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My golden B-day is approaching and I need help!

MissyAsh Apr 15, 2009 12:33 AM

Hi Chowhounders!

I am turning 27 on April 27th. I keep getting told it is my "golden birthday" so I feel especially pressured to pick a fun place to celebrate with my friends.

I live in Huntington Beach, and since I usually spend my weekends in Santa Monica, I don't know of any REALLY good food in Orange County (we just suffer in comparison to LA).

Last year I went to the Crow Bar, and really liked it and the year before I went to Habana's (so ideally I'd like something "similar" to those places. Like a young, hip, good food place, that won't cost more than 25-30$ per person for dinner (alcohol cost excluded).

I am open to all food types.

Please, please, please help!


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    exilekiss RE: MissyAsh Apr 15, 2009 08:57 AM

    Hi MissyAsh,

    For OC, you might consider Shin Sen Gumi Robata-Yakitori on Brookhurst. (Note: They have 2 restaurants connected - it's *not* the Ramen Noodle side, it's the other one next to Corner Bakery's entrance :). Here's a Chowhound thread with some pics and thoughts:


    Order up some Takeno Tsuyu Sake and enjoy. :)

    Regardless of where you go, Happy Birthday!

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      MissyAsh RE: exilekiss Apr 16, 2009 12:05 AM

      Hi ExileKiss,

      This place sounds amazing. Thank you for the suggestion!


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      FoodiePastor RE: MissyAsh Apr 24, 2009 05:21 PM

      Not sure if this is nice enough but beachwood bbq in seal, is very hip, and has great food.

      Beachwood BBQ
      131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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