Fun and Tasty in Irvine?
What kind of food are you looking to eat?
For starters, I'd like to recommend Honda-Ya, because it is affordable, with a fun and casual ambiance...except it's in Tustin.
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Or for casual atmosphere and affordable fish entrees, California Fish Grill in Irvine.
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I'd recommend the following places in Irvine:
Waters Restaurant (Stick to the low-mid range items.)
Red Onion Cafe (Fun, tasty, cheap, and just a little exotic.
Curry House (Homey and comforting, while still adventurous for some.
I don't know what you consider affordable. I also wish you indicated lunch or dinner, b/c i think that makes some difference in price.
For a good lunch, I really liked Agora Churrascaria for $25.
I thought Opah in the Market Place had a great vibe.