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Teen Friendly Restaurant near Hollywood & Highland?

My friend was asking me where would be a fun place to take her son and an exchange student from Germany near HH. They are high school age. I have no clue what kids like...lol Thanks for the recs :o) The only place I could think of was Mels or Skooby Dogs...

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Skooby's
6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  1. Cleo would probably work, it is just north of you, and is supposed to be good Med food with a lively, H'wood crowd. I assume they will eat this sort of food, it's usually pretty inocuous. And they might get a celebrity sighting as well!! Very trendy & cool.

    1. Pizzeria Mozza on Highland is great fun. Pizza and Teens...you can't go wrong and their appetizers and desserts are great too. Just make sure that you make a reservation in advance.

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      Pizzeria Mozza
      641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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      1. re: tpbedge

        Yeah. you need a reservation unless you are willing to try your luck at 4 pm, so call in advance. And it is high end pizza & pasta, and the pizza are tiny, for teenagers, so bring your wallet!!

        1. re: Phurstluv

          Thanks for the suggestions so far, but I think they may want more casual and inexpensive. I like Pizz Mozza, but I'm not sure if they would...

          1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

            They might, my 9 & 7 y.o. were fine with it. There are pastas & other things to order if they are looking specifically for old school pizza and don't like the options. My nephews from
            CT could not believe the kind of pizza LA has, it is nothing like what they are used to.

            1. re: Phurstluv

              Thanks Phurst, but I have a feeling my friends are more Domino's Pizza type of people and they won't like the price. Plus it's not always easy to get a reservation.

              They will be spending their time sightseeing in Hollywood and I think they are more of the typical touristy types;o)

      2. maybe Lucky Devils for burgers? or if the kids have more adventurous palates, Palms Thai has the Thai Elvis which could be a kick for them.

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        Lucky Devils
        6613 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

        Palms Thai Restaurant
        5900 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I don't think they are adventurous, but Lucky Devils is a great idea!

          Thanks goodhealth!

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          Lucky Devils
          6613 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

            that's where i would take my 13-YO nieces if we were near H&H, so i figured it would work for your friend. hope they enjoy it!

        2. Unless you know the kids' tastes you're better off with a place with a big menu ... teens can be picky eaters. Mel's is not high cuisine but it's a safe bet.

          IMHO, 25 Degrees is the best bet for burgers within walking distance, and I think teens would go for the vibe. It fills up fast at busy times and service can be a little slow, so have a backup.

          The only remaining kid-friendly less-than-awful resto in Hollywood & Highland is CPK, there's a food court tucked in a corner on the third floor, but it's ... well, it's a food court.

          Across the street from Lucky Strike Lanes is Le Oriental Bistro with okay Chinese.

          http://www.leorientalbistro.net/

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          25 Degrees Restaurant
          7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          Mel's Drive In Hollywood
          1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          1. Thanks all for your input. They are coming from OC, so I wanted to give them choices that they don't have. I think hamburgers are a good bet, so I'll give them Lucky Devil & 25 degrees and Mel's as a back up.

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            Lucky Devils
            6613 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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            1. Loteria Grill is just a short walk east down Hollywood Blvd. BoHo has reopened at the Hollywood and Highland complex - both would be great for teenagers.

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              Loteria Grill
              6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

              BoHo
              6372 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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              1. re: sfgirl22

                I like Loteria, but they may not. I think they are more of the combo Mex platters:o) BoHo would be a good idea, that's right, it's at HH now! Thanks sfgirl!

                This is good that I can give them many choices. They are going sometime during the week, so I still have time to give them the list.

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                BoHo
                6372 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

                  1. re: sfgirl22

                    SF, I won't be part of the group, just giving them recs;o)

              2. While I wouldn't ordinaily suggest it, the recommendation is for teenagers, right? How about the HardRock?

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                1. re: proovit

                  oh yeah, is that open at HH now? Yeah, it's def a place that kids like, not so much me...lol

                  1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

                    All kids like Carney's Train (who doesn't like dining in a railroad car over looking the passing parade on Sunset Blvd.) on the Sunset Strip for dogs and burgers (they are my number one destination for chili cheese dogs in LA).

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                    Carney's Restaurant
                    8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Serv, that also is also a good idea. It could be fun for them to see the Sunset Strip. This is great, I have a ton of ideas for them. I'm going to send the list over to them later today.

                      I'm so glad I asked you all Hounds! Thanks a bunch for all the recs!

                2. The Disney Ice Cream Shop (I can not remember the exact name). They have a great menu, it is limited, but good. Save room for ice cream too.

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                  1. re: mpinsp

                    Ice Cream is a good idea too...thanks! I gave them info about Beard Papa, but I'll give them Disney too :o)

                  2. Boho just reopened in that area. I was a fan of the old place....looks like the menu is pretty much the same.

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                    1. re: perk

                      I don't think Boho has opened yet, at least according to their website... I really liked their Kimchi pizza!

                      http://www.bohorestaurant.com/home.html

                    2. Thanks for all the suggestions! I gave them the list of places including Pizz Mozz & Loteria and they ended up at Roscoe's C&W because one of their friends wanted to go. I was too late with the Disney ice cream and they had some from some liquor store...lol

                      Hope that this thread helps someone else in the future;o)