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