HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Diamond Jamboree in Irvine?

josephnl Apr 21, 2009 02:31 PM

It has been several months now since this center has opened. Initially it didn't get great reviews, but I think that there are now many new places which have opened there. Is there anything really great in this center?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. j
    Jaytizzle RE: josephnl Apr 21, 2009 03:03 PM

    I like HMart. Great for getting meats and sides.

    It also has a tofu place that is decent but other than that...negative!

    1. j
      Jaytizzle RE: josephnl Apr 21, 2009 03:07 PM

      You can also do a search...couple months back there were a lot of discussions about this place.

      1. m
        marilees RE: josephnl Apr 21, 2009 07:22 PM

        breads at 85 degrees C

        1 Reply
        1. re: marilees
          Chandavkl RE: marilees Apr 21, 2009 08:17 PM

          Yes, I've never seen such a humongous line to check out at a bakery. And I actually stood in it. Capital Seafood is OK and I heard good things about the new crepe places that opened up. But you're right that as a whole the center is a little disappointing.

        2. groover808 RE: josephnl Apr 21, 2009 09:36 PM

          There's korean tofu, bibimbap store, korean fried chicken, Guppy House, some uber trendy Japanese fusion place in the corner that's overpriced, and a Capital Seafood. Not worth it to get better food for cheaper within a 15 minute drive in Garden Grove or Buena Park. 85C, the chinese bakery is quite good and H-Mart the Korean mkt is decent for groceries. Otherwise, avoid all else.

          1 Reply
          1. re: groover808
            exilekiss RE: groover808 Apr 22, 2009 08:33 AM

            Totally agree with everyone's comments (except 85 degrees C - I haven't tried anything there so I can't comment on it (they use Partially Hydrogenated Oil for all their Pastries / Breads except the traditional French Bread)). That plaza is not a destination for good dining.

          Show Hidden Posts