16153 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA | Directions 9131634.186625 -118.514205
Neighborhoods: South Valley, Reseda
Avoid Food – I've eaten twice here and have gotten sick both times. There needs to some health inspection at this place. Do not go there unless you want to spend the night with your toilet.
Been once, will be back – I went on a random Wednesday night and had a wonderful meal and even some good conversation with a couple "regulars". The bartender was I assume the girl mentioned below "blond, Shannon" and I had no problem with her whatsoever, in fact she was attentive and very friendly. Actually I was impressed that she was able to put up with one of the guys at the bar for as long as she did. Never made it over to the restaurant side and I don't smoke so never made it outside, although I could definitely see how the patio would be a great plus for smokers. I was told that Friday gets pretty crazy so beware
Cool Hangout! Bar is open late and the party usually goes on all night at Steve or George's boat. Robin is the best-est bar owner in Long Beach and Los Angeles. Thanks for all the comp drinks. See you in Costa Rica, Robin! Oh, I gave you a three-rating only because Jason the bartender can be such a ____.
Great food. Lousy service. – If you are an ex South African you will love this place. Great food and thats all. The service is the same as in South Africa. Poor. Order 2 drinks when you can get a waitress to pay attention to you. You may not see her again for a while. I have been going there since they opened. To get served you must get there attention. Try the Boerevors, its awsome. Best I've had. Keeps me coming back.
Cool local bar in Encino where there aren't many cool local bars. – The first review on this site (by "blurg") is the most accurate review I've read on Springbok. It's really a cool local place - focused on rugby and South African food/sports - but Shannon, one of the blonde bartenders, is just horrible. My wife and I went in just tonight. The girl can't do anything unless you ask her a minumum of two times. It's very unfortunate because it's a cool little restaurant/bar. Despite this girl being the definition of a dumb blonde, we'll continue to go back. Interesting South African food dishes (peri peri anyone?) and lots of good, cold beer on tap.
Get to know the bar-back, he's the only one that will give you service!
LOVE THIS PLACE: HATE THE BLOND BARTENDER – OK, So I have been going to Springbok for 3 years now, I love this place, the people are wonderful, the vibe is great, and the food is to DIE for. But there is this one blond bartender who will ignore you for at least 20 minutes.(no joke get 2 drinks at a time with her) I keep sending friends there to drink and they tell me they will never go back because of this bartender. I have never met someone so rude in my life. Its embarrassing when I bring people there and we are treated like this. I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH... we just hate the blond bartender. All the other employees are wonderful and fun, just beware.
Editorial Review – Valley sports bar and eatery serves full menu of South African dishes and American pub grub classics like burgers, wings.
great place to chill and have a drink – A great place to have some "chicken peri-peri and a Heineken"
Everytime I stop by I always leave with a smile on my face. I have not
figured out if it is the south african food, the drinks or the smiles on the
Parking is not that great. Might have to park on the street.
Terrible – I've never been to this place and it's terrible. Don't go there. You might find yourself outside digging through trash.
Slowest service I've had in years! – I'll agree the unique food is tasty, but everything we ordered took forever to be served -- even one dinner roll took about 15 minutes to get to the table! The entire inside is barrrom noisy; the best place to eat is outside -- if you have plenty of time. And with two mistakes in totaling the bill, it not only adds to the time, you have to check carefully.
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