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Budtender’s Choice: Great Grub Near The Higher Path Dispensary in Sherman Oaks

There’s an awful lot to love about living and working in sunny Sherman Oaks: The easygoing Southern California vibe mixed with the hustle and flow of Los Angeles, easy access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and of course the food!

Like greater Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks hosts an incredible array of vibrant and ethnic flavors. Right in our neighborhood, we’ve got classic Mexican, festive Greek, pristine seafood and more! Here’s a little sampler plate of our favorite Sherman Oaks restaurants!

The Higher Path’s Favorite Sherman Oaks Restaurants

sherman oaks restaurants the local peasant

The Local Peasant

3532, 14058 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 501-0234

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​Now THIS is our kind of place: Think a beautiful dark wood and sleek metal bar (with over a dozen local brews on tap), up-leveled happy hour specials like smoked chicken wings and a hearty, mile-high kale Caesar salad, and rock-solid takes on dinner classics like cedar-planked salmon and chili made with tender ribeye. Night owls take note: The fairly expansive bar menu is served til 1:15 am each night.

sherman oaks restaurants Wood & Water

Wood & Water

13359 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 855-1661

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This hip yet inviting seafood and chops place isn’t cheap, but for a special night out there’s no place better. You’ll find fresh takes on everything from Wagyu beef burgers to halibut tacos, but keep your focus on the stellar seafood, whether it’s cold and briny oysters, sliders reimagined with lobster or the showstopping whole crispy sea bass with an addictive Thai lemon dipping sauce.

Casa Vega Sherman Oaks Restaurants

Casa Vega

13301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 788-4868

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Mexican food is easy to find in Southern California, and when something is everywhere, it’s easy to take for granted. But this vintagey Mexican joint is a cut above, as much for the solid takes on classic dishes like taquitos con guacamole, Sonora-style crispy tacos, and chilaquiles. It’s a throwback to the 1950s, when it first opened its doors, and—especially when potentiated by a margarita or two—it’s an absolute blast.

Sherman Oaks Restaurants The Great Greek

The Great Greek

13362 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 905-5250

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Another trip back in time, this party-like eatery has been serving up Greek delicacies, live music and fun since 1984. You’ll find all the usual suspects here: Creamy yogurt dips, sharp feta cheese plates, briny olives, and toothsome stuffed grape leaves. It’s a genuine hoot, and the experience of sitting around a big table sharing salty and sweet delicacies with friends is a pleasure too often ignored.

Sherman Oaks Restaurants Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

14457 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 501-5400

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Translating to “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese, this well-loved chain serves up the deliciousness of Japanese grilled meats the fun way: By making YOU do the cooking! Each table comes equipped with a charcoal brazier in the middle so you can cook up savory miso-marinated pork belly, garlic-shoyu ribeye, salt-and-pepper filet mignon and a seemingly endless list of other grilled delicacies. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can order ramen, bibimbap, and other popular Japanese-Korean dishes. But you’d be missing out on an addictively fun part of the experience….

Sherman Oaks Restaurants MidiCi

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company

14612 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 788-2178

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Lest you forget where pizza really comes from, this lively and always bustling Neapolitan pizza joint will set you straight. The crusts are light and chewy, the toppings simple and flavorful. And after sampling MidiCi’s perfect margherita—just tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves—you may wonder why anyone would ever have it any other way.

Before heading out for some grub, don’t forget to place an order online at your favorite Sherman Oaks dispensary!

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