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Lunch Near Van Nuys Courthouse

nosh | Nov 5, 201302:32 PM     18

Meeting a friend in two weeks. Van Nuys court is south of Victory near Van Nuys Blvd. Looking for a place with good food, well under $20 pp for a weekday lunch, relatively easy parking, hopefully table service.

My default is a suggestion i got on this board about a year ago requesting lunch options after Encino/Balboa. I really like Bamboo Forest, on the south side of Burbank just east of Kester. Great family-run Chinese place -- lunch specials range just under or over $6, including soup, a small salad, a big entree, eggroll and fried wonton. Their lightly fried pungent shrimp with broccoli in a sweet'n'sour sauce is very good -- I ask for the broccoli to be cooked in the sauce. Their orange chicken has white meat, thinly sliced pieces fried crisp-tender -- probably the best version of this dish I've had. And I like the mongolian beef ordered spicy. Best hot'n'sour soup I've found in SoCal.

So if you can challenge that, I'd love to try your suggestions.

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