10 Best Restaurants in Simi Valley, CA

The greater Los Angeles area is home to some of the best gastronomic offerings in the country, and Simi Valley is no exception. Anywhere you dine in this city, you’ll be able to find delectable Italian dishes, mouthwatering steaks, scrumptious pizza, authentic Asian fare, and more.

Whatever you’re craving, this culinary destination will not disappoint. Read on to learn the 10 best restaurants in Simi Valley that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

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1. Larsen's Grill

This upscale restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Simi Valley, offering the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available. Patrons come here for the extensive menu, elegant ambiance, and impeccable service.

Must-Try:

  1. Chardonnay Soaked Cedar Plank Salmon – Served with an asparagus beurre blanc sauce.
  2. Larsen’s Prime Roast Beef Dip – Slow-roasted prime rib piled on parmesan-garlic ciabatta bread, Gruyere cheese, and mayonnaise served with a side of au jus, and creamed horseradish.
  3. Kurobuta Pork Chop – Thick cut, bone-in. Served with house-made apple chutney.

Reviews:

“Great steakhouse! Dry aged filet mignon is awesome. Love their baked potatoes, the skin is salted and it’s crispy. Think I might have to go back this weekend. Still great!” – Jeff Ellman

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2. Market Broiler's MB Grille

There’s always something exciting to look forward to at Market Broiler’s MB Grille in Simi Valley, thanks to Executive Chef Robin Higa, who surprises guests with new culinary creations, along with classic favorites.

Must-Try:

  1. Mediterranean Branzino – Whole Branzino with broccolini, rice pilaf, lemon-artichoke butter sauce, charred lemon, and baby arugula.
  2. Sizzling Sea Bass – Flaky, melt-in-your-mouth Chilean Sea Bass, char-grilled asparagus, and cheese potatoes.
  3. Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak – 1855® Angus Rib-Eye Steak, chimichurri sauce, cheese potatoes, and char-grilled asparagus.

Reviews:

“Gina is a great help serving our foods. And the Manager was friendly ang gave us a free treat. This is our favorite Restaurant in Simi Valley!” – Jazzy U. (Jazzy)

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3. Kalaveras

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Simi Valley, CA, Kalaveras is known for its inventive and modern take on traditional Mexican and Latin American cuisine and cocktails complemented by fresh herbs, infusions, and homemade syrups.

Must-Try:

  1. Barbacoa – Braised beef, onions, cilantro, rice, refried beans, and corn tortillas.
  2. Chicharron – Marinated pork belly, marinated red onion, queso fresco, and cilantro.
  3. Kalichi Roll – Salmon chipotle guiso, cream cheese, panko-crusted jalapeno aioli, teriyaki sauce, toasted sesame seed, avocado, and shaved red onion.

Reviews:

“Great new place in Simi Valley. I loved the atmosphere. Fun, party environment. Enjoyed the lights and the artwork on the walls. It’s great to have a place that isn’t like the others in Simi Valley. Food was awesome and great friendly staff. Thank you for bringing this new restaurant to Simi Valley!” – Christeen Rivera

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4. Betos Italian Bistro

Betos Italian Bistro, one of the best Italian restaurants in Simi Valley, CA, serves the finest in traditional and eclectic Italian dishes. They boast an extensive wine list that features selections you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

Must-Try:

  1. Lobster Ravioli – Homemade ravioli served in a lobster-tarragon broth.
  2. Seafood Cioppino – Lobster, crab legs, and fresh assorted seafood in a basil and tomato broth.
  3. Roasted Duck – Served crispy over mushroom risotto with a sour cherry sauce.

Reviews:

“What can I say about Betos? The food is fresh and delicious! When we were able to go to Betos the service was exceptional! Juan and the staff make you feel at home. Now We order Betos as take out and the quality is still wonderful as if you were eating in the restaurant. Best place in Simi to enjoy great food and service . Don’t forget you can always call and pick it up to eat at home!” – Irene meeker

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5. Beeps Diner

One of the things that set Beeps Diner apart from other restaurants in Simi Valley is the retro vibes it gives. Come here and be transported back in time as you enjoy their mouthwatering burgers, flavorful subs, fresh salads, delectable pies, and irresistible shakes.

Must-Try:

  1. Monte Cristo Masterpiece – Double Decker sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss, and cheddar cheese. Dipped in batter and grilled or deep-fried to a golden brown. Dusted with powdered sugar, served with jam and a cup of fresh fruit medley or potatoes.
  2. Buffalo Mac Bowl – Hot ang gooey macaroni and cheese spiced up with buffalo sauce, mixed with crispy chicken chunks and topped with applewood smoked bacon.
  3. The Big Beeper – 1/2 pound Angus Chuck beef patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, Thousand Island dressing, mayo and choice of cheese.

Reviews:

“This is one of the best restaurant-Diners that I’ve ever been to. Their menu is most extensive’50s Diner menu with healthy choices for formerscancer patients like me with food restrictions.
Amazing staff and amazing food if you’re in Simi Valley this is a must stop” – Ricky Jones

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6. Pho So 1

Pho So 1 is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Simi Valley, CA, renowned for its expertise in pho soup and other authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Whatever you choose to order, make sure to accompany your meal with a refreshing cold rambutan fruit and taro smoothie.

