PortuCal Peri Peri
Located exclusively in downtown Burbank, PortuCal Peri Peri may remind some of the international chain, Nando’s. This is the perfect place to satisfy cravings for grilled chicken. The fun part is choosing the level of spiciness for the sauce – we recommend taking a risk and trying a hotter variety. In addition to the different sizes and types of chicken, they offer salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, bowls and sides such as grilled naan, fries and corn on the cob. They also offer three dinner-and-a-movie combos for parties of four, two or one so visitors can enjoy a movie at one of the local AMC theaters, located a few blocks from the restaurant, along with a discounted or free meal.
PortuCal Peri Peri, 130 N. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818-861-7673
Mama Hong’s Vietnamese Kitchen
Nothing tastes better than pho – a Vietnamese soup mixed with rice noodles, herbs and a choice of meat such as beef or chicken – on a cold and rainy day. If you have never tried or liked pho, one visit to Mama Hong’s Vietnamese Kitchen is guaranteed to change your mind. This Vietnamese locale is situated in downtown Burbank, and is almost always crowded due to its popularity. Besides pho, they offer salads, sandwiches, stir fry, rice and curry dishes. This is definitely the place to go when craving an Asian fix.
Umami is a Japanese word that means ‘pleasant savory taste’. This restaurant definitely lives up to its name. If you like your burgers with a side of originality, visit Umami Burger. The Burbank location is the only location that offers hot dogs as well.
Umami Burger, 4300 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818-433-3680
Conveniently located next to the AMC Burbank 16 movie theater in downtown Burbank, Pizza Rev is the place to go before catching a movie. The best part about this dining experience is that you get to craft your own pizza. Start off by choosing a crust from original or gluten free dough, then pick a sauce and top it off by choosing from a diverse selection of toppings. The end result is a thin, crispy pizza.
Pizza Rev, 175 E. Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA, USA +1 818-238-0149
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse offers such a wide selection of appetizers and entrees, including pizzas, burgers and salads, that its menu is almost book-like. You can’t leave this restaurant without trying one specific dessert; The Pizookie, which consists of a freshly baked, warm cookie topped with ice cream. It’s a heavenly, must-have treat when visiting this establishment.