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POLL RESULTS: Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2009

OCAnn Jan 11, 2010 02:43 PM

Sorry for the delay sportsfans...er Chowhounds! Here are the poll results for http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670162 :: POLL: Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2009.

This is the fifth year a list has been done for Orange County. This year, we had 28 contributors (up from last year's 24) naming 44 restaurants in the over $25/person category and 71 for under $25/person.

The votes are tallied from the responses with a rank order from 1 to 5, with 5 points being awarded to the first restaurant on the list and so on.

You'll see some surprises, a couple new places, along with old favourites. Thanks to those who participated!

Top 9 (those w/double digit scores) for > $25/person:
Marche Moderne, 52
Mastro's, 29
Old Vine Café, 19
Sushi Shibucho, 18
Maki Zushi, 14
Napa Rose, 14
Tabu Grill, 12
Tsuruhashi, 12
Sushi Wasabi, 11

Top 7 (those w/double digit scores) for < $25/person:
Thai Nakorn, 28
MPE, 25
Santouka, 25
Shin Sen Gumi, 17
Veggie Grill, 12
Break of Dawn, 11
25 Degrees, 11

For those interested, below you'll find hotlinks for past poll results.
2008 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585999 :: Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2008; RESULTS

2007 - Lost in Cyberspace

2006 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/356299 :: Ultimate Orange County Restaurant Poll Results 2006

2005 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/76035 :: Ultimate Orange Country Restaurant Poll Results 2005

  1. maxzook Jan 15, 2010 10:59 AM

    And finally ...

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    25 Degrees
    412 Walnut Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

    1. maxzook Jan 15, 2010 10:39 AM

      Congrats on wrapping up your poll!

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      Napa Rose Restaurant
      1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

      Thai Nakorn
      11951 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

      Thai Nakorn Restaurant
      12532 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843

      Sushi Shibucho
      590 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

      Sushi Wasabi
      14460 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

      Tsuruhashi
      18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

      Mastro's Steak House
      633 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

      Maki Zushi
      1641 Edinger Ave # 101, Tustin, CA

      Tabu Grill
      2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

      Old Vine Cafe
      2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

      1. nancyluna Jan 15, 2010 09:08 AM

        Why no links to these locations? That would help next time.

        3 Replies
        1. re: nancyluna
          Servorg Jan 15, 2010 09:34 AM

          Just waiting for some nice hound to come along and volunteer do that chore for all to enjoy! After all OCAnn did a LOT of heavy lifting on this in the first place, and all out of the goodness of her heart. Here's one. Want to help?

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          Marche Moderne
          3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

          1. re: Servorg
            OCAnn Jan 15, 2010 09:40 AM

            Awww...thank you Servorg. I was thinking the same thing. ;) I went ahead & did the legwork anyway. The CH links weren't working properly for me some time ago, so I stopped using them and added the direct restaurant websites, where available.

          2. re: nancyluna
            OCAnn Jan 15, 2010 09:36 AM

            ONLY b/c you're Nancy Luna and I occasionally read the Fast Food Maven in the OC Register, I'll add them here:

            Top 9 (those w/double digit scores) for > $25/person:
            Marche Moderne, 52 www.MarcheModerne.net
            Mastro's, 29 www.Mastrosrestaurants.com
            Old Vine Café, 19 www.oldvinecafe.com
            Sushi Shibucho, 18
            Maki Zushi, 14 www.maki-zushi.com
            Napa Rose, 14 disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/hotels/dining/detail?name=NapaRoseDiningPage&bhcp=1
            Tabu Grill, 12 www.tabugrill.com
            Tsuruhashi, 12 www.tsuruhashibbq.com
            Sushi Wasabi, 11

            Top 7 (those w/double digit scores) for < $25/person:
            Thai Nakorn, 28
            MPE, 25 mariscospuertoesperanza.com
            Santouka, 25 www.japaneserestaurantinfo.com/santoka
            Shin Sen Gumi, 17 www.shinsengumigroup.com/locations.php#fountainvalley
            Veggie Grill, 12 www.veggiegrill.com
            Break of Dawn, 11 www.breakofdawnrestaurant.com
            25 Degrees, 11 www.25degreesrestaurant.com

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            exilekiss Jan 11, 2010 08:31 PM

            Hi OCAnn,

            Thanks for taking the time to run and compile the poll! :) Very nice results and some new entries as you said. :)

            1 Reply
            1. re: exilekiss
              maxzook Jan 15, 2010 10:43 AM

              And more links ...

