New lunch ideas near Augora Hills, will travel
- orythedog Feb 28, 2008 09:10 AM
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you tried Pookies (thai) in Westlake Village yet? Also, Pita the Great (at Kanan and Lindero) is a family owned gyro, shwarma, and burger place. The original owner sold it to a couple a year or so ago, but the last time I tried it I enjoyed the chicken shwarma pita.
You might want to try The Landing Grill & Sushi Bar Restaurant on Lindero Canyon. They have a very eclectic menu including sushi (obviously), bento boxes, stir frys, pastas and some really good salads. It's also a fun place to go on a nice day. The restaurant is right on the lake and has a large patio.
Landing Grill & Sushi Bar
32123W Lindero Canyon Rd # 109, Westlake Village, CA
Two places in the area that I like are Willy's Smokin BBQ on Roadside Drive between Kanan and Chesbro and the Adobe Cafe on Agoura Road just east of Kanan. Good Mexican at decent prices. (Great margaritas, but that may not be much of an use to you at lunch.) In Westlake Village, Natural Cafe is good for lunch. Damon and Pythas in the Calabasas Commons is good for soup and sandwiches.