Off-Campus Dining

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is amazing. There are so many different places to go to and all of the places I've been are amazing. Sepi's, Diddy Reese, 800 Degrees, Chipotle.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food's okay off campus. The two places I'd say have the best food are chain restaurants. My opinion shouldn't be counted just because I haven't really tried all the places off campus. None of them really appealed to me.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Although there are a variety of off-campus dining options, the prices can be steep.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a great variety of places to eat that one can choose from.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty good food and there are varieties. I never got a student discount. 800 degrees pizza is absolutely amazing though!! Diddy Riese is good too!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 30th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1008th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Suzy Strutner
Hometown
Newport Beach, Calif.
Major
Communication Studies
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For students with a little more determination and a tad pudgier wallet, off-campus dining is a common adventure—and it is certainly a good one. There are plenty of options near UCLA's campus in Westwood. For lunch, healthy and cheap sandwiches can be found at Corner Bakery Café, Damon and Pythias, or Socko’s. Subs around here are filling and often named after Bruin greats, such as John Wooden, Bill Walton, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. For an after-class treat, try In-N-Out Burger or a little cup of topping-sprinkled heaven at Yogurtland. Dinner is always delicious at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse or one of Westwood's seemingly endless sushi options.

If you want to venture farther from campus, the area surrounding Westwood is home to scores of taste-bud playgrounds, from alley dives to Sunset bars owned by Ashton Kutcher. Just like its people, Los Angeles's food scene is diverse and amazing, so while at UCLA, make sure to take advantage of the plethora of food options around you. It will be an educational and culinary experience that your stomach will surely thank you for!

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Damon & Pythias
  • Gushi
  • Noodle Planet
  • Subbies Roll-Inn Sandwich
24-Hour Dining
  • Canter's Delicatessen and Restaurant
  • Mel's Drive-In Restaurant
Best Asian
Tomodachi Sushi
Best Breakfast
  • Corner Bakery Café
  • Headlines Diner & Press Club
Best Coffee
  • Corner Bakery Café
  • Espresso Profeta
Best Dessert
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • Diddy Riese
  • Yogurtland
Best Healthy
  • Baja Fresh
  • Damon & Pythias Food for the Gods
Best Late-Night
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Italian Express
  • Tommy Taco
Best Mexican
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant y Cantina
Best Pizza
  • Enzo's Pizzeria
  • Italian Express
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Novel Cafe
  • Yamato
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Napa Valley Grille
Other Places to Check Out
  • Gypsy Café
  • Habibi Café
  • Le Chine Wok
  • Subway
  • Thai House
  • Togo's Eatery
  • Westwood Brewing Company
Did You Know?
Acapulco has free buffet-style appetizers and half-priced meals on Monday nights.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Ralphs
10861 Wayburn Ave., Westwood
(310) 824-5994
ralphs.com
Daily 24 hours
Trader Joe's
1000 Glendon Ave.
(310) 824-1495
www.traderjoes.com
Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
1050 Gayley Ave.
(310) 824-0858
wholefoodsmarket.com
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant y Cantina
Food: Mexican
1109 Glendon Ave.
(310) 208-3884
www.acapulcorestaurants.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Free buffet-style appetizers and half-priced meals on Monday nights.
Baja Fresh
Food: Mexican
10916 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood
(310) 208-3317
www.bajafresh.com
Price: $5-$10
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Food: American
939 Broxton Ave., Westwood
(310) 209-7475
www.bjsbrewhouse.com
Price: $5-$10
California Pizza Kitchen
Food: Pizza
1001 Broxton Ave., Westwood
(310) 209-9197
www.cpk.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: CPK has more than 30 different types of pizza.
Canter's Delicatessen and Restaurant
Food: Deli
419 N. Fairfax Ave.
(323) 651-2030
www.cantersdeli.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Authentic East Coast diner on the West Coast.
Corner Bakery Café
Food: Baked goods, sandwiches, soup
1019 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
(310) 824-1314
www.cornerbakery.com
Price: $5-$12
Damon & Pythias Food for the Gods
Food: American
1061 Broxton Ave., Westwood
(310) 824-8777
Price: $8-$15
Diddy Riese
Food: Cookies
926 Broxton Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-0448
www.diddyriese.com
Price: $1-$5
Cool Features: A giant cookie and ice cream sandwich costs $1.50.
Enzo's Pizzeria
Food: Italian, pizza
10940 Weyburn Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-3696
Price: $5-$10
Espresso Profeta
Food: Baked goods, coffee
1129 Glendon Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-3375
Price: $5-$10
Gushi
Food: Korean
978 Gayley Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-4038
www.ilovegushi.com
Price: $5-$10
Headlines Diner & Press Club
Food: American, diner
10922 Kinross Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-2424
www.headlinesdiner.com
Price: $5-$10
In-N-Out Burger
Food: Fast food
922 Gayley Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-2821
www.in-n-out.com
Price: $2-$5
Italian Express
Food: Italian, pizza
10845 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood
(310) 208-5572
Price: $5-$10
Jerry's Famous Deli
Food: Deli
10925 Weyburn Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-3354
www.jerrysfamousdeli.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: This is one of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles.
Lamonica's New York Pizza
Food: Pizza
1066 Gayley Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-8671
www.lamonicasnypizza.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Classic New York thin-crust pizza.
Mel's Drive-In Restaurant
Food: American
1650 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood
(323) 465-3111
www.melsdrive-in.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: This classic 50's-style drive-in diner was featured in the movie "American Grafitti."
Napa Valley Grille
Food: California cuisine
1100 Glendon Ave., Westwood
(310) 824-3322
www.napavalleygrille.com
Price: $20-50
Noodle Planet
Food: Asian noodles
1118 Westwood Blvd.
(310) 208-0777
www.thai-food.com/noodleplanet
Price: $5-$10
Novel Café
Food: Breakfast, coffee, desserts, sandwiches
1101 Gayley Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-6410
www.novelcafe.com
Price: $5-$12
Sak's Teriyaki
Food: Japanese
1121 Glendon Ave., Westwood
(310) 208-2002
Price: $5-$10
Tommy Taco (aka "Buck Fiddy's")
Food: Mexican
954 Gayley Ave., Westwood
(310) 824-4114
Price: $1-$5
Tomodachi Sushi
Food: Sushi
10975 Weyburn Ave., Westwood
(310) 824-8805
Price: $7-$20
Versailles
Food: Cuban
10319 Venice Blvd.
(310) 558-3168
www.versaillescuban.com
Price: $8-$15
Yamato
Food: Japanese
1099 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
(310) 208-0100
www.yamatorestaurants.com
Price: $10-$15
Yogurtland
Food: Frozen yogurt
10911 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood
(310) 208-2888
www.yogurt-land.com
Price: $3-$6

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 235 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 256 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 5% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 34% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 57% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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