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

              Santouka Ramen
              665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

              Veggie Grill
              4213 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

              Break of Dawn
              24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

              Mariscos Puerto Esperanza
              1724 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865

            2. OCAnn Jan 11, 2010 02:47 PM

              And results for the <$25 category:

              Thai Nakorn 28
              MPE 25
              Santouka 25
              Shin Sen Gumi 17
              Veggie Grill 12
              25 Degrees 11
              Break of Dawn 11
              Café Hiro 9
              Coyote Grill 9
              Honda Ya 9
              Fukuda 8
              Vien Dong 8
              Bahn Mi Che Cali 6
              Mi Casa 6
              Bear Flag Fish Co 5
              Crow Bar 5
              Galley 5
              Hwang Hae Do 5
              Javier's 5
              Kappo Hana 5
              Merhaba 5
              Morton's 5
              Rialto Café 5
              Sushi Momo 5
              Dosa Place 4
              Enriques 4
              Fuji Yama 4
              In-n-Out 4
              Kyochon 4
              Mas Islamic 4
              Pascal Epicerie 4
              Past Memories 4
              Roma D'Italia 4
              85c 3
              Alebrije's Grill 3
              Com Tam Tuan Kieu 3
              El Toro Bravo 3
              Hollingshead 3
              Houston's 3
              Marc Burger 3
              Mollies Country Kitchen 3
              Mulitas y Tacos Ruben (truck) 3
              Ngu Binh 3
              Nory's Peruvian 3
              Ruby's Deli 3
              Tulsa Rib 3
              Caliente 2
              China Garden 2
              Cream Pan 2
              El Farolito 2
              El Toro 2
              Jagerhaus 2
              Laventina's Big Cheese 2
              Molcasalsa 2
              Newport Seafood 2
              Pho Thanh Lich 2
              Pizza Ortica 2
              Tana 2
              Avila's El Ranchito 1
              Brodard 1
              El Toro Carniecera Meat Shop 1
              Memphis 1
              Olive Pit Grill 1
              Pizza e Vino 1
              Stadium Tavern 1
              Taco Mesa 1
              Taqueria de Anda 1
              The Gallery 1
              Tommy's 1
              Wadiya 1
              Zon Baguettes 1

              1. OCAnn Jan 11, 2010 02:45 PM

                Complete results for the >$25 category:

                Marche Moderne 52
                Mastro's 29
                Old Vine Café 19
                Sushi Shibucho 18
                Maki Zushi 14
                Napa Rose 14
                Tabu Grill 12
                Tsuruhashi 12
                Sushi Wasabi 11
                Tradition by Pascal 6
                Basilic 5
                Brasserie Pascal 5
                Nello 5
                Rosine's 5
                Taps 5
                The Ritz 5
                Xanh Bistro 5
                Antonello 4
                Canneletto 4
                Houston's 4
                Javiers 4
                Nana San 4
                Sage 4
                San Shi Go 4
                Sapphire 4
                The Golden Truffle 4
                A 3
                Beachcomber 3
                Blue Fin 3
                Charlie Palmer 3
                Cucina Alessa 3
                French 75 3
                Hamamori 3
                Koi 3
                Onotoria 3
                Roy's 3
                Wasabi 3
                Bungalow 2
                Da Bianca 1
                Dizz's 1
                Gabbi's Mex Kitchen 1
                Royal Khyber 1
                Stonehill Tavern 1
                Watermarc 1

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