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Lunch after Golf near Simi Hills

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My playing partner wants to treat me to a belated BD lunch after golf this Thursday. We play at Simi Hills, which is just north of the 118, exit at Stearns.

I know I could go a couple exits further west and hit The Hat or a couple of other options. But I would like some options off of Stearns or an exit or three back to the east. Casual, not too expensive, where we could cool off with good food.

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  1. Ciao Bob posted about this Peruvian Chinese place that he said has excellent Peruvian food http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9146... (he hadn't tried the Chinese)

    1. The choices for SV itself are limited. I suggest Don Cucos or Szechuan Garden. Both are good and you can sit and talk without a lot of noise.

      http://doncuco.com/
      3991 Cochran St
      (805) 583-5944

      http://www.szechuwangardensimi.com/
      Tel.: 805-577-1009
      1407 E. LOS ANGELES AVE

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      1. re: SIMIHOUND

        Simihound -- thinking of trying Szechuwan tomorrow -- which lunch dish? I like spicy with some king of meat and assorted veggies, not just chunks of onion and bell pepper.

        1. re: nosh

          Went to Szechuwan Gardens for lunch today. A bit difficult to find (why don't many more places post prominent street numbers?) in a fairly large street mall with theaters. Pretty nice and fairly big inside. Ordered the lunch combo szechwan garlic chicken, no button mushrooms, extra spicy, lots of sauce. Hot'n'sour soup to start was ok, better after I added a zip of hot chili oil, needed more vinegar probably. Entree came on a large rectangular dish with sections for the entree, rice, salad, and wonton and orange wedge accompaniments. They give a basket of fried hard noodles to start, a nice touch with the sweet sauce in ketchup squeeze bottles on the table, though i prefer wonton strips. Entree had flattish squares of high-quality chicken, a lot of snow peas, and sliced water chestnuts -- a bigger portion than I thought at first, as I brought a healthy snack-worth home. Very good, even better when further spiced up with some chili oil. Only very minor complaint was that the sectioned plate made proper mixing of the entree on top of the rice a bit difficult. Under $10 with $6.55 combo, tax and a $2 tip for the very good service. I like inexpensive Americanized Chinese combo lunches, so I'll try this again when I play golf in the area. Thanks for the rec.

      2. Thank you.

        I will note all of these, but I love spicy Chinese, so I'm going to investigate the lunch specials at Szechuan Garden.

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        1. re: nosh

          Sunnygordy-what is Customs Melt or Pie? I dont understand!

              1. re: SIMIHOUND

                No wucking forries (as I used to hear in Oz). The link in sunny gordy's post was bad for some reason, so this killed those two proverbial birds with one stoner...

        2. I would hit up one of the Customs, either the Melt or the Pie. They're by the college off of Collins. Great sandwiches & great beer @ the Melt. The Pie has Neapolitan-style pizza & salads.
          www.custommelt.com/‎

          1. Maybe Ali Baba on Madera for kebabs/shwarma, or Old Susana at the other end of town for diner/brunch-y fare?

            Hey, if you like spicy Chinese, Szechuan Place on Kanan in Agoura Hills is probably <30 min.!

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            1. re: cant talk...eating

              Thanks. Is Szechuan Place that much better than Szechuwan Garden to merit almost an hour extra (round trip)?

              1. re: nosh

                Missed this- yes. Szechuan Place is SGV food that just happens to be out in Agoura. Nothing like it for miles.