Do you order take away from restaurants that you would never actually eat at?
Norm's French toast is just a great dish but I wouldn't want to go to Norms to eat it - however one portion is a good breakfast for Mme Zoe and me.
Same for their superior Cobb salad - really a huge portion with very very good dressing (order on the side). Again, enough for two.
I've eaten Bossa Nova many, many, many times but have never once eaten inside one of their restaurants.
Does Del Taco count? I get the chicken soft tacos when I need a fast dinner on the run, and the crispy fish tacos are actually decent. Not the best I have ever had, but way beyond the quality of average fast food.
Chego. I wouldn't say I would NEVER eat there (and in fact, have, a couple of times) but it's not a pleasant experience for me to eat there... cramped seating, loud, too full of hipsters...
Takeout is great cuz they tend to oversauce everything so I can stretch 1 bowl into like 3 meals... add rice, fried eggs, some blanched veggies - et voila! - enough for 3 meals.
3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Bon Chon Chicken in KTown has a very depressing interior that doesn't exactly beckon me to stay inside. Great chicken, though!