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Mar 6, 2008 03:45 PM


My buddy is coming in from Las Vegas this weekend where he claims there is a lack of yakitori spots.Where shall I take him for yakitori style food in OC that will satisfy this LV foodie.We have previously tryed Honda Ya which he enjoyed...any other suggestions,preferably in Cental OC?

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  1. Shin Sen Gumi on Brookhurst in Fountain Valley is my favorite. Can't go wrong with any of the skewers and the vibe rocks.

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    1. re: jamyjam

      Just make sure you walk into the right half of Shin Shen Gumi, otherwise you'll wonder why they only serve Ramen. :)

    2. Shin Sen Gumi's good, also right across the street from it is Kappo Honda, Honda Ya's little sister.

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      1. re: elmomonster

        Whut they said. I love Shin-Sen-Gumi. (Ignore the "Ramen" bit in the address below -- like the other Shin-Sen-Gumi restaurants, there are two halves. This one is half ramen-ya, half yakitori-ya. And the atmosphere is PERFECT.)

        Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen
        18315 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          No doubt. Shin Sen Gumi all the way!

          R. Jason Coulston

      2. Other than Shin Sen Gumi, I would also like to mention there's Honda Ya. It's not as crowded or not as noisy :-p

        Honda Ya Japanese Restaurant
        556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

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        1. re: kelvlam

          "It's not as crowded or not as noisy"

          But isn't that the fun. ;-)

          R. Jason Coulston

          1. re: Jason_Coulston

            hahaha... yeah. oh well, every izayaki is like that I guess :-p

            But I gotta say, not many places have Hamachi-kama (Yellowtail collar) like what Honda Ya served.. it's awesome.

            Hmm their suppose to be "special" seafood siu-mai wasn't that special to me. It's big, but didn't WOW me.

            Other hounder have made other suggestions re: Honda Ya too ;-)

            1. re: kelvlam

              You haven't enjoyed SSG's hamachi kama as much as HY's? Try the salmon with mushrooms at SSG as well.