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Dinner Recommendations in the Valley

I just started school in Northridge, and am looking for some inexpensive dinner options in or around that area. Northridge, Encino, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, etc. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I haven't been there yet myself, but everyone here likes Brent's Deli in Northridge.

    1. My territory dude.....Here's what I like:
      Indian - Punjab Palace- Nordhoff West 1 block beyond tampa South side (behind Guitar Center and across from the Northridge Mall). Great buffet all the time
      Pita Pita (I think) across the street in the Von's shopping center - shwarma, falafel, etc. Yum!
      Thai Chili House - Nordhoff/Lindley in the strip mall -lunch and dinner specials (by Cupids)
      Also can try the Korean market at the corner of Reseda and Devonshire -Galleria Market. They have a Koren style salad bar, Korean sushi and a great bakery.I haven''t tried any of the food stalls - seemes a bit $$$
      I also like Greenfield Market (used to be Hang Kook) on the corner of Sherman Way and White Oak. They have cooked foods. I buy the fish covered in scambled egg to go with Korean black beans and garlicy cucs. They also have salads but, no longer self serve. - Try the octopus salad! It's ta die for
      The Indian restaurant in the same corner as Galleria is also good- Village Tandoor - I just like Punjab better. There's also Honeybaked next door -For your ham and turkey sammy
      Chili My Soul is at the corner of Tampa and Ventura- On your way back to Encino...
      Rosie's BBQ - take out: Topanga and Devonshire on Topanga, Sit In: Tampa and Nordhoff on Tampa SE of Nordhoff
      Hubby loves the 1.50$ hot Dogs at Costco - also at the same center as Rosie's sit in.
      Then the all time fav of CSUN students is this little sushi shop on Reseda at Devonshire E side next to Goodwill. I like it too! Great cheap sushi and other food stuffs.
      Look for a new Korean shop opening soon on Devonshire at reseda E side.
      Good Luck at CSUN (I'm working on my M.S. there)
      Oh, yeah and Brent's but that's Corbin and Parthenia - a little west...Oh, and....if you're traveling up/down Tampa, there's the ever so yummy Shamshiri at Tampa and Roscoe.
      Happy eating :) KQ

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      1. re: Kitchen Queen

        One correction. Chili My Soul is on the corner of Balboa and Ventura in the shopping center with the Smart and Final.

        1. For quality Mexican food, Carrillo's deli on Sherman Way at Corbin, just west of Smart & Final in that center. Hand made tortillas, the best guacamole, rellenos, etc. Beverages are quite tasty also.

          1. Hit the nearest ethnic market or store, such as vallarta or an asian supermarket.

            Also, in chatsworth, you can stuff yourself at Woodland Pure Veggie indian buffet for $9.95