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Ethnic restaurants near Beverly hills

<< My favorite Korean restaurant I've ever been to was a tiny hole in the wall in Atlanta with a very poor transliteration of their food on the menu. >>

yum.
LA has lots like this. But not in B Hills.

about 13 hours ago
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Ethnic restaurants near Beverly hills

Be careful frenchl91 - I am afraid you have gotten quite a few off-base answers from my fellow hounds, as far as wanting to avoid "touristy overpriced food." C'mon kids - Matsuhisa, Newport Seafood, Fogo de Chao, and Picca? For me, these all fall deeply into those categories.
Though you must realize Beverly Hills is very touristy and not cheap.

If Peruvian is what you want I think you will find Mario's Peruvian Seafood much less touristy, and far less expensive, than Picca (which I do like very much). Though Mario's is a little further from Bev Hills. 90210 Pho is inexpensive, ethnic. Night + Market is not terribly expensive and is quite authentic, though a few extra dollars in an uber car will take you to Thai town - also consider Luv2eat Thai Bistro on Sunset Blvd too - it is great. The Persian and Ethiopian ideas you got are solid. The Sawtelle area has quite a few reasonably inexpensive Asian eateries - Morinoya is one, Tsujita for ramen. Necco is a gem too.

about 19 hours ago
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Chef Eric Greenspan's on Fire

me too

Jul 02, 2015
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SGV: More Changes in Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights

Any recent visits to Shanghailander?
Been a while for me and I always worry about the chefs moving on.

Jun 30, 2015
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Most underrated LA restaurants

Harikawa is great and keeps improving/changing menu options. Last night had some great Tonkatsu, Momotaro Tomato with Halibut, Waygu Carpaccio (hold the truffle salt please), grilled chicken thigh. Beer on tap now includes Asahi. Great and way underrated.

Jun 30, 2015
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Suggestions for out of towners

<<Santa Monica at Doheny>>
That's Sunset, and Doheny.

Jun 29, 2015
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Interesting Chinese Discovery in Torrance

Never had tough squid, LPM? I find that to be a very common issue.

Jun 29, 2015
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Some Shunji questions

Who the fuck are you talking about?

Some Shunji questions

thanks - would love that - I am on wait list now for July. haven't been for a few years.

Jun 26, 2015
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Some Shunji questions

July is Chili Peppers at Maude and will likely SUCK, big time.
Please go to Sunji's.
And, since you won't be using them, I'll take those Maude reservations. Please email me the time and date.

Kiriko Sushi Summer Omakase: A Pictorial Essay

Great report, J.L.
For Ken's sake I hope Shunji's lawyers don't get their lips on that tomato.

Jun 26, 2015
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CHI SPACCA - New Chef

But Stone is a heartthrob with a TV pedigree.

Jun 26, 2015
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Date spot - west LA?

sotto

Jun 25, 2015
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BYOB in SGV?

If you mean Chinese places, almost all places allow it. I do it all the time. Beer and Wine. Traditionally, corkage is not charged for a single table - though I have noticed a few places, only lately, trying to impose a fee.

Notable exception - Chengdu Taste does not allow it and does not have licenses to sell at their places. And for that reason I will not go back to Chengdu Taste. Sichuan without beer is a crime.

Jun 23, 2015
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Terroni: Loud but Wonderful (long!)

Thanks for the hugely entertaining report, Will.
So glad you enjoyed it.
Terroni can be polarizing but I always enjoy it very much - I have only eaten at the Beverly Blvd location.

Jun 22, 2015
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Opening Night at Cassia by The Spice Table's Bryant Ng (A Photo Story)

Great report.

We loved the Whole Crab, Laksa, and Escargot very much.

Can't wait tot return - Cassia is great!

French speaking restaurant in LA or OC

Little Door, je croix.
Actually Arby's is probably more French these days.

Jun 16, 2015
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Alhambra/San Gabriel/Monterey Park on a Sunday Night - Any Current Recs?

Chuan's - yes I know it is Sichuan but the food is not blazing hot, like Chengdu Taste, by any means.
Shanghailander
It's kind of a dump but Liang's kitchen on Atlantic serves extremely good food.
We had:
Cold Appetizers (garlic cukes, beef-tendon)
Oxtail-Sweet Potato stew with Knife Cut Noodles
Honey Pork "hamburger"
Lamb Noodle Soup
Salted Duck

Big Thanks to Barryc and TonyC for that one.

Jun 12, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

beautiful looking pies

Jun 12, 2015
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Chow worthy food in the most unexpected places

that sounds great!

Jun 09, 2015
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El Cristalazo - Glorious Camphechana

I thought you name was carter

Jun 08, 2015
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Dinner for 25 foodies in LA? Suggestions please!

Guelaguetza does big parties.
http://ilovemole.com/

Jun 08, 2015
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Coni'Seafood with 2 people

<<You don't need to have the snook to have a memorable and hard to replicate meal there.>>

But it is better, IMHO, if you get it. Very special dish.

Top Leaf (Westwood)

Thanks PGL, I think you have helped solve a mystery (to me at least): why do so many folk whose opinion I trust say 800 deg sucks? Perhaps this is why - they don't go to the Westwood shop! It is the only one I have ever been to, and it has always been perfect.

Jun 05, 2015
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Visiting with limited time—need help editing list of Mexican, tacos, Viet, Korean, Thai!

<<I would move N+M Song to Tuesday night, eat at Pot on Sunday
night, and at Luv2eat on Friday night.>>
Very practical suggestion.
POT will not disappoint. I expected it to be a real waste of time, but have not found it so at all.

Jun 04, 2015
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Visiting with limited time—need help editing list of Mexican, tacos, Viet, Korean, Thai!

I would. But it depends on what type of experience you are looking for. Both will have excellent food. Price points will be quite different. Full bar at N+M is a big plus. OTOH, BYO is fun at L2E.

N + M is great. Especially for that neighborhood, but is hardly an undiscovered gem. I do think quality and menu diversity have slipped as the empire expanded. Now, I find the food to be more and more "one-note" or, to be fairer, "two-note." Issan, pork centric is great but gets tiring. Sure there are a few veg dishes and fish too, but not a lot. I would put the crab curry at Luv2eat over anything at N + M. Also the lack of strong noodle/soup program at N+M is very disappointing. Luv2eat has great noodles and soups (Jade noodles were amazing; Chicken Tumeric soup a revelation). The chefs at Luv now are trying to hit every dish out of the park. Not sure I can say that about N+M at this point.

Big Caveat - been to Night + Market many times. But never to Song which is same chef/owner but slightly different menu.

Jun 04, 2015
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Tacolandia 2015 Announced: June 6, 2015 3-8 PM

Looking forward to it!
Was so sorry to miss it last year.

Jun 03, 2015
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Fuddruckers Santa Monica (Again)

Elk Burger and Wedge Fries. Meaty and gamey. Quite good.
Very buttery roll.

Visiting with limited time—need help editing list of Mexican, tacos, Viet, Korean, Thai!

and do Coni's for sure.

Visiting with limited time—need help editing list of Mexican, tacos, Viet, Korean, Thai!

Jitlada has seen better days for someone with you interests and knowledge; consider, instead, Luv2eat thai bisto
http://www.luv2eatthai.com/
It is the place that will replace Jitlada on everyone's lips and stomach in short order.

Agree with barryc about Golden D and your other Viet choices. If you are lucky phamschottler will reply to this post with better ideas.

Jun 02, 2015
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