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Lunch Specials in LA

annadavisnyu Sep 17, 2013 03:55 PM

I know Border Grill in Santa Monica offers a deal for $10 and TOT in Little Tokyo has a great bento box.

What are some of your favorite lunch specials in LA?

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    maudies5 Sep 18, 2013 11:38 AM

    Mandarin Kitchen on Westwood Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd offers an excellent lunch special. Soup as a started and a wide selection of entrees for, I think, $6.99.

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      ns1 Sep 18, 2013 10:50 AM

      Anyone got recs out in the burbank area?

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        Servorg Sep 18, 2013 11:33 AM

        If you like Santoro's http://santorossubs.com/coupons.htm

        One other special at Tony's Deli http://www.tonysdeliburbank.com/tonys...

        I'm only up on these because my "very thrifty" brother has lived in Burbank for the last century or so.

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          linus Sep 18, 2013 03:21 PM

          i think the doner joint at glenoaks and alameda has a lunch special advertised on their window.

          the beef doner is good, the chicken is not.

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            ns1 Sep 18, 2013 03:59 PM



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              linus Sep 18, 2013 05:22 PM

              that's the place. i've only had the doner sandwiches, beef and chicken.
              the beef is a tasty enough sandwich.
              the chicken was not.
              you can get salad on the side instead of fries, which is a plus for us plus-sized gals.

        2. JAB Sep 17, 2013 07:11 PM

          Sashimi Lunch Special at Sushi Gen.

          1. ipsedixit Sep 17, 2013 06:47 PM

            Just about every other Chinese joint in SGV.

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              barryc Sep 18, 2013 10:44 AM

              at a fraction of the prices mentioned so far.

              suehiro cafe in J town also has some ridiculously inexpensive lunch specials.

              even just a couple of regularly priced banh mi from BMMT, etc. is a shade over $5.

            2. westsidegal Sep 17, 2013 06:07 PM

              mori for sushi

              paiche for peruvian izakaya (they call it a happy hour from 2:30 to 5)

              hide has a couple of lunch combination specials

              +1 for the recommendation of shamshiri grill's specials

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                Thor123 Sep 17, 2013 06:28 PM

                The only time I was at Mori was the lunch special and it was very disapointing. I posted about it and was told it was not representative of Mori and a mistake to order other than the omakasi. NO TIME TO SPELL CHECK. SORRY

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                  westsidegal Sep 17, 2013 07:24 PM

                  the lunch special is NOT representative of Mori.
                  the lunch special, at approx $20/pp could not possibly be representative of a $150/pp omakase.

                  still the lunch special is adequate, imho, as it is, to be worthy of a recommendation on this type of thread.

              2. cookie monster Sep 17, 2013 05:53 PM

                I haven't been there in a while, but the $19 three course lunch special at Joe's on Abbot Kinney in Venice is a pretty good deal.

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                  maudies5 Sep 17, 2013 05:50 PM

                  I am generally happy with the 1/2 sandwich and cup of soup combo at Clementine. I think it also includes a cookie or soft drink. Price is around $10.00?

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                    selfportrait93 Sep 17, 2013 05:44 PM

                    The lunch combo at Zam Zam market consists of a plateful of chicken Biryani, 1 pc. Tandoori chicken, 1 pc beef kebab, sides of Lamb korma and chicken karahi or vegie dish of your choice and best of all, a freshly baked Naan bread.
                    With this much food, it is actually shareable for two. Amazing food at an excellent deal of $10.

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                      nosh Sep 17, 2013 05:41 PM

                      Shamshiri Grill on the east side of Westwood Blvd. a long block north of Santa Monica Blvd. Huge plates with one skewer of koobideh (I like the lamb) or kabobs or a big serving of shawarma, served on a big mound of excellent rice, with a grilled tomato and veggies, with a choice of salad (I like the sharazi). All this food for $7.95-9.95++.

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                        trvlcrzy Sep 17, 2013 05:34 PM

                        Mo-Chica Peruvian cuisine $15 for 3 course meal.

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