I just got back from the place where I picked up a couple of menus. It is Coley's, btw. Features Jamican/Caribbean cuisine.
Open 7 days from 11a.m. to 9 on weekdays, 10 on Friday and Saturday, and 8 on Sunday.
10842 Magnolia is the address - next building east of the Ralphs on Magnolia at Vineland. 818.761.4944
www.coleyscuisine.com will provide more info, I hope.
They have curried goat, oxtail, jerk chicken, many fish dishes including a curried lobster(market price), and of course sweet potato pie, bread pudding, peach cobbler, etc.
Nice remodel of the former Villa Sorrento, meaning more open, up to date without being over the top.
They have been open for around 3 weeks.
Will try to get there soon.
The only thing I didn't like about the original Coley's was the restaurant., it looked like a chain place.
Also I don't like places that have buffets. It's complicated but I'm sure you know why.
We need more Jamaican places in LA. So I hope Coley's can stay open. The last Jamaican place in Ventura and Vineland was always deserted.
re: Hershey Bomar
Hershey - my recollection about the original one is that it was a remodel of a former Love's BarBQ, and they did no more than necessary to get the place open, meaning on a low budget.
They bought the property here, and have spent many more dollars here, yet it is a fairly plain, yet not offensive, kind of look. Definitely not off-putting whatsoever.
And I agree with you on the subject of buffets - the pigs on parade feel. For the same reason, I never go to Indian restos for lunch.