Hollywood Shawarma

If we had to pick one shawarma in LA to reign supreme over its cone-shaped kin, it’s the mixed lamb and beef combo from Hollywood Shawarma. Thinly sliced and tender as filet mignon, each juicy slice at this Syrian-owned spot is rich with a peppery potpourri of spices. But the real magic is how the whole thing comes together in the pan-grilled wrap—the tender shavings of meat are coated in nutty tahini for a combination that literally melts in your mouth. Hollywood Shawarma also makes fantastic chicken shawarma, and if you’re hungry, you could probably finish one of each in a sitting. This counter-service operation has a takeout window right along the Walk of Fame, with a couple of stools and tables scattered across the sidewalk. It's also open to at least 1am daily (and until 3am on weekends), making it one of LA's best late-night dining options to boot. Drop by for a quick, casual lunch or a budget dinner steps from Hollywood and Vine.

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