Welcome to the neighborhood.
Calabasas is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu. The 2010 census lists a population in Calabasas of 23,058. It's an affluent community and home to a number of noteworthy stars including Will Smith, the Kardasians, and Brittany Spears. The name Calabasas comes from the Spanish word for pumpkin or squash “calabaza”, and the city of Calabasas holds an annual Pumpkin Festival each October.
For lodging, the Hilton Garden Inn sits on a hill above the Calabasas City Hall. The nearby Commons shopping center includes a Barnes and Noble bookstore, as well as the Italian Restaurant, Toscana. At the other end of the shopping center, there is a Starbucks, and a King's Fish House Restaurant with a great selection of Fresh Fish. Be sure to try the clam chowder.
Other local restaurants in the area include a local favorite, Saddle Peak Lodge, featuring wild game, and an 8 course chefs tasting menuu.
For a more moderately priced meal in Calabasas, Guido's Italian Restaurant is highly rated. It's locally owned and a great choice for the entire family. For Sushi fans, Shibuya is considered a must visit. A reviewer said the Sashimi is “outrageously fresh and delicious.” The only drawback is the crowds. Shibuya is in a small strip center in Calabasas next to the original Kardasians family store and a post office at 4774 Park Granada Ste 8B.
For groceries, Soucal based Gelson's Super Market on Mulholland has a free wine tasting this Friday at 3:30 – 6:00, 22277 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302. Locally owned Maddy's Market, has an emphasis on providing healthy options, high quality gourmet products and being your local friendly market. Maddy's is convenienty located at 26767 Agoura Road, Calabasas CA 91302.
Nearby, The Company Cafe at 26679 Agoura Rd, is a small gourmet café that offers many different menu items every day, including a fruit and salad bar that allows customers to pay by the ounce.
Of course, the newest of the local friendly establishments in Calabasas is Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center. Be sure to visit their new location at Agoura Blvd. near the intersection of Lost Hills Blvd. and Agoura. UAKC has the best selection and lowest prices in Southern California, and now there is a great new Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center in Calabasas serving the entire area. Stop in today and check it out.
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