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Aug 18, 2010 11:40 PM

Good Cheap Food around LAX

Just started working in the LAX area, south of Century at Arbor Vitae. There are lots of divey looking burger, hawaian, thai, bar-b-q and indian/pakistani places in the neighborhood. Can anyone vouch for any of these places? I know about Pann's, so no need to mention it. I've also been to Hawaiian Bar-b-q on Century, which is pretty good for the $.

Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  1. I like Big Island BBQ. It's is decent, fast Hawai'ian.

    Big Island Hawaiian BBQ LAX
    4956 W. Century Blvd., 10-B
    Inglewood, CA 90304

    1. Try Tony's on Aviation south of Imperial Hwy pass the Wild Goose. Great Italian sandwiches and burgers. If you like it more spicy, go to the Goose for their lunch specials. Um, I just go for the food...

      Wild Goose
      11604 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90304

      1. There's a nice Mexican place on Century, maybe a mile east of La Cienega on the North side of the street. I can't remember the name.

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        1. re: mucho gordo

          There's a good taqueria on Arbor Vitae - LAX Taco - about 4-6 blocks east of the 405. Lots of locals from the Latino community as well as LAX workers alike.

          LAX Tacos
          543 W Arbor Vitae St, Inglewood, CA 90301

        2. Don't know how far you want to drive, but it would help to know a starting point. Arbor Vitae was parallel to Century last time I was up there :-).

          Here's a topic with a Ton of suggestions and links to more:

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          1. re: DiveFan

            So new to the area, I got my streets mixed up. I meant Airport & Century!

            1. re: pnutbuddah

              Check out Taco Express sometime and I wonder if they are still doing the food truck round up on Tuesdays right off of Century Blvd. near Airport in that parking lot?

          2. From the sound of where you're at, I used to work in the office buildings right across the street from where you are, for about 6 months last year. First, without getting in your car, the place is a culinary wasteland. Burger King and Carl's Jr. are about the best there is in walking distance. No thanks! :)

            So I had to resort to driving. My favorite was to head over to the Pachanga Grill in El Segundo (East Imperial Ave (not Imperial Highway) at Main St., next to the Subway sandwich shop) which is part of a small Mexican chain place - somewhere between Baja Bud's and Baja Fresh, but a little better than either, IMHO. Nice to get it to go and to drive back up the hill a block or two to watch the planes at the airport.

            Alternatives - deli counter at Bristol Farms (on Lincoln between 85th and 84th streets), Paco's Tacos (in shopping center at Sepulveda and Manchester), Baja Fresh (same shopping center), or the salad bar at the Whole Foods in the shopping center on east side of Sepulveda just north of Rosecrans. Chicago Ribs (baked, not BBQ'd but still decent) on Sepulveda a bit past Bristol Farms).