Chow hound spots NoHo
I'm moving to my new house in a week or two. I've done a search, and the topics that come up are scattered and annoying to look through. What are the chow hound spots in Noho.
ANy type of food, any price range.
List the Thai, my husband likes it, although I do not.
Skaf's, Carnival, Cedar House, all Lebanese.
Swan, Sunshine, Sri Siam, Bua Siam, Krua, Khun Dang, all Thai.
Las Quenas, Puro Sabor, El Hatuchay, all Peruvian.
Your choice of sushi restaurants in Southern North Hollywo... er, Studio City.
El Criollo, Porto's, Cuban.
El Taco Llama (Magnolia/Bakman), tacos
re: Das Ubergeek
Going to be in NoHo next week -- had to look up all these places, and figured others might as well benefit from my typing. Thanks for the list, Das!
Krua Thai Restaurant
13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
12728 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
12853 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
12708 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
6008 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Cedar House Cafe
4805 Whitsett Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91607
4356 Woodman Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sri Siam Cafe
12843 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, CA 91605
6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
12924 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Sunshine Thai Cuisine
13212 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Khun Dang Restaurant
13436 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
NoHo proper and spittin' distance.
NoHo-KC Barbeque Co., Maximillian's(austro-hungarian),Caioti(pizza), Coley's(jamaican, but not great), Win's II Thai(average Thai)
Very close-Don Huarache(DF style), Nica's Kitchen(nicaraguan),La Raza(tortas ahogadas and other Tapatio treats)
Hop-skip-and-a-jump-La Perla Del Pacifico(colombian), Las Quenas(peruvian)
As DU said, sushi on Ventura Bl. ,including Nozawa and Asanebo.
I really enjoy the food at El Katracho. It's Honduran, which tastes almost like a cross between Mexican and Caribbean food. The staff are very friendly, the restaurant is low-key and the food is just plain delicious. It's an ideal lunch spot.
Some of favorites are their baleadas (a wheat tortilla stuffed with fried beans and other assorted tasty things, like crema, meat, etc.), conch soup with coconut milk, and fried plantains topped with ground beef.
But honestly, I haven't had a bad dish there.
El Katracho Restaurant
14838 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
actually, EL Katracho is about 2 minutes from the apartment I am moving out of, and rather not very close to my NoHo house-a fifteen minute or longer drive. I love it too, and will miss being so close to it. I am looking for spots in NoHo or within 5-7 minutes or so of the Burbank/Cahuenga intersection
I thought it was kinda North Of Toluca Lake, but heck, Toluca Lake has more "oomph" to it!
Thanks for the recs! I want to try Chez Nous. And Ca Del Sole. Right now, I'm thinking about Little Toni's. DO they only take reservations for 10 or more? Someone told me that.
Any good bakeries (besides Chez Nous)-? they could be armenian, israeli, French, Italian, Cuban (I know about Porto's) and such.
Also, where can a person get really good indian around there?
re: Brussels Sprout
I was completely and utterly unimpressed by Chez Nous. Ca' del Sole is tasty but is quite expensive. Little Toni's is really not a reservations kind of place.
Here's a list of very good bakeries in NoHo: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/351871
Lal Mirch in Studio City (extreme southern North Hollywood) gets good reviews. I also like Bollywood.
I was there a year ago for lunch. Interesting food, and a surprisingly warm and charming setting (considering it's stuck behind a hair salon on Riverside Drive.)
Unfortunately the day I went we had absolutely horrendous service (let me put it this way -- we waited so long I had to leave and return to work, one of my co-workers brought me my entree in a to-go box.)
Despite this I've wanted to give it a second try, just on the basis of the atmosphere and the quality of the food.
Here's my map of my favorites in the area, where I have lived and/or worked for almost thirty years:
That map is a little out-of-date and I haven't yet figured out how to edit it, so the Swinging Door BBQ is gone, Villa Sorrento is now a Jamaican place I haven't tried, and Sitton's changed its name to Andrew's (but the menu is exactly the same.)
Little Toni's is solid old-school Italian, open for dinner only (most nights until 2 am). I have been there hundreds of times and have never needed a reservation. Along with Toni's, Pit Fire is probably my favorite NH pizza, Joe Peep's in third place has gone a little downhill.
If you've never had beef Wellington in a restaurant, Le Petit Chateau is definitely worth a try.
HyMart is great for Gyros. HealthyCA is good for take-out sandwiches, salads and smoothies, only open weekdays and sometimes up to a forty-minute wait.
Ned's on Magnolia is the best place for breakfast in the East Valley (closely followed by Chez Nous).
I'm partial to Salomi on Lankershim, which was George Harrison's favorite Indian food in L.A. I've also heard good things about 818 Masala which is across the street from Barsac.
A year ago, Jonathan Gold predicted NoHo would be the next Culver City. We shall see ...
re: Brussels Sprout
I've always been partial to the patty melt at Andrew's (fka Sittons) on Magnolia. Other CHers tend to revolt at the very idea of the place. YMMV.
The How's Market off Lankershim just south of the Red Line may be the best market in the immediate NoHo area. (How's is a mini-chain run by the family that ran the Hughes market chain before they were bought out by Ralphs.) They have pretty good burgers at their food service counter. And on Sundays, all the How's outlets offer barbecued tri-tip to die for, whole to take home or in great sandwiches.
The Gelson's at Laurel Canyon and Riverside is the original of the chain and the largest of the ones I've been to. Across the street on Laurel Canyon, surprisingly good burgers and pie (if not much else) at the Four N 20 coffee shop.
One of these days, the Counter might actually open in Studio City and we'll have close access to one of the best burgers in So Cal.
Nearest seafood that comes to mind is the Oyster Saloon on Moorpark near Whitsett, which to be honest I haven't been to for many years. And sorry, but you'll have to tell *me* what NoBar is!