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tho430 Dec 2, 2013 04:22 PM

We have just arrived in LA from Australia and want to go out tonight to have a nice meal and, hopefully, keep ourselves from falling asleep due to jet lag. We are interested in all foods so all suggestions near UCLA are welcome. We have a car so getting somewhere a little out of the way is fine.

  1. wienermobile Dec 2, 2013 04:37 PM

    Great Custom made pizza with wonderful ingredients at 800 Degrees. Always a line out the door but well worth it. Lot's of copies around but this is the real deal. Open till 2am nightly.

    10889 Lindbrook Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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      chrishei Dec 2, 2013 04:41 PM

      Fundamental LA

      Or maybe somewhere on Sawtelle (Tsujita Annex, Kiriko, Seoul Sausage) if that's not too far for you. Or even CH fave Shunji a bit more SW.

      1. Ciao Bob Dec 2, 2013 04:42 PM

        Emporium Thai Cafe
        800 degrees
        Fundamental LA
        Westside Tavern
        Plan Check
        G'Day (or, perhaps, G'Night)

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        1. re: Ciao Bob
          wienermobile Dec 2, 2013 04:43 PM

          Plan Check is great! Burgers and more plus a full bar. Great Fried Chicken too.

          1. re: wienermobile
            chrishei Dec 2, 2013 04:45 PM

            +1 fried chicken at Plan Check

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              A5 KOBE Dec 2, 2013 04:47 PM

              +2 on fried chicken

              1. re: A5 KOBE
                wienermobile Dec 2, 2013 04:52 PM

                Both a great fried chicken sandwich or smokey fried chicken plate. Both are really really great. Fresh made to order donuts for dessert too.

            2. re: Ciao Bob
              chrishei Dec 2, 2013 04:45 PM

              Have you had Emporium Thai recently CB? I haven't had it in a while and might order delivery from it in the near future.

              1. re: chrishei
                Ciao Bob Dec 2, 2013 04:51 PM

                Maybe 3 months ago. Very good, especially for the area. It's no NIght + Market or Jitlada by any means but blows the locals away.

            3. wienermobile Dec 2, 2013 04:46 PM

              Good Chinese food at The Mandarin Kitchen on Westwood Blvd.

              Very casual great garlicky rotisserie chicken at Zankou Chicken on Sepulveda Blvd.

              Pizza at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd.

              If your here another night The Apple Pan a 1940's LA Classic counter for burgers and pie but is closed Mondays.

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                ilysla Dec 2, 2013 04:52 PM

                Monte Alban
                Milo + Olive

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                1. re: ilysla
                  Ciao Bob Dec 2, 2013 04:53 PM

                  Monte Alban is a great suggestion for foreign visitors (unless the are visiting from Oaxaca, I guess).

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                    Thor123 Dec 2, 2013 08:37 PM

                    Sotto to extent it's close
                    Picca ditto
                    Sham Shari
                    Plan Check (ask for Mason to cook)

                  2. wienermobile Dec 2, 2013 05:04 PM

                    For treats after dinner try Stan's Donuts (chocolate peanut butter or peanut butter banana are the favorites) or UCLA's beloved Ditty Riese for cheap cookies and ice cream sandwiches with always a line out the door.

                    In N Out Burger also has a Westwood location and is open till 1:30am

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                      tho430 Dec 2, 2013 05:09 PM

                      Thanks for all of these suggestions. We are very grateful. I think we will go for the mexican at Monte Alban tonight and try one of the others tomorrow. I will let you know how we go.

                      1. westsidegal Dec 2, 2013 06:44 PM

                        for persian food,
                        shamshiri grill on westwood blvd.

                        1. rmarisco Dec 2, 2013 06:53 PM

                          dont miss 800 degrees! super pizza and it's worth it for the japanese soda machine

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                            Thor123 Dec 2, 2013 08:34 PM

                            Just don't pick up your slice or it will be in your lap.

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                              westsidegal Dec 2, 2013 09:20 PM

                              that's why so many places don't slice the pie.
                              it's meant to be eaten with a fork and knife.

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                                kevin Dec 2, 2013 09:38 PM

                                Yes. It's a fork and knife pizza.

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                                  ilysla Dec 2, 2013 10:25 PM

                                  Hand and fork. =)

                              2. re: Thor123
                                rmarisco Dec 3, 2013 10:47 AM

                                first time we went to 800... it was shortly after they had opened and the kitchen wasn't maybe quite up to snuff. we got our pizza and all the toppings had slid over to one side of the pie. they had shoved it around so hard it had de-constructed itself! it was pretty funny looking.. but it tasted so great, we didn't mind.

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