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Asian Fusion Restaurants in Woodland Hills
Fusion cuisine is a general reference to the combination of various forms of cookery, while “regional fusion” defines a combination of different cuisines of a region or sub-region into a single dining experience. Asian fusion restaurants, which, as the name implies, fuse the various cuisines of different Asian regions, have become all the rage in many parts of the United States and United Kingdom, and Southern California has experienced a big chunk of that explosive popularity. On the dishes of Asian fusion eateries, fusion aficionados can find East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian delicacies alongside one another, with specialty plates offering inspired combinations of such cuisines.
Wolfgang Puck is often credited for being one of the pioneers of fusion cuisine, and though his influence is all over L.A.’s dining scene, there are a plethora of other Asian fusion restaurants in Woodland Hills that equally deserve this spotlight.
Oi Asian Fusion, located at 7242 Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park, is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm and offers fusion treasures from the categories of bowls, buns, sides and sauces. Customer favorites in this Woodland Hills hotspot include the Adobo Bowl, Pork Belly & Umami Gravy, Shredded Pork Bowl, Chicken Longanisa, Pork Bun, Oi Burger, Angus Burger Bun, Karaage Fried Chicken Bun, Pork Egg Rolls, Sweet Potato Fries and Pork Belly Jicama Tacos.
Thai Blvd Bistro, located at 20935 Vanowen Street in Canoga Park, is a small, charming fusion eatery offering a smattering of favorites such as Chicken Sate, Beef Salad, Drunken Noodle, Pad Thai with Shrimp and many more. Los Angeles-based Asian fusion enthusiasts return time and again to Thai Blvd Bistro to sample the Green Curry, bursting with sumptuous bits of chicken, bamboo, green bell pepper and eggplant, as well as the house special Blvd Platter, loaded with fried shrimps, fried squid, crab cheese wonton and egg rolls. From delicious food to a casual and cozy vibe, Thai Blvd Bistro has become quite the talk of the fusion town in Woodland Hills.
Curry Up Café , located at 21912 Ventura Boulevard, opened on October 1, 2007 and immediately became a big hit amongst L.A.’s fusion fans. What began as a concept that offered just Japanese Curry and a few appetizers soon morphed into a selection of Japanese Ramen and a foray into the burgeoning Asian-Mex Fusion craze, when Chuy Lee’s Asian Fusion Tacos were created. The latest infusion of Asian flavors by Curry Up’s expert chefs have been injected into burgers, hot dogs and fries – a concept that has given birth to “Wongie’s Burgers and Doggies.” As it stands, Curry Up Café continues to cross the culinary lines to discover the newest and most innovative cuisines for customers to relish and enjoy.
Thai Fusion Bistro, located at 6401-5 Platt Avenue in West Hills, serves each of its meals as wonderfully flavored treasures, whether it’s the Garlic Lover, Beef and Broccoli, Wonton Soup or a smattering of noodle dishes readily available. Sit at the bar to enjoy a Sunday night game between your favorite California team and its rival while sipping on a beer and munching on Thai Fusion Bistro’s Yellow Curry or one of its famous eggplant entrees…or marvel at the selections on the awe-inspiring menu which include Calamari, Steamed Chicken Dumplings, Tom Kah Seafood, Pad Thai, Two Orange Chicken, Thai Fried Rice with Tofu and more. Putting the final touch on the Thai Fusion Bistro experience is the overtly friendly and hospitable staff, making this fusion eatery one not to be missed when in Woodland Hills.
Established in 2014, Anantra Thai Restaurant, located at 21799 Ventura Boulevard, is the home of authentic and delicious Thai food, serving classics like Pad Thai, Pad See You, Thai Iced Tea and Yellow Curry in addition to customer favorites such as Orange Chicken, Crunchy Veggie Rolls, Garden Wrap, Green Papaya Salad and Filet Mignon Skewers. Known as the “Home Thai Kitchen,” Anantra strives to serve the freshest and finest dishes made with the most premium of ingredients and without MSG, and offers a full takeout menu in addition to a convenient online ordering system.
Asian fusion restaurants in Woodland Hills aren’t difficult to find…you just need the right guide – like Woodland Hills Magazine – to show you the way. If your palate is leaning towards something fusion-esque, you can’t go wrong with any of the eateries featured in this roundup.