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Day off in San Fernando Valley

angelaffre May 19, 2008 11:54 AM

I have the day off and would love some suggestions for lunch.
I want something different and fairly inexpensive.
no mexican food or american diner type
something ethnic and that i will talk for a while-lol

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    Diana RE: angelaffre May 19, 2008 11:57 AM

    Alexis Greek Cafe in Northridge on Reseda

    Daichan Japanese SOul Food on Ventura in Studio

    Kyushu Ramen on Sherman Way in Van Nuys

    Pho 99 in Van Nuys on Sepulveda

    Woodlands Pure Buffet on Topanga Canyon in Chatsworth

    Hummus Bar on Ventura in Tarzana

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      angelaffre RE: Diana May 19, 2008 12:41 PM

      thank you- i will try the van nuys ones - im a block away

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      Diana RE: angelaffre May 19, 2008 12:46 PM

      Cool! Also think about Zankou on Sepulveda in Van Nuys, right near Burbank.

      1. Maxmillion RE: angelaffre May 19, 2008 12:55 PM

        Have you ever tried HealthyCa ("health-i-ca") on Lankershim? It's not so much a cool place to sit and eat (tho they do have tables and a sunny window) but the food is out of this world and affordable and super fresh and healthy and extra yummy.

        Best. Salads. EVER.

        Here's my review with pix:


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          sel RE: Maxmillion May 19, 2008 08:31 PM

          I like the sandwiches at Healthy CA but I love their fresh juice drink called 'The Fighter' which is pineapple, grape, orange, ginger and cayenne. So good that I dragged the old Champion Juicer out and now duplicate it at home!

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          WHills RE: angelaffre May 19, 2008 07:25 PM

          How about Katsu-ya in Encino on Ventura?

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