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Looking for good gyros for lunch in West LA

Snoopy Sep 18, 2010 11:25 AM

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    bulavinaka RE: Snoopy Sep 18, 2010 11:40 AM

    Mezza on Washington Blvd in DT Culver City. Bring your appetite.

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      Snoopy RE: bulavinaka Sep 18, 2010 12:43 PM

      Thanks! That hit the spot!

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        kevin RE: Snoopy Sep 18, 2010 03:35 PM

        yep that's the best by far.

        hungry pocket near smc is good too.

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      manku RE: Snoopy Sep 18, 2010 03:26 PM

      Not really a tru gyro, but the chicken tarna wrap at Zankou is delicious...perhaps the best item on their menu.

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        jlisa1 RE: Snoopy Sep 18, 2010 03:50 PM

        California Pita has great Gyros (although it's always a debate because their lemon chicken is amazing), there is one on Wilshire in Santa Monica/Brentwood and one in Beverly Hills on Beverly Drive between Olympic and Wilshire, but I will have to try Mezza too!

        California Pita
        201 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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          bulavinaka RE: jlisa1 Sep 18, 2010 04:01 PM

          Gyros around these parts are usually sliced thin. The gyro at Mezza is sliced very thick - maybe too thick for folks who are used to the thinner version. These are very meaty and heavy on lamb. If you want thinner crisper slices, please ask the waitress if this can be done. I'm perfectly happy with their version though. I usually get the entree - not the pita sandwich - and have it with their excellent tabouleh and smokey baba ganouj. Both of their hummus are excellent as well - the spicy will actually have kick to it.

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            kevin RE: bulavinaka Sep 18, 2010 04:28 PM

            and it's very good, and a lot of food as an entree, and i'm a pretty big eater, usually when I eat here for lunch, I can only handle a light dinner for some odd reason.

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              mdpilam RE: kevin Sep 18, 2010 07:19 PM

              Agreed. Just had this last night for dinner, and was delicious. Almost too much meat! This place has huge portions. I prefer the gyro (or shawarma) plates, just because it was a little easier to eat (with all the meat overflowing from the pita). But an excellent gyro indeed. This is one of my favorite restaurants on the westside.

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