A little hole in the wall right off Westwood/Santa Monica, Qin West attracts a surprisingly authentic crowd of fobby UCLA undergrads who clearly miss real Chinese food.
Unfortunately they don't get real Chinese food here, but for a place that's probably walking distance or a short bus ride from most of their apartments, this is about as good as it gets, down to the owners who are too cheap to turn on the A/C and the grab-your-own drink from the fridge.
It's another all-starch, mostly-meat, very simple menu of rice noodle dishes and dumplings, none of which are very tasty. Some claim to be authentically spicy, but at least to my tongue, the spice was barely worth noticing. Rice noodles that stuck together and indifferent dumplings further made solidified the so-so impression.