Kravings World Fusion Steakhouse and BBQ in Tarzana is worth quitting (or at least postponing) your New Year’s diet resolution. This contemporary Brazilian-style restaurant serves “Churrasco” (a Portuguese and Spanish term referring to beef or grilled meat) with an all-you-can-eat, prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner.
If you’re a meat eater, you’ll love Kravings hand carved meats. There’s a constant rotation of fire roasted tri-tip, lamb chops, sausage, tequila lime chicken and much more that is brought to your table and carved onto your plate. Even if you’re not a meat eater, there’s still plenty to enjoy at Kravings.
Lunch is a really great bargain here—for $9.95, non-meat eaters can enjoy the abundant, all-you-can-eat “salad” bar stocked with items from all over the world. Over 30 items are freshly made including eggplant humus, sliced nova lox, sushi, peel and eat shrimp, barley mushroom soup, fire roasted garden vegetables, clams in white wine, make your own Caesar salad, and delicious homemade pita and potato chips. If you’re really hungry, you can add the carved meats to your lunch ($16.95). At lunch, eight varieties of meat are served and at dinner there are up to 12 selections. All-you-can eat Dinner costs $34.95 Sunday-Thursday and $39.95 Friday and Saturday (with meats) or $19.95 for the salad bar only.
Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-3:30pm. All-you-can eat for $19.95 gets you hand carved prime rib, an omelet station, BBQ ribs, Belgian waffles, the salad bar and up to 8 kinds of sizzling meat. For $6 more you can get endless champagne and soft drinks too.
If you are really trying not to eat all you can, there is an a la carte menu with meats (such as bone-in Rib Eye), seafood (including lobster and cedar plank salmon), Tapas, salads, soups and desserts (how about some Brazilian flan, tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake?).
The lounge stays open until 1:30am and there’s often live music. In the middle of a strip center on Ventura Blvd, Kravings is a welcome surprise.
Kravings 18663 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 818.881.7111 Parking validated in lot or metered on street (between Tampa and Reseda Blvd). www.kravingsfusion.com Open: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm lunch, 5:30pm-9:30pm dinner, Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am-4pm lunch/5:30-9:30pm dinner, Lounge is open until 1:30am Wed. to Saturday with a la carte menu
Carole Rosner is a native Valley Girl who took the school bus with Michael and Janet Jackson and worked at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in its heyday. She likes to spend her free time finding bargains at Crossroads Trading Company, eating Chinese chicken salad at Stanley’s and admiring the view from Fryman Canyon. Check out her new blog: www.anythinggoodlately.blogspot.com – reading, watching and eating.