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good cheap near the 405 and Ventura Blvd.

ellenbloch Nov 13, 2008 10:27 AM

Where should we go to eat in the valley? We generally try to stay as close to the 405 as possible because we come from all over. Any suggestions for good and inexpensive food?

  1. Bob Brooks Nov 13, 2008 01:38 PM

    Within a block or so you have La Frite, Buon Cucina and Simon's. In the Galleria, you have P.F. Changs, El Torito Grill and The Cheesecake Factory. I would avoid Sisley's at all costs.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks
      Servorg Nov 13, 2008 05:29 PM

      Bob's suggestion of Simon's Cafe is a great idea: http://www.simonscafe.com/

      Recent CH review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/568528

      Simon's Café
      4515 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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      bosanova99 Nov 13, 2008 03:07 PM

      California Chicken Cafe, Rosti, Marmalade Cafe. I agree, stay away from Siscily!

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        Pineapple099 Nov 13, 2008 04:39 PM

        Inexpensive food near 405 and Ventura Blvd?
        There's always 'Mickey D's, El Pollo Loco.
        But seriously, my favorite is 'The Cheesecake Factory! Mmmmmm!

        1. BeenThereAteThat Nov 13, 2008 06:05 PM

          Zankou! Very good. Very cheap.

          Zankou Chicken
          5658 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 103, Van Nuys, CA 91411

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            paprkutr Nov 13, 2008 06:29 PM

            Why not go a little further east to Ventura and Woodman and go to Carnival,.. The food is great and reasonable.

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              valleyvillagefoodie Nov 13, 2008 08:38 PM

              How cheap are you looking? There is a good mexican place called El Rancho at 15030 Ventura Blvd. It's a small, cheap place. The Italian restaurant next to Simons, Cucina Bene, is amazing. I love going there for lunch. The lunches are between $8-$14.

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                ellenbloch Jan 14, 2009 11:56 AM

                thansk for all the suggestions

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