HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food quest? Share your adventure
TELL US

la/ucla and westwood area

r
running aunt Oct 8, 2010 05:28 PM

I will be staying in the ucla/ westwood area next week. I am going to be on a budget. Any ideas of where to eat if I am on foot?

  1. terramassu Oct 14, 2010 06:56 AM

    Pizza
    Lamonica's
    1066 Gayley Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 208-8671

    1 Reply
    1. re: terramassu
      wienermobile Oct 14, 2010 08:56 AM

      And you can get it by the slice. Good New York style.

    2. l
      LADreamin Oct 14, 2010 12:59 AM

      In Westwood Village itself I don't think there is much to write home about, all decent but nothing special with the exception of Native Foods if you are vegan/enjoy vegan fare. Just a little south of Westwood Village (think a mile) things get more interesting:

      -Ramayani, an indonesian place a little north of Santa Monica Blvd. on Westwood Blvd. It's run by an elderly couple and is pretty great.

      - Sunnin, a Lebanese place which is mighty tasty.

      -Shaherzad , one of the many persian restaurants along this strip.

      -saffron & rose ice cream - super tasty persain/iranaian ice cream

      1. 1
        18the Oct 13, 2010 07:29 AM

        Ambala Dhaba (Westwood Blvd. just north of Santa Monica)
        It is never, ever crowded and the food is very tasty if you like Indian. The lunch specials are a great deal: for $7-9 you get the entree of your choice from a fairly long list, rice, dal, appetizer, dessert and bread. Dal, appetizer, and dessert are chef's choice always good. Also, there are a few curried/pickled vegetables on plate, which I love. I pretty much go there every Monday and usually skip dinner.

        -----
        Ambala Dhaba
        1781 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        1. m
          mdpilam Oct 12, 2010 10:48 PM

          I had a real good sandwich (The Hero) at Wally's today, which is over on Westwood just south of Santa Monica. With their cheese selection (not to mention wine and beer), I will probably go here instead of Bay Cities.

          1. t
            toonoble Oct 11, 2010 10:22 PM

            though not in westwood village u gotta get to Apple Pan.

            -----
            Apple Pan
            10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            1. e
              elnora Oct 11, 2010 10:22 AM

              i actually also like napa valley grille, they have a pretty outdoor garden with some happy hour prices. its across the street from palomino.

              also popular - but certainly not authentic, but cheap and pretty tasty - is mr. noodle. lunch specials, and free refills on the thai iced tea and coffee. dont eat anything seafood and their beef is a little stringy, but their green curry is decent. pad thai is sweet but theres a lot of it.

              1. terramassu Oct 9, 2010 08:12 PM

                Thai
                Emporium Thai Cuisine
                1275 Westwood Blvd
                Los Angeles, CA 90024
                (310) 478-2838

                Vegan
                Native Foods
                1110 1/2 Gayley Ave
                Los Angeles, CA 90025
                (310) 209-1055

                Korean
                Bibigo
                1091 Broxton Ave
                Los Angeles, CA 90024
                (310) 824-0011

                -----
                Emporium Thai Cuisine
                1275 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                1 Reply
                1. re: terramassu
                  Servorg Oct 11, 2010 10:29 AM

                  Another Thai food place that is good (I don't want to oversell it) is Thai House right in the Village.

                  -----
                  Thai House
                  1049 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                2. s
                  sushigirlie Oct 9, 2010 05:05 PM

                  when i'm in that area i usually go either to gypsy cafe or diddy riese.

                  1. h
                    HastaLaPasta Oct 8, 2010 09:56 PM

                    2nd rec. for Palomino's happy hour which I believe is from 5:00 until whenever they close. Damon & Pathias for Greek food. LaMonica's for NY style pizza. Noodle Planet for pan Asian. Basically there are tons of good, cheap places in the Westwood village, walk around and explore - they are catering to college kids.

                    -----
                    Noodle Planet
                    700 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

                    1. Phurstluv Oct 8, 2010 06:12 PM

                      New India Cafe is decent, with a buffet at lunchtime. About a block south of Wilshire on west side of the street.

                      1. Servorg Oct 8, 2010 05:36 PM

                        Alcazar Express, Attari Sandwich Shop (and their new Grill might be good), Sprazzo, Happy Hour at Palomino, Soliel for Poutine and reasonable French fare.

                        -----
                        Attari Sandwich Shop
                        1388 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        Soleil
                        1386 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        Sprazzo Cucina Italiana
                        1389 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        Palomino - Los Angeles
                        150-10877 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        Alcazar Express
                        1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                        1. n
                          ns1 Oct 8, 2010 05:36 PM

                          had a nice meal @ hurry curry last night.

                          Show Hidden Posts