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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Todai – Westminster (714) 891-0081

Posted by k on December 8, 2008

Todai – Westminster (714)891-0081 – 2008A Westminster Mall, 92683

This is a seafood buffet that has an unlimited sushi bar and crab/shrimp/n’ various sea creatures that seafood lovers love. There’s also the typical Chinese non-seafood stuff like fried rice, orange chicken, miso soup for land animal eaters only like myself. There will be something for everyone but the biggest enjoyment will be for seafood/sushi lovers. They have an excellent dessert selection with made-to-order crepes.

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Hokkaido Buffet – (949) 851-5888

Posted by k on December 8, 2008

Hokkaido Buffet – (949) 851-5888 – 4200 Scott Drive, Newport Beach, 92660

This is a seafood buffet that has an unlimited sushi bar and crab/shrimp/n’ various sea creatures that seafood lovers love. There’s also the typical Chinese non-seafood stuff like fried rice, orange chicken, miso soup for land animal eaters only like myself. It’s comparable to Todai or Sumo – quasi-Japanese/Chinese buffets. There will be something for everyone but the biggest enjoyment will be for seafood/sushi lovers.

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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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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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