Help Me Expand My Westwood-based Lunch Rotation
I live next to Westwood Village. I don't like spending much more than $10 for lunch. Now I go to:
BJ's -- good lunch specials, half-sandwich, good skinny fries, salad under $10.
Philly West -- philly cheesesteak.
Hu's -- combo with entree (kung pao chicken or twice-cooked pork) soup & small chinese chicken salad
Shamshiri -- lamb koobideh skewer + rice + grilled veggies + shirazi salad = $8.85++
Amandine -- quiche or french toast (if early)
The Shack (Wilshire) -- on Wed, all burgers are $2 off, i get the double-cheeseburger.
Label's Table -- their deli sandwiches are bigger and less expensive -- pastrami $8.50.
800 Degrees -- yep, a pizza qualifies, but it really doesn't do it for me by itself...
Victor Jr.'s -- i like their Italian beef dip, but it was dry last time.
In'n'Out -- sometimes satisfies but only once every couple months.
Tacos Por Favor or Taquieria Sanchez -- the hot sauce is almost more important than the tacos.
am thinking of trying Roast, but on the upper end of my price range -- will two roast beef sliders at $9.95 satisfy?
Another likely suspect would be Attari Sandwich Shop http://www.atarisandwiches.info/ and if you like classic coffee shop style places then you should also try out Mary & Robbs http://losangeles.menupages.com/resta... and they are on Face Book as well: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Ro...
Try Simpang Asia right across from Hu's. I love this place. I love SE Asian food in general, Simpang is the best in town (better than Ramayani, although Rama is probably closer to you and also worth a try. Simpang is better though)
Yamadaya has a branch in WW now just south of Wilshire on WW blvd. I personally think their ramen is so-so but enough people rave about it for me to admit I might just be too dumb to "get it" or something
Naan hut has a new expanded menu in addition to the great sangak flatbread they've been putting out for years, if you're feeling like persian, go here. the WW blvd places IMO can't compare. I like the kabobs across the street at Glaat kosher market, I haven't had naan hut's kebabs yet.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the culinary wasteland that is westwood, I have a much much much longer list of "don't ever go there"s than I do rec's, sad to say
Thanks for the recs so far. I will try them and report which make the regular rotation.
Note: According to their website, Fundamental currently is closed at lunch temporarily. Please someone post when they reopen.
I should add these to my list of regulars, especially when I drive:
Bay Cities Deli -- sure, sandwiches, but I like the potroast dinner on the hot side.
Dino's -- great chicken, awesome "sauce" marinade.
Carnitas Michaocan -- good asada, better al pastor, best hot sauce in SoCal.
Eastside Deli -- love those messy hot sandwiches, usually more than I can eat.
Portos -- a LONG drive to Downey, but love those potato balls.