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      12-09-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Good places to eat in the Orange/Santa Ana area?

What are some good places to eat lunch down in the Orange/Santa Ana area? I'm driving down to LA on friday to pick up some goodies from AE, and I want a delicious lunch, haha.
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      12-09-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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M Grill is a Brazilian BBQ place, it may not be the most delicious food you've ever had but it is an experience. It's in LA though, not really OC
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      12-10-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Come on now......In and Out is all over the place. Give him something that's specific to the OC. :P
+1 LOL. God bless In n Out burger, but I'm looking for something that I can't get up here! haha
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what kinda of food are you exactly looking to taste? mexican, chinese, vietnamese, korean, japanese....etc.???
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      12-10-2009, 02:36 AM   #7
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what kinda of food are you exactly looking to taste? mexican, chinese, vietnamese, korean, japanese....etc.???
I'm down for anything, but if there was a good place for sushi or some delicious curry those would be my number one choices!
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Here are a few places I've been to except one, which I mention anyway because it's one of the top rated sushi restaurants by Zagat. I like all these places, but don't just take my words for it. Look up their reviews at yelp.com or opentable.com if you have time.

For sushi:

1. Bluefin Sushi in Newport Beach (top-rated but very pricey, never been there)
2. Koi Sushi in Seal Beach (great sushi at good value, usually crowded)

For curry, I assume it's Indian or Thai:

1. Thai Nakorn on Beach Blvd and Chapman in Stanton or Garden Grove (comparable to Marnee Thai in San Francisco if you know that place).
2. Dosa Place (Indian) on Red Hill Ave in Tustin.

Some more recommendations:

Brodard Restaurant or Brodard Chateau in Garden Grove (Vietnamese, try their unique roast pork spring rolls for lunch)
Felix International Cafe in Orange (Cuban/Caribbean, cozy small family-owned)
California Shabu Shabu near Brookhurst and Garfield in Fountain Valley (Japanese)
Lucille's BBQ at the District in Tustin (Southern BBQ)
Beach Pit BBQ in Tustin and Costa Mesa (Southern BBQ, must try this one)
Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana near Southcoast Plaza (Italian)
Ramos House in San Juan Capistrano near the old mission

Hope that helps.

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Here are a few places I've been to except one, which I mention anyway because it's one of the top rated sushi restaurants by Zagat. I like all these places, but don't just take my words for it. Look up their reviews at yelp.com or opentable.com if you have time.

For sushi:

1. Bluefin Sushi in Newport Beach (top-rated but very pricey, never been there)
2. Koi Sushi in Seal Beach (great sushi at good value, usually crowded)

For curry, I assume it's Indian or Thai:

1. Thai Nakorn on Beach Blvd and Chapman in Stanton or Garden Grove (comparable to Marnee Thai in San Francisco if you know that place).
2. Dosa Place (Indian) on Red Hill Ave in Tustin.

Some more recommendations:

Brodard Restaurant or Brodard Chateau in Garden Grove (Vietnamese, try their unique roast pork spring rolls for lunch)
Felix International Cafe in Orange (Cuban/Caribbean, cozy small family-owned)
California Shabu Shabu near Brookhurst and Garfield in Fountain Valley (Japanese)
Lucille's BBQ at the District in Tustin (Southern BBQ)
Beach Pit BBQ in Tustin and Costa Mesa (Southern BBQ, must try this one)
Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana near Southcoast Plaza (Italian)
Ramos House in San Juan Capistrano near the old mission

Hope that helps.

+1

I was gonna mention california shabu shabu earlier but it isn't really in santa ana/orange. delicious though! been meaning to try brodard too
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Wood Ranch is pretty good too

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go try green island but its not in santa ana area

my friends like curry house?

just make a stop to green island on your way back up to the bay
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So many choices! What is green island btw?
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Wow that's a hell of a drive.
What are you picking up?
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Wow that's a hell of a drive.
What are you picking up?
MTech front/rear bumpers. AE Quad exhaust. I don't mind the drive so much, when I was stationed in San Diego, I used to make that drive to the Bay Area quite often. haha.
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