10 Essential Irvine Restaurants
Irvine’s food scene is as diverse as the city’s residents.
1. Le Diplomate Cafe
Landmark spot for UC Irvine students. Amazing sandwiches.
Must-try: Chicken, broccoli and mushroom sandwich. With plenty of garlic sauce and some Sriracha on the side
4237 Campus Dr. in Irvine, (949) 854-5161
2. Sam Woo Restaurant
The OG Chinese food spot in Irvine.
Must-try: Anything from the BBQ Express menu. You can get an immensely filling meal for less than $7!
15333 Culver Dr. in Irvine, (949) 262-0888
3. A&J Restaurant
A popular traditional Taiwanese cuisine spot
Must-try: Spicy beef noodle soup
14805 Jeffrey Rd. in Irvine, (949) 786-3585
4. California Fish Grill
While this may be a chain restaurant, Cal Fish is definitely one of the more popular dining spots for Irvine residents
Must-try: Any fish, topped with garlic butter sauce
3988 Barranca Pkwy. in Irvine, (949) 654-3838
5. Cha for Tea
The go-to spot for boba and snacks in Irvine.
Must-try: Jasmine milk tea, popcorn chicken
4187 Campus Dr. in Irvine, (949) 725-0300
6. 85°C Bakery Cafe
This popular Taiwanese bakery opened its first U.S. bakery in Irvine and has been booming ever since.
Must-try: Taro bread, sea salt iced coffee
2700 Alton Pkwy. in Irvine, (949) 553-8585
7. Taiko Japanese Restaurant
A classic Irvine institution, serving Japanese favorites.
Must-try: Sesame chicken, spicy salmon with avocado roll
14775 Jeffrey Rd. in Irvine, (949) 559-7190
8. Mick’s Karma Bar
Serving burgers and fries out of an Irvine business park.
Must-try: Karma Burger, Strawberry Basil Lemonade
2010 Main St. in Irvine, (949) 851-6316
9. Hen House Grill
Serving amazing Persian food, open super late.
Must-try: Beef Koobideh, rotisserie chicken
4515 Campus Dr. in Irvine, (949) 786-2000
10. Class 302
Popular Taiwanese drink spot.
Must-try: Taro milk tea, pork chop noodle soup
18090 Culver Dr. in Irvine, (949) 552-0555
What are some of your favorite spots to eat in Irvine?
Originally posted 2016-04-12 22:20:18.