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foodie5 Apr 24, 2012 07:38 PM

We will be in the downtown area and then will be making our way home to hollywood area after. We are looking for an amazing dining experience, preferably with a bit of culture shock. We are completely open- could be asian, mexican, etc- and any pricepoint- we just want amazing food and a great experience.

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  1. lil mikey RE: foodie5 Apr 26, 2012 10:40 AM

    How about Kagaya? There's nothing like that in Hollywood.

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      Porthos RE: lil mikey Apr 26, 2012 05:31 PM

      Not sure what kind of culture shock OP is looking for but Kagaya is an excellent rec. I'd add Spice Table.

    2. wienermobile RE: foodie5 Apr 26, 2012 04:55 PM

      The best pastrami on earth at Langer's deli. Open till 4pm and closed Sundays. The best sandwich in Los Angeles period. A taste of Heaven between two slices of rye. For the culture shock you could have pastrami on white with mayo....
      http://www.langersdeli.com/

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        estone888 RE: foodie5 Apr 26, 2012 05:36 PM

        Culture shock? How about the roasted half pig's head at Gorbals?

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          AAQjr RE: foodie5 Apr 27, 2012 06:45 AM

          Just go to Grand Central Market and you'll get downtown amazing! culture shock

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            cls RE: foodie5 Apr 27, 2012 07:44 AM

            Wine and cheese at Mignon, dinner at Rivera, after dinner drinks at Villians Tavern, late night coffee and dessert at CoffeeBar on Spring.

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              carter RE: cls Apr 27, 2012 08:56 AM

              Definitely dinner at Rivera.

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                BSW6490 RE: carter Apr 27, 2012 10:27 AM

                Agreed

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