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Great Middle Eastern take-out for large party

We're having a buffet party for about 100 and I would love any recommendations for middle eastern cafes in mid-wilshire or Hollywood area that would be able to cater for that size of a party. I'm thinking of a grocery/cafe type of place. I know there are lots of Armenian grocery/cafes but not sure which ones are good. Also, Persian or Lebanese would be great too. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. There have been lots of great recommendations for Mezza in Culver City by posters that I think highly of: http://www.mezzamg.com/catering.html

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    Mezza Grill
    9901 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

    1. I suggest Marouch. They've catered successfully for me before.

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      Marouch Restaurant
      4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

      1. If you don't mind just going over the hill Carnival on Woodman is great. I have been to many parties where they have catered. I like to go and get salads myself, and the food is good.
        It's not far just over Laurel Canyon. Have fun.

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        1. re: paprkutr

          thanks so much for the restaurant suggestions. I love Carnival and I'm looking forward to going to Marouch, but I was hoping for an option of a grocery/cafe that was not a restaurant since unfortunately we don't have much of a budget. It's a work party that will be held at our office and considering the current economic times we have to be creative.

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          Marouch Restaurant
          4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

          1. re: powpow57

            What is your per person budget? At least then folks on the board have a "hard" number to shoot at when trying to come up with suggestions for you.

            1. re: Servorg

              thanks! we have a budget of about $10 per person. Hard times! That's why I thought a grocery type establishment would be best. Thanks for your help!

              1. re: powpow57

                Alfredo Catering
                8833 W Pico Blvd
                Los Angeles, CA 90035 

                He does Persian food. And will cook kabob on site. Very reasonable and delicious. He is very popular in the Persian community.

                1. re: trojans

                  thanks so much. I will get in touch with them!

                2. re: powpow57

                  Mezza's catering menu (see link above) has one vegetarian option listed for $9.99 per person and another that has chicken (IIRC) for $11.99 per person. Plus they allow you to design your own menu (that you could work with them on given your stated budget I am sure).

                  Just checked and for $11.99 you get:

                  # Choice of Chicken Tawook, Kafta, Beef Shawarma, Chicken Shawarma or a choice of all four.
                  # Choice of Fatoush Salad or Tabouleh or a combination of both.
                  # Choice of Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Spicy Hummus or a combination of all three.
                  # All served with pita, rice, and corresponding dips.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    that's great. yes, I saw that menu and it looks like it could work. I appreciate your time and recommendation.

          2. I went to a wedding catered by Open Sesame Lebanese restaurant in Long Beach and the food was great. I don't think it's out of your budget and they make excellent food. I'm sure they would be willing to deliver the food to you if it's for that many people.

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            Open Sesame
            5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

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            1. I'm pretty certain that Skaf's in North Hollywood caters. They have the best baba ghannouj in LA and everything else is pretty good, too.