Finding something chowish for lunch in Woodland Hills is a pain. Not having enough time to drive to Brent's Deli is bad enough, but finding that the little store front chow place you've always wanted to try has closed its doors is almost too much to take! Driving down Ventura Blvd., I thought that I could just pop into Whole Foods Market for a salad or deli take out. The parking lot was packed with plenty of cars waiting to park. Now for plan C. Took Canoga Ave towards Victory and remembered the ManchuWok sign in a new office park. Well, the sign is up but they're not open. Not in the mood for Baja Fresh or Daphne's Greek. Saw a brand new place called Think Fish Grill. Walked inside and found the place packed with plenty of people waiting for orders to go. They had just opened on Monday. I didn't have enough time to order a fish dish, but instead ordered New England Clam Chowder to go. Friendly and fast service. As I waited, plates of fish were being delivered to others waiting at their tables. Everything looked delicious. The menu has broiled and fried fish (mahi, salmon, ahi, catfish , halibut, swordfish, white roughy, calamari and shrimp) wrap sandwiches, fish and chicken tacos with a nice looking salsa bar (including a beautiful, chunky style fruit salsa) other chicken dishes and Salads. Their Sides include Slaw, black beans, rice, French fries, Grilled Zucchini, Tortilla Chips. They also have dessert of chocolate cake, carrot cake or key lime cheesecake. For those of you that care, they also serve Coca-cola products. It took me about 10 minutes to get back to the office. I tell you this because when I opened my chowder bowl, it was still steaming hot. This chowder to me is the real thing, just like the chowder I remember having in Cape Cod. Perfect consistancy - not too thick or thin. Very fresh tasting. Chock full of big chunks of fresh clams, and several whole clams, along with smaller pieces of potato and celery. I can't wait to have it again. Served with a packet of real Nabisco Oyster crackers and priced at $3.41 with tax, this will definitely be a place I can go to on a regular basis. They also serve seafood bisque, and I will try that along with the chowder next time. A small selection of wines were on their chalkboard. Their prices range from $1.95 for a fish toaco to $10.95 for Shrimp entree. Entrees include two side orders and Garlic bread.
They're open Sun-Thurs 10:30 am to 9:30 pm - Friday and Saturday 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.
Think Fish Seafood Grill
5780 Canoga Ave between Burbank and Califa
818 887 8625
Parking is validated inside the restaurant.
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