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2 for 1 Pizza Co
3500 Overland Ave.
b/w Lawler St. & Palms Blvd.

$$$$$

1

208 Rodeo
208 Via Rodeo Dr
at Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

A Cow Jumped Over the Moon
421 North Rodeo Drive

$$$$$

1

A Cow Jumped Over the Moon is an unlikely delight: a completely kosher cheese shop and French cafe hidden in the bowels of a Rodeo Drive shopping complex. It's on the lower level o.. >

A Votre Sante
13016 San Vicente Blvd.
at 26th St.

$$$$$

1

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
1109 Glendon Ave.
at Kinross Ave.

$$$$$

Akbar
1042 S Holt Ave. #4
b/w W Olympic Blvd. & Whitworth Dr.

$$$$$

1

I don't know why Indian Food is a very under-appreciated Cuisine, maybe it's because of it's unnapealing appearance of most of the "molelized" curries or just the plain fact of it .. >

Al Gelato
806 S Robertson Blvd

$$$$$

4

1

like Porto's Bakery is more than just a bakery, Al Gelato is so much more than just place to get gelato. although the gelato is really, really good, there are so many more deliciou.. >

Alejo's
8343 Lincoln Blvd.
b/w W 83th St. & W 84th St.

$$$$$

All India Cafe
12113 Santa Monica Blvd. #205
at Bundy Dr.

$$$$$

1

This is supposed to be one of the better Indian restaurants in the area--and this judgment refers strictly to the food, as there is no atmosphere, unless you count a stunning view .. >

Amandine Patissiere
12225 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w Wellesley Ave. & Amherst Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

4

Back to the wonderful Amandine, everything is wonderful, especially the quiche. I'd love to live in Westwood area just for this placeÖ.. >

Ambala Dhaba
1781 Westwood Blvd.
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Massachusetts Ave.

$$$$$

2

This would be about the 5th time I've been to this restaurant. Westwood sister to Artesia restaurant with surprisingly good Punjabi style fare. Highly recommended is the Dhaba chic.. >

Ami
1051 Broxton Ave.
b/w Weyburn & Kinross Ave.

$$$$$

Angel Maid Bakery
4542 S Centinela Ave

$$$$$

2.9

4

I ordered a Raspberry Cake from this little bakery on Centinela Angel Maid Bakery (see my old entry) for my mother's birthday. It is absolutely wonderful: lightly sweet, raspberry .. >

Angelina's Cafe
10874 Kinross Ave.
at Westwood Blvd.

$$$$$

Anna's
10929 W Pico Blvd.
at Kelton Ave.

$$$$$

Annapurna Cuisine
10200 Venice Blvd.
b/w Vinton & Jasmine Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

On my first visit, after just one bite, I was ready to proclaim this restaurant to be the best Indian food in LA. I took a second bite, of a different dish, just to be sure, and th.. >

Aphrodisiac Restaurant
10351 Santa Monica Blvd.
at Comstock Ave.

$$$$$

3

Apple Pan Bakery
10801 W Pico Blvd

$$$$$

4

3

Rarely does one find a place that can so quickly become a favorite. Apple Pan has been around since LA had orchards (1947) and not much more in the area. A business that has stood .. >

Aram
138 S Beverly Dr.
b/w Wilshire & Charleville Blvd.

$$$$$

Aran
138 S Beverly Dr.
b/w Wilshire Blvd. & Charleville Blvd.

$$$$$

Ariake
8925 W Olympic Blvd.
at S La Peer Dr.

$$$$$

1

Given the Lexuses (Lexi?) and other flashy cars that populate the northwest corner strip mall at Wilton and Wilshire, it's no shocker Kuishimbo, our favorite Americanized Japanese .. >

Aroma Cafe
2530 Overland Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

3

Aroma Cafe is this great little family- (the husband smokes and hangs out with customers on the front patio while the wife is in the kitchen cooking and doing the dishes) run Bosni.. >

Asahi Ramen
2027 Sawtelle Blvd.
at La Grange Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

