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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Zoolu

860 Glenneyre St. (Thalia St.) Send to Phone
949-494-6825
Charming downtown Laguna bistro serves Pacific Rim fusion cuisine at reasonable prices.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Zoolu Restaurant Review

: Owner Toni Leech and her husband and chef, Michael, run this neighborhood bistro, which is a real hit with locals. Located just one block from the beach, Café Zoolu thankfully lacks pretension, offering instead funky Laguna charm. Chef Michael’s dishes all have a certain Polynesian or Asian flair, such as the blackened ahi sashimi with avocado, grapefruit and a Thai ginger-horseradish sauce. Start with one of Zoolu’s signature salads, like the char-broiled scallop salad, which features mixed greens with tomato, bacon, egg, roasted red pepper and a warm honey-mustard dressing. For entrées, try the baseball-cut swordfish, a house signature, in a lemon-caper butter sauce. Other intriguing mains often available include the 20-ounce cowboy steak served with green peppercorn sauce and a horseradish mash, and the salmon in a lemon dill sauce. Most of the desserts are memorable, especially the malted milk ball ice cream and the Zoolu chocolate cake.

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