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Jan 10, 2007 06:41 PM

Lunch ideas for Studio City

I work out here and haven't really ventured out for lunch - does anyone have any suggestions that isn't sushi?

Thanks much!

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  1. If you could get to Sherman oaks, you could do Il Tiramisu or Clay Oven. ONe is Italian, the other Indian. Satnley's is also in Sherman oaks and has good nosh. Jinkey's is OK and now open for lunch.

    Gangadin is good indian in Studio City.

    You could also try Boneyard Bistro, La pain Quoitidean, Bollywood Cafe, Risotto (is it open for Lunch?)Vegan Plate

    1. Aroma Cafe (sandwiches & soups) on Tujunga is very good and a cute location, I recommend their turkey burger and any of their soups.
      Almost next door to Aroma is Caioti Cafe (pizza & pasta). I would also highly recommend Artisan Cheese Gallery on Ventura & Laurel. Their sandwiches are sooooo good!

      Outtake Bistro on Ventura Blvd is pretty good as well.

      The Artisan Cheese Gallery
      12023 Ventura Blvd.
      Studio City, CA 91604
      Phone: 818-505-0207

      Aroma Cafe
      4360 Tujunga Ave
      Studio City, CA 91604
      (818) 508-6505

      Caioti Pizza Cafe.
      4346 Tujunga Ave.
      Studio City, California. 90046
      (818) 761-3588

      Outtake Bistro
      11929 Ventura Blvd
      Studio City, CA 91604

      11 Replies
      1. re: CarlieInLA

        Oohhh,yeah, Artisan's sandwiches are yummy! If you call ahead, tehy'll make it so you can pick it up. My husband likes the duck confit sandwich!

        1. re: Diana

          I agree with you on the Artisan Cheese Gallery. Went there for the first time this weekend and fell in love!

          Their Veggie Sandwich is a great choice too.

          1. re: HngryHippo

            Ditto- the duck confit sandwich rocks, and the veggie is excellent. If you're feeling adventurous, they can put together a fabulous cheese plate. Last time a friend of mine and I went, they included a 500 year old aged blue cheese which made my week!

            1. re: wenster

              Aging is good in cheese, but five hundred years seems to be more than extreme. Perhaps the type of cheese has been made for 5oo years?

              1. re: Diana

                Haha- it could have been that too, I was actually too busy stuffing my face to really pay attention to the details of what the person was saying... then again, I guess I could buy into a 500 year old cave aged cheese... assuming again that 1) I actually heard what was being said above my incessant crunching and 2) he was telling the truth!

                1. re: wenster

                  I just checked with my dining companion- frighteningly enough, it WAS 500 year old cheese...

                  1. re: wenster

                    I just called Artisan. . they said the cheese VARIETY and BRAND is 500 years old. The substance you consumed has not been aged on a shelf or cave floor for 500 years.

                    They had a good giggle, though.

                    1. re: Diana

                      Clearly we were eating too much to hear exactly what they were saying!

                      1. re: Diana

                        ^ thanks for the sleuthwork -- I was intrigued by this side thread (but figured you were on the right track before it was confirmed).

          2. re: CarlieInLA

            Be advised -- Artisan Cheese Gallery has extreeeeeemely slow service. Perhaps phone order your sandwich ahead? You can eat it there, if you don't mind eating in a busy shop.

            1. re: Maxmillion

              Not too slow, but I always phone my sandwich order ahead, anyhow. It's just easier.

          3. How about a torta from Tortas Mexico next to Residuals (near Ventura/Vineland)?

            We like Reno's and Albano's a lot; there's also Bollywood, which is quite tasty. Marv's Deli and, yes, Art's, have pretty good sandwiches (Marv's is better IMNSHO).

            1. In Studio City, I would suggest Risotto. Yes, it's open for lunch and with the winds calming down and no rain in the forecast, their patio should be just wonderful.

              1. If I may add my belated 2 cents...if you like sushi, I recommend Ahi Sushi on Ventura just west of Coldwater Canyon.

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