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Burbank Lunch Recommendations

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Anyone have lunch recommends around where IKEA is?

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  1. If you are looking for within walking distance, you don't have too much to choose from. (Chevy's, CPK, P.F. Changs, Macaroni Grill)
    If you feel like getting in the car and going down Magnolia until Hollywood way, you can hit up Portos for Cuban sandwiches.
    Across from Costco there is a Mexican joint that isn't bad.
    Also, on Glenoaks there is a place called Cafe Colombia that serves decent South American food.
    Finally, although I have never gone, I've heard good things about a place called Chili John's on Burbank Blvd.

    1. You're going to have to drive away from there, so the following thread should get you started in the right direction:

      1. Granville... there is something for everyone on their menu.

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        1. re: Veggietales

          Except poor people... it's EXPENSIVE. There are some tasty things that aren't going to break the bank, though.

        2. If you walk away from IKEA, just down the street is a coffee shop type place that has good burgers and sandwiches. I think its called Harry's -- I can't remember the name, does somebody else remember??

          1. Chadaka Thai - not sure of the street, but it's next to Urban Outfitters about 2 blocks from Ikea.

            1. There's a Brazilian place a couple blocks up form Magnolia Ave. I can't remember the name, but it is tasty.

              1. I work in Burbank... here are the least icky:

                There's a Zankou one block north of IKEA, on the west side of SF Rd.

                Corner Bakery, while not a GOOD place, has edible food -- their beef stew was tasty and they do have the best iced tea ever.

                Just over the bridge at Five Points (Victory Bl, Victory Pl, Burbank Bl) is Guantanamera, for Cuban food.

                In the "downtown Burbank" area: Knight Restaurant (south of Orange Grove) has great Greek salad and passable kabobs; Chadaka Thai (south of Magnolia) has tasty Thai but not authentic, and a little too modern-cool (the waiter wears his collar up, that's all I have to say about that); Granville is excellent but expensive; the Seoul Korean BBQ is quite passable; Picanha Churrascaria is meat-heavy but tasty; Northend Pizza is tasty enough; Market City Caffe is tasty but VERY salty.

                1. $2 Polish hot dog with drink at Costco.