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Feb 28, 2008 09:10 AM

New lunch ideas near Augora Hills, will travel

I am seeking new lunch ideas near my office in Augora Hills and I am willing to drive. Notice, I said new or at least a little off the beaten path. Don't fail me HOUNDS...

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  1. It would be nice if you gave us an idea of what type of food and what price range you want.

    My basic recommendation would be Brent's in Westlake Village. However, there are a plethora of places for lunch from Islands to Wood Ranch, with many ethnic choices.

    Give us an idea of what you're looking for and we can be more specific to answer your needs.

    1. What's new for you and what's old? I'll have to assume you know about the place I always head for when I'm out there, the Agoura Deli. Maybe it's just that I typically get there perhaps twice a year, but I've got a long way to go before I'll be tired of it.

      1. OK, sure, maybe a little background would help. We have been in this office for 2 years now and during that time I have driven to Thousand Oaks, Reseda and Woodland Hills for lunch. We are right down the street from Kanan and 101. Brents Deli is a solid suggestion but I can only go there so many times. WoodRanch BBQ in my opinion is substandard. Islands is OK in a pinch but I'd rather seek out some individually owned burger joint to give my business to. I am a varied eater: love mexican, thai, pho, italian, pizza, steak sandwiches, indian, wings, deli, etc... Will spend as little as $5 and as much as $30 for lunch.

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        1. re: orythedog

          If you're willing to make the drive to Reseda, then hit up Sandwich Express on Reseda & Sherman Way. Delicious bahn mi made on fresh, house-baked bread...for no more than $3!!!!

          18575 Sherman Way
          Reseda, CA 91335
          (818) 757-7698

          Oh, & don't forget Pookie's in the Water Court offices!

        2. Yes Agoura Deli is good and that Italian Deli down Kannan next to Vons is tasty too.

          1. From my old office in Calabasas, we had a few standby's:

            La Paz on Las Virgenes
            Mandarin Express on Kanan (in the same plaza as Islands)

            and when we were feeling like we deserved a good pint of beer

            Crown and Anchor in Thousand Oaks.

            For me, I say get sushi for lunch and go to Shibuya in Calabasas.

            There's also a Persian place up the block from Italia Deli whose name escapes me at the moment, but they're pretty decent, though I prefer Shirin in Woodland Hills.

            There are definitely good lunch options in the Agoura area, but it expands if you're willing to travel to Woodland Hills, because then you get good Indian food. If you're willing to go to Reseda, you'll get Vietnamese.

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            1. re: SauceSupreme

              The persian place that you're thinking of is "Char Fasi". On Kanan, just north of Thousand Oaks Blvd.

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                I work in Calabasas, and drive to Char Fasl for lunch whenever I get the chance. Great chicken with sweet & sour currants.

                They opened a branch of Spumoni on Las Virgenes Rd., across the street from the shopping center that has Sharky's (another option).

                Further East in Calabasas, there's Cosmos and King's Fish House.

                1. re: WestsideLisa

                  Thanks for reminding me about King's. It's part of the same restaurant group as Water Grill, if I recall correctly. Whenever we had new hires, we always seemed to end up going there for a welcome-to-the-company lunch.

                  The Spumoni's across from Sharky's used to be a bad Mexican restaurant, and it seems at a glance when it first transitioned over (about two years ago) that it was the same bad Mexican restaurant but with an Italian menu instead.

                  For Italian, there were a few options. The deli as mentioned before, Fabrocini next to Chapter 8, Bauducco's in Westlake Village, or Padri by the firing range.