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Looking for brown rice and fresh veggies

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Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 07:27 PM

I have a friend who's on a strict diet of brown rice and fresh vegetables. I'm looking for restaurants that offer that on the menu. The areas that would help are W. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A., Los Feliz and Hollywood.

The Panda Inn chain has that and so does P.F. Chang's, I think. It's amazing how many Asian restaurants these days do NOT offer brown rice.

What we'd really like to find are restaurants that are not Chinese. Does anyone know of any?

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  1. mnosyne RE: Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 08:21 PM

    The Nook Neighborhood Bistro, SM Blvd and Barry Ave in WLA has this item:

    Sauteed Brown Rice Bowl $12.00
    with broccoli, asparagus, carrot, tomato and your choice of organic chicken or tofu.

    1. Emme RE: Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 08:51 PM

      Porta Via
      Newsroom Cafe
      Eat Well
      Real Food Daily
      Lola's
      Hugo's
      Nook
      Mani's on Farifax
      A Votre Sante
      and though you said no Chinese, Xi'an has great power rice.

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      Eat Well
      3916 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

      A Votre Sante
      13016 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

      Porta Via
      424 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      Real Food Daily
      414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

      1. scurvy RE: Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 10:55 PM

        Ammo on Highland just north of Santa Monica Blvd. has great brown rice with veggies. It's my go-to righteous lunch.

        http://www.ammocafe.com/

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          janetms383 RE: scurvy Aug 2, 2010 04:33 PM

          $15 for brown rice and vegs? Yikes!

        2. westsidegal RE: Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 10:56 PM

          if you are willing to limit the vegetables to skewer-roasted peppers, onions, and tomatos,

          the persian restaurant, shamshiri grill, makes terrific brown rice and they serve skewered, roasted, vegetables.

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          shamshiri
          1712 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024

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            aventinus RE: westsidegal Aug 2, 2010 07:32 PM

            Shamshiri Grill is excellent and offers much more for the OP than you suggest:

            http://shamshiri.com/vegetarian/

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              westsidegal RE: aventinus Aug 2, 2010 08:46 PM

              the only reason i limited my suggestion is that the op states that the person is
              "on a strict diet of brown rice and fresh vegetables"

              personally, i've worked my way through almost all of shamshiri's fantastic selection of vegetarian food.
              also, since i started bringing their brown rice version of addas polo every time i'm invited to a pot luck, i find myself being invited to pot luck dinners all the time. . . .

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              shamshiri
              1712 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024

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            apple7blue RE: Hackenbush Jul 31, 2010 11:04 PM

            Samosa House does. You have to see which items in their buffet are prepared from fresh vegetables though and also time it for when it is freshly cooked. It's Indian food. Shojin makes curries with a Japanese heritage, but I don't know if they use fresh vegetables. I assume they would in keeping with the spirit of their restaurant. They serve brown rice with their entrees. Another place is Real Food Daily, which was mentioned already.

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            Bharat Bazaar
            11510 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

            Real Food Daily
            514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            Shojin
            333 S Alameda St Ste 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Samosa House
            11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

            Real Food Daily
            414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

            1. ipsedixit RE: Hackenbush Aug 1, 2010 10:15 AM

              How about sushi and japanese food with brown rice and tons of fresh veggies?

              Shojin. http://www.theshojin.com/index.htm

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              Shojin
              333 S Alameda St Ste 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                apple7blue RE: ipsedixit Aug 1, 2010 01:12 PM

                Besides the salad, so they do use fresh vegetables for their curries?

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                  ipsedixit RE: apple7blue Aug 2, 2010 04:42 PM

                  I don't believe Shojin offers curry dishes ...

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                    apple7blue RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2010 07:14 PM

                    I checked their online menu and it isn't there, but they did have it when I visited a few times so it could have been daily specials. I was wondering if it was fresh because like Curry House and other places use those packets.

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                    exilekiss RE: apple7blue Aug 3, 2010 11:23 AM

                    Hi apple7blue,

                    Yes, Shojin has a "Grilled Vegetable Curry" entree, and they make their own Curry (Vegan). Currently, I think they've rotated it out for the new Summer menu that just started (it should be back in by Fall). Or if the original poster wants it, they might call ahead and ask if they can make it? :)

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                  JBC RE: Hackenbush Aug 1, 2010 10:42 AM

                  I've never had their brown rice, but a perfect fit would be:

                  Fresh Corn Grill - WLA/Westwood ~ Either their "Fresh Corn Vegetable Bowl" or any combo from their Side Dishes:

                  http://www.freshcorngrill.com/images/...

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                  Fresh Corn Grill
                  1510 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                  1. yinyangdi RE: Hackenbush Aug 2, 2010 02:49 PM

                    here are some brown rice & veggie options not mentioned yet:

                    Inaka (323) 936-9353
                    131 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles 90036
                    http://inaka.weebly.com/location-and-...

                    M Café de Chaya
                    (323) 525-0588; 7119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046
                    (310) 858-8459; 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills 90210
                    http://www.mcafedechaya.com/contact.html

                    Bulan Thai (323) 857-1882
                    7168 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
                    http://www.bulanthai.com/menu.html

                    Real Food Daily (310) 289-9910
                    414 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
                    http://www.realfood.com/locations/

                    Haru Sushi (323) 782-0547
                    480 S. San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90048
                    http://www.harusushicafe.com/index.html

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                    M Cafe De Chaya
                    7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                    Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen
                    4114 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

                    Real Food Daily
                    414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

                    Haru Sushi Cafe
                    480 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

                    Inaka Natural Foods Restaurant
                    131 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                    M Cafe de Chaya
                    9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                    Bulan Thai Vegetarian Restaurant
                    7168 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                      DMojoD RE: Hackenbush Aug 2, 2010 09:31 PM

                      Cabbage Patch in Beverly Hills

                      http://cabbagepatchbh.com/v10/index.html

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                      Cabbage Patch
                      214 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

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                        Layne Murphy RE: Hackenbush Aug 3, 2010 04:37 PM

                        Had brown rice and vegetables from Green Leaves on Hillhurst today. Very respectable, if not thrilling.

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