I'll be staying in Santa Monica for a conference in May - the hotel is supposedly a few blocks from the pier. I've never been to this area and am looking for any and all suggestions!
I would love to get rec's relatively close to the location of my hotel, particularly anything good within walking distance or a short-ish cab ride. (Although if it's worth traveling a farther distance, I'm listening...)
My tastes skew ethnic -- thai, indian, middle east, japanese. But again, if there's a great burger that I have to have, etc., I'm open to suggestions............
Any help is greatly appreciated!