You’re going to Mini Kebob because the kebabs are really, really good. But you’re also going because Mini Kebob is a Glendale institution, and getting to spend even five minutes talking to the elderly couple who run the place is guaranteed to improve your day. This old-school joint is cash only, the size of broom closet, and ideal for a quick takeout lunch. Try the eggplant caviar and Tarragon soda as well.
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Mario’s Italian Deli
Mario’s is an old-school Italian deli in Glendale, and your spot for massive cold cut sandwiches at lunch hour.
Taqueria El Tapatio
Taqueria El Tapatio in Glendale wraps their tacos with American cheese, and yes, it tastes fantastic at 2am.
Joon Shabu Shabu
Joon is a very good shabu shabu joint in Glendale, and your move when you feeling like cooking meat yourself tonight.
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A Mediterranean spot on Vermont, Sidewalk Grill is an excellent place for those times when one of you wants a steak and someone else wants a salad.
Hummus House is a family-operated Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant in Hawthorne and one of the best places in the South Bay for Mediterranean staples.
Carnival is a solid Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks where the people-watching is the main event.
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Mh Zh is a Mediterranean spot in Sunset Junction and home to some of the prettiest (and most delicious) food you’ll find on the Eastside.
Raffi's is an institution and the perfect place for a massive group dinner in Glendale.
Carousel is an over-the-top Middle Eastern restaurant in Glendale and a flat-out LA institution.
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