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Mar 15, 2007 07:29 AM

Anyone been to the California Chicken Cafe in Woodland Hills yet?

I noticed this place opened earlier this week and, so far, is always packed. Is the food really that good, or is it the novelty?
Has anyone been to this location yet? How is it REALLY?

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    1. I haven't been to the one in WN, but the one in Encino is really good. The chicken is moist and tasty and so are the sides and salads. It's much better than Zankou, which was not as tender and too salty.

      I tried going for lunch today, but the line was out the door.

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      1. re: WHills

        We just went to the Encino location and were not pleased, my husband's salad was missing avocado's and feta and they didn't say a word. When he realized and went up to mention it, they told us they were out of the ingredients but they never said anything when we ordered or when we got the food.

        I will say the chicken was good though, but it was a long wait and they seemed disorganized. Maybe it was an off night, because usually I like the place.

        1. re: CarlieInLA

          I love the place for the most part. But you're right about the ingredient issue. On more then one occasion they've either forgotten or added an ingredient that differed from the menu description. One instance that comes to mind was when my girlfriend got a wrap, and they put mustard on it instead of mayo. That was at the Northridge location. I've also had missing salad ingredients before at the Encino location. But for the amount of times I go, this happens rarely.

      2. It's on Ventura Bl. almost at Shoup. The parking lot has been jammed with cars the last couple of nights, so I'm really curious....

        1. The trick to California Chicken is to call in your order on the way even if you plan on eating there. Then you just walk up to the register and get your food.

          1. Their Chinese chicken salad is always good, and their special of 8 pieces of dark meat for 5 bucks with pita bread and salsa is great also