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Saturday Dinner?

We are staying in Hollywood in mid-March, we have a car, and we are looking for Saturday dinner suggestions. Nothing fancy and pricey, say between $30-$40 max?

I was thinking of leaving the car at the hotel and take the metro red line to Universal CityWalk for dinner. Not sure whether this is a good idea. Is the metro red line safe to use at say 9-10pm?

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1. Re: Saturday Dinner?

what kinda food do you like/prefer

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2. Re: Saturday Dinner?

We are ok with any casual dining places similiar to the likes of TGI Fridays or Chilis. Not looking for any specific type of cuisine, will also be ok with Japanese or Thai food.

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3. Re: Saturday Dinner?

It's fine to take the Red Line, though I wouldn't go to Citywalk. I'd go to Thai Town instead, get off at Hollywood/Western, which is one stop east of Hollywood/Vine. Walk about a block to the east and you're in the heart of it. Little Tokyo is another possibility, in which case you'd take about a 20 minute ride to the Civic Center station, then walk east a few blocks along 1st St. until you pass Los Angeles St. and get into a major restaurant area. That walk will be somewhat deserted at night, but not unsafe.

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4. Re: Saturday Dinner?

Citywalk is just chain restaurants, like the ones you list. But why travel to a new city and eat at a chain?

I suggest walking over to Loteria Grill, which is great and fun.

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5. Re: Saturday Dinner?

Loteria Grill is also an inexpensive chain restaurant (a small chain but still a chain). I ate at the one at Farmers Market and I found the burrito to be bland, greasy and soggy. If you want a casual restaurant that isn't packed with tourists, with fresh ingredients that are made to order, I'd recommend:

Murakami (Japanese): http://murakamihollywood.com/

Reviews are here: www.yelp.com/biz/murakami-sushi-los-angeles

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6. Re: Saturday Dinner?

There is a Wolfgang Puck sandwich/salad cafe at the Griffith Observatory, a must-visit place for one of your nights.

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7. Re: Saturday Dinner?

CityWalk is a bad idea in general. They have very average, overpriced food. I do like a couple of spots there, but they aren't in your price range.

Maybe look at Miceli's, Mel's Drive-in, Palm's Thai Restaurant, Kabuki Sushi and Kitchen24.

http://www.micelisrestaurant.com/

http://www.kabukirestaurants.com/menu.asp

http://www.palmsthai.com/

http://kitchen24.info/Menu.html

http://www.melsdrive-in.com/

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8. Re: Saturday Dinner?

Thanks guys for the great food suggestions. Marking all of them down on my google map. :-)

@Harold. We are scheduled to be at Griffith Observatory at about 5pm on the Saturday 17th. :-)

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9. Re: Saturday Dinner?

With all these food places recommendations just round the corner from Renaissance Hollywood, I have scratched City Walk off my list.

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