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Yes, This Tastes As Good As It Looks. But Wait, There’s More!

I’m happy to welcome another Izakaya into my life.  Lucky for me, it’s close to where I work in North Orange County.  Dami Sushi and Izakaya just opened about a month ago in Buena Park’s Village Circle on Beach Blvd. Izakaya style restaurants offer patrons the opportunity to share multiple small dishes with beer and/or […] [...more]

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New Harima in Cypress

I have been going to New Harima at least once a month for the last 11 years.  There are very few restaurants I can say this about.  It’s partly due to the fact that I work very close to it but mostly due to the great food and friendly staff. To start, Oysters in ponzu […] [...more]

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Sushi Gesshin in Westminster

I love this place for it’s great sushi, reasonable prices and Beatles loving sushi chef.  With a combination like that, who wouldn’t love it? Sushi Gesshin is located on Beach Blvd next to Pavillions and is an anomaly in the sushi world.  As most of us know, good sushi places can be pricey.  It’s not […] [...more]

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When Being Yelled at by the Restaurant Staff is a Good Thing! – Shin Sen Gumi in Fountain Valley

A quiet dinner for 2.  White table cloths.  We start off with sips of Chardonnay while waiting for our first course to arrive, all the while enjoying the classical music playing softly in the background. CUE THE RECORD SCRATCH. Camera wipes to scene of a blazing hibachi grill, sizzling plates of skewered meat being delivered […] [...more]

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Seafood Kuro Curry at Curry House Cypress

Curry House is a chain of restaurants that I love. I have to admit, prior to coming here for the first time 10 years ago, I didn’t realize the extensive role that curry had in Japanese cuisine. I usually get their standard curry dishes which are great but today I wanted to try their Seafood […] [...more]

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Echizen in Cypress

Echizen is located in a strip mall on Valley View Blvd across from Cypress College.  It’s apparently the go to Japanese place for Japanese people in Cypress.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s a good sign. It’s a pretty small place with a 10 or so tables and a sushi […] [...more]

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What??? Chicken Butt! Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley

Okay, it’s called Chicken Tail on the menu.  But whether you call it this or the Pope’s Nose, it’s oh so tasty when grilled Yakitori style.   We’re at Kappo Honda on Brookhurst in Fountain Valley, one of our favorite restaurants.   We actually saw an Iron Chef here once, Cat Cora!           […] [...more]

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