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Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa

The food at Memphis Café surprised the hell out of me. I have to confess I was expecting semi-vegetarian, overpriced,...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's in Newport Beach

At Fleming’s when you order a steak rare (as you should) it’s going to come gently seared. It’s going to have a light,...

3 Thirty 3 Waterfront

Great food!

My husband and I had dinner here with another friend and all of us really enjoyed it. We sat in the newly opened patio,...

Fusion Sushi

$20.99 for 3 rolls!

Fusion Sushi is Costa mesa is one of these new era sushi joints that offer contemporary sounding rolls (Newport Roll, Dragon...

Imari

Mindset changed halfway through the meal... read on

So a bunch of friends and I decided to come to Sushi Imari to celebrate one of my friend's birthday. Upon entering, I noticed...

Native Foods

Date Visited: Thursday 10/23/08 (Dinner) This...

Date Visited: Thursday 10/23/08 (Dinner) This is what Alicks has to say, though we were both there: Why didn't I know about...

Inka Grill

Tasty Peruvian Cuisine

I've never had Peruvian cuisine before, so my boss took me here to dine the other day. It's a pretty homey shop where the...

Pizzeria Ortica

Don't let the name fool you...

Yes, they serve the best pizza in LA, maybe in the US (I have been to Pizzeria Bianco, Pizzeria Mozza, Frank and Pepe,...

Santouka Ramen

Santouka Ramen is in a class of its own

Santouka Ramen - we're 2 for 2 and still in our honeymoon phase. I didn't want to jinx anything on our "second date," so I...

Mastro's Steakhouse

Best Steaks in the Business

Another business dinner with international clients afforded us an impeccable dining experience. We enjoyed almost every...

Side Street Cafe

Side Street Cafe, where the locals go!

Definitely a place you can just drop in, after you rolled out of bed and just need some breakfast or lunch. Do not need to...

Santouka Ramen

Best Ramen

Other than the occasional Sapporo Ichican instant ramen I used to eat growing up, I've only had about 2 or 3 "real" ramen...

Harborside Restaurant & Grand

We came here for the Sunday brunch buffet and...

We came here for the Sunday brunch buffet and left reasonably satisfied. The brunch costs $20, with an optional $6 add on for...

Crab Cooker

Bear Flag Fish Co.-Redefining "Fresh Fish" in Newport Beach.

On July 4th, 2008, a Newport Beach Seafood institution was born… It was on this day that the Bear Flag Fish Co. opened it’s...

Crab Cooker

The Crab Cooker-Eat Lots of Fish...

If there was ever an institution that epitomizes the foundation of what a Mecca of Gastronomy is to Mister Munchie, it is the...

Side Street Cafe

Family-feeling IHOP

I should've read the reviews before coming here first, because looking at their hand-written menu I had no idea what was good....

Cha Ya

Good place to study -- Asian Starbucks

Since the U.C budget cuts are drastically affecting study places for students (library closes at 8PM wtf?), my friend Lillian...

AL Palace Chinese Restaurant

always packed, grreat

PROs: accepts fax orders EXCELLENT quality unique atmosphere some staff equally unique, but focused on customer service cons:...

Jimmy's Burger Joint

Great neighborhood burger place

Small, sports bar type atmosphere. Lots of TV's with football and a few beers. People are really friendly and nice. (1) San...

Atomic Cafe

EXCELLENT!

This cafe (formerly cafe 3100) is now under new ownership and called ATOMIC CAFE--www.RicksAtomicCafe.com. If your in the area...

Joe's Crab Shack

Great sea food

I came here a while back to celebrate a friend's birthday. The waiters had him dress up like a cow and run around the...

Maggiano's Little Italy

Family style at Maggiano's

There is just too much to say! I have not been big fan of chains when it comes to Italian restaurants but our dinner at...

Park Avenue Cafe

Yuppie Kind

Nice clean atmosphere with a high ceiling. The room is pretty huge, but there was not much room between the tables... I...

Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

You want Mexican food? THIS IS THE PLACE!

I happened to discover this little jewel of a restaurant about 3 years ago, when I was in my old stomping grounds. I vowed that...

Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe

Good Clam Chowdah

Eh, good clam chowder. IT was $5.99 for a breadbowl and the quality was decent. Would suggest to come here for the clam chowder...

