Northridge Area Dinner Suggestion?
We are driving in from Tucson to the Northridge area and want to have a nice dinner with my sis-in-law.
Any type of cuisine works for us, it needs to be casual with a moderate price.
She thought there was a good Japanese restaurant somewhere in the area but she didn't know where or the name of the place - She doesn't get out much!
We have a car, our MINI Cooper, so we can drive to nearby towns.
Your help will be appreciated!
Great stuff, thank you. We're not fans of the Benihana school of Japanese cuisine, so Musashi is out.
We can get adequate Italian and Mexican here so we are leaning towards Japanese, Greek or Indian. We would need a Japanese restaurant for my sis-in-law that offers 'safe' food like teriyaki salmon but good sushi for us. A place that allows us to converse without shouting is a requirement.
E&E Japanese cafe is upstairs above Panda Express at Reseda and Nordhoff. It is a homestyle Japanese place, no sushi. It is very casual and cozy and run by a nice family. I used to go there for Japanese curry quite frequently. Dinners run about $11-$16. They also have fancy cakes and desserts.
They endeared themselves to me by supplying a little pitcher of sugar syrup with my iced tea - little touches like that really make me feel like someone is paying attention.
As Truefoodie mentioned above, Omino on Devonshire in Chatsworth is very good for sushi. I've heard Musashi is also a good Japanese restaurant. In addition to sushi, it has a full bar and a grill.
I also second WildSwede's suggestion of Alessio's on Reseda in Northridge for good Italian.
There is a good Chinese restaurant called Pagoda Inn. It's at the corner of Rinaldi and Tampa, where Whole Foods is.
Alexis Greek in Northridge on Tampa (?). Kitty Corner from the Northridge Fashion Center.
Woodland's Pure in chatsworth...very, very low-key and not fancy to look at, but AMAZING indian food at a fabulous price.
Veggie Delight is near there..good chinese. As said above, A & W chinese is pretty durn good.
If you can drive to the Ventura strip, which goes across the Valley from Studio City to Woodland Hills, your options open up.
Sushi House of Taka
and so on
If you like seafood and Chinese food, go to A&W off of Reseda Blvd. and Prairie. Order a live fish and live crab cooked house special style or with ginger and scallions. Very yummy. Ask how much the price is per pound. Dinner probably won't cost more than $20-25 per person. It's something you probably can't get in Tucson.