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Lebanese Kebab Recommendations in LA?

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Will be in LA Wednesday night. When I travel for work I almost always look for a great kebab - healthy, reasonably priced, local - and would love any recommendations. I will be in East Los Angeles and would love to find a great spot. Thanks.

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  1. Why not do what the Romans do when in East Los and eat Mexican?

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    1. re: JAB

      i'm always baffled by posts like this. the op asked for kebabs.

      sometimes it's simpler to answer a question:

      cafe bravo
      elena's
      raffi's

      1. re: linus

        Are those in East Los?

        1. re: JAB

          Downtown, which is at least in the outer orbit of ELA, I would suggest Panini Cafe http://www.mypaninicafe.com/menu.php?...

        2. re: linus

          linus, i still have to try elena's.

          hopefully it's pretty good.

          1. re: kevin

            Elena's is excellent.

      2. Much appreciated. Had Mexican food in the Central Valley and am hoping for a kebab. Will look at each. Thx.

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        1. re: jmeranus

          Thank you for your response to my simple inquiry.

        2. St Vincent's
          http://www.yelp.com/biz/st-vincent-de...

          Sevan's too, but they close at 4:00

          Parking at both are a total PITA. G'luck.

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          1. re: TonyC

            PITA -- kabob restuarant, pun intended?

          2. Zankou Chicken or Golden Skewer, both in Montebello

            1. if you can get yourself to Alhambra, Wahib's is the best in the area: http://www.yelp.com/biz/wahibs-middle...

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              1. re: TripleAxel

                I was wondering if Wahib's would come up in this thread - I used to go there when I was in college, but it's been over a decade now. Is it as good as ever?

                1. re: aching

                  Caltech ?????

                  1. re: kevin

                    USC. It's not super close, but my boyfriend worked in Alhambra.

                2. re: TripleAxel

                  If it's distance that matters, TripleAxel is right on. Wahib's.

                3. If you're willing to drive a bit, try Skaf's in Glendale. From East LA in the evening, it'll take about 20-25 minutes to get there.

                  Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine
                  367 N Chevy Chase Dr
                  Glendale, CA 91206

                  http://skafsrestaurants.com/skafs-leb...

                  1. Marouch is delicious & in the vicinity. Edgemont & Santa Monica Blvd. The yogurt kebabs are a favorite.

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                    1. re: katydid13

                      Marouch is a long-standing stalwart in the neighborhood.

                      1. re: katydid13

                        It's in the vicinity of East Los Angeles if you're talking from Clarissa Wei's viewpoint, but if you're talking about the actual East Los Angeles, it's not in the vicinity at all.

                      2. Carousel Restaurant in either Glendale or Hollywood (the one is Glendale is much nicer; but the food at the Hollywood one is very good even though the place itself is nothing to look at).

                        Get it with the yogurt sauce...