Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Westwood

D'Amore's pizza
1077 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, (310) 208-5117
Superb thin crust pizza in the East Coast style. Beats the pants off most any pizza in Los Angeles.

Ambala Dhaba
1781 Westwood Blvd. 310-966-1772
Westwood sister to Artesia restaurant with surprisingly good Punjabi style fare. Goat is good, so is ludhiana chicken. Puris/little puffs for appetizer, wholesome vege options and kulfi for dessert. Highly recommended.

Attari Sandwiches
1388 Westwood Blvd: 310-441-5488 - note: heading south on Westwood, turn left at Soleil French restaurant. Attari is in a small courtyard.
Outstanding and hard to find Persian sandwich spot that's totally for the people! Soup/asch is heartwarming and delicious. Sandwiches extrafine plus you can hang with the highly moneyed clientele for cheap.

Canary House of Sandwiches 1942 Westwood Blvd, 310 441 2483
Persian lunch spot with amusing hot dog sandwich recommended by J.Gold.

East West Sandwich
1116 Westwood Blvd
Banh mi in Westwood? Wonders never cease. Get your <$3 Vietnamese combo sammidge here and steer well clear of all other menu items.

Nathan's Kosherland
1636 Westwood Blvd. (310) 273-0303
Whitefish salad bagel is worth a stop though not in NY league.

Shahrezad 1442 Westwood Blvd. 310 470-3242
Persian distinguished by the bread - exceptional - and delicious brick shaped rice thing with lamb inside called tah chin.

Shamshiri Grill 1712 Westwood Boulevard (310) 474-141
Persian from the strip, good quality kebabs and stews.

South Street
1010 Broxton Ave, 310 443-9895
Cheesesteak with Amoroso rolls from Philly. Good for the style and makes efforts towards authenticity as far as I know it.

Sunnin Cafe
1779 Westwood Blvd, 310 477 2358
With Ambala, the redeemer of Westwood. Great great Lebanese Armenian joint with fantastic soujouk/sausage and the other classics. Falafel is fresh, crisp and tasty.

Sushi Isshin
1097 Glendon Avenue, (310) 209-2739
Westwood sushi with izakaya touches. Omakase acceptable quality, more of a sentimental fave than a destination.

Danube Bulgarian Restaurant
1303 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, (310) 473-2414
Bulgarian fare here is hearty and good, with saucy Bulgarian waitresses and folk music on TV as extras. Shopska salad with superb Bulgarian feta cheese (the best of its kind) is essential. Also yogurt - the bacteria is called Lactobacillus bulgaricus for a reason - and the pepper/eggplant appetiser. Spicy kufta and pork chops are solid mains.

5 Comments:

Anonymous FoodZilla said...

Try Orchid Bakery, south of SM Blvd on Westwood. Outstanding sandwiches and a dizzying array of gelato (or is it gelati?). Also served breakfast, lunch etc. Its sort of a Parisian tea room with a large offering of petit fours, cakes, breads. We order two sandwiches to go for airline trips and they are delicious - about $7 each, full of meat, cheese.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ambala Dhaba is actually at 1781 Westwood Blvd.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like South Street... the meat was mushy last time I went (though that was the one in Burbank). I like the cheesesteaks at Over/Under, on 14th and SM Blvd. -- I used to live up the street.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have the wrong number for Sushi Isshin, it's actually the number for the Westwood Brewery!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D'Amore? No no.... Enzo's.... D'Amore tastes like Pizza Hut.

10:52 PM  

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