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The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« on: December 06, 2021, 01:25:42 PM »
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-rice-foothill-ranch
26781 Portola Pkwy Ste 4D Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

This is a hole in the wall restaurant run by a Japanese family brave enough to start their own business last year.  I'm happy to say that they have survived and is now open for dine-in with monthly specials (see board inside restaurant).

This is not some 5 star hotel restaurant.  It's honest good home cooking at affordable price.  Chicken is juicy and tender, rice is soft, and tsukemono fresh & crunchy.  It's located near Alton & Portola Parkway in Ralphs center, about 10 mins from Spectrum.





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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 01:30:02 PM »
Nice promo. Family restaurant?  ;) jkjk

What are the prices like?
($ $$ $$$)

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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 01:30:23 PM »
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-rice-foothill-ranch
26781 Portola Pkwy Ste 4D Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

This is a hole in the wall restaurant run by a Japanese family brave enough to start their own business last year.  I'm happy to say that they have survived and is now open for dine-in with monthly specials (see board inside restaurant).

This is not some 5 star hotel restaurant.  It's honest good home cooking at affordable price.  Meat is juice and tender, rice is soft, and tsukemono fresh & crunchy.  It's located near Alton & Portola Parkway in Ralphs center, about 10 mins from Spectrum.


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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2021, 01:33:19 PM »
Nice promo. Family restaurant?  ;) jkjk

What are the prices like?
($ $$ $$$)

$12 for the jidori chicken bento lunch set.  Menu pic is at yelp.

For monthly specials they have everything from $9 oden to $20 sea urchin cream pasta and $33 prime rib eye steak sets.

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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2021, 05:08:21 PM »
Oh I go here regularly. I highly recommend all the food. It is pricier than you would expect though and the portioning isn't big.

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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2021, 09:42:16 PM »
I went here when it first opened, had the ribeye steak with homemade curry and was amazing but cost around $20 for lunch.  Good to go one in awhile but gets expensive if you are doing take out for the family.

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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2021, 04:11:55 PM »
I had pork curry there today, $15.  It's thinly sliced pork and not pork katsu.  Be warned that the curry is not spicy, so if you like it spicy you need to tell them ahead.

Has anyone dined at Ahi Ahi Sushi Bar & Grill across the street, or Izakaya Tenko down the street?

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Re: The Rice (Foothill Ranch)
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2021, 04:25:14 PM »
Ahi Ahi's has been our "go to" sushi stop. I will say they've gotten too busy and need to hire 1-2 other wait staff to handle customers properly. The chefs are friendly and quick, but a 15 min wait for your check is not great. 
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