Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

A guide to mostly good Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County, California.

Archive for January, 2008

Athen’s West – (714) 536-6112 – Huntington Beach

Posted by k on January 26, 2008

Athen’s West – (714) 536-6112 – Huntington Beach – 7101 Yorktown Ave. 92648 – www.athenswest.com

One of many fast food Greek restaurants. Typical fare of Gyros, Kabobs, and Greek Salad.

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Uyen Thy Bistro – Westminster – (714) 898-9889

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Yen Thy Bistro – Westminster – (714) 898-9889 – 9030 Bolsa Ave #101, 92683 (Behind the 7-11 store)

One of many French-Vietnamese cafes in Orange County serving French influenced Vietnamese food like steak and wine chicken. Located in the former place of well-known french/viet Tai Buu restaurant. Nothing particular stands out as awesomely good but not bad either. The Com Ga Xe Phai (kum gahh sair fye) shredded chicken & rice here is good but a little on the sweet side, they must have a heavy hand with the sugar. I also like the bamboo shoot and chicken noodle soup cause it seems healthy but a little tasteless for those who don’t like bamboo shoots which is an acquired taste imho.

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Hong Mai – Westminster – (714) 839-3368

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Hong Mai – Westminster – (714) 839-3368 – 9741 Bolsa Ave Ste. #114, 92683 – 1-888-HONGMAI

This is a small place more frequented by take out of orders of banh cuon (Bun Koon). Thin sheets of rice paper rolled around a ground pork and mushroom mixture served with fish sauce. I don’t like the banh cuon here as much as I like the Ban Cuon Tay Ho, the rice paper is much thinner and tastier. The bun vit sao mang(Bamboo noodle duck soup) is good here. Portions are small.

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Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315 – 10911 Westminster Blvd, 92843 – www.royalcapitalseafood.com

Family style Chinese-Vietnamese meals. Lobster in a savory sauce. There are a number of Chinese-Vietnamese restaurants serving large family style banquet meals with a majority of the specialty in seafood dishes. Kung Pao Chicken is also a favorite here.

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Shin Sen Gumi – Fountain Valley – (714) 962-8971 or (714) 962-8952

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Shin Sen Gumi – Fountain Valley – (714) 962-8971 or (714) 962-8952 – 18315 Brookhurst St #1, 92708

Shin Sen Gumi at Fountain Valley is divided into 2 places. The main place serves up barbecue grilled meat cooked in front of you as you order. The place next door is called Yakitori Robata Restaurant and serves up Ramen Noodle soup, Hakata Ramen and selectable toppings. Other dishes are fried rice, gyoza, spam rice ball, soboro bowl. Staffed by young, authentic Japanese who loudly greet customers as they enter and leave. Opens 11:30 – 3:00 and 6pm to 11pm.

www.shinshengumisusa.com

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Stonefire Grill – Fountain Valley (714) 968-8300

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Stonefire Grill – Fountain Valley (714) 968-8300 – www.stonefiregrill.com  18727 Brookhurst St, 92708

Very large sized salads, tri-trip meats, grilled chicken, pizzas. American style meals with Claim Jumper sized portions.

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Lazy Dog Cafe -Westminster (714) 500-1140

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Lazy Dog Cafe -Westminster (714) 500-1140  – www.thelazydogcafe.com  16310 Beach Blvd, 92683

Ginger Salmon with rice, pizzas, salads, chili, soups. Located in Target complex close to the Bella Terra complex.

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California Pizza Kitchen – Huntington Beach (714) 372-3157

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

California Pizza Kitchen – Huntington Beach (714) 372-3157 – www.cpk.com 7851 Edinger Ave

Pizza and Chicken Chopped Salad – All the pizzas here are good, some favorites are the BBQ Chicken or Thai Chicken if you tend to like Asian food. The BBQ Chicken Chopped salad is outstanding. Chicken Tequila Fettuccine was tasty but probably fattening. Shanghai Garlic Noodles terrible – way too salty.

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Daphne’s – Huntington Beach (714) 903-2317

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Daphne’s – Huntington Beach (714) 903-2317  – www.daphnes.biz 7801 Edinger Ave in Bella Terra complex

Greek Fast Food – the typical gyro, greek salad fare. I particularly like the Avgolemono soup.

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Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029 – 9789 Chapman Ave, 92841  (next to Regal Theater)

Sushi – some places that have affordable yet tasty sushi and Japanese cuisine.

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