Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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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.

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Mirada Restaurant – Fountain Valley – (714) 842-7892

Posted by k on October 21, 2010

Mirada Restaurant – Fountain Valley – (714) 842-7892 – 9102 Edinger Ave, 92708 between Bushard and Magnolia. Hours as of 10/2010 were: Mon-Thurs 11am – 9pm, Fri-Sun: 11am-9:30pm, Closed on Tuesday

This is a family favorite restaurant. Run down and dirty as most Vietnamese restaurants are, but the food is good for  the big family style meals featuring fish. Pricier than typical Vietnamese restaurants but the fish is fresh. Ca Kho To (Ka Hall Toe) – Fish in a sweet caramel sauce. Com Gia Dinh (Gum Ya Din) Family style meals – usually with Rau Muong (Rao Moon)- spinach-like salad, ca hap (Ka Hup) – fish crispy and in a caramel sauce, also Ca Bap Choi soup (Ka Bup Chew) – fish soup.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, Fountain Valley, M, Vietnamese, x - Com Gia Dinh/Family Style | 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Casa Inka – Fountain Valley (714) 847-7555

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Casa Inka – Fountain Valley (714) 847-7555 – 8610 Warner Ave, 92708

This is one of a few Peruvian restaurants I’ve visited in Orange County. Nice ambience but afraid it may not last since very few customers whenever I’ve been there. Wait service is slow but food is tasty if you like Peruvian food. The owner Angel is actually Cuban and stopped by our table to introduce himself, his Peruvian wife, Anna is the chef. They advertised $7 lunch specials so I tried that and was very disappointed that the portion of chicken was small like a single drumstick on a bed of cilantro rice. Guess that’s why it was only 7 bucks. Dinner was a little pricey but portions more generous.

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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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