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30990 Russell Ranch Rd, Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91362-7308
+1 805-405-5054
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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New Zealand, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30990 Russell Ranch Rd, Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91362-7308
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We celebrated my birthday with a brunch at Ahora. Most people are not aware that they serve a delicious breakfast. There were 8 adults and four children in our party and they had it all set up for us outdoors on their beautiful patio. They...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shari G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Aroha delivers quality meals time and time again. This restaurant specializes in New Zealand cuisine, and the owner knows that he is doing. The seafood is simply outstanding, and amongst the highest quality seafood I've ever had in a restaurant. The green lipped mussels and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Socalicouple
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My husband and I decided to try Aroha a few weeks ago. YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE!!! We sat outside although it was a bit chilly, and the staff (including the owner) moved the heating lamps (we were outdoors) so we could be warm and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank saraheileen76
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Amazing food!!!! The lamb was awesome and the truffle fries were something different. But it is a little expensive so save it for a special occasion.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank hannah_noni
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

So many wonderful things about this restaurant, the atmosphere, the staff and especially the food, you just need to go and you will see for yourself. The owner and chef Gwithyn personally sees to the details, visits the tables and just presents a great dining...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 617lynnef
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Aroha is not for everyone! But if you appreciate amazing food quality, if you appreciate all the ingredients are naturally and humanely grown and imported from New Zealand, if you can appreciate that most of the produce is grown within 15 mile from AROHA, and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Elie B
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I hate going out to great restaurants on holidays when special menus are offered. They just seem to fall short. So some what follows is clearly mea culpa. Our arrival was greeted by two young ladies who we're clearly in semi overwhelm. Understandable with 3...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank rtom816
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant discovery on Sunday midday. We chose Aroha as we were looking for something a bit different and New Zealand attracted us as something not seen too often. We also looked at Cicis, a popular but noisy cafe next door and chose Aroha...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank donaldr772
Reviewed 17 September 2017

after driving by many times we finally tries it out. such a nice patio with live entertainment. Bev and Wes were great. food was well above par and all of it was fresh and served hot, we had a great evening here and will be...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank hugh b
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Six of us had the most pleasant dinner sitting outside on the patio. The food was amazing and we felt very well taken care of. The chef came out to talk with us and answer any questions about the food and wine and our waiter...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Red10060
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$80
New Zealand, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30990 Russell Ranch Rd, Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91362-7308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Westlake Village
  • Phone Number: +1 805-405-5054
  • E-mail
Inspired by New Zealand's laid back environment, Aroha, is a classy-casual fine dining restaurant located in Westlake Village. Aroha was founded in September 2014 by Award Winning New Zealand Chef, Gwithyen Thomas, and his wife, Justine. Meaning love and compassion in Maori, Aroha is dedicated in loving memory to Gwithyen's mother Athena, and Justine's grandfather, Harold. Chef Thomas creatively designs his dishes to showcase the best flavor combinations, without masking the natural flavor. Aroha's menu consists of locally sourced predominately organic produce; free-range and grass-fed organic meats primarily flown in from New Zealand; and seafood flown in directly from New Zealand, less than 48 hours fresh from the water. Proudly catering to customers with allergies and dietary restrictions, Aroha's menu is 100% gluten-free or gluten-free optional; our dishes are made fresh to order therefore we can customize for any allergies you may have. Aroha's beverage program includes a wine list with only New Zealand wines by the glass, a rotating selection of New Zealand beers and local craft beers, and an outdoor cocktail bar. Our non-alcoholic beverages includes a range of speciality sodas with unique hand picked ingredients including Elderflower, Blackcurrant, and Feijoa; as well as New Zealand's award-winning Antipodes Artisan Still and Sparkling water.
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