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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?

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  1. had a nice meal @ hurry curry last night.

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

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

        1. 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.

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          Noodle Planet
          700 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

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

            1. 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

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

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              1. re: terramassu

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

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                Thai House
                1049 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

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

                  1. 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. 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.

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                      Ambala Dhaba
                      1781 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

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                          1. re: terramassu

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