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Chow in N Hollywood, Help Please

Going to a play Sa nite near Lankershim & Magnolia, so any houndish eateries within striking range? Any stripe of chow & price up to moderately expensive will do.

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    1. What most appeals to you, a particular type of cusine or sheer convenience and proximity?

      Within striking distance you have: various Thai & Peruvian restaurants on Sherman Way are not too, too far away, sushi row on Ventura Blvd., Eclectic Cafe is within walking distance as is the Indian food at Salomi and then you have the Tujunga Village just south of where you'll be attending the theatre.

      Krua Thai Restaurant
      13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Swan Restaurant
      12728 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Tama Sushi
      11920 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

      Caioti Pizza Cafe
      4346 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

      El Hatuchay
      12853 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Salomi Indian & Bangladesh Restaurant
      5225 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

      Eclectic Wine Bar & Grille
      5156 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

      Las Quenas
      12708 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

        1. IMHO, downtown North Hollywood may be the most underrated restaurant area in southern California. Check out my guide to le grand cuisine de North Hollywood:


          All the places below are walking distance from Lankershim and Magnolia.

          I recommend the Eclectic Cafe, medium priced Italian. http://www.theeclecticcafe.com/

          Salomi may be the best Indian food in the Valley and one of my top 5 picks for all of LA. http://www.salomiindian.com/

          Unlike alexfood I'm not crazy about the pizzas at Pitfire, but I like the pastas and salads. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/387349

          I've not been to Maximillian's, but it comes well-recommended (it's very fancy for the neighborhood.) http://www.chowhound.com/topics/81439

          And at the opposite end of the fanciness scale is Sitton's, a 24-hour coffee shop with a good simple menu.

          Salomi Indian & Bangladesh Restaurant
          5225 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

          Eclectic Wine Bar & Grille
          5156 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

          11330 Weddington St, Los Angeles, CA 91601

          Andrew's North Hollywood Diner (fka Sitton's
          )11329 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

          Pitfire Pizza Company
          2018 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

          3 Replies
          1. re: maxzook

            Is Maximillian's open again? It had been closed for ├Žons, we thought permanently.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              You're right. I just called and got a message that "after eighteen months of operation the staff is taking a well-deserved vacation. We cannot acept reservations until further notice."

              Don't you hate it when the entire staff takes vacation at the same time ? ;)

              It was a weird location for an upscale restaurant, anyway.

              1. re: maxzook

                Agreed, tucked three blocks off the main drag where you had to drive past the bus station to get there (and why are Greyhound stations always so seedy??)

          2. Ca' del Sole is right near NoHo... depends where you're coming from.

            Sanamluang Cafe is my other choice for Thai.

            1. Thanks to all for the many recs, we ended up this time around with pizza at Caioti, tasty, chewy, well prepared pizza, crunchy salads with interesting dressings, credible iced tea, garlicky garlic bread, friendly if not efficient service. Pizza reminded us of a cross between Z Pizza and Sammy's, a notch above Cal Pizza & Wolfgang, nothing fancy, but hey, what's not to like?

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              1. re: bernardo

                Caioti's chef and owner, Ed Ledou, taught Wolfgang Puck about pizza (see Peter Reinhart's definitive study, "American Pie") so I hope it was better. Did you see any very young babies there? Urban legend holds that Ed's salad dressing will induce pregnancy when a mother is overdue. Every time we go there I see a new young family.