When I say authentic ethnic, I mean places that are not for da white man or general public. Places where the majority of the peeps eating there are from that ethnic group or from a Chowhound-type community.
Because I am finding Venice the WORST place for authentic ethnic food I've lived in in LA -- Echo Park, Los Feliz, even Redondo Beach had better options. There's not even a kabob place worth its salt. Mao's may be a lot of things, but authentic ethnic it's not.
The closest great ethnic places i've found are the Paki places in Lawndale...and that's it....
Help me please, I'm getting desperate!