Food & Drink in Ventura

Thai Food at Rice Thai Cuisine (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

Rice Thai Cuisine

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Classic yet inventive Thai menu highlighted by sticky rice, diverse (and spicy) curries, and specialty soju cocktails

$30 $13

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The Taj Cafe

The Taj Cafe

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Diners dig into traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, vegetable biryani, and samosas

$20 $12

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Cheese Plate and Wine for Two or Four at The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese (50% Off)

The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Seven assorted cheeses pair with red and white wines in cozy spot

$42 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe

Ojai

Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

$15 $6.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Sample more than 180 dishes featuring the rich, spicy flavors of Thailand and Peru

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Classic Indian dishes prepared according to your preferred spice level

$20 $10

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Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Fuji Sushi (Up to 45% Off)

Fuji Sushi - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Sushi platters, teriyaki combinations, soups and rolls

$20 $12

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at u yogurt ($20 Value)

u yogurt

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Self-serve frozen yogurt in flavors like cheesecake and mango sorbet topped with a selection of more than 35 toppings and fruit

$5 $3

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Two Pieces of Ice-Cream Cake and Two Coffee Drinks, or Six Coffee Drinks at Mia's Place Coffee Shop (Up to 52% Off)

Mia's Place Coffee Shop

Multiple Locations

Cozy café promotes relaxing with espresso drinks, blended coffee beverages, and frosty ice-cream cake

$6.24 $3

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$19 for Mexican Meal for Two with Dessert at Amigo's Surf Cantina ($34 Value)

Amigos Surf Cantina

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Laid-back Mexican restaurant serves up favorites including chicken mole and enchiladas, capped off with desserts such as sweet chimichangas

$34 $19

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Creating Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company was a labor of love for John and Jennifer Karayan, who spent 20 years perfecting their eclectic Californian recipes before sharing them with the public. Named after the couple's 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, the business began as a concession trailer at festivals and fairgrounds, presenting healthful alternatives to traditional fast-food options without sacrificing speedy service. The concept took off, and the trailer eventually blossomed into a permanent location a couple of blocks from the shore.

Although the chefs use only sashimi-grade fish and make everything from clam chowder to sauces and salsas in-house, they don't stray far from the restaurant's unpretentious fairground roots. The Ventura County Reporter recognized the company's dual commitment to quality and convenience in 2011, honoring the eatery with awards for Best Fish Taco and Best Cheap Eats.

The same thoughtfulness with which John and Jennifer designed the healthful and flavorful menu led them to embrace a variety of environmentally friendly practices. In addition to donating their used trans-fat-free cooking oil to biodiesel refineries, they exclusively stock the restaurant with biodegradable plates, utensils, and employees.

Chalkboards of handwritten specials, an acoustic soundtrack by artists such as Jack Johnson and Bob Marley, and 36-inch flat-screen televisions playing skateboarding, surfing, and sporting events add to Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company's casual, laid-back ambiance. At the same time, photographs of local beaches line the walls and serve as a gentle reminder of the inspiration behind the ocean-fresh menu.

806 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura,
CA
US

Tucked away in the Ojai Valley, well-concealed paths wend past copses of lush trees to the popular garden sites of The Ranch House. There, diners relax among gentle streams and verdant foliage within an oriental teahouse, or dine on two elevated redwoods decks overlooking the grounds. Alan Hooker, a chef renowned for incorporating herbs into simple, yet elegant dishes, founded the Eden-like setting more than 60 years ago.

Lauded on an episode of Food Network?s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, the seasonal cuisine includes free-range chicken breast stuffed with brie and grilled swordfish steaks brushed with lemon thyme butter that make them too slippery for traditional mid-dinner duels. To complement those flavors, the restaurant offers a Wine Spectator-award-winning wine list with approximately 650 selections. After their meal, guests can tour the rest of The Ranch House grounds, working off the meal as they stroll through the herb garden and bakery.

102 Besant Rd.
Ojai,
CA
US

Tucked away in the Ojai Valley, well-concealed paths wend past copses of lush trees to the popular garden sites of The Ranch House. There, diners relax among gentle streams and verdant foliage within an oriental teahouse, or see if they know how to yodel upon two elevated redwoods decks overlooking the grounds. Alan Hooker, a chef renowned for incorporating herbs into simple, yet elegant dishes, founded the Eden-like setting more than 60 years ago.

Lauded on an episode of Food Network?s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, the seasonal cuisine includes free-range chicken breast stuffed with brie and grilled swordfish steaks brushed with lemon thyme butter that make them too slippery for traditional mid-dinner duels. To complement those flavors, the restaurant offers a Wine Spectator-award-winning wine list with approximately 650 selections. After their meal, guests can tour the rest of The Ranch House grounds, working off the meal as they stroll through the herb garden and bakery.

500 South Lomita Avenue
Ojai,
CA
US

For more than a decade, Bridget Malmstedt worked as a master aesthetician at a luxury resort. Currently she flaunts that expertise inside FaceForward Skin and Body Care?a Victorian home repurposed as a salon. These historic surroundings are a charming antithesis to Bridget's services, which draw on all the latest approaches to skincare. Her facials exfoliate pores and help clear up acne and signs of aging, and her customized peels minimize the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. When she isn't treating skin, Bridget soothes muscles by blending Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques. Her enviable skill set even extends to eyebrows, which she shapes into perfect arches for clients who want to look sophisticated or into perfect umlauts for clients who want to look Danish.

53 S California St
Ventura,
CA
US

Within a cozy diner, decorated with a pink-and-blue mural of steaming coffee, servers festoon tables with hearty portions of homestyle comfort food. On any given day, the kitchen buzzes with cooks whipping up homemade entrees ranging from burgers and soups to salads and omelets served with fixings' such as fresh beets, roasted turkey, and thick-cut brioche. Guests chat over chorizo and eggs or marvel at the signature waffles that arrive under mountains of strawberries and whipped cream?a staple of the breakfast menu that runs all day, much like a marathon runner energized by a stomach full of biscuits and gravy.

328 E Ojai Ave
Ojai,
CA
US

Though u yogurt serves its guests frozen treats, there's not an ice cream scoop to be found in the store. Instead, frozen yogurt emerges from nozzles in a chilly stream with the simple pull of a lever, allowing guests to choose from ten daily flavors with seasonal additions that include pumpkin, snicker doodle, eggnog, and peppermint stick. After they've filled their cup, they can crown their treat with chocolate chips, and even fruit chosen from a selection of more than 30 toppings.

5722 Telephone Rd
Ventura,
CA
US