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Best strip mall restaurants - Westside

Sue B Apr 22, 2006 01:21 AM

I keep hearing about great cheap restaurants in strip malls on the Westside. Any recommendations?

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    Norm RE: Sue B Apr 22, 2006 04:15 AM

    Check out Nook Neighborhood Bistro:

    Nook Neighborhood Bistro
    11628 Santa Monica Blvd, #9
    at Barry, between Barrington and Federal
    Los Angeles
    (310) 207-5160

    Link: http://www.NookBistro.com

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      wlagoodeats RE: Norm Sep 7, 2006 09:41 PM

      Yeh, the food is great. the place is tucked around the corner. Follow the big blue arrow

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      carter RE: Sue B Apr 22, 2006 12:16 PM

      Many of the restaurants on Sawtelle north of Olympic are in strip malls, while, in addition to the previously mentioned Nook Bistro, arguably the best chinese restaurant west of the 405 is JRs Seafood at 11901 Santa Monica Blvd.
      Tlapazola Grill is in a strip mall at Pico and Gateway, while Guelaguetza is in a little larger project, yet in a line of stores on Palms and Sepulveda.

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        Ciao Bob RE: carter Apr 22, 2006 06:13 PM

        I would add Monte Alban (Santa Monica Blvd) and Raku (Olympic Blvd) to Carter's nice list.

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          kevin RE: Ciao Bob Apr 22, 2006 07:26 PM

          what about mama voula's for greek in the same mini-mall as monte-alban along with a persian restaurant.

          echigo in the mini-mall along sm blvd. near bundy.

          all india cafe in a mini-mall also sm blvd.

          can't think of anymore. there are loads in the hollywood area.

          hirozen on beverly.

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        Debbie W. RE: Sue B Apr 22, 2006 01:18 PM

        For nice "order at the counter, they call your name" Mexican food, try Eduardo's Border Grill in the strip mall on the east side of Westwood Blvd. just south of S.M. Blvd.

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          arancini RE: Sue B Sep 3, 2006 12:35 AM

          Just discovered Kaido Japanese Cuisine in the Yale Center strip mall at 2834 Santa Monica Blvd. and Yale. Great, fresh food and really good prices for lunch and dinner. Check it out!

          1. EliseT RE: Sue B Sep 3, 2006 03:13 PM

            El Pollo Inka for great Peruvian 11701 Wilshire Blvd

            Versailles for Cuban 10319 Venice Blvd

            Howard's Famous Bacon and Avocado Burger 11127 Venice Blvd.

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              jjbelsky RE: EliseT Sep 3, 2006 05:46 PM

              I love Howard's too, but I can't figure out why. They use frozen pre-formed patties!

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                ZoeZ RE: EliseT Sep 4, 2006 11:46 PM

                El Pollo Inka is long closed.

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                  EliseT RE: ZoeZ Sep 6, 2006 11:57 AM

                  Oh! Sorry! What a shame. I hope the ones in the South Bay are still there.

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                kevin RE: Sue B Sep 7, 2006 09:44 PM

                the one in the south bay is still there, at least it was a couple months back when i first visited.

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