mee & greet

a modern take on south east asian comfort foods

Located in the corner of a nondescript strip mall off Overland in Palms, Mee & Greet is easy to miss. The Southeast Asian food concept feels less like a restaurant than it does a neighborhood lounge to hang out. The simple interiors and the light glow of the stereotypical “good vibe

The menu stems from the heritage of the owner and chef, bringing in Chinese-Indonesian and Vietnamese flavors as a new take on bar bites and shareable plates to pair with whatever they have on tap (they generally have at least a dozen beers to choose from, including seasonal ones). The food spans from more homestyle (ie: pho, tau yew bak, nasi goreng, lu rou fan) to more fusion (ie: szechuan fried chicken, turmeric wings, tempeh burger, salted egg parm fries). Nostalgic comforts in an unpretentious environment make Mee & Greet the a reliable neighborhood spot.

the details

Address3500 Overland Ave #150, Los Angeles
Hoursweekdays 11:30a – 3p lunch, 5p-9:30p dinner; weekends 12p – 10p
Price$$ – food is $10-20, beer ranges from $7-10
Aestheticsimple cool, like your friend-who-has-better-taste-in-music-than-you’s garage or loft situation (note that said friend doesn’t have particular tastes in interior design)

good to know

Go here for: a casual dinner, drinks and bites

Order this: garlic noodles, Hainan chicken rice, the burger

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours

When to come: any time, more chill during lunch than dinner

Parking: is available in the small lot out front (sometimes valet during dinner times), but it’s usually not too hard to find street parking in the neighborhood behind the plaza

Other things to note:

  • On weekdays they have happy hour from 4-6 with discounted bar bites and drinks.

Last visited: September 2019

Last updated: March 2021

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