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Mar 18, 2011 10:38 AM

Help -- need 2pm lunch place today near(ish) Bev Hills to take visiting Belgian friend--

Hi Houndz,

I don't know the places around Beverly Hills. We want to take him somewhere that shows off good Sthn Cali fare.

I'd quite like to go to Mas Malo Downtown, but my guy won't drive all that way for lunch...

Something different (and affordable) would be Daichan - Japanese soul food - in Studio City, but again, this is a bit of a drive...

I would love to take him to Eveleigh on Sunset but they only do (an excellent) brunch on the w/ends...

So, I'm looking for good Mexican, maybe sushi or sandwiches close enough to Bev Hills Hilton. Nothing too Euro.

Any suggestions would be most welcome -- thanks in advance.

11288 Ventura Blvd Ste F, Studio City, CA 91604

Mas Malo
515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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  1. How about Gjelina? That's not too long a drive (doesn't involve freeways, straight shot down Olympic...

    1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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    1. re: yogachik

      Hmmnn -- I have heard things... I will investigate - thanks.

      So far I've come up with Momed & Kiyono Sushi from searching this board.

      233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    2. Maybe Frida in Beverly Hills for Mexican?

      236 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

      1. Kiyokawa on Robertson would be great. Cabbage Patch on Beverly Drive is more casual and closer. I like Frida too, although it's good Mexican for BH, it's not great Mexican. Tavern in Brentwood is only about 3 miles away and would be nice for a more upscale lunch.

        Cabbage Patch
        214 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

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        1. re: ElissaInPlaya

          I figure for a Belgian it's "GREAT" Mexican...(and Max will just have to suck it up!) ;-D>

          1. re: Servorg

            LOL! Thanks for these suggestions, guys!!

            1. re: Maxmillion

              Frida is good. If you like sushi, Sushi Sushi on Beverly Dr. just north of Olympic is very good. Barney Greengrass in Barneys is very good as well.

              Barney Greengrass Restaurant
              9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

              Sushi Sushi
              326 1/2 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

        2. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

          We went to Momed in the end and it was fantastic!

          Avocado hummous!! We got the three dip platter -- that one plus a thick tzatziki and plain hummous - all were excellent.

          Pillowy, freshly baked warm pita, one wholewheat, one white -- best I have ever had.

          Duck shwarma with fig confit pita wrap -- insanely good and super flavorful.

          Moma chips -- wonderful -- thin, soft and chewy with crispy edges. They come with garlic dip and ketchup you will likely ignore.

          Too much for me to consume -- 3/4 of my wrap will serve for today's lunch :)

          233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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          1. re: Maxmillion

            I think I want to go there right now!!!!

            1. re: nikibigmouth

              oh man, my guy & I shared that leftover duck shwarma wrap the next day and it was fantastic. Rich and tasty enough to satisfy us both for lunch.