Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside. The Sawtelle location is much the same as the others around town - an ideal spot to grab a burger and a beer after work, or to head to if your visiting family finds the thought of non-instant ramen challenging. The fried chicken sandwich at Plan Check is as good as anything else you’ll find on this street.
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Where To Eat & Drink On Sawtelle Blvd.
No longer just a lowly service road off the 405, Sawtelle is one of the best streets for eating in Los Angeles.
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Hermanito is a casual Mexican cantina on Sawtelle and a great place to post up after work while traffic dies down.
Nong Lá Cafe
With a casual atmosphere and a reasonably-priced menu, Nong La is one of our go-to’s for a Vietnamese lunch on Sawtelle.
Killer Noodle is the newest spot from the people behind Tsujita, and they specialize in tantanmen - super spicy ramen noodles.
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The Overland is a quiet Palms cafe most of the week, but its bottomless brunch draws in crowds on the weekends.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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Sari Sari Store
A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
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