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Jun 1, 2001 01:28 AM

Help! We live in Chatsworth!

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Does anyone know of unique restaurants in our area that don't involve a drive to Ventura Blvd? We're starving!!

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  1. There's a nice little Greek restaurant in the shopping center on the southeast corner of Tampa and Rinaldi. Family run, and the food has been great every time I've been there. They also do a good job of catering.

    Haven't been to Musashi in years (Tampa and Nordhoff), but it was a decent teppan place.

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    1. re: LBQT

      Let's not overlook Brent's Deli! Or is that too obvious?

    2. Have your tried the cajun/soul food restaurant, Les Sisters, on Devonshire, about 1 block east of Topanga Cyn Blvd? For good Japanese food my folks and I would drive to Northridge to eat at Kabuki Sushi, located in a mini-mall on Reseda Blvd, a little south of Lassen. Other than these two places, the west valley is pretty slim pickin's.

      1. If you like Thai food, there's a small, family-owned restaurant called Fair Price (corner of Tampa and Roscoe) that's pretty good. It's the only place I go to for Thai food in the valley. Some of my favorites: Golden Squid, Dancing Shrimp Salad, Seafood Soup and you have to try their Thai Iced Tea, one of the best around.

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          lonesome hobo

          yeah, there's a couple I love. First is very good Vietnamese right on Devonhire just west of Mason, called Cafe Orient. Owner's name is Dan, and he's also the top chef. The Pho is very good as is the Spring Rolls. His menu features both Chinese and Vietnamese food and although I always stick to the Vietnamese, friends have had Chinese dishes and like them a lot too.

          Caddy corner accross the street in the long strip mall is the San Carlo Deli. Great Italian deli that also has a few tables and serves you great mom and pop lunches and snacks. Also a bustling take out deli that also features italian breads and pastries.

          Try either of these; you won't be disappointed.

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          1. re: lonesome hobo

            Wow! I never knew about this Cafe Orient place. All of the Pho restaurants in the Valley are starting to let me down, and I'm a big fan of Pho, so I didn't think I'd be able to get it anymore without having to travel about 30 minutes. I must try it out!

          2. Canoga Park is right down the road from Chatsworth. There's a little down-to-earth inexpensive Italian Restaurant/Pizzeria at DeSoto and Vanowen - Uncle Mike's, 20844 Vanowen, at the south end of the strip mall. We drive 20 miles to Uncle Mike's for his pasta, pizza, antipasto, and especially his hot sub sandwiches.