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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.


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  1. 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

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    1. 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

      Swan Restaurant
      12728 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      El Hatuchay
      12853 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Las Quenas
      12708 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Skaf's Grill
      6008 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

      Cedar House Cafe
      4805 Whitsett Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91607

      Carnival Restaurant
      4356 Woodman Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

      Sri Siam Cafe
      12843 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, CA 91605

      Puro Sabor
      6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

      Bua Siam
      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

      1. I love Skaf's
        Also check out Kansas City BBQ Company on magnolia

        1. 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.

          1. 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

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            1. re: noahbites

              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

              1. re: Brussels Sprout

                I would call that area more Toluca Lake than Noho. Suggestions would be Chez Nous (French), Toluca Garden (Chinese), Arunee House (Thai) and Ca Del Sole (Italian).

                1. re: foodie21

                  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?

                  Breakfast Joints?

                  1. 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.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      Hey Das, have you been to D'Cache? I can't recall. I keep trying to get here with my brother who lives in Burbank, but so far no joy.


                      10717 Riversde Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

                      1. re: Servorg

                        I haven't... looks potentially interesting.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          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.

                          1. re: maxzook

                            Thanks, Max. I did reread your old post. Wonder how it's aging? If you go again please update or post anew. It looks like you will probably beat me here in any case. (g)

                      2. re: Brussels Sprout

                        For Indian, go to Curry House on Lankershim and Whipple across from the 99 cent store....for breakfast, go to Eat on Magnolia just East of Lankershim. Try the Corned beef hash or any of the Benedicts, the hollandaise is excellent.

                        1. re: Brussels Sprout

                          Hugo's for breakfast. Skip the weird pasta-with-eggs thing though.

                          1. re: Das Ubergeek

                            IMHO, Pasta Mama (aka the pasta-with-eggs thing) is the best thing on their breakfast menu ...

                            ... when it isn't served cold, which in my experience is frequently the case at Hugo's.

                  2. 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 ...

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                    1. re: maxzook

                      For the record, Swinging Door BBQ at Vineland & Vanowen is open again (Hooray!)

                        1. re: Das Ubergeek

                          One of the cooks bought it from the previous owner. Same menu, same goodness.

                    2. Where can one get a good Burger in Noho? (in case I don't feel like going to Boneyard Bistro)

                      What about a great seafood place?

                      Someone tell me all about NoBar.

                      The best markets?

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                      1. 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!