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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2018, 12:07:55 PM »
Where's your go to for Korean fried chicken?

Place in Zion...Furia or something like that.

+1 for this place.  We like it a lot too. Order when you get there. Takes about 15 minutes to fry up. Shop Zion while you wait.

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2018, 12:48:05 PM »
Okidoki - Tustin (has wide variety of diff japanese food: noodles, sushi, yakitori, hotpot); I love the spicy udon that comes in a fiery stone pot
Crack Shack - Costa Mesa (bomb fried jidori chicken)
Miyabi Shabu - fav shabu place in irvine currently cos the meat quality is very good for the angus choice (even compared against the $80 wagyu they had)
North Italia - pasta (very nice date place, and pasta's yummy since made from scratch)
Habana @ spectrum is actually good as an inexpensive brunch place at their bakery section (with cuban sandwiches, pastries, those fried potato balls Porto's known for, coffee)
Moulin - Newport Beach (French brunch place)
Hive & Honey Marriott Rooftop bar was cool to check out since it's the only rooftop bar in Irvine. Good view, but drinks were a bit pricey (no cover tho!)
Shinsengumi - Irvine (since it closes at 11pm, and one craves ramen/udon a lot when everywhere in Irvine closes)
Bruxies - Irvine (always has $5 wednesday specials, and lately has everyday $7 chicken tender deal)

Happy Hours in Irvine:
Habana - Cuban restaurant in spectrum ($5-6 drinks and small plates)
Brio Tuscan Grille - Spectrum (nice sangrias and $5-6 drinks and small plates)
Tokyo Table - DJ

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2018, 12:49:45 PM »
Will try it soon, thanks for the rec..

Where's your go to for Korean fried chicken?

Place in Zion...Furia or something like that.

+1 for this place.  We like it a lot too. Order when you get there. Takes about 15 minutes to fry up. Shop Zion while you wait.

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2018, 01:16:09 PM »
Our "go to's"

Sushi: Ahi Ahi

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ahi-ahi-sushi-bar-and-grill-foothill-ranch?osq=Sushi

Pho: Thanh Binh

https://www.yelp.com/biz/thanh-binh-lake-forest-2?osq=Than+Binh

Rice Bowls: Mo's. I dearly wish to win the lottery and open one of these nearby.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/mos-no-2-santa-ana-2?osq=Mos

Healthy Food: Rutabegorz

https://www.yelp.com/biz/rutabegorz-tustin?osq=Healthy+Food

Vegan: Seabirds Kitchen.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/seabirds-kitchen-costa-mesa

Fast Indian: Nina's

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ninas-indian-and-british-groceries-lake-forest


Plenty of good suggestions in prior comments. Will need to put some on my To Do list.

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2018, 02:53:33 PM »
Places to look forward to:
Left Coast Brewpub opening this month in the Sand Canyon plaza
Breakfast Republic coming to University Center by UCI

All That Shabu coming soon to Culver Plaza sounds interesting. Does anyone know if this is AYCE (since the name sounds like All that bbq haha)?
Jiaozi dumpling coming soon @ marketplace looks interesting...
Oooh and a new stacks pancake location coming soon to Newport Bluffs

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2018, 03:04:14 PM »
Good stuff lavender!

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
Okidoki - Tustin (has wide variety of diff japanese food: noodles, sushi, yakitori, hotpot); I love the spicy udon that comes in a fiery stone pot
Crack Shack - Costa Mesa (bomb fried jidori chicken)
Miyabi Shabu - fav shabu place in irvine currently cos the meat quality is very good for the angus choice (even compared against the $80 wagyu they had)
North Italia - pasta (very nice date place, and pasta's yummy since made from scratch)
Habana @ spectrum is actually good as an inexpensive brunch place at their bakery section (with cuban sandwiches, pastries, those fried potato balls Porto's known for, coffee)
Moulin - Newport Beach (French brunch place)
Hive & Honey Marriott Rooftop bar was cool to check out since it's the only rooftop bar in Irvine. Good view, but drinks were a bit pricey (no cover tho!)
Shinsengumi - Irvine (since it closes at 11pm, and one craves ramen/udon a lot when everywhere in Irvine closes)
Bruxies - Irvine (always has $5 wednesday specials, and lately has everyday $7 chicken tender deal)