B J's Restaurant & Brewery

Service Alone Deserves Recognition

Needed a quick lunch before I flew back to the tundra (Minnesota) so we stopped at BJ's. Wanted somewhere close to the beach...

Kohryu Restaurant

Good Ramen

I have been looking for a good ramen spot in So Cal. This spot is pretty delicious, with a decent price. Randomly went in here...

Zubies Chicken Coop

Good Food and Great Drinks!

Back in my college days (70’s), I lived in Costa Mesa, California. Being single and on a tight budget, I looked for places...

Sid's

Gone, but not Forgotten!

Sid's has been closed for years. Use'd to be one of those great word-of-mouth finds that everyone loves to run across. Some of...

El Tarasco

Generous & deliousioso

Down in Newport your choice of restaurants that you can walk in with your bikini and sandy toes are pretty wide. But the...

3 Thirty 3 Waterfront

One of the absolute BEST RESTAURANTS I have seen!!!

I now drive up from San Diego just to go to this restaurant. I was taken to the restaurant several years ago by one of my O.C....

Great Mex

Best Mexi Ever!

We eat here all the time. They have the best crispy chicken tacos, bean & cheese burritos, chimichangas, steak quesadillas and...

Balboa Thai Cafe

Needs a good cleaning

My BF and I walked into this cafe and were excited to see a new Thai cafe in Balboa. The establishment was so dirty I insisted...

Roman Cucina

Excellent Italian

I have been to the site in Costa Mesa and in Huntington Beach (the original). The food is fantastic, like mom makes! I just...

Santouka Ramen

Good ramen - a bit on the salty side?

Other than the occasional Sapporo Ichican instant ramen I used to eat growing up, I've only had about 2 or 3 "real" ramen...

Nagisa Sushi Restaurant

health violation

Owner was rude when I discretely pointed out a worm in my sushi. I'll never go back again and warn everyone not to take chances...

kappo sui

Tasty Homestyled Japanese Cuisine/Tapas

Kappo Sui serves up tasty homestyled Japanese dishes/tapas that'll leave your appetite happy! Healthy fresh fish selections,...

Blue Coral

Seafood! Seafood! Seafood! Fresh n Plenty :P

Very elegant establishment, with happy hours 5-7pm M-F(?) w/ reduced price wines n appetizers @ the bar area. Dinner entrees...

Ikko Japanese Restaurant

Low keyed yet gastronomique!

They also have a joint in Torrance/Gardena area which is where Ikko-San usually hold fort. Service can be 'confusing' even when...

Benihana

You can never go wrong with Benihanas !!

Benihana's flavors are so unique it should categorized under it's own cuisine. We have ventured to different Teppan houses (...

Inka Grill

Try Some Spice

I have been a patron of Inka Grill since 2002. I was introduced to this great place by a co-worker. My first dish I tried there...

Wasa Sushi

client lunches sushi

All the girls take our clients for lunch at wasa sushi and got good feedback from everyone. They really enjoyed the sushi and...

Bay Burger

Great spot!

Bay Burger is a great spot. They have really delicious food with very quality ingredients. Their menu has such a wide variety...

Wasa Sushi

Awesome Sushi Creations

This small place serves up some really interesting sushi creations that reminded me of some of the Sushi restaurants in NYC. I...

the crow bar and kitchen

Pass on the Crow Bar

We go out every Sunday. This restaurant was rated the best new restaurant by OC Weekly so we decided to check it out. Won't go...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Back for the Carpaccio

The first time I had carpaccio was in 1993 and ever since then I was hooked. The problem is that there are not a lot of...

Wilma's Patio

Great restaurant on Balboa Island

I really enjoyed this place -- the food, the service, the murals and a great place to walk along the water nearby since I...

Classic Q

Deplorable customer care

I went here with friends to watch football. They only have stools, but the ones at the bar have backs. I have neck arthritis...

Benihana

Great Fun at Benihana!

Whenever I want dinner and a show I always go to Benihana and I am never disappointed. The Newport Beach Benihana was recently...

3 Thirty 3 Waterfront

atrocious service, inedible food

I have been living in Orange County for 19 years and eat out about once a week. I tried this place with a friend a couple weeks...

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