Hi, I'm a 21 year old recent culinary school grad who was born in Thousand Oaks but has since moved to Eugene, Oregon. I am planning to visit Thousand Oaks in a few weeks, and I was hoping I can get some insight on good dining places in Thousand Oaks, as I am unfamiliar with the scene, now. I have noticed that many are quick to put down the dining scene in Thousand Oaks, but let me tell you, once you live in a place like Eugene Oregon, you will relish the diversity available in Thousand Oaks and Agoura. That may sound silly, but it's absolutely true, people wait over an hour on any given weekend just to get a table at El Torito or The Olive Garden....it's sickening.
Anyway, I am in search of any well priced, established, tasty restaurants, but Italian and Chinese are my two faves. I used to go To Geppeto's off of T.O. Blvd. when I was a kid, but that's been gone for years, and I have yet to find a suitable replacement. I also used to go to Schezwan Chen's off of Arboles all of the time, but the last few times I have gone I have been unimpressed, I'm not sure if I am ordering the wrong things or it's just gone downhill in general. Used to frequent Hunan as a tot, but am unsure as to menu faves there. Any advice is very much appreciated!! Thanks a lot!