16153 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA | Directions 9131634.186625 -118.514205
Neighborhoods: Reseda, South Valley
THE BEST BAR AND GRILL EVER – This place is the best place to eat, drink and party. For the guys there's all sorts of sports being shown. Of course it can be busy at times but that's a good thing the last time I checked. The food just keeps getting better and the servers are very attentive. I will definately be going back.
Great place for rugby+ and good in the area – If your looking for a great place to hang out and watch a game, grab a good beer, and food then make it to the Bok!
They may get busy during some games, but the place is more then worth going to. It has a better vibe then any other "sports bar" and the staff is more than friendly. Make sure to say hi to the Kiwis, Aussies, and South African folks that hang out here often
Best food in the valley – This place has been around for over seven years and has just gotten consistently better. If you are looking for cheap pub grub look elsewhere, but if you don't mind spending a couple of bucks more for a truly amazing culinary experience in a laid back sports bar, look no further.
Another bonus is the outside heated patio, no standing out on the sidewalk to grab a smoke. Oh, and I should probably mention that they have 13 beers on tap as well as over 40 different bottled beers and just about any top shelf liquor you can think of...Amazing place.
eh. – if you can get a table, if someone throws a menu at you, if your elbows don't stick to the table, if you don't get food poisoning, then....your golden.
To Management – My husband and I have enjoyed eating at Springbok, but it is just not wright that you don't hire enough staff for service. The girls working for you are working their butt's off and always, always have a smile on their faces. They are running as fast as they can but the service suffers. I don't even know why they stay? Please don't let the all mighty buck stop you from hiring more staff. You have a great restaurant with good food treat your patrons and your staff with the proper service. I would then give a higher rating.
Good Pub Food – My boyfriend and I decided to give this place another shot, we had gone in the first time on a Friday night and they were busy, but had a couple of tables that that had reserved signs on them, we stood there for almost 15 minutes waiting for a table before we chose to leave...so anyways, the we thought we would give it another shot and on our way over we called to make a reservation, and when we got there sat right down. He ordered the ribeye and I got the baby back ribs, which were really tasty and tender. The waitress was super sweet and attentive. I would go again, if I was in the neighborhood. Seems like a fun place too if you are in to watching rugby and follow the south african team.
Try it, You LOVE it. – I've been going to the Springbok since it before it was the Springbok. The difference the way it was before and the way it has become after the Springbok was born is the difference between night and day. It is an excellent establishment with terrific food.
I've read the posts, and I'll address that here. One person whined that they got sick from the food. Yeah right, I remember that lady and her complaint ... she was trying to manufacture a civil claim, as I recall. Either that or exorting money from the owners. Unfortunately, there are people out there that go all over to do the same thing to make money from business owners. That lady, in my opinion, is nothing but a fraud.
The food is EXCELLENT and I've had almost everything on the menu. My personal favorite is the Mahi Mahi and the Salmon. The steak is great too. But then again, so's the grilled chicken. Oh, the lamb chops are mouth-watering. Well ... let's just say it's ALL outstanding.
Service. Look, there are good days and bad for that, just like any place else. The Springbok is so good, there are times that it's practically standing room only. You try serving an entire bar full of people, each ordering 4-5 drinks at a time and all wanted to be the one served immediately. Add to that the snotty little horrible attitudes some people get (especially if they've had a couple already) when they realize that there are others wanting service too. Give the girls a break! Every last one of them works their tails off to do their best to accomodate everybody. As to the so called "blonde," she's nice to everyone, until someone gets nasty when they get "cut-off" for their own good. These girls work hard, yet I've seen some people (the few that had negative comments) get great service yet not leave one thin dime as a tip.
The most busy nights are Thurs - Sat. Thursday it's Karoke; live bands on Friday & Saturday. Sunday has Karoke, Mondays are a little quiet, and Tuesday it's Triva night.
Love the atmosphere! – You wouldn't think food at a sports type bar or pub would be this good. The filet is awesome. I have never gotten anything to eat here that wasn't tasty. They have a nice layout and attractive, friendly staff. Definitely an interesting decor with their South African sensibility. Unique and fun, we stop by every now and then. Only major issue is parking and sometimes on a busy Friday or Saturday night they don't seem to have enough staff behind the bar.
Great pub – Went there last night on a friend's recommendation. It's not in the best neighborhood and has only about 15 parking spaces. You don't want to park on the side streets, unless you don't want to keep your radio. But if you plan to arrive after 7pm (I arrived at 7 and lucked out) you can park on Victory and relax. The food was very good, the service excellent and the bartender friendly (Hint: smile at her first and she's friendly back). If you are looking for an upscale place, this isn't it. This is first, and formost, a pub. There must be more TV screens in the place than patrons but the food is still very good and that's not a bad thing.
Best bar in the valley – I have been going to this place since they opened over four years ago and it just keeps on getting better and better. The food is fantastic and I have never had a single bad experience after many many meals, in fact I would go as far as to say that this place is better than almost any fine dining restaurant in LA - not kidding.
There is generally a pretty diverse crowd of people in the place, but always friendly and easy-going unlike Hollywood. My favorite part of the bar is the patio, especially on the warm summer evenings. What a find, go and check it out.
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