Category Archives: restaurants

Hof’s Hut

Hof’s Hut is a small chain of umm, Coffee shops?  It’s actually pretty good and they have really good dessert selections courtesy of their bakery.  My friend Willis loves this place.  He always gets the Rotisserie Chicken. Directions:The one in Irvine is in the same shopping center as Sagami.

Kim Tar

Kim Tar is the kind of Chinese restaurant that looks dirty.  I’d be surprised if they got a A or even a B from the health department.  Fortunately I’m one of those people that thinks those kind of places are the most delicious.  Kim Tar is a chain and there are several of them.  I’ve […]

Pho Mai Nguyen (the Catfish Place)

I’ve not been to many Vietnamese places but the catfish here is the best I’ve had.   It’s great.  In fact it’s so good I could each just that as my only dish plus some rice.  My friend Neil introduced me to this place. Vietnamese style eggrolls are also very good.  You roll them in […]

T.C.B.Y (The Country’s Best Yogurt)

T.C.B.Y. is a national chain of frozen yogurt / ice cream shops.  It’s nothing special, at least for me, but you’ve got to see this.  They have something they call "Rainbow Cream".  It’s vanilla ice cream with a TON OF FOOD COLORING!!!!   Of course kids love it.  I tried it and it was fine BUT, […]

Luna Cafe

What are the two best things about this place?  (1) It’s open till 3 or 4 am.  (2) you get crayons to draw on your paper table cover with. The food’s just okay. Nothing to really special but it’s alot more interesting than Denny’s for that late night thing.

Harbor House

Harbor House is also open 24 hours.  There is one in Dana Point and one in Huntington Harbor both on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).  They specialize in omelets which are actually not bad.  They have a wide range of other foods too.  They’re pretty good especially for a 24 hour place. Directions: Simplest Directions. Take […]

Sam Woo in Irvine

Sam Woo has been called the best Chinese in O.C.  One indication is that the clientele is about 95 percent Chinese.  Another is that the service can be rude.   Some people say if the service isn’t rude it’s not real Chinese.  There are several Sam Woo restaurants in So.Cal.  I think there’s one in […]

Shoreline Cafe

They are also open 24 hours.  At least the one in Belmont Shores is.  Their food isn’t as good as Harbor house but it’s usually not bad and Belmont Shores is far more interesting than the Harbor House locations. Directions: Take the 405 north to the 7th Street exit.  On the 7th street exit there […]

Zen Grill

If you want a idea how small and crowed most restaurants in Japan are try this place.  Note: it is not Japanese food.  It’s basically a mix.  A few Chinese dishes, a few Vietnamese dishes, etc.  It’s pretty good but it’s always crowded.  Expect a wait. It’s on 3rd just east of La Cienega across […]