PROFILE: L.A. Lunch’er “Sarika”

As is customary on Midtown Lunch, every Tuesday we’ll profile a random reader to get their recommendations for the best spots to lunch near their work. This week it’s Sarika, a writer who likes to eat lunch at a place called Vegan World, but is looking for good Korean BBQ in the Valley (only in L.A.!)

Name: Sarika

Age: 33

Occupation: Writer/Managing Editor

Where in L.A. do you Work?: Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Studio City

Favorite Kind of Food: Thai, Korean barbecue, brunch, cookies

Least Favorite Kind of Food: The sea slug I ate in China

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch: Stir-fried vegetables with tofu at Vegan World (11044 Ventura Blvd.),mango salmon sushi from Sushi Dan (11056 Ventura Boulevard), “grilled” chicken sub with green peppers, spinach and honey mustard from Subway, matsu box (five pieces of sushi, spicy tuna hand roll, inari, salad and miso soup) from Sushi 101 (11331 Moorpark Street), wild veggie burrito from Aroma Cafe (4360 Tujunga Ave.), ploughman’s platter from The Fox and the Hounds (11100 Ventura Blvd), aloo chat and a mango lassi from Bollywood Cafe (11101 Ventura Blvd), grilled chicken with rice and red pepper hummus from Shish Mediterranean (11052 Ventura Blvd), and vegetable soup from Vivian’s Cafe (10968 Ventura Blvd).

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? The Fox and the Hounds and Shish!

The farthest place you’ll drive for lunch on a normal day? The farthest I’ll walk is for the Ralph’s salad bar (.2 miles). The farthest I go in a normal week is the Montage Beverly Hills (9.1 miles)

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I miss my lunches around 20th and 5th in NY. Also, Bangkok would be fun for lunch. And Hong Kong.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers in L.A.? Where can I find good Korean barbecue around Studio City/North Hollywood?

Got a recommendation for Sarika? Put it in the comments, and as always if you would like to be next week’s Profiled: L.A. Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me-


1 Comment

  • When it comes to KBBQ in the valley, you’ve got Shik Do Rak and Seoul Kalbi in Northridge and Wang Dweh Ji in Reseda. If you’re in Studio City though, you’re prob better off popping over the hill into KTown.

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