We stopped by The Oaks mall tonight for a frozen yogurt at Menchies (click here for over 80 FroYo joints throughout Ventura County). Noticed 2 new restaurants will be opening at the mall this summer!
A Red Robin is under construction next to Lazy Dog Cafe and across from the Muvico Theatres. Known for their gourmet burgers, this will be the 2nd Red Robin location in Ventura County; the other one is at the Simi Valley Town Center. There's another location in Calabasas across the street from The Commons at Calabasas.
Inside the mall across from The Cheesecake Factory, where Sisley used to be located, Buddha's Belly Restaurant is slated to open this summer. "Buddha’s Belly offers a full-service Asian-Fusion dining experience featuring the flavors of Japan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Korea. We cook with fresh, natural meats and poultry and source organic, locally-grown produce whenever possible." (Swiped from their Facebook page.)
Update September 2012: Buddha's Belly Thousand Oaks has closed its doors.
Additionally, The Oaks has announced that a Red Lobster and Olive Garden will be opening locations there too later this year! No sign of construction at this point. Stay tuned...