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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

    1066 Gayley Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 208-8671

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

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

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      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

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        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

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          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.

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            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

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              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

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

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

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

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

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                  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

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                  sushigirlie Oct 9, 2010 05:05 PM

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

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                    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

                        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

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                          ns1 Oct 8, 2010 05:36 PM

                          had a nice meal @ hurry curry last night.

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