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mystererae Dec 17, 2010 10:08 AM

Chowhounds,

I need help finding a venue in the Burbank/Toluca Lake/North Hollywood area for my kung fu school's holiday party. We're a very diverse group so the restaurant has to fit these criteria:

1) Big enough for 30-50 people and willing to reserve space or has a private room.
2) Family friendly... we have everything from babies up to folks in their 60s-70s. Not Chuck-E-Cheese but can't roll their eyes at kids running around.
3) Relatively cheap... $10 or under per person. Think pizza parlor budget. Family style or individual portions okay.
4) BYOB would be amazing but isn't necessary.
5) Parking cannot be a huge hassle.

I originally would have liked to have it at Dinos on Burbank Blvd but they are not willing to save their dining room for us even if I guarantee a $ amount. Tony's Bella Vista is a little expensive and formal, and Shakey's was vetoed although something similar would make sense.

I have no other ideas and the party is coming soon (on the night of the 23rd). Please help!

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Shakeys
2200 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

Tony's Bella Vista Restaurant
3116 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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    akikonomu RE: mystererae Dec 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    Maybe you could contact this place?
    http://www.montecarlodeli.com/index.p...

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      mystererae RE: akikonomu Dec 17, 2010 05:51 PM

      This is a possibility, although honestly I think the pizza is terrible, some of the other stuff is OK. But I was hoping for a place a little more fun for the kids.

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      sel RE: mystererae Dec 17, 2010 12:06 PM

      While I do like Dino's, seems kinda small for 50 people.
      Our kwoon has it's holiday party on site, catered (Chinese food) and students bring various potluck dishes as well. If your space is large enough maybe Dino's or another restaurant could supply the grub?

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        mystererae RE: sel Dec 17, 2010 05:50 PM

        We usually have ours on-site potluck style too but we recently moved to a new (very clean) kwoon and were wondering if we could possibly have it somewhere else to minimize mess. :)

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        granadafan RE: mystererae Dec 17, 2010 07:34 PM

        "I need help finding a venue in the Burbank/Toluca Lake/North Hollywood area for my kung fu school's holiday party. We're a very diverse group so the restaurant has to fit these criteria:"

        Well, if the food and service stink you can always kick their arses!

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          Galen RE: mystererae Dec 17, 2010 10:30 PM

          Every year the agency I'm with has their Xmas party at Sri Siam Thai Restaurant in N. Hollywood. They let us have the back half of the restaurant and set up a buffet for us: BBQ Thai chicken, Pad Thai, fried rice, fried won tons, etc. Their super reasonable and very friendly. Here's their link: http://www.srisiamcafe1.com/

          1. ocshooter RE: mystererae Dec 19, 2010 11:41 AM

            How about Little Toni's Pizza on Lankershim? They should be able to put you in a private areas and the budget should be about right. Parking is not great though.

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            Little Toni's
            4745 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602

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