Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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You wouldn’t be embarrassed to take your American friends here.

Xanh – Fountain Valley – 714-531-2030

Posted by k on June 7, 2009

Xanh – Fountain Valley – 714-531-2030

16161 Brookhurst St, 92708 http://www.xanhbistro.com

Fancy new artsy Vietnamese restaurant located in the Albertson’s shopping center, next to the Vietnamese Performing Arts Center. Food is presented in artsy, gourmet style and pricey, but tasty. I liked the greens soup with Chicken meatballs. The 5-spice spare ribs weren’t that great. I would come again to try something different but not easy on the wallet. Good place to take Americanos.

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Sakura – Huntington Beach – (714) 841-8885

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Sakura – Huntington Beach – (714) 841-8885, 16871 Beach Blvd

Small, upscale Japanese restaurant serving Shabu Shabu, the boiled pot where you cook raw meat and vegetables at your table like a fondue pot. Run by Vietnamese owners so may not be 100% authentic Japanese.

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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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Thanh Restaurant – Irvine – 949-559-7788

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Thanh Restaurant – Irvine – 949-559-7788 – www.thanhrestaurant.com  15315 Culver Drive #140, 92604

Very clean and nicely decorated upscale restaurant befitting of it’s Irvine location.

Com Tam (Gum Tum) – translates to broken rice. A filling meal of rice with delicious grilled meat or seafood, served with pickled vegetables, sometimes with egg-foo-young patty or a fried egg. Drizzle the fish sauce all over and you’ve got a pretty tasty rice dish.

I like the Com Ga (Gum Gaah) – Chicken Rice from the Thanh (Ton)  restaurant in Irvine. They put these tasty thin onion ring-like strips over a generous portion of the salad.

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Brodard Chateau – Westminster (714) 899-8273

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Brodard Chateau – Westminster  (714) 899-8273  – 9100 Trask Ave, 92844 (Near Inn N’ Out on Magnolia Ave & Trask Ave) – www.brodard.net

Nem Nuong (Num Noong) – Spring rolls (not fried egg rolls). Rice paper sheets wrapped around lettuce, mint, pork with a peanut dipping sauce.

The original Brodard in Garden Grove made famous by their nem nuong rolls. Brodard Chateau, an upscale fine dining restaurant serves the same famous rolls and more.

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