Kabab Plus Opened Today in Thousand Oaks

Update 2/27/17: Kabab Plus opened today at 50 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, #2 (between Dog Haus and Urbane Cafe). Visit their Facebook page or call 805.495.1000 for more information.

Originally posted 10/9/16:

Kabab Plus sign is up; photobombed by a Shave It van!

Kabab Plus sign is up; photobombed by a Shave It van!

Thanks once again for the heads up to Amelia S. via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page for this one. Kabab Plus is "coming soon" to the space between Dog Haus and Urbane Cafe at 50 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard (but visible from Moorpark Road) in Thousand Oaks.

What once was a Denny's restaurant will now be three restaurants. The Kabab Plus sign indicates kababs, wraps, salads and pizzas. Looking forward to trying it out. Stay tuned.

Fire Island Grill Opening Agoura Hills Location in April 2017

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Lalo.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Lalo.

Jonathan L. pointed out the fact that Fire Island Grill is coming soon to Agoura Hills at the former Freebirds location at The Shops at Oak Creek, 29125 Canwood Street.

Fire Island Grill offers Caribbean and Hawaiian style cuisine in a fast/casual atmosphere. The menu includes rice bowls, sandwiches, salads and island platters. Agoura Hills will join existing locations in Palmdale and Simi Valley.

Learn more at www.fireislandgrill.com.

Go Fish Sushi Bar Opening Again Soon at Simi Valley Town Center


We stopped by the Simi Valley Town Center the other day to grab a bite to eat and explore a bit. As we meandered over to the west side of the mall near the Studio Movie Grill and koi pond, we noticed that Go Fish Sushi Bar was under construction adjacent to the theater.

This koi pond is located next to Go Fish Sushi Bar. Koi, don't worry, you're safe.

This koi pond is located next to Go Fish Sushi Bar. Koi, don't worry, you're safe.

Go Fish Sushi Bar was shut down for construction on Friday, August 8, 2014. The specific grand re-opening date has not been announced as of yet but according to a post on its Facebook page, it appears to be in the next month or two.

Sign Says Golden Panda Buffet Coming Soon at former Elephant Bar Location in Simi Valley

Update 2/24/17: Opening date coming soon.

Posted 9/16/16:

The Elephant Bar Restaurant in Simi Valley (1825 Madera Road, next to the Best Western Posada Royale Hotel & Suites) closed its doors in June 2014. If the sign shown above is correct, the future occupant will be the Golden Panda Buffet. I'd be willing to bet this new eatery will serve Chinese food. Just a hunch. More updates when available.

Arby's Opened Simi Valley Location Today

Arby's opened its new location at 1408 East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley this morning. This location comes equipped with a drive-thru. 

This is the former home of Del Taco.

Other Arby's locations in Thousand Oaks and Ventura.

More at locations.arbys.com/us/ca/simi-valley/1408-east-los-angeles-ave-.html.

About Arby's: Arby roots go back to Boardman, Ohio in 1964, when founders, Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened a sandwich shop serving hot, freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches.

Where did the name Arby's come from? It came from the initials of Raffel Brothers.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Opened Two Weeks Ago at Universal Citywalk

Yes, we do cover goings on outside of the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County from time to time when we think it is of particular interest. 

About three weeks ago, I met friends from out of town at Universal Citywalk, a no brainer choice for touristy fun. Citywalk is 30 miles from Thousand Oaks. 

I noticed at the far east end of the Citywalk that Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville was looking close to opening soon. I was right. It opened a week later. Open for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment.

Learn more at www.margaritavillehollywoodca.com.

Habanero Mexican Grill Now Open in Thousand Oaks

Habanero Mexican Grill now open at the Thousand Oaks Marketplace, 520 N. Ventu Park Road, near Walmart Neighborhood Market in Thousand Oaks (Newbury Park adjacent).

No website or Facebook page as of yet but I have heard from several folks that really enjoyed it. More updates at a later date. 

Menu includes a full selection of Mexican entrees, including enchiladas, tacos, carnitas, chile relleno, soups, salads, appetizers and more. The "Habanero Style Mac and Cheese" sounds pretty good.