New to SFV, where should I eat?!
I just moved to Northridge last week, and haven't really visited any restaurants/fast foods besides the chains. Where should I go? If you could make a list of places that are on the lower end of prices (I'm a college student!) as well as regular restaurants, that would be great.
Alexis Greek in Northridge
Puro Sabor in Van Nuys
Carnival in Sherman Oaks
Zankou Chicken Sherman Oaks
Brent's for Deli (but not so cheap)
Brother's BBQ in Woodland Hills
Hummus Bar and Grill in Tarzana
Lots of thai in NoHo
With all due respect, the IS&S near CSUN is not very good. It is well worth the drive to the India Sweets & Spices on Topanga Cyn and Sherman Way.
Vallarta Supermarket (any one) - carnitas special and tres leches cake, share with friends for $11
Skaf's Grill (Lebanese, NoHo), $7-$10
The banh mi (Viet sandwiches) places on Reseda and Sherman Way, $2.50 each
Manila Good-Ha on Woodman 1 block south of Roscoe for Filipino breakfast (tapsilog), $6
El Gallo Giro on VN Blvd. for Mexican antojitos, $7 or so
Pho So 1 on Reseda for pho and for bun dau hu ky (cool rice noodles with deep-fried tofu skin that has been stuffed with shrimp paste) and ca phè sua da (iced coffee with condensed milk), $6-$8
Second Emme's recs, especially the Thai places between Woodman and the 170. Some have $2.50 menus.
re: Das Ubergeek
I think maybe you've gone at the wrong time. A while ago I could have agreed with that (it seemed to hit a low point a few years ago), but in the past year or two they've changed things around several times. The hot food area has been expanded so there's better variety... and everything I've had there lately has been pretty great.
They also made the dining area quite nice as far as these places go, which isn't so true at Sherman Way unless things have changed recently there too.
Even disregarding the drive from CSUN I'd rather go there than Sherman Way (or Venice for that matter).
LA Lasagna Company in Northridge (if you want to have a party and need a great main course or just have something to bring home for yourself) http://www.lalasagnacompany.com/
A&W Seafood Restaurant
9306 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324-2926
Top Thai (for their Northern Thai specialties found at the back of their menu)
Top Thai Cuisine
7333 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335
Hi... Falafel King (on Reseda blvd), for gyro combos (and good free pickled beets and cabbage)... Fabs Hotdogs (Tampa and Vanowen) for snappy dogs, chili-cheese fries, and garlic tator tots... And Dos Arbolitos (off of Woodley) for comforting mexican combos...