Eating can get expensive these days. When you don’t want to stay at home and eat top ramen, luckily LA offers a bevy of top restaurants serving up delicious eats for the price of a few tanks of gas. And, hey, you might not dine at the fanciest of spots for under $10, but what’s the fun in that? We scoured our great city to find the best cheap eats under $10 and this is what we’ve found.
12236 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
If you’ve had a chance to try out anything from the Kogi food truck, then you’ll be happy to know that the party continues at Culver City’s Alibi Room. With the same favorites you’d find at the Kogi Truck, the Alibi Room is a spot where you can easily grab a few of the delicious Short Rib tacos for under $10 and be 150% satisfied. Offering a menu full of Korean BBQ selections for the right price, the best includes the Kogi Sliders ($6), the Blackjack Quesadilla ($8), Korean Spiced Fries ($5), and the Kogi Three Taco combo with your choice of short rib, bbq chicken, spicy pork or tofu for just $7. Any cheaper and it would be highway robbery.
Bánh Mì My-Tho
304 West Valley Boulevard
Alhambra, CA 91801
Located in Alhambra, you’re not going to find anything that beats the quality, taste and price as you’ll find at Bánh Mì My-Tho. With Bánh Mi sandwiches offered at an average of just $3, you can be assured that you’ll not only walk out of here with a delicious meal for under $10, but you’ll also have enough for whatever else you want to do that night. What’s good? For just $4.75, you can choose from a wide selection of offerings including Vermicelli rice noodles with grilled pork, steamed rice with grilled meatballs, and more. If you’re looking for one of their tasty Bánh Mì sandwiches, those are even less and just as amazing. The shop might be tiny and offering standing room only, but you’ll be sure to find a fantastic selection of Vietnamese cuisine you wont find anywhere else in the city.
Taquería Los Anaya
4651 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Specializing in autehntic Mexican food “made with love and care,” Taquería Los Anaya has a wide selection of tacos for about $1.75 each, meaning you can easily walk out of here for under $7. The tiny store offers great parking, smiles all day long and tasty tacos. What’s good? The carnitas are always a favorite, as are the pollo mole, which are slathered in their delicious oaxacan mole sauce. They also offer burritos, combos, quesadilla’s and more for under $10.
318 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Just off the 101 Freeway lies Bernie’s Teriyaki, or one of LA’s best spots to get a really great plate of teriyaki food for reasonable prices. Featuring everything from shrimp tempura to combination plates of beer & chicken, pork & chicken, and beef & pork, you really can’t go wrong with whatever you order here. They also offer a selection of extremely inexpensive, yet tasty, burgers to choose from (the cheapest being just $1.80). So, whether it’s chicken, pork or beef that you want, this half Filipino, half Hawaiian spot will satisfy your craving.
Phnom Penh Noodle
1644 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
Featuring a specialty of Phnom Penh noodles (obviously! it is their name after all), the food here is Cambodian and offers a bit of everything when it comes to noodles, and soups.
While the menu does include items that are over $10, most of the menu including soups, mee katang, and entree’s are well under $10. Great offerings include their By Leeng, or Cambodian fried rice, with wok tossed jasmine rice with scrambled eggs, red and green bell peppers, sweet red onions and basil served with a side of sweet chili sauce as well as their foursome beef noodle soup with Cambodian spiced beef stew, meal balls, sliced beef, and honeycomb rice.