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Where to go after Tiki Ti ?

  • Dapuma Oct 22, 2011 11:06 AM
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Going to be visiting LA from Phoenix mid Decemberish and plan to finally make it to Tiki Ti for some good cocktails (especially after our TV's closed down)

After 3 or 4 rum filled cocktails we will be wanting to have some good food, but not to "fancy"

Where are a couple places to consider that are relativly close (under a 15-20 cab ride)

I had thought of Animal, however we went there last time we were in town and the only thing that really blew us away was the oxtail poutine - so would like to try something new

Is there a good Vietnamese Crab place near Tiki Ti? Or what would be the top two in the LA Area

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Tiki Ti
4427 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. a couple of places i've been after tiki ti which aren't too far are jitlada for thai (expect long waits and horrible service but we try to hit tiki ti when they open at 4 and then we're at jitlada before the major rush. you need to get to tiki ti early or else you may be waiting in lines to get in and it'll be very crowded in there. also, you must start off with the drink 'ray's mistake'. it's a good one! another time after tiki ti we head into korea town. there are lots of great places on Vermont which is not too far from tiki ti. you just need to head south. try Park's bbq. there are other places nearby parks which are great i just don't recall the names offhand. if i'm drinking 4 drinks from tiki ti, i want some food with a kick of flavor . i guess that's why jitlada or korean food comes to mind. last time i was at tiki ti i had two drinks and wasn't that buzzy so you should be ready for a good meal after 4. check their schedule and make sure they aren't on vacation. i think they're only open wed - saturdays.

    1. How many cocktails again? If that's per person forget it. Otherwise:

      Barbrix is close, small plates, Italian mostly.
      Mother Dough is very good for Neapolitan style pizza.
      Umami up the street for burgers
      Canele in Atwater
      A little further away there's La Buca for Italian

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      La Buca
      5210 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Canele
      3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

      1. Wat Dong Moon Lek is a five minute walk from Tiki Ti:

        Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle
        4356 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
        323-666-5993
        http://www.watdongmoonlek.com/

        I haven't been there recently, but I went several times when the first opened and it was very good. Some previous threads:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643808
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/661646
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711687

        1. If you're really planning on multiple cocktails per person, you're going to be crawling with your lips. Check out The Kitchen (Silver Lake), located at the corner of Sunset & Fountain. You can walk or crawl there. Good food, casual atmosphere. Very reasonable prices. And let's be honest, after multiple cocktails, you just aren't going to appreciate a 10-course truffle tasting menu or anything like that.

          http://www.thekitchen-silverlake.com/...

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          1. re: Jack Flash

            jack flash has a point. you may just want to eat at el chavo next door.

          2. ok I would avoid el chavo for mexican food except for some happy hour tacos in the bar.
            Lot's of good places within walking distance.
            MALO for mexican
            The kitchen
            Little Doms
            Cafe Figaro
            And since your retro cocktailing I'd hit The Dresden for some old school steak and Marty and Elaine on the piano this is where swingers was filmed.
            Your also close to the red lone and can subway Downtown or to Hollywood.
            You could also walk to Barbrix
            Thai food is plentiful since your near thai town.
            Also near and walking distance karaoke and Thai food at Pattaya Bay prob. get crab here and after all those drinks just may be fun.

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            Little Dom's
            2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027