Sunrise of Westlake Village

My mother-in-law's room in memory care (furniture is guest-provided)
My mother-in-law's room in memory care (furniture is guest-provided)

***** (5 stars)

My mother-in-law was in Memory Care here. They also offer assisted living, which is very similar, but on a separate floor. The place seems more like a nice hotel than an elder care center, with beautiful grounds, winding paths, and even bunnies!

This was the second place she was in memory care, and there is no comparison. The staff here is so caring and professional. They keep in regular touch with the residents' families, and spend a tremendous amount of time on enrichment activities with each resident.

The food is excellent, and was served in a restaurant-like environment before the pandemic. Now it is catered to each room They also hosted a private birthday lunch in one of their small dining rooms for our family and my mother-in-law.

Since the pandemic they have done a marvelous job of keeping residents safe. Most of the staff and management have been here a long time, and it's easy to see why.

Sunrise of Westlake Village
3101 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 557-1100
https://www.yelp.com/biz/sunrise-of-westlake-village-westlake-village

Sakura Asian Fusion

Exterior
Exterior
Sign
Sign
Interior
Interior
Bun Saigon
Bun Saigon
Summer roll
Summer roll

***** (5 stars)

I tend to suspect a restaurant in the heart of a tacky tourist district can't be good, but Sakura is the exception. It bills itself as Asian Fusion, but there is really not fusion going on, it's simply a collection of Asian foods from many countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and China.

The sushi selections are extensive and appear fresh, but I concentrated on the Vietnamese items, and they were among the best I've had, including many of the restaurants in Orlando's Vietnamese district.

The summer rolls are delightfully fresh and cold, and sever with a tasty
peanut and chili sauce.

The Bun Saigon is a classic Veitnamese vermicelli bowl with loads of basil, grilled pork, and fresh veggies, and served with a bowl of fish sauce. Ask for Sriracha and Hoisin to elevate it to sublime. My server also gave me the tip to add my leftover peanut sauce from the summer rolls, and that was indeed a great idea!

The interior decor is pleasant, with a variety of Asian decor. Service was very friendly and efficient.

Sakura Asian Fusion
7618 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 239-8778
https://www.yelp.com/biz/sakura-asian-fusion-kissimmee-2