I finally got to go to Asahi! There is almost always a line several people long to get a table, and I never want to wait, especially when it is cold outside. But I got lucky last S.. >

Asakuma
11701 Wilshire Blvd. #15
at S Barrington Ave.

$$$$$

2

Don't you just love when serendipity happens? When I was little I was told a story in second grade about serendipity. A child had lost a toy and went looking all over their home fo.. >

Asaya
12740 Culver Blvd. #A
at Braddock Dr.

$$$$$

Asuka
1266 Westwood Blvd.
b/w Ashton & Wellworth Ave.

$$$$$

1

I haven't been doing a good job at all of rationing my money this month, except in the restaurant category, and a trip to a sushi restaurant was long overdue. Also, hot weather pre.. >

Attari Sandwiches
1388 Westwood Blvd

$$$$$

1

My friend's Persian girlfriend turned us on to Attari Sandwiches, a hard-to-find lunch spot with sandwiches fit to provoke a teenage riot. The address is 1388 Westwood, but it's ac.. >

Awash
5990 1/2 W Pico Blvd.
at Steams Dr.

$$$$$

5

Ayara Thai Cuisine
6245 W 87th St.
b/w La Tijera Blvd. & Truxton Ave.

$$$$$

B W Seafood
7420 La Tijera Blvd.
at W 74th St.

$$$$$

4

Backstage Cafe
9433 Brighton Way
b/w N Beverly & N Canon Dr.

$$$$$

Bagelworks Cafe
12222 Wilshire Blvd. #102
at Amherst Ave.

$$$$$

Baja Bud's
10850 Pico Blvd.
at Westwood Blvd.

$$$$$

Baja Bud's
11819 Wilshire Blvd. #102
b/w Westgate & Granville Ave.

$$$$$

Baja Bud's
11205 National Blvd.
at S Sepulveda Blvd.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w Avenue of the Stars & Century Park West

$$$$$

1

When I was a newbie to LA, I used to really like Baja Fresh, largely because they had three different kinds of salsa and understood the value of limes. I've recently changed my min.. >

Baja Fresh
10916 Lindbrook Dr.
b/w Westwood Blvd. & Gayley Ave.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
10768 Venice Blvd.
b/w Culver Ctr & Midway Ave.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
2210 Sawtelle Blvd.
at W Olympic Blvd.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
8636 S Sepulveda Blvd. #A-B
b/w W Manchester Ave. & La Tijera Blvd.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
11690 San Vicente Blvd.
b/w Darlington & S Barrington Ave.

$$$$$

Baja Fresh
475 N Beverly Dr.
at S Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

Bamboo
10835 Venice Blvd.
b/w Westwood Blvd. & Midvale Ave.

$$$$$

5

2

I normally order from Joie Luck Kitchen when I'm hanging out in the valley, but I think I might be able to do better. Since I was still full from my lunch at The Great Greek, it se.. >

Bandera
11700 Wilshire Blvd.
at S Barrington Ave.

$$$$$

1

What is part smoke house and part upscale singles bar, with a dash of jazz? Give up? Itís Bandera, a lounge-restaurant that oozes masculinity, from the smell of meats smoking on .. >

Baran
1916 Westwood Blvd.
at Missouri Ave.

$$$$$

Barney Greengrass
9570 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w S Peck & S Camden Dr.

$$$$$

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers
11660 San Vicente Blvd.
b/w Darlington & Mayfield Ave.

$$$$$

Basic Bites
443 N Beverly Dr.
b/w S Santa Monica Blvd. & Brighton Way

$$$$$

BBC Cafe
8620 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w Stanley Dr. & Carson Rd.

$$$$$

Beacon
3280 Helms Ave.
at Washington Blvd.

$$$$$

7

Apologies in advance for lack of photos, lighting was simply too dim to take anything flash-less that evening Ahh... Beacon - a place I've been meaning to checking out, and finall.. >

