Umami Burger comes to...Thousand Oaks!?!?
I just read that the Nate N Al's at The Lakes (2200 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks) closed on Monday is now to be replaced by Umami Burger!
For some reason the Nate N Al's there just never measured up and I found their corned beef to be tasteless. There was never a crowd there, maybe it was the location.
I'm looking forward to seeing if Umami survives this "restaurant death zone" of The Lakes.
ooops, I see that this news was already posted...
It wasn't the location that killed Nat N Al's, it was their food and service. Small portions, high prices, poor service and not high quality food. It's also tough to compete with Brent's, just a few miles away, even Roxy's subcombed. No surprises here, in fact, I'm surprised it lasted two years!
Can't wait to try Umami Burger!!!
ITA with Les. Adjoining restaurants (Claim Jumper and P.F. Changs) are booming in this location. As a longtime, (albeit unwilling) resident of T.O. the area has been short of really good restaurants forever. But in the last few years, it has welcomed (as I have) secondary locations of Brent's Deli, Stan's Donuts and Cholada.
As for Nate N Al's, I went there only once. Food was tasteless and overpriced and the waitress wouldn't leave me alone to read my book. HELLO?!?!? I'm alone, eating and reading a book. If you want a book review, go online.
When, oh when will this overpriced, over-hyped, poseur of a chain collapse from the weight of it's own hubris?. Enquiring minds, you know.