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Lunch Specials in LA

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

    1. 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++.

      1. 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.

        1. 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?

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: westsidegal

                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

                1. re: Thor123

                  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. Just about every other Chinese joint in SGV.

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                1. re: ipsedixit

                  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. Sashimi Lunch Special at Sushi Gen.

                  1. Anyone got recs out in the burbank area?

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                    1. re: ns1

                      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.

                      1. re: ns1

                        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.

                          1. re: ns1

                            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. 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.