la/ucla and westwood area
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?
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
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
1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
New India Cafe is decent, with a buffet at lunchtime. About a block south of Wilshire on west side of the street.
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.
700 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
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.
though not in westwood village u gotta get to Apple Pan.
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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.
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.
1781 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
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