Must-Try:

  1. Banh Hoi Thit Bo, Heo, Or Ga Nuong – Grilled beef, pork, or chicken with rice vermicelli paste and vegetables.
  2. Pho Ap Chao – Pan-fried crispy noodles topped with stir-fried beef, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables.
  3. Chao Ga – Chicken porridge with Chinese donut.

Reviews:

“Good. Super clean, fast and efficient service, delicious food. Nice to have this little gem in Simi.” – Madison Christian

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7. Simi Thai Cuisine

Simi Thai Cuisine is a cozy Thai eatery that specializes in homestyle curries, noodles, soups, and lunch specials. The menu offers fresh, flavorful, and wholesome Thai dishes on a daily basis, providing patrons with a delightful dining experience.

Must-Try:

  1. Roasted Duck Salad – Roasted duck spiced with Thai chili paste, freshly squeezed lime, tomato, cucumber, onion, ginger, heart romaine, and cilantro.
  2. Chicken Satay – Marinated in a mixture of Thai sauce. Served with homemade peanut butter sauce and cucumber relish on the side.
  3. Pan-Fried Glass Noodle (Pad Woon Sen) – Pan-fried clear noodles with chicken, jumbo shrimp, egg, and mixed veggies.

Reviews:

“Our favorite Thai restaurant in SImi Valley. Owner is very sweet. Chicken Pad Thai is our favorite. Also, they do gluten free fried rice upon request. Our daughter has Celiac and she can eat their food and not get sick.” – Dan Lipman

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8. Greek House Café

The Greek House Café in Simi Valley is known for serving authentic Greek traditional homestyle cooking using family recipes passed down from generation to generation. Everything on their menu is made from scratch using fresh ingredients.

Must-Try:

  1. Gyro Plate – Seasoned beef and lamb served with choice of soup or salad, rice, roast lemon potatoes or fries, comes with homemade green beans, Greek house salad, hot grilled pita, and a cup of tzatziki.
  2. Lamb Souvlaki ‘Kabob’ Plate – Marinated Lamb Souvlaki ‘Kabob’ choice of rice or fries, served with Greek House Salad, hot grilled pita, and homemade tzatziki.
  3. Grilled Chicken Kota Salad – Grilled chicken salad, marinated and grilled to perfection. Made with romaine lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, Kalamata olives topped with homemade Greek House dressing. Large salads come with hot pita.

Reviews:

“We were up in Simi Valley for a birthday party and looking for a good place to eat, and we came across the Greek House Café… The reviews were good and I have to admit they were spot on. A very nice atmosphere compared to the strip mall that is located in. The food was excellent. The food is pricier than it would seem for where it is located, but well worth it. A real gem. I highly recommend.” – Michael Harbour

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9. The Sandwich Spot

This casual and comfortable eatery is the ultimate go-to spot for hungry patrons craving a delicious sandwich. Customers can opt to customize their sandwiches, making them as simple or complex as they please.

Must-Try:

  1. The Santa SooZana – Triple decker of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
  2. The Big Tom – Hot roast beef, bomb sauce, and cream cheese.
  3. The Iron Warrior – Pastrami, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese.

Reviews:

“Best Sandwich in Simi!
Employees are excellent, it’s obvious they were raised right.” – Daniel Mizrahi

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10. Toppers Pizza Place

A family-friendly pizzeria that uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. The dough is made fresh every day, and the cheese is grated daily. A visit to this place is guaranteed to be a great gastronomic experience.

Must-Try:

  1. Carnitas Chipotle – Chipotle sauce topped with carnitas, roasted red peppers, olives, red onions, cilantro, and fresh or nacho jalapenos.
  2. Toppers Combination – Salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, olives, onions, bell peppers, and anchovies.
  3. Buffalo Chicken – Creamy garlic sauce, cheddar and provolone cheese, chicken in buffalo sauce, red onion, pepperoncini peppers, bacon pieces, and French fried onions.

Reviews:

“Probably the best pizza in Simi, there are some other good spots but Toppers just had good pizza.

I’ve heard good things about the salad bar but I personally don’t eat at the establish, either deliver or pick up; price is a bit high but that is what quality cost.” – Logan Feldstein

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Wrap Up

There you have it – the 10 best restaurants in Simi Valley, CA! Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find the perfect place that will satisfy your palate in this city.

And if you want to go beyond gastronomic feasts and make Simi Valley your home, why not explore the homes in the area, too? Give me a call today at 805-630-1806 or send me an email at chris@wgrealestategroup.com so we can schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The must-visit restaurants we recommend are Larsen’s Grill, Market Broiler’s MB Grille, Kalaveras, Betos Italian Bistro, Beeps Diner, Pho So 1, Simi Thai Cuisine, Greek House Café, The Sandwich Spot, and Toppers Pizza Place.

There are many online resources for restaurant reviews, including Yelp, OpenTable, and Google.

Yes, here are some of them: Ali Baba Café, Reagan Country Café, Viva La Pasta, and El Patio Restaurant.