Maral Cuisine Trout

Persian Food Los Angeles

Agoura Hills, a crown jewel of the Conejo Valley, is best known for great mountain biking and hiking on both sides of the 101 freeway. As I’m learning, the tiny city also has a relatively diverse culinary roster. Maral Cuisine prepared one of my favorite Agoura Hills meals to date.

Shahnam Ebrajimi’s restaurant debuted in early 2011 in Twin Oaks Shopping Center, with a name translating from Farsi as “deer.” The corner space resides is on the classy end of the spectrum, with light yellow walls sporting abstract hangings and grand chandeliers.

Trout, normally $15.95, costs only $12.95 at lunch and even comes with a choice of soup or salad. Go with well-spiced lentil soup. The butterflied fish bathes in lemon juice, saffron, olive oil, and a bit of black pepper before being grilled. The juicy, flaky results come with a generous pile of sabzi polo (herbed rice), grilled tomato and pepper, aromatic mint leaves, and crunchy raw onions. Squeeze lime wedges over the vibrant fish to add even more brightness.

Address: 5843 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Joshua Lurie

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