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9420 Reseda Blvd Unit #6 Northridge, CA, 91324 (818)886-8156

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EAT burgers


on campus

The Stand

Waffle Love

Pub Sports Grill

The Stand is one short walk d 34 min away from the Northridge L 19 min Fashion Center and is home 6 min to delicious, mouth watering burgers. Try a fried egg on any burger.

Nutella Love or Chicken d 8 min & Waffles? Whether you're L 2 min feeling sweet or savory, 2 min Waffle Love has got you covered. Indulge—breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all.

The Pub serves classic fare in d 5 min L 1 min the heart of the USU. 0 min A good place to take a study break and watch some sports or just chill over dinner with friends.

The Habit

Joe's Cafe

People love the BBQ chicken d 5 min salad with ranch, the tempu- L 1 min ra green beans, the “Frings” 1 min (1/2 fries, 1/2 onion rings) and the super-clean bathrooms. And oh yeah, the burgers, like the Charburger and teriyaki burger.

Fans of the Food Network d 38 min will recognize co-owner L 12 min Joe Wetherbee as a former 5 min “Chopped” champion. He's a winner in our books for dishing up an unreal stuffed French toast.

9411 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

19600 Plummer St. #700, Northridge, CA 91324


9215 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324



17823 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344


Check these out too In n Out

Honey Baked Ham Company

Farmer Boys

Corner Bakery Cafe

9010 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

Five Guys

8400 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA 91329

18540 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

19500 Plummer St. G3, Northridge, CA 91324

Belgium Waffle House 18100 Chatsworth St. E, Granada Hills, CA 91344


oArbor Grill

Check these out too

8830 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324


d 5 min The Arbor Grill has a wide L 1 min variety of made-to-order 0 min food, as well as grab-andgo meals. It also boasts a large outdoor seating area.


Check these out too o Orange Grove Bistro o Shake Smart o Sierra Center Food Court


d On foot from Matador Square

L By bicycle

J By car

oLocated on campus




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EAT pizza

sweet treats


Pizzasaurus Rex

Funnel House

Fresh Potato Factory

This family-run business has d 20 min been serving the CSUN area L 6 min for more than 30 years. Get 3 min a side of wings to go with the popular Pastrami pizza.

d 32 min No need to head down to L 9 min the fair for funnel cakes or churros when we have this 6 min gem located right outside the mall.

It's amazing what Fresh Pod 6 min tato Factory can do with the L 2 min humble potato. Their heart2 min shaped paninis are like your body thanking you for not eating a t-bone steak for lunch. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

17646 Lassen St. #4, Northridge, CA 91325

9301 Tampa Ave. #135, Northridge, CA 91324


9420 Reseda Blvd. #6, Northridge, CA 91324


Softcream Cafe

Papa John’s

9717 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

18110 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91325


Chop Stop

Papa John’s uses fresh dough d 6 min L 2 min and top-notch ingredients 2 min in their pizza. Best of all they’re located right across the street from campus.

Softcream offers delicious d 19 min soft serve ice cream with L 5 min unique flavors such as taro, 6 min matcha and much more. Want Instagramable food? This is the spot just for you.

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Check these out too

Guido’s Pizza & Pasta

Waffle Love

Bun Me!


Cold Stone Creamery

Leo Superfood

Get Shaved

Vinh Loi Tofu


8650 Lindley Ave., Northridge, CA 91325

9118 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325


9420 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324


9411 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324 19500 Plummer St. Unit F5, Northridge, CA 91324

9255 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

9225 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324 Brand new to the CSUN d 4 min neighborhood, Chop Stop L 1 min has become the spot for 1 min unique salads made with fresh ingredients. Salads are pretty big enough to split between friends.


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9420 Reseda Blvd. #5, Northridge, CA 91324

8262 Louise Ave., Northridge, CA 91325

18625 Sherman Way #101, Reseda, CA 91335



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STUDY study help

free wi-fi


Learning Resource Center


Computer Lab

When you want to study d 8 min off-campus but don't want L 3 min to move your car, head 2 min across the street to Starbucks for frappuccinos and free wi-fi.

You've just finished your final English paper and...your printer runs out of ink. Don't panic. Students can print up to 20 pages for free per day at the USU's Computer Lab.

oOviatt Library

d 1 min The LRC offers tutoring in L 1 min any subject. The Writing Center offers individual 0 min tutoring to students writing papers in classes in any discipline, as well as support for first-year composition, workshops on writing, and preparation for the UDWPE. The Science, Math, and Related Topics (SMART) Lab offers support in accounting, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology, and economics.


