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Jan 17, 2008 10:50 AM

Best Cheap Eat in sherman oaks area

Whats a good bang for the buck under 10 bucks in the sherman oaks area?

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  1. El Katracho on Burbank
    Pico Pica on Magnolia
    The Stand hot dogs in Encino on Ventura
    Zankou Chicken on Sepulveda
    Pita House on Van Nuys
    LEda's Cupcakes on Ventura
    Lemongrass on Van Nuys
    Farm Boy FroYo at Farm Boy on Riverside

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    1. re: Diana

      Good ones!

      Not quite Sherman Oaks, but I'd include pho on Sepulveda/Victory too.

      1. re: Diana

        I'm glad you mentioned Pico Pico. All of the corn tortillas are hecho de mano. That means the tacos, sopes, and huaraches are all on great tortillas. I love their carnitas, which is unusual for me. The biggest problem is consistency. When the older woman is working behind the counter, the tortillas and meats are great. When she is not there, they are good, but not as good as when she is.

        Sam Woo on Sepulveda and Victory is technically not Sherman Oaks, but for under $10, you can get a half duck or bbq pork from their counter.

        There is a new cupcake place that just opened in the center at Noble and Ventura. It is called Puddin' Out Cupcakes. I didn't try their cupcakes (the flavors at the time did not appeal to me), but I tasted a cookie and brownie. Very good. I think their prices are a little better than Leda's, which I also love.

        In that same center is Limelight Yogurt. It is a Pinkberry clone, but the yogurt is excellent and they have more toppings than either Pinkberry and Ce Fiore. Unfortunately, I fear they will not survive if Pinkberry moves in across the street, as rumored.

        Near Van Nuys Blvd is Spumoni. You can usually get pasta for just about $10. When you eat in, the restaurant often gives a free tiramisu for dessert.

      2. Bring back the Weiner Factory!!

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        1. re: omakase

          Well, QT's hot dogs on Woodman between Ventura & Moorpark are very good as an alternative.

        2. La Fogata for Mexican fare. Great value all day long but especially at breakfast where omelets loaded with ingredients are served with beans, rice and tortillas for $5.50 including coffee.

          1. Tacos El Zorro (N. Hollywood but close enough I deem) northeast corner of Sherman Way and Coldwater. Tacos La Fonda (maybe too far from the target zone), northwest corner of Vineland and Vanowen in the car wash lot after 6:30 PM. Ate at La Fonda last night, 4 superb tacos washed down with a Jarritos for $7.00.

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            1. re: ebethsdad

              sushi don sasabune. NOT sherman Oaks but close enogu. Laurel Canyon and Riverside.

            2. Tommy's - Carney's - Nat's Early Bite - The Dip.

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              1. re: fishyak

                About The Dip...

                I've circled that place many times trying to get a parking space and it just doesn't happen.

                Where do you park when their places are full?

                1. re: mar52

                  IN one of the lots in back alley behind the stores, on the streets nearby, that kind of thing.