Best Indian Restaurant Orange County
Just moved to Irvine from the Northeast and dying to find good Thai food (really miss the many awesome Thai restaurants on 9th Ave in Manhattan).
The best Thai is at Thai Nakorn in Stanton and Garden Grove, at Bangkok Taste in Santa Ana, and at Siam Taste of Asia in Santa Ana. Any of these places blow 9th Ave. in the 40s/50s away.
Best Indian is actually just outside OC, all along Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia, but it's not as good as Queens or New Jersey. What kind of Indian? Punjabi? Gujarati? Southern?
Try Punjabi Tandoor in Anaheim (bonus: it's across the street from Anaheim Brewery, so you can wander over and have a glass of their very good 1888 steam beer), then head for Tustin to eat at Haveli (especially for lunch), Traditions (especially for dinner), and Dosa Place (Southern Indian).