Beard Papa
2130 Sawtelle Blvd.
b/w Mississippi & Olympic Blvd.

$$$$$

3

(Pictures for this review taken with my Canon PowerShot SD800is.) Japanese grocery juggernaut Marukai has had problems keeping its food court full in the past. From the ill-fated .. >

Bel Air Bar & Grill
662 N Sepulveda Blvd.
b/w Moraga Dr. & Ovada Pl

$$$$$

3

Belwood Bakery
246 N Beverly Dr.
b/w Dayton Way & Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

2

People often ask my husband and me why we spend so much money to live in Brentwood, and our answer has never varied in the three-and-a-half years that we have lived here - Brentwoo.. >

Benihana
38 N La Cienega Blvd.
at Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

Benito's Taco Shop
1544 S La Cienega Blvd.
b/w Homer & Pickford St.

$$$$$

Benito's Taco Shop
11614 Santa Monica Blvd.
at Federal Ave.

$$$$$

Best Chinese Food
12239 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w Wellesley Ave. & Amherst Ave.

$$$$$

Beverly Glen Deli
2948 N Beverly Glen Cir
at Beverly Glen Blvd.

$$$$$

Beverly Hills Breakfast Club
9671 Wilshire Blvd

$$$$$

1

I wanted to try this restaurant Nouveau Cafe Blanc nearby Rodeo Drive and it was CLOSED!!! 0_o;;; A notice was put at the door annoucing the change of management. Due to desperate .. >

Beverly Hills Colbeh
9025 Wilshire Blvd.
at N Wetherly Dr.

$$$$$

5

Billingsley's
11326 Pico Blvd.
b/w Corinth & Sawtelle Ave.

$$$$$

Bistro Baguette Cafe
8620 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w N Carson Rd. & N Stanley Dr.

$$$$$

3

1

Today's posting will be brief or at least I think it will. The Bistro Baguette Cafe (or BBC for short) is another one of those places that you will blink and miss it (heck even if .. >

Bistro de L'Hermitage
9727 Culver Blvd.
at Duquesne Ave.

$$$$$

2

I found that Bistro L'Hermitage is quite near where I work so I drove out there for lunch. MY GOD that little place is fullhouse (mostly from Sony?) and still only ONE waiter worki.. >

BJ's
939 Broxton Ave.
b/w Le Conte Ave. & Weyburn Ave.

$$$$$

5

Blue Marlin
2121 Sawtelle Blvd.
b/w Missippi Ave. & W Olympic Blvd.

$$$$$

3.2

9

Aww...Sawtelle, where the hipsters come out and play. Colorful, young "cool" people killing time sipping their bobba and conversing about the latest whatever. This place has certai.. >

Blue on Blue
9400 W Olympic Blvd.
at S Canon Dr.

$$$$$

Bluebird
8572 National Blvd.
at Hayden Ave.

$$$$$

3

The way Los Angeles has been these past few days you'd think hell is next to freeze over. Snow in Malibu?! How'd that get there? As I type this, my right hand turns stone cold and .. >

BLVD
11701 Wilshire Blvd.
at Barrington

$$$$$

1

"That's disgusting," said the agent. As it turns out, he was right. .. >

Boardwalk 11
10433 National Blvd. #5
at Mentone & Rose Ave.

$$$$$

Bob's Coffee and Doughnuts
6333 W 3rd., Suite 405
Farmers Market

$$$$$

2

California Donuts. Where to begin? I thought New England had a lot of Donut shops but the Donutage in and around L.A. is out of control. And I donít mean Dunkiní, KK or Winchellís .. >

Boba Loca
10946 Weyburn Ave.
at Broxton Ave.

$$$$$

Boba World
1116 Westwood Blvd.
at Kinross Ave.

$$$$$

Boe
403 N Crescent Dr.
at Brighton Way

$$$$$

Bombay Bite
1051 Gayley Ave.
b/w Kinross & Weyburn Ave.

$$$$$

Bombay Cafe
12021 W Pico Blvd.
b/w S Bundy Dr. & S Westgate Ave.

