Simi Valley’s Top Foodie Secrets

Whether your craving something sweet or savory, Simi Valley's restaurants and cafes will tickle your taste buds and keep any foodie coming back for more!

From locally owned coffee shops and quirky cafes, to elegant sushi bars served up by a world-renowned chef - Simi Valley is serving up some of the best food in the VC.

Check out some of our local favorite foodie secrets in Simi Valley.

Sushi Tanaka Simi ValleySushi Tanaka

A restaurant for the adventurous foodie, Sushi Tanaka features an “Omasase” style menu, which in Japanese means “I will leave it to you.” This means that you will be letting the chef choose your order, and you couldn’t be in better hands. Chef Sei Tanaka runs the show behind this popular sushi bar. Having worked in respected sushi restaurants including Nobu and Shunji, Chef Tanaka has over a decade of experience crafting sushi.

Each morning, the chef personally visits various fish markets to hand select only the best product to craft his daily menu. Giving you a piece-by-piece multi-course meal consisting of the freshest seasonal ingredients, dazzling presentation and out of this world flavor, Sushi Tanaka will delight the most selective sushi connoisseur.

Dr Conkey Simi Valley California

Image @Millszilla

Dr. Conkey’s Candy & Coffee

Locally owned and operated in Simi Valley for over 30 years, this quaint coffee and candy shop has been a favorite for families in Simi for generations. As the first espresso bar in Simi Valley, this unique coffee house/candy shop combo carries a variety of gourmet coffee, unique gifts, old fashioned candies and serves up specialty coffee creations that are mouth-wateringly good.

One of the best features of the shop is its decorations, every season the owner goes all out and decks the store out with elaborate bobbles that transport you into a magical fantasy land when you walk through the doors.

Flying Yolk

Image @theflyingyolk

The Flying Yolk

A go-to for a fast, casual and thoroughly delicious breakfast; The Flying Yolk serves up savory breakfast sandwiches and mouthwatering burritos made from high-quality ingredients. If you are in the mood for a savory and filling breakfast at a price that's right, then looks no further than this unbeatable restaurant.

Fan favorites from this restaurant include their Cali Fried Sandwich, strawberry Nutella croissant and crispy tots. Vegetarian foodies also praise the ease of making almost any sandwich or burrito vegetarian!

Green Acres Farmers Market and Catering

Another local and visitor favorite, Green Acres has won awards for best Caterer, Favorite in Barbecue, Delicatessen, Sandwich, Take Out, Lunch and Farmer’s Market. Known for their fresh produce and full-service butcher shop providing high-quality meats, poultry and fish.

What really keeps people coming back for more is their grill. Whether you are looking for something quick on your lunch break or making a stop on a road trip, the sandwiches, burgers, salads, burritos and more that are being served up from their grill will make this your must-stop-shop in Simi Valley.

Ali Baba Simi Valley


Ali Baba's Mediterranean Cuisine

One of the top-rated restaurants in Simi Valley, Ali Baba's takes pride in dishing out authentic recipes all made from scratch. Locally owned and operated since 1999, the restaurant is most popular for its kebabs and pita sandwiches.

People also praise their homemade soups, daily lunch and dinner specials as well as their rich exotic flavors and healthful preparations.

Skiffs Cakes Simi Valley California


Skiff’s Cakes

Whether you are looking for a gourmet cake for a special occasion or just need something delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth - Skiff’s Cakes is the place to go. Specializing in handcrafted cakes, cupcakes, seasonal treats and more- this family-owned bakery consistently serves up the most delectable and creative treats out there.

Sink your teeth into one of their beautifully decorated cookies or cupcakes, and definitely, don’t miss out on the mini doughnuts!

Junkyard Café

If you’re looking for good food with a lot of atmosphere, this is your spot. The Junkyard is another family-owned joint that is dripping with character. Decorated with odds and ends of assorted paraphernalia that give the restaurant a fun and quirky vibe.

As for their food- they have an extensive menu that will leave any foodie wanting to come back and try more! Known for their breakfasts, this is the ideal spot to bring plenty of your friends and family so you can try as many different dishes as you like!

Don’t miss out on this hidden foodie wonderland, start planning your trip to Simi Valley today!

Recent Posts

Cover 2

Happy to be Your Guide

Cheers to the ultimate list of Simi Valley attractions, restaurants and hotels. Let us brighten your day (or spice up your night).

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We'll email you immediate access to our beautiful 86-page visitors guide and send you occasional news and events in Simi. We will never sell, trade or give your email to anyone. Visit our Privacy Policy for more information.