Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chinese Comfort Food in Oxnard

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to review the Golden Chicken Inn in Oxnard for the VC Reporter. And what I found was that stepping into this restaurant, which has been around since 1929, is like stepping into another era.

As you see here, this is a no frills kind of white tablecloths or chandeliers, but instead, laminate tables and wood paneling galore.

Behind the paneled walls in this photo are some of the 'private' dining nooks...unlike anything I've ever seen in a local restaurant.

The register is stationed inside this unusual cage, but there's nothing menacing about it. The staff and servers at the Golden Chicken Inn are beyond smiley and friendly.

This was our favorite dish of the evening - the kung pao chicken, filled with peanuts, scallions, chile peppers, and crunchy water chestnuts. The only downside? We liked it so much, there wasn't any to take home with our leftovers.

The Golden Chicken Inn is located at 701 S. Oxnard Boulevard in Oxnard. Phone: (805) 483-9122. Note: they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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