi/Asian/Mexican/Cal/Middle Eastern/fresh market - not so interested in French/Italian/steak.

Thanks for any suggestions!

  1. Emme Jun 21, 2010 10:10 PM

    May sound like an odd rec, but The Abbey in West Hollywood is a "vibrant" atmosphere with a good dose of flamboyance. The food is decent, and some good pastries for an afternoon snack or lunch option.

    in Beverly Hills, you might enjoy South Beverly and Honor Bar next door, just because HB has nice live jazz in the evenings.

    for Mediterranean in Bev Hills, MoMed.

    some like Frida in Beverly Hills for Mexican, and i've had decent meals there, but my two haven't been good (avoid the ceviche). Spicy Chicken (forget exact name) is good.

    even Urth Caffe in WeHo would suit your needs.

    second the rec for Mako.

    also Kiyokawa on Robertson for sushi/Japanese

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    Urth Caffe
    267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Momed
    233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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      antonis Jun 22, 2010 11:14 AM

      second the Kiyokawa recommendation

      on a night when you want to splurge a bit, Jinpachi on S.Monica Bl is terrific.

      Kiyokawa Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
      265 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
      (310) 358-1900‎

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      Jinpachi
      8711 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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        phoenikia Jun 22, 2010 01:58 PM

        Thanks so much for all your suggestions, Emme, antonis & Bob Brooks. The places you recommend sound exactly like the kinds of places I hope to try when I visit!

    2. Bob Brooks Jun 21, 2010 05:23 PM

      Mako in Beverly Hills would be a perfect option. Excellent food (search the board for reviews) and they have a nice bar to sit at where you can watch them cook.

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        ElissaInPlaya Jun 21, 2010 03:31 PM

        If you have a car, or cab fare, it won't matter much. Beverly HIlls is right next to Weho. Go by by the hotel, rather than your restaurant options.

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          phoenikia Jun 22, 2010 02:00 PM

          Ok, will keep that in mind. Might end up using priceline so I have more $ for food & taxis!

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