Status: Opened yesterday
Monday at 11AM Jonathan Chu, founder of pan-Asian eatery Buddha's Belly, launched his third location at The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks. Much like the prior editions which exist in Santa Monica and Mid-City, BB volume three boasts an Asian-inspired aesthetic in which diners refuel via a wide assortment of Americanized Asian dishes from miso soup to chicken pot stickers to peking duck confit tacos. New to the Thousand Oaks location is a sushi menu and a few "signature dishes" crafted by chef Hisashi Yoshiara, plus an outdoor patio, private dining room, and drinks list crafted by mixologist and owner of Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica, Vincenzo Marianella.
Additional Reading: ExpansionWire, 9/30; Booze & Brews, 5/23