Happy Hours in Irvine:
Habana - Cuban restaurant in spectrum ($5-6 drinks and small plates)
Brio Tuscan Grille - Spectrum (nice sangrias and $5-6 drinks and small plates)
Tokyo Table - DJ

You forgot 85c bakery cafe

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »
Diverging but happy hour in Irvine is an interesting topic...standard places like TGIF, BJ, and Cheesecake Factory.  Any other spots?

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2018, 03:15:06 PM »
Okidoki - Tustin (has wide variety of diff japanese food: noodles, sushi, yakitori, hotpot); I love the spicy udon that comes in a fiery stone pot
Crack Shack - Costa Mesa (bomb fried jidori chicken)
Miyabi Shabu - fav shabu place in irvine currently cos the meat quality is very good for the angus choice (even compared against the $80 wagyu they had)
North Italia - pasta (very nice date place, and pasta's yummy since made from scratch)
Habana @ spectrum is actually good as an inexpensive brunch place at their bakery section (with cuban sandwiches, pastries, those fried potato balls Porto's known for, coffee)
Moulin - Newport Beach (French brunch place)
Hive & Honey Marriott Rooftop bar was cool to check out since it's the only rooftop bar in Irvine. Good view, but drinks were a bit pricey (no cover tho!)
Shinsengumi - Irvine (since it closes at 11pm, and one craves ramen/udon a lot when everywhere in Irvine closes)
Bruxies - Irvine (always has $5 wednesday specials, and lately has everyday $7 chicken tender deal)

Happy Hours in Irvine:
Habana - Cuban restaurant in spectrum ($5-6 drinks and small plates)
Brio Tuscan Grille - Spectrum (nice sangrias and $5-6 drinks and small plates)
Tokyo Table - DJ

You forgot 85c bakery cafe

Off the list for a reason? ;)

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2018, 03:22:10 PM »
Diverging but happy hour in Irvine is an interesting topic...standard places like TGIF, BJ, and Cheesecake Factory.  Any other spots?

Habana, EMC, and Tokyo Table for late night happy hour.

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2018, 03:23:21 PM »
Diverging but happy hour in Irvine is an interesting topic...standard places like TGIF, BJ, and Cheesecake Factory.  Any other spots?

Habana, EMC, and Tokyo Table for late night happy hour.

LOL..I'm asleep by "late night".

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2018, 06:47:46 AM »
Diverging but happy hour in Irvine is an interesting topic...standard places like TGIF, BJ, and Cheesecake Factory.  Any other spots?

Yard House, Andreis, Ruth Chris, Eats/Red Bar Hotel Irvine, Eureka, the Cut

Used to go to Gina's pizza on Thursdays, cheap pitchers, haven't been in awhile, so not sure what their specials are anymore

D&Bs if you want to go on the cheap ($3 Jack & Cokes/Dos Equis Pints all night Thursdays), food is horrible though, go to YH when their HH starts at 3pm for food/beer then move over here if you want cheap hard liquor drinks at 4:30 when their HH starts


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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2018, 07:33:59 PM »
What are some of the better child-friendly restaurants in the area? 
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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2018, 07:01:51 PM »
Depends on what your kids will eat. If they've got pretty narrow tastes then chains like Red Robin or Islands will work. They're fairly loud places to begin with so any additional kid noise would be well tolerated by pretty much everyone. The key when our kids were out is "speed of food delivery" more than anything else.

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Re: Go To for Food
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2018, 11:13:30 AM »
Souplantation
Corner Bakery
Marketplace food court.
Tasty Garden (they serve "western food" while adults can get good chinese...lots of TV and free wifi too)


 

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