Sakura Cha Ya: Udon Want to Miss This Japanese Eatery

August 25, 2015 11:56 am

Despite its unassuming food court location, Sakura Cha Ya is one of the best places in town for authentic (and affordable) Japanese cuisine. This casual eatery offers casual favorites that Japanese locals eat on a daily basis, such as spicy ramen bowls, udon noodles with tempura shrimp and katsu-don. Japanese fried chicken, or karaage chicken, is available for lunch and dinner, and there are also various types of Japanese curry that are a delicious alternative to the usual Indian or Thai varieties. Pair your meal with a side of tempura vegetables, and if you’re looking for a dessert once the meal is through, browse the small selection of red bean scones and other sweets. Sakura Cha Ya’s menu board features photos of each menu item so first-time diners can easily choose what to try, and after you order from the counter, you can either take your meal to go or sit in the food court tables nearby.

Sakura Cha Ya
2810 S Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 901-3104

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Anaba: Maki Reservations at This Standout Sushi Spot

August 18, 2015 1:32 pm

If you ask any Oxnard resident where to find the best sushi in town, you’re almost guaranteed to hear the name Anaba. This cozy, stylish Japanese eatery features a traditional sushi bar and numerous intimate tables throughout its dining room, and although it looks fairly plain from the outside, inside it is dimly lit and very charming. Guests dine on large, elaborate sushi boats filled with colorful maki rolls and raw sashimi options, as well as classic sides like miso soup, ginger salad and jasmine tea.

If you’re not in the mood for sushi, you’ll also find other Japanese favorites like short ribs and spicy edamame. Sushi rolls are very large in relation to their affordable prices, and there are a number of combination plates that come with soup and a salad that will give you even more bang for your buck. Anaba also offers a selection of beer and wine for of-age guests.

1171 S Victoria Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 382-1230

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Curtains 101: How to Choose and Install the Right Window Treatments for Your Apartment

August 11, 2015 3:27 pm

One of the fastest, most fail-proof ways to breathe new life into your home's decor is by swapping out your window treatments. Here are a few smart ways to help you choose the perfect curtains for your apartment and install them to best suit your specific space.

  • Choose the right size. When choosing curtains or drapes, go for something that is approximately 2 to 2.5 times the width of your windows. As for the length, make sure that they touch the floor when you hang them at the top of the window (or slightly above).
  • Keep it sheer. Unless you want to use your curtains for privacy, it’s best to go for something sheer so that you don’t block natural light.
  • Choose high quality hardware. If you have the extra funds, choosing a pricier type of curtain rod can make all the difference. This creates a more luxurious look, and you may find that the rod stands up to daily use a bit better than cheaper options.
  • Hang them high. Most interior designers recommend hanging your curtains all the way at the ceiling instead of just above the window. This creates a dramatic, catalog-worthy look and adds the illusion of height.
  • Add Roman shades. If heavy curtains aren’t your style, add Roman shades in a color that matches the rest of your room instead.

8 Window Treatment Ideas []
Decor PSA: Hang Curtains High & Wide [Apartment Therapy]
Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose Window Treatments? [House Beautiful]

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