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Jun 24, 2007 04:45 PM

good places to eat in Huntington Beach CA

Any good places to eat in Huntington Beach Ca? Fresh fish, Mexican, and Chinese would be the best.

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  1. Huntington Beach, as fond as I am of the place, is sort of a culinary wasteland. There are a few decent places but you have to hunt. That said: Mangia Mangia, good little Italian restaurant in the strip mall on the corner of Golden West Street and Edinger. I remember both their salmon and gelato fondly.

    If you've got company and want to eat near the water, you're best bet is probably Duke's by the Huntington Pier. Food's okay but nothing to write home about, scenery if you get a window table is spectacular!

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    1. re: thericequeen

      Its not great but Huntington Beach Beer Factory have some Garlic Cheese Bread that is to die for good. They also have a really good Thai Chicken Pasta. Plus its right above Main St. and never really busy so don't have to worry about the heavy heavy crowds to watch some baseball.

      I also enjoy Z Pizza on Golden West and Garfield. Its a chain pizza place but this certain establishment has good pizza.

      In the Post Office Strip Mall on Warner between Springdale and Golden West (not sure exactly) is a health food store in the strip mall. Def. hole-in-the-wall. There is a sandwhich shop inside that has amazing sandwhiches served by a nice Asian lady who dresses up pretty hardcore for work, her name is Esther and she will guaranteed remember you if you come back more then once!

    2. In about a month Takashi Abe of Bluefin will open a new izakaya place were Red Pearl was. It is going to be called Izakaya Zero.

      1. Fish: There's a Kings Fish House in the Bella Terra Center. But personally, I would head down to Newport Beach (the Cannery or Blue Water Grill) or up to Seal Beach (Walt's Wharf). If by Fresh Fish, you also mean sushi, then there are several good places in huntington
        Mexican: Mario's (two different locations) is pretty reliable, nothing extraordinary, but you'll get a good meal for a decent price.
        Chinese: Lotus Chinese, for Islamic Chinese food. I've yet to try it, but heard good things about it
        Others: I'll 2nd Mangia Mangia. Peruvian Kitchen, try the Seco.

        1. This is my list for the area. Park Ave is not in HB but very close and well worth going to. Call for the time they are open.

          Park Ave. (Steaks, Chops, Shrimp, Chopped sirloin burger, Medallions of filet mignon, New York Strip, fruit crumble dessert is a must, All at good prices in a Googie Dream setting).
          11200 Beach Blvd.
          Stanton, CA 90860
          (714) 901-4400

          T K Burger (A great burger and really great buns too
          )110 Pacific Coast Highway
          Huntington Beach, California 92648
          (714) 960-3238

          Wings N Things Restaurant (Buffalo wings --Mild, Hot, Extra Hot, Beyond Hot , Beef on Weck, Ribs)
          18302 Beach Blvd
          Huntington Beach, CA 92648
          (714) 848-2767
          Cross Street: Between Ellis Ave and Taylor Dr

          Alertos Mexican Food (Asada or Carnitas Nachos plus...)
          17225 Brookhurst Street
          Fountain Valley, CA 92708
          (714) 593-0069

          Lotus Chinese Eatery (Not sure whether this placed is still there? Islamic Chinese food).
          16883 Beach Blvd.
          Hinington Beach, CA
          (714) 848-4940

          1. If you're willing to try sushi/Japanese, I just came across a good find; in a strip mall no less. It's called Slow Fish and it's menu is an excellent mix of sushi and Japanese. Very good quality. Very nice people. Nice atmosphere. It's located at Bolsa Chica and Edinger.

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            1. re: LittleRed1

              I will second the Slofish recommendation. Very nice people and inventive dishes. The best deal is lunch. You can get an excellent spicy seafood ramen for $6. Also try the braised short ribs. I think they are $8 and come with rice and a salad. It’s as good as any $25 plate elsewhere. Another great spot in HB is La Choza Mexican rest. They make their own tortillas and the food is very yummy. They are on Edinger across from the old Levitz. Other than that it is kind of a wasteland.

              La Choza
              7402 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

              Slow Fish
              16051 Bolsa Chica St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649