My buddy took me a small joint hidden on Glendale Blvd called Bernie's Teriyaki. This lunch counter is famous for its super inexpensive combos. I went with Shrimp plate that included fried shrimp atop a mountain of fried rice with a small salad on the side. My total was $5.60 (including tax) and was almost too good to be true.
Be careful because Bernie's has some strict rules.
1. It is cash only.
2. They are only open 10:30-6:00 pm.
3. You pay once you get your food.
4. If you make eye contact with the Chef then he takes your sneakers.
I exited the Teriyaki stand happy, full and shoeless. Needless to say this is my new favorite cheap lunch.