Dining in Sun Valley, CA

There are a number of notable eateries in Sun Valley, California. So much so that the selection rivals anywhere in Southern California (or the rest of the country, for that matter). Here’s a list of the top ten restaurants in our city. We think Sun Valley is fast becoming a food mecca and this list will show you why.

Ay Papa Que Rico

8204 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley,CA 91352
(818) 962-3290

This Cuban barbecue restaurant has developed quite a following. Diners enjoy the Cuban sandwiches as well as pollo dishes. One repeat customer sings the praises of the chicken quesadilla (not expecting it to be so good). This place is located on Sunland Blvd. and has a large covered patio. Customers flock back after sampling the fare. Customer service is rated extremely high, too.

Seventeen Cafe

7734 San Fernando Rd
Sun Valley,CA 91352
(747) 223-2056

This kind-of-hidden sandwich shop gets high marks from the clientele. A pleasing aroma draws you into the establishment and the food does not disappoint. Diners talk about the Olivier Salad Sandwich, oven-roasted turkey and egg salad on a bagel. Diners recommend taking out rather than dining in, however others love the patio area surrounded by succulents. One diner says you can feel the love that goes into these sandwiches.

The Six Chow House

12650 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-2319

Not far from Sun Valley, this gastropub receives praise for quick service and great food. Topping the list is the peach burrata pizza which gets an “insanely good” from one diner. Other dishes of note include buffalo cauliflower and breakfast burrito. The place is a no-frills kind of restaurant and there’s ample parking on the street. Offers reservations

Mi Ranchito Veracruz

13363 Saticoy St
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 287-6911

This Mexican eatery draws rave reviews for its authentic, regional Mexican cuisine such as tamales cooked in banana leaves, chicken mole and breakfast burritos among others. One reviewer writes it’s “five stars, hands down!” Superlatives like “phenomenal abound” in diners’ reviews. Known as a hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant, don’t let the appearance deceive you. There’s some great Mexican flavors here.

Chai Thung Thai Restaurant

8430 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 768-1976

Chai Thung Thai is another Sun Valley restaurant with a great following. Many of its customers are repeat visitors which speak to the deliciousness of the food. The Yellow Curry is a crowd pleaser as are the Tom Young Gai, fried spicy boar and Boat Noodle dishes. Great customer service gets high marks as does their delivery service. “Best Thai food in the Valley” writes one happy customer.

Old Sicily Pizza

12061 Strathern St
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 771-0303

Old Sicily Pizza serves up pizza as well as burgers and other fare. Like other restaurants on this list the great reviews are legion among Valley diners. One customer calls the pepperoni pizza “incredible.” Another professional chef says she was “utterly impressed” by how good the pizza was. Others compliment the staff and service.

RJM Mexican Grill

8181 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 983-6919

Another Mexican offering in the Sun Valley area, RJM Mexican Grill serves up delicious Mexican cuisine as well as breakfast fare and smoothies. Like so many others on our list, clients call this another “hidden gem.” The “amazing” service and “zero attitude” win raves from customers. One says this place could compete with any restaurant anywhere. It’s a go-to spot for many hungry diners on their lunch hour.

NoHo Cafe

5964 Laurel Canyon
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 509-7973

This Mediterranean/Persian establishment also draws kudos from diners. Some rave about the salmon kabobs. Others love the size of the portions. As one says, it never disappoints. Highlights include lentil soup and outstanding falafel (best ever as one put it). Good service, good prices and good portions. This mom and pop eatery should be on your list of go-to places.

Jimmy’s Burgers

7441 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 764-7528

Another Sun Valley hole-in-the-wall that delights customers. Diners love the menu replete with all sorts of comfort foods from burgers to omelets. Diners say the place looks like it’s stuck in an 80s time warp but it doesn’t make a difference in the quality of the food. Jimmy’s has been a staple in Sun Valley for years and has a loyal clientele. The chili cheese fries are touted as the best in the world. For old time, feel-good fare, Jimmy’s hits the spot.

Huaraches & Quesadillas Chayito

8959 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 455-5770

This Mexican food truck serves up some great grub. For those uninitiated into the world of huaraches, it may blow your mind. Words like “bomb” get thrown around in diners’ reviews. Fresh homemade tortillas get raves. Friendly service and great attitude keep people coming back. So do the low prices. Recommended: asada huaraches. Note that they only accept cash.