Restaurants & Bars

Los Angeles Area

PHX hound visiting Santa Monica


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 22

PHX hound visiting Santa Monica

dongstadden | Mar 29, 2007 11:34 AM

my wife and i will be visiting santa monica for easter weekend and are looking for a few good recs. we are staying at the ocean lodge, located 1/2 block south of the pier, across the street from the loews hotel. we have a car and some friends in thai town, so we are definitely willing to travel for great food. although we will probably have a fair share of meals in the santa monica/venice area. as any hound would, i do have a specific chow agenda. however, due to my unfamiliarity with the area, i have not picked out any specific places yet. my three main chow goals are:

authentic thai from thai town
al pastor from a taqueria (mexican)
killer sushi (japanese)

and if there's time:

soon doo boo (korean)
pho (vietnamese)
doner kebab (turkish)
dim sum (chinatown)
kalua pork (hawaiian)

an easter brunch rec would be great too! i know i'm asking a lot here, but i do promise to come back with a full report. thanks, LA hounds. as you can probably tell, thai and mexican are my favorite cuisines, so LA is the perfect town for me!

btw, some non-food goals of the trip:

roller blading the santa monica path
the getty center
la brea tar pits

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound