You'd be hard pressed to find a club bumping loud music well into the early morning hours in North Hollywood. But you will find lots of late night spots to dig in on some delicious grub! So if you ever find your way over the hill past midnight with a rumbling in your stomach, here are a few restaurants, diners and fast food joints you should definitely check out.
The North Hollywood Diner: Whether you call it Andrew's, Sitton's, or The North Hollywood Diner, since 1959 the coffee shop located at 11329 Magnolia Boulevard has been serving up all types of delicious eats to NoHo residents 24-hours a day. The menu here is fairly large, and includes just about everything considered American cuisine – from pork chops and fried chicken for dinner, to cheesecake and root beer floats for dessert. The service is always great, the food is always hot and fresh, and yes, they even do take-out orders by phone. Check out their full menu at www.thenohodiner.com.
11329 Magnolia Blvd., 91601; 818-761-3341
Little Toni's: Pizza until 2 a.m.? Well you can always go to Domino's (pass!). Or you can head over to Little Toni's on Lankershim for a really great slice of their thin crust. No one knows exactly how long Little Toni's has been around. In fact, once you walk inside you'll swear you've been transported back into a classic New York style pizza joint straight out of The Godfather – we're talking checkered table cloths and red leather booths! And just in case you're not in the mood for pizza, Little Toni's also offers an array of classic Italian favorites, like stuffed shells, sausage and peppers, and of course, spaghetti with meatballs.
4745 Lankershim Blvd., 91602; 818-763-0131
Taco's Mexico: Every Tuesday, all the tacos here – including their chicken, steak and pork options – are 65 cents. That's reason enough to head over to Taco's Mexico on Sherman Way. Even better is the fact that it never closes! So if the bars have just closed and you're in the mood for some really cheap, and really tasty, Mexican food from a taco joint that doesn't have “Bell” in its name, then look no further. How cheap? Put it this way, for less than the current price of a gallon of gas, you can fill up on a ton of food.
12730 Sherman Way, 91605; 818-764-0370
Krua Thai Restaurant: Don't let its strip mall locale fool you. People from all over L.A. come to Krua Thai Restaurant for their pad Thai, which has consistently been voted “Best in the City.” Whether you get it with shrimp or tofu, spicy or plain, it won't disappoint. So why else should you go there? How about the fact that it's open until 3:30 a.m., seven days a week? Hmm, I probably should've mentioned that first, huh?
13130 Sherman Way, 91605; 818-759-7998
Café Noho: With all this talk about food, what if you're just looking to chill with some friends at a hookah lounge? Well at Café Noho you can enjoy anyone of their exotic hookah flavors, as you get down on some spicy buffalo wings, chicken kabobs, and dozens of other items on their fusion menu of American and Mediterranean favorites. I just wouldn't recommend doing both at the same time (that would be bad). Café Noho is open until 2 a.m. on weekends.
11040 Magnolia Blvd., 91601; 818-691-7228
Daniel's Tacos: If you're looking for a lot of tacos, late at night, then Daniel's Tacos in NoHo is the place to go to. At a $1.25, the tacos are cheap, meaning you can get a lot to fill up on, and still have a few bucks left over for a tasty horchata to wash it down with. Daniel's also has a free salsa bar where you can load up on everything from pico de gallo to sour cream – they even have spicy carrots! So you'll never have to feel guilty about asking for more. Hmm, I wonder what if the same can be said about the Del Taco drive thru?
7956 Vineland Ave., 91353; 818-759-0721
Four ‘N 20: Is it ever not a good time for a nice warm slice of homemade pie? The owners of Four ‘N 20 in North Hollywood don’t think so, because they’ve been serving up some of the best fruit, cream and specialty pies in the Valley since 1969! They’ve got Dutch apple and cherry pies; banana and coconut cream; they’ve even got boysenberry! Even if you’re not in the mood for pie, Four ‘N 20 is also serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert (we’re talking hot fudge sundaes!) throughout the day. Four ‘N 20 closes at 10 p.m.
4723 Laurel Canyon Blvd., 91607; 818-761-5128