4 Secretly Delicious Places to Eat in Westwood


So you’re looking for some new places to eat, but you’re the type that needs to hear some reviews and research before you dive in. That’s fine. We’ve done some research here on four secretly great places to eat in Westwood.

Chilly Ribbons

Looking for shaved ice, but can’t make it all the way to Sawtelle for Blockheads because you’re too lazy to drive — or worse — bus it there? Look no further than Chilly Ribbons then. This dessert place is a 15 minute walk from both the Hill and the apartments. Chilly Ribbons offers a selection of unique Asian flavors such as taro, sesame, thai tea, and coconut, but at the same time, it offers more traditional American flavors such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. With room to explore combinations of whatever flavor you desire and a strong variety of toppings, you’ll find yourself with endless flavor combinations to experience something uniquely different each time you go.

Ike’s Place

Ike’s Place is a highly well known place for those of you from NorCal, and your friends from there might have very well already told you about this place before, but in case you haven’t heard of this restaurant, let it be known that there is a lot of hype about this place. Some people say it’s overrated, while some people say it’s the best sandwich place ever. You might fall into the middle of all of this. It’s possible. But get in there with an open mind and choose a sandwich. They’re all named uniquely [i.e. The Nacho Boy: roast beef, swiss cheese, mushrooms, avocado, The Steve Jobs, etc.] and there are literally hundreds of different toppings you can choose from. Now that you’ve read the review, let us know, are you on the hype?

Coco Fresh Tea and Juice

Though this Sawtelle favorite is not yet in Westwood, we’ve noticed that Coco has been putting up a lot of signs to hint at its coming promotion. Personally, as someone who has tried hundreds of different milk tea locations, Coco is definitely one of the best I’ve had in the UCLA area. Look out for it when it opens.

Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop

Garlo’s has savory breakfast pies and pies for lunch and dinner that are wonderful. For just $5, you can choose a meal of the day option that is certain to leave you full. A lot of UCLA students also happen to work here, so ask around to see if you can score a discount.

So without further ado, these are the four places you should try before the end of this quarter. If you live in the apartments, please still continue to use your groceries in the fridge. Don’t just eat at these places all the time. And if you live in the residential halls, please use your swipes, or give them to us at On the Hill. We’d appreciate it.

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