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rezpeni Feb 22, 2011 01:05 PM

Guys, I have to drive from Hollywood to Fountain Valley. Please help me make it worthwhile by directing me someplace amazing!

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    ns1 Feb 22, 2011 01:18 PM

    alerto's on brookhurst/405. half order of carne asada nachos w/ large orange bang.

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    1. re: ns1
      boutmuet Feb 23, 2011 10:34 PM

      Alerto's so massively over rated! I don't know what people like about dry meat and tasteless salsa so much.

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        ns1 Feb 24, 2011 03:18 PM

        open until wee hours of the morning and serves orange bang. better than the other a* alternatives (alfredos, albertos, etc)

        (btw the post was made in jest since the OP didn't state ANY stipulations)

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      I got nothin Feb 22, 2011 01:42 PM

      South of the 405 on Brookhurst has a nice selection of Japanese places:
      Tsuruhashi - the best yakiniku in orange county; dinner only. This is where I'd go if you like all kinds of different cuts of meat
      Shin Sen Gumi, has both a Ramen and a robata yakitori side; yakitori is only available at dinner time
      Kappo Honda for izakaya fare
      If you go North on Brookhurst from the 405, you'll shortly go from Fountain Valley into Westminster and Little Saigon, which opens up a whole bunch of options for great Vietnamese food.

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      Tsuruhashi
      18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

      Kappo Honda
      18450 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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      1. re: I got nothin
        boutmuet Feb 23, 2011 10:35 PM

        Be cautious about these places they could get crowded.

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        Clinton Feb 22, 2011 02:22 PM

        Not too far from Fountain Valley is Cafe Hiro. Their osso buco is the bomb made with wagyu beef. This place I recommend!

        http://www.cafehiro.com/

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        Cafe Hiro
        10509 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630

        1. Das Ubergeek Feb 22, 2011 03:34 PM

          Xanh Bistro. Vietnamese but with some ambiance and good service. Tucked away in the corner of the Albertsons plaza.

          If you're there for lunch, I recommend O-Udon, which has excellent handmade udon in soup or not. You'll have to get there early because he only makes 200 portions a day and when they're gone, they're gone.

          Tsuruhashi, Shin-Sen-Gumi and Kappo Honda are both good suggestions as well, and I'll throw in Com Tam Tran Quy Cap for Vietnamese "broken rice" plates. Excellent.

          Cafe Hiro is good but it is not very close to Fountain Valley.

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          Cafe Hiro
          10509 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630

          Tsuruhashi
          18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

          Kappo Honda
          18450 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

          Xanh Bistro
          16161 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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            rezpeni Feb 23, 2011 08:07 AM

            guys thank you for all the recommendations tried to go to Xanh Bistro but it was closed, ended up at Com Tam Tran Quy Cap for some broken rice. Very good! Thanks again.

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            Xanh Bistro
            16161 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

          2. Bob Brooks Feb 22, 2011 04:41 PM

            How about some bahn xeo at Van Restaurant. 14122 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove. Certainly worth any detour for this wonderful dish that's so hard to find.

            1. boutmuet Feb 23, 2011 10:37 PM

              Just a little north on Brookhurst there is always my favorite pho joint. Pho 79 on Hazard just off of Brookhurst.

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              Pho 79
              9941 Hazard Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844

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