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Worldly Mix

February 05, 1989| Compiled by Kathie Jenkins

Feeling cosmopolitan? Austria: Barnabey's Restaurant, 3501 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (213) 545-8466. Style: Viennese neue Kuche in Gold Rush splendor. Setting: Heavy Victorian clutter, semi-private booths with phone jacks and heavy hitters. Recommended dishes: Venison steak; rabbitburger; Tyrolean mushrooms. Cost: $18-$40.

Brazil: Cafe Connection, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (213) 271-9545. Style: All-American cafe that cooks up "Brazil" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Setting: Plush coffee shop combo throbs sambas and lots of cosmopolitan kissy-kissy. Recommended dishes: Camarao Paulista (Brazilian scampi); feijoada (a hefty stew); bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish croquettes). Cost: $10-$20.

Ethiopia: Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant, 1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (213) 394-5198. Style: Ethiopian nouvelle cuisine. Setting: Upper trendo with clay pots, burning frankincense and wise men. Recommended dishes: Assa wot (fish stew); yekik alitcha (puree of split peas); yemisir wot (thick lentil soup). Cost: $9-$20.

India: Aashiana Cuisine of India, 11645 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 213) 207-5522. Style: Familiar Indian menu plus a variety of fish dishes. Setting: Posh; view of Wilshire Boulevard. Recommended dishes: Fish Goa ; calamari . Cost: $15-$35.

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