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Apr 23, 2007 04:15 PM

Looking for retirement lunch spot in S Oaks

I am looking for a spot in the Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, or Encino area suitable for a retirement lunch of about 15-20 people. Preferably low to medium prices, good food, comfotable setting for a group preferably Middle Eastern. The Carnival is an option, but despite the nice ambience, the food is so-so, and it is not well configured for a large lunch group. The Tempo in Encino was first choice, but they are closed for the month of May because of remodeling. Also checked out the Shiraz, on Ventura Boulevard between Sherman Oaks and Encino, but it is too pricey for working stiffs ($30 per person).

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  1. You really ought to re-think your position on Carnival. I've generally had very happy experiences with their food. Perhaps you ordered something that was off, when you were last there. Most all of their items are quite good and represent very good value.