Top 10 Sun Valley Restaurants

Sun Valley is fast becoming a magnet for foodies throughout the Southland. With options like those on this list it’s not hard to see why.

Salsa & Beer

11669 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91607

(747) 248-5633

This Mexican Food eatery and beer bar is located on the border of Sun Valley, CA. Like many Sun Valley establishments, it’s one of those hidden gems that only locals seem to frequent. Patrons have raved about the food being the best Mexican food they’ve ever had. High on the list is the carne asada and cheese enchilada. A full list of Mexican beers will help you enjoy the generous portions. Outdoor seating is also a claim to this restaurant’s fame.

786 Degrees

8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 939-6566

This Sun Valley pizza/Italian restaurant gets good reviews from diners and has a unique take on pizza, incorporating Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. Lines out the door are a sure sign they’re doing something right. Dishes include Habibi pizza and Bombay Tikka Massala pizza. It’s well worth a visit to sample something unique.

Chiguacle Sabor Ancestral

8255 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 394-9405

Another hidden Mexican gem in Sun Valley, this place also gets raves for many of their dishes. Shout outs go to the different styles of mole served as well as ceviche. Many diners choose the Sunday brunch to sample the flavors. Try the flan or churros for dessert.

Burrito Bomba

8024 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91605

(818) 293-8291

This breakfast-centered “pop up” restaurant stakes its reputation on the best, new, freshest and most original breakfast burritos in L.A. One look at some of the photos online and you’ll understand just how gigantic these burritos are. Dedication to quality ingredients keeps hungry diners coming back. The “Bomba” style refers to cheese encrusted tortillas and diners give it two thumbs up. High marks too for fresh homemade salsa. One word seems to crop up in almost every review of the place: amazing. Try it yourself and see.

Chiba Restaurant

7515 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 765-9119

No, not every restaurant in Sun Valley serves Mexican food. Chiba is an “insanely popular” sushi bar frequented by many locals in the know. While parking may be tight, diners say this place is “worth the wait.” Reviewers give it consistently 4 to 5 stars. Sushi aficianados highlight the Tennessee and Sunset rolls. Others call this place the “best sushi in the world.” The place gets more high marks for atmosphere.

Slangin’ Birdz

8731 Glenoaks Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(323) 533-5222

Slangin’ Birdz is a relatively new face in the Sun Valley food scene. They’ve based this pop up chicken shop on Nashville’s hot chicken sandwich restaurants but add their own twist on the cuisine. Diners say this place has “amazing quality” and is “the bomb.” Food is prepared before your eyes so you’re looking at the chicken and fries which will be on your plate in mere moments. Diners also give good marks for great customer service.

Zest Grill House

8823 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 200-0204

Another newcomer to Sun Valley is Zest Grill House, a casual eatery dedicated to superb Mediterranean cuisine. Satisfied diners agree that the food is great. Case in point: chicken crispy outside, juicy inside. Still others praise the tahini dressing on the caesar salad and beef shawarma. “Amazing flavors” and “fresh food” get repeated often.

Sushi Dragon

8069 Vineland Ave
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 394-9313

Located on Vineland in Sun Valley, Sushi Dragon is another gem. “Amazing,” “Outstanding” and “Excellent” are well worn superlatives here. While unassuming from the outside, diners like the atmosphere and vibe once inside. The blue crap hand roll and teriyaki chicken get special mention. Not least of all, the attentive and prompt service keep patrons happy.

Chai Thung Thai Restaurant

8430 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 768-1976

Another Asian eatery, Chai Thung Thai is located on Sunland Blvd. in Sun Valley. The space is not large and there may be a wait but newcomers and regulars alike say it’s worth it. Diners enjoy tasty, authentic Thai food and the establishment has a loyal following built up over the years. Recommendations include Pineapple fried rice, Pork jerky and Yellow Curry.

The Mandarin Terrace

8815 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 768-9888

Joining the list of other Asian fare in Sun Valley is The Mandarin Terrace. Located on Sunland Blvd., these Chinese restaurant has gained a reputation among locals for its outstanding cuisine. Diners enjoy the freshness of the dishes as well as the variety. Like most Sun Valley establishments, this is another “hidden gem.” “Absolutely delicious!” is how one reviewer puts it.