Irvine’s food scene is as diverse as the city’s residents.

1. Le Diplomate Cafe

Landmark spot for UC Irvine students. Amazing sandwiches.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Must-try: Beef Koobideh, rotisserie chicken
4515 Campus Dr. in Irvine, (949) 786-2000

10. Class 302

Popular Taiwanese drink spot.

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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.

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