Huntington Beach / Newport Beach
Would you settle for some good sushi/Japanese rec's??
Wasa on the Bluffs - try the Wasa Treasure's (DO NOT do take-out here - it's always pretty bad, which mystifies me, as the in restaurant food is so good)
Bluefin - Newport Coast - Excellent!!! Incredible omakase if you're up for it
Bamboo Bistro - Corona del Mar - Thai/Vietnamese - most is good - avoid the Tom Kha Gai
Red Pearl - More upscale Chinese/Asian fusion
Check out The Golden Truffle, technically I think it's Costa Mesa but it's "Newport-Adjacent" ;-)
Also I've heard generally very good things about the new Aubergine (it got a bad review by the main restaurant critic of the LA Times, but I think there may be some behind-the-scenes politics to that, so I wouldn't dismiss it completely based on that).
Bukhara - Edinger, across from Bella Terra, great Indian.
Ciao Trattoria - Edinger, in the shopping center behind Bukhara - excellent Italian, reasonable prices.
Rombi's - Warner & Gothard - good, homemade Italian, also reasonably priced.
Sea Siam at Bolsah Chica & Edinger was recently closed for remodeling, but if it's re-opened, is always a solid choice for Thai.
Thanks for all the replies . I just got back and here is feedback on a couple of places we ate
Royal Thai in Newport - Horrible
Tuna Town in HB - OK , pretty cool scene
Newport Seafood in Garden Grove - This is a Vietnamese joint and it was the best deep fried lobster that I have had outside of HK or HCM. Highly reccomend it