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Garden Terrace - CLOSED

1002 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Continental, Californian, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

29 reviews from our community

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English first
Ventura, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Garden Terrace no longer exists. There is a different restaurant in this location that features both Italian and Mexican food, but there is no connection to the Garden Terrace. The former Garden Terrace owners have opened a small deli in downtown Ojai.

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Durango, Colorado
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Wonderful food and a fun atmosphere. Were able to seat 10 fairly quickly. We went for breakfast and were really happy with the food. Nice location right downtown.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Amazing food. Try the Avocado and Crab tower, trust me. Expensive but WELL worth it!

Review collected in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group

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Ojai, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This restaurant is usually quiet and has great food. One problem I have found is that they are understaffed so they often don't answer the phone...makes it difficult to make a reservation but, thankfully, we've never had a problem getting a table by just dropping in. One of the owners very often waits tables and she can be a bit... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

This nondescript place is way understated. This is a place where ordering an ordinary dish/item is leaving the best behind. Ahi tuna salad was excellent. Order something recommended, you won't be disappointed.

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Ojai, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We go here quite often and love the food. Pat, the chef, is very creative and makes everything from scratch....including the bread! It is served hot from the oven. My favorites are the Garlic Prawns w/ a Lemon Caper Sauce and Linguini and the Sesame Seared Rare Ahi: With Crisp Wonton, Daikon Radish Sprouts, Avocado a Wasabi Aiolo and Pickled... More

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Ojai, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We used to enjoy going to the Garden Terrace every now and again. With so few good restaurants in Ojai, it's necessary to graze around the edges a bit. We can overlook the tired interior, all pink and turquoise as well as the bare Formica tables. And even the oddball waitress with her all-too-friendly bruskness and her ungenerous 4 oz.... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The owner and staff are lovely and the food is divine. I'm not kidding when I say this was the best restaurant experience I've ever had....bar none! We happened upon it during a visit to Ojai and went out of our way to go back a second time before returning back to New York. It was well worth the effort.... More

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Carpinteria, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I have been to the Garden Terrace restaurant in Ojai several times.It is my favorite spot to take friends for lunch. The food is always fresh and delicious. My favorites are the Cobb Salad or the Reuben sandwich. There are several vegetarian choices on the menu as well. The fresh corn tamales with black beans have a southwestern flair. We... More

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Aiea, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Went for lunch and service was ok. They need new chairs as the seats was concaving. The food was ok but the Bake Chevrde look and tasted like it was two days old and over cooked in a toaster oven.. The bottom was rock hard.

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