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Feb 7, 2008 02:29 PM

Buisness Lunch in Lake Forest off of Bake

Hey Chowers, I'm looking for a nice place for a buisness lunch. Around Bake in Lake Forest. Looking forward to the suggestions! Thanks!

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  1. I like this Peruvian place called Nory's. Gotta get their Chaufa. It is simply one of the best plates of fried rice in Orange County.

    Here's a review with pictures:

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    1. re: elmomonster

      I see your Nory's and raise you an Inka Mama. IMO, most of the food at Mama's was executed with a little more care and flavor.

      If you want a more Japanese experience, there's a Wasa Sushi in the new shopping center at El Toro and Rockfield. Their thing is fusiony sushi with interesting sauces and presentations.

      Inka Mama's
      26741 Aliso Creek Rd Ste E, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

      Wasa Sushi El Toro
      23702 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA

      1. re: Professor Salt

        +1 on Inka Mama's over Nory's however, I much prefer the original Foothill Ranch location to the Aliso Viejo location.

        Inka Mama's
        26676 Portola Pkwy, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

        1. re: JAB

          Whoops, that's sloppy linking on my part. I meant to link to the Foothill location. Thanks for the correction.

    2. Wow, I can't believe this, but I'm actually going to disagree with Elmo AND the professor. I've liked every one of their suggestions over the years. Nory's lunches are great and I like their cleanliness and service better than Inka Mama but neither of these places are appropriate for a nice business lunch. Nice and business being the key.

      I used to work for years right off Bake and Rockfield and no way I'd ever go to either place for a nice business lunch.

      Try Dolce Vita right off Lake Forest at Lambert. I had probably a dozen vendor lunches there and it fit the bill. The one caveat is the service can be a touch slow and some of those lunches ran to two hours. You'll have to make it a point to let them know as soon as you sit down that you only have a limited time. You'll get out closer to an hour to hour and a half.

      Here's the site It's not the best Italian in the world, but it's decent and the right atmosphere for a business meeting. But it's been at least two years since I've been, hopefully it hasn't gone downhill.

      1. Maybe Javier's at the Spectrum, not too far from Bake

          1. re: jroxybabe19

            a side note about Inka Mama's: I was just there last night because I was fiending for Peruvian food. That was the only place open past 9pm on a Sunday around the area, and luckily for us, we saw they have a coupon on their website
            One coupon is for their Foothill Ranch location. You buy 2 entrees, and get an order of empanadas free. At their Aliso Viejo location, you buy entree and get the 2nd one half off. We went to the one in Aliso Viejo and we saved over $6. Make sure you print the coupon and present it before ordering. Overall, not a bad place, especially with the discount.