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Dec 24, 2012 12:54 PM

Restaurants open in W.L.A. or Brentwood on Xmas Day

We are attending Les Miserables at The Landmark in West L.A. on Xmas day. Westside Tavern is closed. Would appreciate any suggestions. We are looking for an early dinner.

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  1. Obika Mozzarella Bar - Century City & Mayura Restaurant in Culver City will both be open.

      1. re: yogachik

        Thanks, Yogachik. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Perhaps it was just too obvious.:)

        1. re: maudies5

          Just a heads up the wait time at Juniors last Xmas was well over an hour. Hokkaido Seafood Buffet in the Westside Pavilion will be open and so is Gyu-Kaku and Hop-Li both on Pico just up the street. Shanghai Kosher Chinese (just no pork or shellfish) is east about 2 miles on Pico will also be open

          Happy Holidays.

      2. Thanks for the suggestions. Right now, I am thinking Chinese at Hop Li.

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        1. re: maudies5

          If you are thinking about Chinese on Christmas Day, I'd consider Mandarin Kitchen. It is just a bit further away than Hop Li, on the east side of Westwood Blvd. just south of Santa Monica Blvd. in the same minimall as Eduardo's. I believe they serve their lunch combos (soup -- they do a good hot'n'sour -- entree -- big portion with many selections -- and rice, all for a very inexpensive price) all the way until 5 p.m. While most of their menu is the usual westside Americanized Chinese, they have more authentic dishes, some on the menu and more in their repetoire if asked. I like their Mongolian beef and shrimp with assorted vegetables and garlic sauce. Their kung pao I find boring with a dull sauce and too much onion and bell pepper. They are very accommodating and have received some good reviews some time ago on this board.

          Just a note: for Jewish-style deli on the westside, there is a place on the south side of Pico just a few blocks east of Factor's (and Beverly) -- Label's Table -- that blows all the Junior's, Fromin's, Factor's, etc. away. Bigger and better sandwiches for several bucks cheaper -- about $8.50. Counter service.