Where to eat in-between Downtown LA and Anaheim?
September 7, 2017 12:37 PM   Subscribe

I live near downtown LA, in Echo Park. My friend is visiting Anaheim. I'd like to meet her for dinner - where should we eat?

Doesn't have to be exactly halfway.

Any type of cuisine is great.

Main goal is for it to be very good and somewhere between the two cities.
posted by kensington314 to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The South Bay is probably your best bet, as it's almost exactly halfway: Manhattan/ Redondo/ Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Gardena, Inglewood. I haven't eaten at all these Eater LA places, but Al-Noor (hole-in-the-wall Pakistani food), Manhattan Beach Post (gastropub) and Fishing With Dynamite are excellent.

Also, Spoon House in Gardena used to be really good, but I haven't been there in years so can't vouch for their quality now.
posted by Everydayville at 12:44 PM on September 7


The best Thai restaurant in LA (imho) is in Norwalk, which looks like it would be about halfway between you two. Renu Nakorn. 13019 Rosecrans Ave #105, Norwalk, CA 90650.
posted by bluesky78987 at 1:08 PM on September 7


If you like steaks go to North Woods Inn in La Mirada, it's right off the 5 fwy so its easy to find. They can be pricey, but their sandwiches are also excellent. Maybe the best cheese bread I've ever had.
posted by InfidelZombie at 1:26 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


The South Bay is not half way between DTLA and Anaheim. If she doesn't want to drive to LA, I think your best bet would be maybe Whittier Off the Hook, or else driving to Anaheim.
posted by Ideefixe at 1:29 PM on September 7


What about Long Beach?

What's your budget? Two options: Nick's on 2nd (Gastropub and reasonably priced) and Michaels on Naples Island (Fine Italian and $$$).

But really, there are a lot of great choices on Second Street in Belmont Shore.
posted by notyou at 1:49 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


The best Thai restaurant in LA (imho) is in Norwalk, which looks like it would be about halfway between you two. Renu Nakorn. 13019 Rosecrans Ave #105, Norwalk, CA 90650.

I'll second this. I've been there many times and have never failed to leave feeling satisfied. Along similar lines, Thai Table in Whittier is also very good.
posted by SpacemanStix at 1:53 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


Yet another recommendation for Renu Nakorn here. I was going to suggest it before I saw the other answers!
posted by kidbritish at 2:46 PM on September 7 [2 favorites]


You might also consider visiting Little India along Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia.
posted by socialjusticeworrier at 4:59 PM on September 7 [3 favorites]


Artesia is what came to mind for me, too. Pretty much exactly halfway and the best Indian food you'll get in SoCal.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:44 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


You should be able to find an "In and Out Burger" somewhere between LA and Anaheim.
posted by Lord Fancy Pants at 11:43 AM on September 8


Yes, little India. Jay Bharat is great.
posted by Scram at 11:25 PM on September 9


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