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I need to take a client to lunch in or around Chatsworth. Only problem... he's vegetarian. Any suggestions?

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  1. I don't know about going with a client cause it's not upscale (I'm being kind) but I really love some of the veggie dishes at Tawakal. The eggplant and dal both ordered xtra spicy/hot are trancendent. Other veg dishes, raita, mango lassi and naan are good as well!
    This is a Pakistani restaurant, owned by an Afghani fellow that lived in Karachi, Pakistan for years. Meat dishes including Nihari, Haleem, Karahi Gosht, whatever he calls his version of tandoori chicken...........all good!

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    Tawakal Tandori - Halal Restaurant
    21617 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

    1. We like Punjab Palace quite a bit. They have done several parties for us - catering our daughter's graduation party, our nephew's engagement party, the last two annual picnics for our college alumni association. They have a wide selection of vegetarian items, both in their lunch buffet, as well as in their a la carte menu.

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      Punjab Palace
      19524 Nordhoff St Ste 12, Northridge, CA 91324

      1. Woodlands is a completely vegetarian, South Indian style cuisine. Very delicious and unique food, not great ambiance, but for a business lunch is just fine.

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        Woodlands
        9840 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA 91311

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        1. re: ciaolette

          I second Woodlands. For a casual lunch, you can do India Sweets and Spices on Sherman Way at Topanga. Good indian vegetarian fast food, but not ambiance.

        2. Though an arms throw - on Reseda/Sherman Way- don't forget about Vinh Loi Tofu
          www.vinhloitofu.com Vietnamese. Worth the arms throw

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          1. re: Kitchen Queen

            although i adore their food, i would not go to vinh loi tofu for a business lunch.
            imho, way too informal.

          2. Vegetable Delight on Chatsworth near Zelzah is strictly vegetarian Chinese, and usually pretty darn good. Woodlands indian on Lassen and Topanga is vegetarian and consistently good.

            1. Thank you everyone for the suggestions.

              So I got to his office, and before I could suggest something, he pronounced that he would like to go to Wood Fire Grill (who knew???). We went there, and he had a portobello mushroom sandwich with fries that looked pretty good. I had the lunch special.

              The tortilla soup with chicken was the thick kind with tortilla strips and melted cheese over the top. It had some sort of chopped leaves as well, which tasted a little like seaweed (which I love, but not on tortilla soup). Not a deal-killer, but completely out of place.

              The BBQ tri tip sanwich was not good. The meat was seemingly microwaved as the texture was not what you would expect if the meat was actually cooked over a grill onsite. But the sauce was interesting.

              The macaroni and cheese side dish was awesome. I grew up with Kraft, and this is right in the same ballpark, but better. I wanted to think it was baked, as there was a little crust on part of it, but in retrospect it might have been oxidation.

              As to the other places in Chatsworth, THANK YOU so much for the suggestions. I'll be spending several months in the area after the first of the year, and I now have a list of places to take him.