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Aug 17, 2009 09:12 PM

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.

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    1. re: mrfood16

      Strong second to Hummus B&G. An excellent restaurant, and very inexpensive.

    2. 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

      1. For low-end (pricewise) dining next to CSUN get to India Sweets & Spices... or Mandarin Deli for a more sit-down dinner. You are actually in a great place for chow.

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        1. re: theonceler

          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.

          Other ideas:

          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.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            The banh mi place is Sandwich Express. Good rolls.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Also the duck curry with rice at Pho So1 Ymmmmm!

              1. 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).

            2. 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)

              A&W Seafood Restaurant
              9306 Reseda Blvd
              Northridge, CA 91324-2926
              (818) 882-6668‎

              Top Thai (for their Northern Thai specialties found at the back of their menu


              Top Thai Cuisine
              7333 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335

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              1. re: Servorg

                One other thought, Vinh Loi for Vietnamese Tofu / Vegan. Great place without a doubt.


                Vinh Loi Tofu
                18625 Sherman Way Ste 101, Reseda, CA 91335

              2. 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...