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Sunnin

1779 Westwood Blvd. (Santa Monica Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-477-2358 | Menu
Tiny Lebanese spot for traditional dips, kebab and falafel, with an adjoining bakery serving a variety of baklawa and cookies.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Sunnin Restaurant Review

: Homesick expats from Lebanon, Iran and Egypt are regulars at this tiny Lebanese place. To start, guests can enjoy shanklish (a mixture of spicy Lebanese cheese, onions and tomatoes), moujadarah (puréed lentils with rice and caramelized onions), and fatayer (homemade dough stuffed with spinach, onions and pine nuts). This can be followed by large dishes like beef, chicken or lamb kebabs, served with a variety of sides including hummus, rice and pita bread, as well as salads and sandwiches. Once you taste the ashta, an irresistible homemade sweet treat made with bananas, honey and pistachios, you’ll be a regular, too, even if your hometown is L.A. The eatery is adjoined by a bakery producing Lebanese delights such as sesame or date cookies and different kinds of baklawa (the Lebanese version of baklava), made with cashews, pistachios or walnuts.
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