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Nov 9, 2008 12:39 AM

Yakitori in OC?

Well I live in Walnut but work in Irvine, so everyday I'll be commuting along the way of the following freeways vicinity: 5, 57, 91 and 55. I am very much aware of Honda Ya in Tustin and Shinsengumi in Fountain Valley. Of course, there's also Kappo Honda diagonally across of SSG. Other than these 3 places... any other place that have decent and fair-value yakitori?

Driving to Gardena for SSG yakitori there is a bit far... :-)

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

Kappo Honda
18450 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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

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  1. Hey kelvlam. I was born and raised in OC and often frequented the 3 you listed at least once a week. I think you've listed all that OC has to offer, but I haven't lived there for several years. I haven't heard of any other yakitori-ya's down there but if I do I'll let you know. Hopefully someone else will have better news.

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    1. re: Keizo

      I believe you are correct, the only 3 that I know of as well, other than the izakayas that may also serve some yakitori items.

      1. re: justagthing

        what would be your recommendation for izakaya in OC? the only one that's on my radar is Ikko... that I haven't had a chance to try out.

        So sad... only 3 in OC. Honda Ya is just sad... I was there this past Sat... disappointed. Especially because I was at SSG on Friday night.

        I wonder if I'll have better luck with Kappo Honda, kinda a median that with fair food and won't bleed my wallet... :-p

    2. what sort of operating hour do these big 3 offer, weekday vs weekend? I assume Sun-Thur is shorter while Fri-Sat is a few hours extended?

      This is what I gathered so far...
      SSG, Mon-Sun 6-11:30pm
      Kappo Honda Mon-Sun 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m
      Honda Ya Mon-Sun 5:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

      1. There will be a new place that does yakitori in OC -- in Irvine's Diamond Jamboree to be exact.

        Check it out: