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Eating near UCLA

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.

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  1. 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

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

        6 Replies
        1. re: Ciao Bob

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

              1. re: A5 KOBE

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

            1. re: Ciao Bob

              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

                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.

            2. 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.

              1. Sotto
                Monte Alban
                Milo + Olive

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                1. re: ilysla

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

                  1. re: ilysla

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

                  2. 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

                    1. 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. for persian food,
                        shamshiri grill on westwood blvd.

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

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                          1. re: rmarisco

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

                            1. re: Thor123

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

                              1. re: westsidegal

                                Yes. It's a fork and knife pizza.

                              2. re: Thor123

                                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.