Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

Archive for the ‘3 star – Best Western’ Category

You don’t mind hair in your food.

Ajisen Ramen – Irvine – (949) 833-3288

Posted by k on October 21, 2010

Ajisen Ramen – Irvine – (949) 833-3288, 2700 Alton Parkway, Suite 145

This is one of many restaurants in a huge Japanese/Korean complex. The ramen soup was good although a little pricey.

Posted in 3 star - Best Western, A, Irvine, Japanese, Over $12+ Pricey | Leave a Comment »

O Udon – Fountain Valley – (714) 427-0482

Posted by k on October 21, 2010

O Udon – Fountain Valley – (714) 427-0482, 17870 Newhope St # 102, 92708 www.oudon.com

If you’re a fan of Japanese udon soup this is the place for you. You know udon noodles – the big chewy noodles. I like this place because you can put as many green onions (scallions), ginger, and crushed tempura on your soup as you like. This is pretty standard fastfood Japanese fare but I like the price and food. Located in the big Costco complex by Pet Smart and Big Lots.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, Fountain Valley, Japanese, O | Leave a Comment »

California Shabu Shabu – (714) 963-8844 – Fountain Valley

Posted by k on May 3, 2010

California Shabu Shabu – (714) 963-8844 – Fountain Valley – 18908 Brookhurst St, 92708 – www.calshabu.com

A crowded place where you go and have a hot pot type meal and cook your raw meat and veggies in the hot pot in front of you. Food was pricey and a little tasteless since everything was basically boiled but you feel virtuous in not eating any fried or greasy. The service wasn’t that great here. You wait for a LONG time and I didn’t find the young waiters very friendly. They were very busy and we had to repeatedly ask for things that should have been standard. I would not come here again due to the long wait and poor service I encountered on my last visit in 2010.

Posted in 3 star - Best Western, C, Fountain Valley, Japanese, Over $12+ Pricey | 1 Comment »

Full Moon Sushi – Fountain Valley – 714-963-3214

Posted by k on June 7, 2009

Full Moon Sushi – Fountain Valley – 714-963-3214 ,  9965 Ellis Ave, 92708,

There’s also a 2nd location at 1420 Baker St, #1A, in Costa Mesa, CA 92626 at the corner of Harbor and Baker Ave/St. Phone number there is 714-957-0700

Affordable sushi combos, teriyaki chicken and beef combos. Standard Udon soup, gyoza, and tempura fare. Informal surfing themed restaurant.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, F, Fountain Valley, Japanese | Leave a Comment »

Passion Berry – Westminster – (714) 775-5300

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Passion Berry – Westminster – (714) 775-5300, 9550 Bolsa Ave #115C, 92683

One of the many Yogurt/dessert shops popping up like crazy. It reminds me of the Boba drink fad several years ago (early-mid 2000s). They are very similar to the Korean owned Pinkberry chain but the difference is it’s all self-serve and you get charged by the weight. You can pick from many flavors of frozen yoghurt and select your own fruit or candy toppings.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 3 star - Best Western, P, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Yoghurt/Ice cream Shop | 1 Comment »

Hoang Yen – Westminster – 714-531-8833

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Hoang Yen – Westminster – 714-531-8833, 9600 Bolsa Ave Ste N, 92683
Small, new restaurant located next to Luc Dinh Ky II. They serve a number of vietnamese dishes, but the Chao Ca is good here. Chao Ca (CHOW KA) is a rice congee soup with fish Ca, or chicken Ga (Gaahh) that is normally served when one is sick like the American Chicken Noodle Soup, it is a comfort food that is good for those who have problems chewing.
The Bun Vit Sao Mang (Boon Veet Sow Mung) is good here too. That’s rice noodle soup with Duck and Bamboo Shoots.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, H, Westminster, x - Bun Vit Sao Mang/Noodle Duck Bamboo Soup, x - Chao | Leave a Comment »

Kobe Sushi – Fountain Valley – 714-968-9938

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Kobe Sushi – Fountain Valley – 714-968-9938, 10585 Slater Ave Unit 8A & B. Low cost sushi joint where they have a 50% off sushi deal from 5pm-7pm Mon-Thurs. Run by Vietnamese owners so may not be 100% authentic Japanese. I stopped going here because the wait service was slow and they screwed up my order one too many times. However if you want cheap sushi, this may be the place for you.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, Fountain Valley, Japanese, K | Leave a Comment »

Mandarin Restaurant – Fountain Valley (714) 962-6058

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Mandarin Restaurant – Fountain Valley (714) 962-6058, 18420 Brookhurst St, 92708. Open for lunch from 11:30am – 2pm.  Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm. Good Chinese food. Walnut Shrimp is tasty.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, Chinese, Fountain Valley, M | Leave a Comment »

Thang Long Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-9400

Posted by k on January 28, 2009

Thang Long Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-9400, 9550 Bolsa Ave #115A, 92683 Mon-Sun 9am-3am.

This took the place of the fancy Saigon Restaurant which didn’t do very well. Bright green walls and modern white chairs, no real specialties here but the Com Ca Salmon – Salmon and Rice dish is grilled and tasty. Small portions, not very crowded but spacious.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, T, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ca Salmon/Salmon & Rice | 9 Comments »

Grand Com ga Hai Nam – Garden Grove – (714) 638-1310

Posted by k on January 10, 2009

Grand Com ga Hai Nam – Garden Grove – (714) 638-1310, 9904 Westminster Ave, 92844

Located in the Mall of Fortune complex close to the Hong An and Binh Minh restaurants. This place specializes in Com Ga Hai Nam (Come Gaah High Nam) which is chopped pieces of cold chicken still on the bone served with Vietnamese salad/herbs and ginger fish dipping sauce. Not my favorite because the chicken is tasteless and cold for my Americanized palatte, but the Com Ga Xe Phai (Come Gaah Sair Five) is quite good which is shredded chicken with herbs tossed in a tangy sweet vinger sauce and chicken broth cooked rice. I tried the Pho Ga Kho (Fahh Gaah Ho) which is dry Pho Ga but it was tasteless and I wouldn’t recommend it. Go for the regular Pho Ga soup not the dry version if you want to try the soup here.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, Garden Grove, Vietnamese, x - Com Ga/Chicken Rice | 3 Comments »