The Spot



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Barclays Coffee & Tea

8976 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324 Support local business d 30 min while studying at Barclays, L 9 min a comfy cafe with lots of 7 min outlets to keep your devices charged while you work. Try one of their pour over coffees when you need to focus on homework.


oBuilding 21 If you need tutoring for any class after 6pm and you live in housing, check out The Spot. They are open until 11pm.

9020 Reseda Blvd. Unit A, Northridge, CA 91324

oMatador Bookstore Complex If you need to print somed 2 min thing more complex than a L 1 min term paper, consider Quick0 min Copies, where they offer a variety of printing services, including osters, laminating, and postcards. You can also send and receive mail.


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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Precision Instant Printing

oBayramian Hall oLive Oak Hall

Northridge Branch Library

oThe Spot


oCommunity Center


Online at

18705 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

9051 Darby Ave., Northridge, CA 91325 9001 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

8959 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

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PLAY gaming

hiking trails

theme parks

Neon Retro Arcade

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

Six Flags Magic Mountain

8943 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324 Neon Retro offers a mix d 11 min of video games and pinball L 3 min machines so you can game 3 min like your parents did back in the day. Watch their social media feeds for special discounts.


Games Room oUSU


Dave & Buster's

9301 Tampa Ave. Suite 212, Northridge, CA 91324

Virtual Reality Arcade 19524 Nordhoff St., Ste 3A, Northridge, CA 91324

o Community Center Student Housing

Looking for somed 3 hrs 10 min where not very crowd- L 55 min ed but scenic? Victory 25 min Trail is one of the best places to hike in the valley. All you can hear is the wind, birds and your own steps.


d 2 min O’Melveny Park L 1 min 17300 Sesnon Blvd.,

The Games Room has something for every gamer: 0 min pool tables, air hockey, and console games. Show off your skills in one of the many tournaments held throughout the year.

Check these out too

Western end of Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

d 6 hrs Six Flags has lots of L 1 hr 40 min rides for thrill seekers. Wear susncreen, 30 min because you’re going to want to spend all day there.



1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802 It’s Disneyland. You don’t need us to tell you why it’s good.

Granada Hills, CA 91344 O’Melveny is the second d 2 hrs largest public park in Los L 40 min Angeles after Griffith 15 min Park and is known for its beautiful vistas. It has a number of trails for hiking, running and for dogs on leashes.

d 18 hrs L 5 hrs 30 min

J 2 hrs


Check these out too Serrania Park

20865 Wells Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park

3600 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Corbin Canyon Park Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Check these out too Universal Studios

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Knotts Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Griffith Observatory

Santa Monica State Beach

d 33 min Located on top of L 10 min Mount Hollywood in 7 min Griffith Park, it has a planetarium, scientific exhibits, telescopes, as well as a cafe and bookstore. The best thing is the spectacular view of LA it offers, especially after sunset.

Surfing, bicycling, d 6 hrs 42 min volleyball--Santa L 1 hr 54 min Monica Beach is the 35 min perfect place to spend a day with friends. Head to the pier for more fun and games, or to grab a bite to eat before the next adventure.

Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90401

2800 E Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

great outdoors



Check these out too

Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027 Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area 17017 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316 Sherman Oaks Castle Park 4989 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Northridge Pacific Theatres

9400 Shirley Ave., Northridge, CA 91324 Located right outside d 33 min the mall and offers L 10 min student discount so don’t 7 min forget to bring your student ID to save some money.


movie theatres

Pacific Winnetka 12 & XD 9201 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311

This theater has plush d 50 min stadium seating. and the L 14 min latest movies. The conces9 min sion stand offers a wide variety but if you want more for your buck, get the kid’s pack. It comes with popcorn, a small beverage and your choice of candy.

Check these out too


Armer Theater 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330 Regency Theatres Granada Hills 16830 Devonshire St., Granada Hills, CA 91344 Pacific Theatres Sherman Oaks 5 14424 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

DRINK beer


coffee & tea

Dave and Buster’s

Bounce Boba Loft

Freudian Sip

Indulge your inner child d 30 min while you imbibe your L 8 min adult beverage at Dave & 6 min Buster’s. Their weekday specials are pretty great, too (happy hour and half-priced games? We’re in).

d 17 min What people like about L 5 min this place: Monster-sized 5 min drinks, popcorn chicken, crispy tofu and lots of parking.

9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

9545 Reseda Blvd., #17, Northridge, CA 91324


oMultiple locations


It’s Boba Time

19600 Plummer St., #600, Northridge, CA 91324

Buffalo Wild Wings 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

Beer drinkers and their d 30 min designated drivers will L 8 min both enjoy watching their 6 min favorite teams at B-Dubs. We hear they’re not too bad at making wings, too.