$$$$$

1

That's it. I hate Mapquest. I hate Yahoo Maps. and yet...I always turn to them when I need directions. Too bad my Hybrid doesn't have a Navigation system, and my use of the Force i.. >

Bombay Palace
8690 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w Hamel & Willamen Dr.

$$$$$

Boss Sushi
270A S La Cienega Blvd.
b/w Wilshire Blvd. & Gregory Way

$$$$$

5

Bossa Nova
212 S Beverly Dr.
b/w Charleville Blvd. & Gregory Way

$$$$$

Bottle Rock
3847 Main Street

$$$$$

3

2

I went back to Bottle Rock the other day for lunch. Same great wine, cheese, and salami, this time they had 3 new salads and pastries. I was dying for the truffle cheese panini whi.. >

Bourbon Street Shrimp & Grille
10928 W Pico Blvd.
at Kelton Ave.

$$$$$

Brasserie at the Sheraton Gateway
6101 W Century Blvd.
b/w Avion Dr. & Vicksburg Ave.

$$$$$

Breeze
2025 Avenue of the Stars
b/w Constellation Blvd. & St. Regis St.

$$$$$

1

CAA's new offices and the newish Hyatt Regency Century Plaza (much-needed renovation: 2001) are across the street from each other, on the Avenue of the Stars. There's even a certai.. >

Brown Bag Deli
8432 Wilshire Blvd.
at N Hamilton Dr.

$$$$$

Buffalo Wings & Things
11499 Jefferson Blvd.
at S Slauson Ave.

$$$$$

Buffalo Wings & Things
1269 Westwood Blvd.
at Ashton Ave.

$$$$$

5

Buffet City
11819 Wilshire Blvd.
at Granville Ave.

$$$$$

4

Buggy Whip
7420 La Tijera Blvd.
at W 74th St.

$$$$$

2

Byblos
1964 Westwood Blvd.
b/w Santa Monica & Olympic Blvd.

$$$$$

C2 Cafe & Kitchen
2049 Century Park E
b/w Santa Monica & W Olympic Blvd.

$$$$$

1

Cacao Coffee House
11609 Santa Monica Blvd

$$$$$

1

What is the difference between a coffee house and a coffee shop? Allow me to enlighten you. A coffee shop, as its name implies, is a place where you go primarily to shop for coffee.. >

Cafe 50's
11623 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w Barry & Federal Ave.

$$$$$

Cafe at The Four Seasons
300 S Doheny Dr.
at W 3rd St.

$$$$$

Cafe Brasil
11736 West Washington Blvd

$$$$$

3

Cafe Brasil has been mentioned here before, but that was the location on Venice. A few nights ago we dropped in to the Washington location for dinner. We were glad we did. Cafe Bra.. >

Cafe Brazil
11736 West Washington Blvd.
at Westwood Blvd.

$$$$$

3.1

6

The variety in food in the Los Angeles area can't be surpassed. I've been to so many different kinds of places that serve an amazing variety of food from all over the world. Cafe B.. >

Cafe Chez Marie
10681 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w Manning & Westholm Ave.

$$$$$

Cafe Connection
433 N Roxbury Dr.
b/w S Santa Monica Blvd. & Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

Cafe Dahab
1640 Sawtelle Blvd.
at Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

Cafe Laurent
4243 Overland Ave

$$$$$

2

Found a gorgeous lunch spot near the Sony Pictures studio, off from the central downtown... >

Cafe Marly
9669 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w N Sycamore Ave. & N Orange Dr.

$$$$$

1

Nice patio~ the good thing about this place is the combination dinner (salad/soup + entree). Though the waiter was forgetful, whatever we asked for (wine) he never brought them, we.. >

Cafe Nagomi
Linblade & Ince

$$$$$

4

2

A couple Sundays ago, I ran into this gem of a catering truck in Mar Vista. Few dared to approach it because, well, tacos were nowhere to be found... >