i tried searching the archives for some suggestions, but am now too overwhelmed to decipher all the information. so, please help. i'm looking for a good restaurant to take my girlfriend out for her birthday this sunday. there will be 6 in our party. she's not into fancy places and we are all on a budget, so we're looking for a reasonably priced restaurant ($15-25/person after tax and tip). she likes places like guelagetza, korung ted, golden deli, mandarin deli, max's of manila, hamakawa, palermo's, osteria de nonni, etc.
i was planning on taking her to guelagetza, but she's already been there last week and going there again this friday for a co-worker's good-bye lunch. i looked at the prices at la serenata and that's kind of out of our price range.
i'm looking to take her some place that she hasn't tried before, so send me your favorite moderately-priced spots. area: as far west and south as koreatown, as north as pasadena, and as east as rosemead. thanks in advance.