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Need good variety of soup options in SF Valley

lapizzamaven Jan 26, 2012 11:10 AM

Need help finding a restaurant with good soup options in SF Valley...Brent's is solid but sometimes too far. Prefer Encino/Sherman Oaks/Studio City...

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    HaroldandMaude RE: lapizzamaven Jan 26, 2012 11:21 AM

    Urban Salad Bar on Ventura in Encinco, fresh local and many organic ingredients

    1. mucho gordo RE: lapizzamaven Jan 26, 2012 03:00 PM

      Is Woodland Hills too far?? There's a place on Ventura just west of Desoto. I don't recall the exact name. It is not a SouPlantation chain but 'Soup' is part of the name; Soup 'n' Sandwich???
      I believe Salads Galore on Ventura and Balboa in Encino offers a large selection of soups.

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        lapizzamaven RE: mucho gordo Jan 28, 2012 02:13 PM

        Hey mucho gordo! Muchas gracias ...Salads Galore worked out well...good choice of soups for Mom who needs something ez to swallow. I shoulda mentioned looking for non pho or Chinese soups...I'll go for those myself.

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          mucho gordo RE: lapizzamaven Jan 28, 2012 05:46 PM

          GREAT!! I'm glad I was able to help.

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        silence9 RE: lapizzamaven Jan 26, 2012 03:08 PM

        The various pho permutations at Pho So 1 in Van Nuys at Sepulveda & Victory; generous with the fresh herb condiments They also have comforting rice porridge...

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          chuck RE: lapizzamaven Jan 26, 2012 06:24 PM

          Check out Gio Cucina Napolitano in Encino. They always have 4 or 5 fresh soups on their menu.

          1. lapizzamaven RE: lapizzamaven Jan 27, 2012 08:01 AM

            thanks y'all...will report back.

            1. Bob Brooks RE: lapizzamaven Jan 27, 2012 12:23 PM

              There's also Jinya Ramen in Studio City.

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                Gnoop RE: lapizzamaven Jan 27, 2012 04:41 PM

                For ramen, there's Ramen Nippon on Reseda south of Saticoy.

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                  Jwsel RE: lapizzamaven Jan 28, 2012 12:12 AM

                  For Chinese hot and sour soup, my personal favorite are from Bamboo Forest in Sherman Oaks (a dive on Burbank at Kester) and A&W Seafood in Northridge.(at Reseda and Prarie).

                  Krua Thai has a lot of great Thai soups. I love their Tom Yum, Tom Kha Gai, and Seafood soups. They also have a variety of soup noodles.

                  For pho, Pho So 1 and Pho 999 are across the street from one another on Sepulveda, just north of Victory. They are both good, though I tend to find myself at Pho 999 more than Pho So 1.

                  Bamboo Forest Chinese Restaurant
                  14834 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

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