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North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley located in the city of Los Angeles. Despite the similar name, North Hollywood does not share a border with Hollywood, which is located several miles to the southeast.

North Hollywood is well-known for an infamous bank robbery in 1997 in which the robbers wore military-style body armor and carried an arsenal of assault weapons, resulting in a shootout that involved over 370 police officers over a period of approximately forty-five minutes.

Get in

North Hollywood is the terminus for both the Metro Rail Red Line and the Metro Orange Line busway.

Get around

The NoHo Arts District is walkable

See

Art in the NoHo Art Gallery on Lankershim.

Do

North Hollywood is known for its numerous small independent theatres. The most famous is the El Portal on Lankershim and Weddington.

Buy

Small boutiques and thrift shops are found along Lankershim between Chandler and Camarillo, and along Magnolia between Tujunga and Vineland. Some of the shops are being replaced by newer trendy shops as North Hollywood gentrifies.

Eat

Chinese Delight, 5952 Lankershim Blvd. (818) 508 8858. Good, unpretentious, and cheap Chinese food with a devoted local following. [1]

Golden Chopsticks, 5206 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (818) 506-0116. "New York Chinese food", high quality and reasonably priced.


Places right across the street from the now defunct Henry's Tacos include a 7-11, a sushi bar (there are over 200 of the former and latter in the Valley), Jennifer's Coffee, and Holly's Donut. Go down Tujunga Ave. (Henry's Tacos was on the intersection of Tujunga and Moorpark) and you'll reach Vitello's, the Italian restaurant and the site where Robert Blake's wife was found dead (after he had to go back into the restaurant to retrieve his gun), and Aroma Cafe- a smaller, more cozy version of Starbucks.

Along Lankershim can be found several gems including, Vicious Hot Dogs, Big Mama's Pizza, Eclectic Cafe, Indie Coffee, and Salomi Indian Restuarant.

North of the gentrified "Arts District" is a working class neighborhood largely populated by Latinos. Delicious authentic street food can be found along such streets as Vineland (north of Burbank) including numerous taco trucks and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. These are affordable options that are usually open late.

Drink

  • Tonga Hut. 1950's tiki bar on Victory at Coldwater Canyon.
  • Big Wang's. Beer, wings, and sports. On Lankershim at Chandler.
  • Skinny's. Hip neighborhood lounge.

Sleep

  • Best Western Mikado Hotel, 12600 Riverside Drive, +1 818 763-9141 (fax: +1 818 752-1045), [2].
  • Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 4222 Vineland Avenue, +1-800-238-3759 (fax: +1-818-766-0112), [3]. This California, mission style hotel at Universal Studios Hollywood is nestled on seven beautifully landscaped acres, with two towers featuring 255 rooms, 12 of which are spacious suites. You will enjoy the gardens and meandering courtyard from your balcony, with a view ideal for getting away from it all. Yet it's only minutes from many Hollywood and Los Angeles attractions. .

Get out

  • Studio City - This neighboring city is home to CBS Studios and a host of restaurants, including those on LA's "sushi alley" on Ventura Boulevard.
  • Universal City - Another neighboring city, Universal City is home to Universal Studios.
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