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Late Night Eats on the Westside

I get off work around 10:45 tonight and want to eat something good but not too expensive. Somewhere between Fairfax/3rd and the city of Santa Monica would be ideal. Wouldn't mind being able to grab a drink with it either.

Where should I eat tonight? More than happy to sit at the bar.

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  1. Oh, and I eat everything, and am happy to drive a little out of the way.

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    1. re: noahbites

      Animal serves 'til 1pm. Canter's is open 24/7.

      1. re: Steve2 in LA

        Canter's is perfect for late night eats! Good food, and a mix of people that is very LA. With Police and Punks to women in louboutin shoes and men dressed to the nines. And that's at 2am ;^)

      1. Coney Dog serves food till 3am. Beer till 2am.

        Coney Dog
        8873 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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        1. re: wienermobile

          this place is pretty dreadful though, sadly.

        2. The new Wurstkuche Venice on Lincoln Blvd. is now open. Food till midnight.

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          1. Waterloo and City, late night menu and good drinks.
            Simpang Asia closes at midnight, not sure if you'll get there for enough time. It's inexpensive enough but you can only get a beer.

            Simpang Asia
            10433 National Blvd 2, Los Angeles, CA 90034

            Waterloo and City
            12517 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

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            1. re: Jase

              wow, i didn't know the joint across from the old indo kitchen is open until midnight.

              1. re: kevin

                Yeah since we live in the Mar Vista area, Simpang is a default choice for us if we're looking for something close that's good inexpensive food after 10 that's not fast food.

                The place stays pretty full too past 11 so the kitchen is bustling. It's not like you're walking into a dead place and have to worry that you'll get some mediocre food thrown at you by people wanting to go home.

                1. re: Jase

                  If you ever want a change of pace try Raku at Olympic and Barrington for good late night dining. Korean/Japanese izakaya.

                  Raku Restaurant
                  11678 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                  1. re: Servorg

                    I went once and wasn't at all impressed. Wished there was a better izakaya in the West LA area.

                    Though I do like Yakitoriya (sp?) a lot. Some of the best chicken dumplings around and great coffee jello to boot and upon till at least one hour before the midnight owl.

                    11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                    1. re: kevin

                      If you didn't like your one visit at Raku, then you didn't order the right stuff. Tempura shiso leaf with shrimp, sauteed mixed mushroom with butter, Korean style seafood pancake, Japanese potato salad, house okonomiyake... Those are good bets.

                      In terms of West LA izakayas, even if you don't like Raku, there is Place Yuu. And a distant 3rd place is Sasaya on SM blvd.

                      Raku Restaurant
                      11678 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                    2. re: Servorg

                      Yeah, we've been there a couple of times late evening. We like the food but for whatever reason, it just doesn't come to mind easily. We like small plates dining too but it just isn't a complete click with us so it's top of mind. Not sure why that is.

                    3. re: Jase

                      Simpang is a great call. Plus it's byob!

                      Weren't there some changes at Raku recently, or am I making that up?

                      Raku Restaurant
                      11678 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                      1. re: noahbites

                        Raku is now open 7 days a week. (They used to closed on Tuesdays.)

                        I'm hoping this just means a new aggressive marketing effort on their part, and not because they're drowning and need help.

                        Just in case, eat at Raku, and give them some love, 'cuz it's on my regular rotation for great great food.

                        Raku Restaurant
                        11678 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                2. not for tonight, because they close at 11 and you wouldn't be able to make it there in time, but for the future, SHAMSHIRI GRILL on westwood blvd, north of santa monica blvd.
                  persian food.

                  1. NY&C serves Pizza until 4am and Sonny Mcleans serves until 1am. Both in SM.

                    1. Place Yuu opens til 1AM, serving great izakaya, and oh! You're in luck! Matsutake mushroom is in season! You can try their spectacular matsutake dobin mushi!

                      Place Yuu is on Sawtelle, SW corner of Sawtelle & Mississippi.

                      Place Yuu
                      2101 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

                      1. Also...

                        Bravo Pizzeria
                        Joe's Pizza
                        Pacific Dining Car
                        Gilbert's El Indio (mexican food)
                        The Yard
                        The Penthouse
                        Rene's Courtyard 10:30
                        Middle eastern place in Westwood (can't remember but they're open late and next to the Village Theatre, across from the Bruin.

                        Pacific Dining Car
                        1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                        Gilbert's El Indio
                        2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                        Wokcano Cafe
                        150 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

                        Izzy's Cafe
                        19304 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335

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                        1. re: foodiemahoodie

                          You must mean either the Gypsy Cafe or Habiba(?) on Broxton. Sorry, but these hookah places are just a blight, with stupid poseurs sucking down smoke, smelling up the walkways, and trying to look cool. In either the food is just a pretext for their real profit-makers.