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The Hat

1308 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065-2806
805-579-0007
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Ranked #2 of 227 restaurants in Simi Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Fast Food
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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North Hills
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234 reviews 234 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My business partner and I had a meeting in Simi this morning and, as it worked out, we finished just before noon. We decided on lunch at The Hat. The pastrami is delicious. If you like fries, you'll only need one order. It can feed 3 or 4 people. There are several locations and they are all consistently very good.

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Ventura, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Large portions define this place along with a clean environment. Split a sandwich and fries. This was more than an ample portion.

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Denton, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went straight from LAX here because we were starving and needed a quick lunch. We left stuffed because of the insane portions for their sides. The gravy fries were served on a drink tray and I think the onion ring order came with 40! The sandwiches were great and I loved all the different condiment packages. This was a... More

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Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of a few SoCal restaurants in the small chain, but it really feels like a local joint. It is very casual and the guys behind the counter are really friendly. The pastrami and the roast beef are lean and juicy - the sandwiches are huge (we usually split one!) and the chili fries with cheese are arguably... More

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Simi Valley, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you really LOVE pastrami, you must stop at The Hat (they have other locations in Southern California). Their pastrami dip sandwich is the bomb! The soft roll is dipped in the au jus and piled with GREAT pastrami, yellow mustard and pickles. Man, I'm getting hungry just writing about it. Also their chili cheese fries are legendary! A feast... More

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Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place for Pastrami plus everything is excellent too! Been going to The Hat for over 45 years!!

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Simi Valley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are a Pastrami fan this is the place for you! LOTS of pastrami on the sandwich with your choice of condiments. Fries are good as well, again with options.. I live in Simi and love to drive through an take it with me. My wife likes the Tuna fish (not a pastrami fan). Inside is neat and clean.... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love pastrami sandwiches, The Hat is by far the best in the land. It has spoiled me. I love pastrami, and cannot have a pastrami sandwich anywhere else!!

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Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I'm from New York City and I know what pastrami is supposed to taste like. This is not pastrami! The Hat needs to do something about their menu.

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Simi Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've had some good pastrami sandwiches, but WOW! The Hat is awesome! They are huge portions so you can save half for later......and let me tell you, as a left over.....yummo! The fries are great too and lots of it! Do yourself a favor and go!!

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