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I'm looking for a restaurant in Irvine to go with a friend I haven't seen in a year. Hopefully something affordable with a fun and casual ambiance.

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  1. 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.

    Review and PHOTOS of the place and the food:
    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2005/...

    Or for casual atmosphere and affordable fish entrees, California Fish Grill in Irvine.

    Review and PHOTOS:
    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

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      1. I'd recommend the following places in Irvine:

        Waters Restaurant (Stick to the low-mid range items.)
        http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.c...

        Red Onion Cafe (Fun, tasty, cheap, and just a little exotic.
        )http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.c...

        Curry House (Homey and comforting, while still adventurous for some.
        )http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.c...

        Good luck!

        - Chubbypanda

        http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com/

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          1. 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.
            www.agoranow.com

            I thought Opah in the Market Place had a great vibe.
            www.opahrestaurant.com