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Dec 17, 2008 11:51 AM

Looking for NoHo Recommendations

We're going to see Smokey Joe's Cafe at the El Portal in North Hollywood this Saturday night. I went to a show last year at the El Portal and we ended up eating out of the area. We want to have drinks and dinner, and if possible, walk to the theatre. And I don't want to break the bank. Any suggestions? We're fairly open to kinds of food. Or, is it still better to eat elsewhere?

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  1. Within walking distance you are pretty much limited to the horrendous chains at NoHo Commons, Pitfire Pizza, Salomi Indian food, Vicious Dogs (great hotdogs by the way) and Eclectic Cafe.

    If you are willing to drive, you can get great Thai, Mexican, Lebanese and Sushi - all not too far away.

    1. Of the restaurants that bodie recommends within walking distance, I would go with Eclectic Cafe. I've had three lunches there, the most recent this week. Still want to try it for dinner. They have a large menu, it isn't overly expensive, and the food is decent. My friend had some very good sweet potato fries with his crabcake sandwich. I think it's just beer and wine though, no hard liquor from what I could see.

      1. Theres also great bbq at Kansas City BBQ Company on Magnolia just east of vineland
        and for great lebanese
        go to Skaf's at Oxnard and Laurel

        1. Caioti on Tujunga for interesting pizza and Italian options

          agree with any of the thai's.

          1. a bit further than a walk, but Barasc on Lankershim is very good as is Petit Chateau, also on Lankershim