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Great Middle Eastern take-out for large party

powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 02:13 PM

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. Servorg RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 02:25 PM

    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

    Mezza Grill
    9901 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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      aventinus RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 02:32 PM

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

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

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        paprkutr RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 02:36 PM

        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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          powpow57 RE: paprkutr Nov 4, 2010 03:32 PM

          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.

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

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            Servorg RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 03:40 PM

            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.

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              powpow57 RE: Servorg Nov 4, 2010 03:50 PM

              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!

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                trojans RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 03:54 PM

                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.

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                  powpow57 RE: trojans Nov 4, 2010 04:13 PM

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

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                  Servorg RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 03:55 PM

                  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.

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                    powpow57 RE: Servorg Nov 4, 2010 04:14 PM

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

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            la2tokyo RE: powpow57 Nov 4, 2010 05:15 PM

            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.

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

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              powpow57 RE: la2tokyo Nov 4, 2010 05:28 PM

              I love this! Thanks so much!

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              glutton RE: powpow57 Nov 5, 2010 03:07 AM

              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.

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                paprkutr RE: powpow57 Nov 5, 2010 04:52 PM

                I completely forgot about Moishes in Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax. They have good food and it should be in your budget.

                Moishe's Restaurant
                6333 W 3rd St Ste 336, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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