When it comes to Persian restaurants on Westwood Blvd., Taste of Tehran is pretty new, but this order-at-the-counter cafe has quickly established itself as one of the best spots for affordable, quick Iranian food. While you can’t go wrong with any of their kebabs and wraps, your focus really needs to be on their daily specials board, and in particular, the Cornish game hen. It’s a massive portion of perfectly marinated game hen sitting on top of a huge bed of delicious basmati rice. We’d highly recommend finishing it before heading back to the office, or else expect your coworkers to vulture it all afternoon.
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One of the oldest Indonesian restaurants in LA, Ramayani is a Westwood staple with a huge menu that’s both overwhelming and delicious.
Attari Sandwich Shop
Attari Sandwich Shop is a quick and casual order-at-the-counter shop in Westwood serving great sandwiches and soups.
The Apple Pan
The Apple Pan is an LA institution serving up no-frills, old school burgers in the best space in town to eat them.
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Mega Pizza and Grill
Mega Grill isn't great food, but sometimes you don't need over-sized delivery pizza to be great.
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