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Sherman Oaks

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Sherman Oaks is located in the San Fernando Valley in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

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Sherman Oaks is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) and US Route 101 (Ventura Freeway).

The closest airport to Sherman Oaks is Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

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  • 1 Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool, 14201 Huston St, +1 818 783-6721. The area's public pool tends to be crowded, but clean. With an LA City Library Card, admission is free, as are pull buoys, kick boards, and fins.
  • 2 Ultrazone Sherman Oaks, 14622 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 789-6620. Ultrazone is a laser tag facility that is open for laser tag games as well as birthday parties. There is also a video game arcade there.

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  • Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd. A good place to experience the natural habitat of the Valley Girl. While it is primarily a hangout and a melting pot for all the valley's youth, the Galleria also houses a popular multiplex (recently transformed into an ArcLight featuring over 21 theatres where drinks are allowed), a furniture store, a few clothing stores, and several restaurants. A perfect spot to grab dinner and a movie if you're in the area.
  • 1 Buffalo Exchange. A thrift store popular with the indie scene. A great stop if you've got some clothes to give up, or if you're looking for some cheap new threads. A second store opened up in Westwood rather recently.
  • Aahs!. A store in the California chain specializing in novelty items, cards, and all sorts of other interesting junk. Worth a visit for collectors or fans of the weird. Their merchandise can either be a bargain or a ripoff, so think before buying.
  • Freakbeat Records, 13616 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 995-7603. Independent record store with a wide selection of vinyl and CDs, emphasizing rock, jazz, and soul.

Eat[edit]

  • Barone's Famous Italian Restaurant, 14151 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 784-6266. Known for its pizza, made with traditional ingredients. The pasta dishes are also good and follow traditional recipes.
  • Casa Vega, 13301 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 788-4868. Open since 1958, the restaurant offers reasonably priced Mexican food with strong but otherwise average margaritas. No reservations, and the wait can be long on weekends.
  • The Great Greek, 13362 Ventura Blvd (east of Dixie Canyon Avenue), +1 818 905-5250. Open for lunch and dinner. A lively Greek restaurant with good food and dancing waiters. Complimentary valet parking. $20.00 - $40.00 per person without wine.
  • Il Tiramisu, 13705 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 986-2640. Featuring everything from sauteed shrimp to stuffed crepes to daily fish specials at moderate prices.
  • 1 La Fogata, 5142 Van Nuys Blvd, +1 818 501-9065. Excellent unpretentious and reasonably priced Mexican food, much beloved by Valley natives.
  • Marmalade Café, 14910 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 905-8872. A pricey yet very tasty place, particularly known for its breakfasts. Expect a high-class dining experience and a slightly older crowd. Breakfasts between $10 and $15 per item in very generous portions, with other meals slightly more expensive.
  • Rive Gouche Cafe, 14106 Ventura Blvd, +1 818 990-3573. A French cafe with a separate bar. Lunches are simple, while the dinner menu is more upscale.
  • Blue Dog Beer Tavern, 4524 Saugus Ave, +1 818-990-2583. Good burgers and sandwiches and a great beer selection with a laid-back vibe. Parking is dicey due to a small parking lot and a frequently large crowd.

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Go next[edit]

  • Encino - Sherman Oaks' western neighbor.
  • Studio City - This neighbor to the east is home to CBS Studios and a host of restaurants, including those on LA's "sushi alley" on Ventura Boulevard.
  • Van Nuys - Sherman Oaks' northern neighbor.
Routes through Sherman Oaks
North ValleyVan Nuys  N I-405.svg S  West L.A.Long Beach
Santa BarbaraSouth Valley  N US 101.svg S  Studio CityDowntown L.A.



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