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rcompton Jul 13, 2010 09:37 PM

Recently discovered Zamzam Halal market on Washington near Sepulveda (11028 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232) and love it. The problem is that they are only open on weekends and I've already had all 3 menu items many times. Does anyone want to suggest more Pakastani places?

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    mdpilam Jul 13, 2010 10:05 PM

    I think the best (atleast that I've had) are Al Watan followed by Al Noor. Though both pale in comparison to the Bay Area's Pakistani food.

    Al Watan
    13619 Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

    Al Noor
    15112 Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260

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    1. re: mdpilam
      ZoeZ Jul 14, 2010 11:17 AM

      Bilal near LAX has wonderful Pakistani food especially the Friday Birani.

      1. re: mdpilam
        rcompton Jul 14, 2010 02:03 PM

        Very interesting! I'll be in the Bay Area next week! Where should I visit?

        1. re: rcompton
          The Chowhound Team Jul 14, 2010 02:22 PM

          San Francisco has its own discussion board, so Bay Area restaurants are off topic here on LA. Please post a new topic, or search the SF Bay Area board for recommendations.


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        NYCnowLA Jul 14, 2010 02:12 PM

        what are the 3 menu items? please share.

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        1. re: NYCnowLA
          rcompton Jul 15, 2010 01:06 PM

          Kebab (best I know)


          Chicken Tikka

          1. re: rcompton
            NYCnowLA Aug 10, 2010 06:25 PM


            1. re: rcompton
              echoparkdirt Aug 15, 2010 05:08 PM

              it usually has
              Lamb and or Chicken Biryani
              Occasionally Lamb Pullou
              they call lamb "mutton"

          2. echoparkdirt Jul 14, 2010 03:55 PM

            Must try ZamZam. Agree with others -- al watan for meat. al noor for curries.

            1. echoparkdirt Aug 9, 2010 02:25 PM

              I just tried ZamZam market. Talk about a place Chowhound was made for! a few folding tables, an open kitchen, almost no groceries, and usually no food to sell. But on the weekends, they have "ready-to-buy" huge portions of biryani, which I tried, and was extremely impressive. tasted homemade because basically it was. I hear rumors that they sometimes sell this great stuff during the week (maybe just the kebobs) I'd like to know more. 5 stars!

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              1. re: echoparkdirt
                rcompton Aug 15, 2010 06:00 PM

                Hey glad you liked it! I'm always surprised at the lack of customers there

                1. re: rcompton
                  echoparkdirt Aug 15, 2010 10:21 PM

                  it's almost comically unprepared for anybody to come in there, what with the three sad card tables as tables, nobody behind the counter, etc. but it's great.

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                condementia Aug 10, 2010 02:35 PM

                Every now and then I make the trek over to Shahnawaz (from Culver City). I love their bihari kabab and nehari. They have a special lunch buffet on Sundays and it allows me to venture away from my 2 staples..

                Shahnawaz Restaurant
                12225 Centralia St, Lakewood, CA 90715
                (562) 402-7443

                12225 Centralia St, Lakewood, CA 90715

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                1. re: condementia
                  sel Aug 10, 2010 08:42 PM

                  I haven't been to Shahnawaz since, well it was during the last presidential campaign season, but the curry that they make with whole jalapenos is so good!

                  12225 Centralia St, Lakewood, CA 90715

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