Their reputation is built on great-tasting boba and good customer d 35 min service. And their menu L 12 min has stuff like truffle Par7 min mesan fries and chicken artichoke sandwiches.


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Check these out too

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Bon Bon Tea House

18705 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

Bon Bon Tea House

9663 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

Boba My Tea

9663 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

18429 Nordhoff St., Los Angeles, CA 91325

Tea N Tea

Square Bar

9074 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge Fashion Center, Northridge, CA 91324

There are six Freudian d 3 min Sips on campus. The Sierra L 1 min Center, USU, and Student 0 min Housing locations serve Starbucks and Tevana teas. The Arbor Court, Oviatt and Campus Store locations serve Groundworks, a local organic fair trade brand, and Numi organic teas.



9420 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324 You can get a lot of Stard 14 min bucks drinks on campus, L 4 min but if you need the whole 2 min experience this is one of the closest. Although it’s too small and busy to be the best place to study most days, we’re told they stay open 24 hours for finals.


Check these out too The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

18705 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

R Coffee House

17808 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344

Tea N Tea

9074 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

Señor Sol Restaurante

9233 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324


Margaritas are good. d 5 min Margaritas and a giant L 1 min salsa bar are even better. J 1 min And if you have too many margaritas, come back the next morning for one of their hearty breakfasts.

21743 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA 91311

d 1 hr 5 min Open since 1967, Los Toros is a North Valley L 17 min J 8 min institution. Order one of their specialty margaritas, or if you’re feeling creative, order a table margarita and mix it the way you like it.

Check these out too

Las Fuentes 18415 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335 El Torito 8855 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324 Chili's 9200 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Juice It Up!

oMatador Bookstore Complex Power up before a work- d 4 min out at the SRC with one L 1 min of their many smoothie 0 min concoctions. If you’re in need of an energy boost before a big test or all-nighter, try a wheatgrass or ginger shot.


smoothies and juice

Los Toros

Jamba Juice

19500 Plummer St., #F-3, Northridge, CA 91324 The commercial standard d 27 min for smoothies, juices and L 8 min 6 min bowls. There are actually four of them just about the same distance from campus. This location is in the Northridge Fashion Center area.


Check these out too

oShake Smart USU Robeks 16958 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills, CA 91344 Movita Juice Bar 18679 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91324

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REST de-stress Will Rogers State Beach 17700 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

home sweet home Meridian Pointe

There’s something d 7 hr 20 min about watching the L 2 hrs waves break on a 0 min beach that calms the soul. Will Rogers is less crowded than its neighbors in Santa Monica and Malibu, so you can relax in the sand without fear of getting bonked by a beach ball.


CSUN Student Recreation Center (SRC) oUSU

People who say violence d 2 min never solved anything L 1 min clearly have never beat on a 0 min punching bag until they’re too tired to worry about their problems. Sweat your stress away by working out at the SRC. Membership is free for all enrolled CSUN students.


Check these out too o The Oasis Center o Cypress Hall Piano Rooms o Duck Pond

9500 Zelzah Ave., Northridge, CA 91325 An easy walk to campus, d 7 min Meridian Pointe has L 2 min been home to countless 1 min CSUN students over the years. They also host a lot of fun events on site so you can get to know your neighbors.


spas No Wan Thai Spa Massage 8650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

People like the $45 per d 5 min hour rate for massagL 1 min es and No Wan’s cute 1 min interiors, which are clean and smell nice. They also like the ample parking.


Green Massage Spa

Living Learning Communities (LLC)

8668 Lindley Ave., Northridge, CA 91325

oCSUN Student Housing CSUN has created sped 5 min cial housing dedicated L 1 min to students who share 1 min similar majors, interests, and/or backgrounds. Each LLC has a specific focus, and offer unique events and opportunities throughout the school year.


Check these out too Das Bauhaus

8819 Etiwanda Ave., Northridge, CA 91325

Lassen Village

17730 Lassen St., Northridge, CA 91325

Northpoint Apartments

9850 Zelzah Ave., Northridge, CA 91325

The masseuses here get good reviews. Facilities are clean and serene. Prices are good too.

d 1 hr 5 min L 17 min

J 8 min

Check these out too Malee Thai Massage & Spa

8300 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324

Knot Ninjas Massage Therapy

9420 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324

Rafole Thai Massage & Spa 20935 Vanowen St. Ste 201, Canoga Park, CA 91303

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