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Sep 22, 2010 12:45 PM

Camarillo restaurants

We're looking for a "special" restaurant in the Camarillo area, to take visitors, who will be living there in the near future. Any suggestions?

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  1. saddle peak lodge is not too far

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    1. re: rickym13

      Yeah it is, twenty six miles away, in different county and area code to boot.

    2. My parents live in Camarillo now and I go quite often.

      California Grill or Safire...I think they are still owned by the same people. Safire's chef used to work at Spago before opening this restaurant. There aren't very many "special" restaurants in Camarillo :o(

      Sushi Hamayu is pretty good for sushi/Japanese food. It's pretty casual, but I do like the food. It is run by a Japanese husband & wife, but English is well spoken.

      Watermark in Ventura is pretty good, a bit on the noisy side. Upstairs is a nightclub and downstairs is the restaurant.

      If you go to Yelp you can get a little bit more info:o)

      176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      Sushi Hamayu
      1855 E Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010

      Safire Restaurant
      4850 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012

      1. Not sure what you need in terms of "special," but we like Aloha Steakhouse on Santa Rosa Road. We've found California Grill to be hit-or-miss, were less impressed with Safire.

        Safire Restaurant
        4850 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012

        Aloha Steakhouse
        364 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001

        1. For a twist, if casual is in order, go to the Camarillo Airport for lunch -Waypoint Cafe. Sit outside on the patio. Watch the planes come and go. Food is great and atmosphere way fun! This is special. Fancy special...not in Camarillo. Lunch is good at Peking Inn and a new restaurant should be opening soon in the same plaza; Bariloche or

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          1. re: Kitchen Queen

            Try Masa Sushi, been there over 25 years. A real family run restauarant. Great rolls, great prices.

            Masa Sushi
            6010 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

            1. re: Kitchen Queen

              The airport place sounds like fun! I'll have to try it.

              There's also a new Seafood Restaurant that should be opening soon. It was where Coco's was...I think it's called Lures...

              1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

                @Bombay - The Waypoint Cafe is a great option. Go there for lunch every Wednesday, Tri Tip Wednesdays. Nice size portions and fresh ingredients. Get there early, gets really crowded around noon.

            2. Has anyone ever heard of the Texas Cattle Company? I would appreciate any infomation you can provide me on it. TIA

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              1. re: LesThePress

                I work in Camarillo, so I have visited pretty much all of the restaurants in the area, including Texas Cattle Company.

                IMO it's very average. Burgers, salads, sandwiches, burritos...nothing stands out as being great. Burger patties are from frozen and food in general is pretty bland. They have a nice patio area and the service is great.

                But there are other options in Camarillo that I think offer better food and atmosphere. Breakfast Cafe, Waypoint Cafe, Bandits and Woodranch just to name a few.

                1. re: puppychao

                  thanks, Puppychao. I asked because I have a specia offer that I don't want to pass up. I think I'll go for a Saturday lunch but stick to the salads. They must have at least one decent dressing?