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AMC1210 Jan 18, 2012 10:05 PM

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  1. PommeDeGuerre RE: AMC1210 Jan 19, 2012 12:15 AM

    Just one for now. Napa Rose is the best over $25.

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      honkman RE: PommeDeGuerre Jan 19, 2012 09:37 AM

      No, Marche Modern

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        PommeDeGuerre RE: honkman Jan 25, 2012 01:33 PM

        It's good, still prefer Napa.

    2. Porthos RE: AMC1210 Jan 19, 2012 10:26 AM

      There are so many great options under $25 though we might just have a logjam at 1 vote a piece.

      Not sure if she is up to the task but here it goes...

      Over 25
      Shibucho
      Marche Moderne
      Pizzeria Ortica
      Pizzeria Mozza
      Bluefin

      Under 25
      Trieu Chau (the original on Newhope and 1st)
      Pho 86
      Chef Hung
      Bella Cuba
      Trejo's Mexican (Huntington Beach)

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        Porthos RE: Porthos Apr 9, 2012 12:57 AM

        As long as this thread is bumped, I'll change Shibucho to Kasen.

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        AMC1210 RE: AMC1210 Jan 19, 2012 08:17 PM

        +25
        Marche' Moderne
        Pizzeria Mozza
        Broadway
        Sage
        Il Barone

        -25
        Bamboo Bistro
        Crow Bar
        Nick's Pizza
        Taco Rosa
        In-n-Out

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          mikester RE: AMC1210 Jan 23, 2012 03:05 PM

          I'll have a go:

          Over $25

          Napa Rose

          Marche Moderne

          Mastro's

          Watermarc

          Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach

          Under $25

          Pizza e Vino

          Del Tomate

          Peter's Gourmade Grill

          Tacos y Mulitas Ruben (truck)

          Taco Maria (truck)

          1. ocshooter RE: AMC1210 Jan 23, 2012 06:13 PM

            Under $25:
            Break of Dawn
            Peter's Gourmade
            Charlie Palmer's prix fixe 3 course lunch deal
            Honda-Ya
            Javier's - before I get eviscerated for this, let me say I always get the 2 soft carne asada tacos with rice and beans; pair it with a premium margarita, and it is a wonderful meal clocking in at just under $25.

            Over $25:
            San Shi Go on the Balboa Peninsula
            Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen
            Maki Zushi
            Bluefin
            Stonehill Tavern

            Note: I omit Marche Modern because I have yet to go. Based on all I have read about it, I expect that it would knock off Bluefin from my list.

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              js76wisco RE: AMC1210 Jan 23, 2012 06:20 PM

              Over $25
              Pizzeria Mozza
              Sushi Ikko
              Mastro's
              Marche Modern
              Pizzeria Ortica

              Under $25
              Moro's Cuban Restaurant
              El Farolito
              Santouka Ramen
              The Lime Truck
              Baja Fish Tacos

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                jblee RE: AMC1210 Jan 27, 2012 04:27 PM

                Over $25
                Sushi Shibucho
                Pizzeria Mozza
                Marche Moderne
                Il Dolce Pizzeria
                Bluefin

                Under $25
                Chong Qing Mei Wei
                Quan Hop
                Xanh Bistro
                Bruxie
                (Ramen Yamadaya: next year) Santouka Ramen

                1. choctastic RE: AMC1210 Jan 28, 2012 11:06 AM

                  Mine is all vegan (well, hey some vegetarian might be interested *shrug*)

                  Over $25
                  Au Lac
                  True Food Kitchen (actually this place does meat but has some killer vegan desserts, like the apple cobbler)

                  Under $25
                  Veggie Grill
                  Loving Hut (especially Orange location)
                  Pho Veggie (previously Thuyen Vien)
                  Mitasie 3 (for the "chicken" pho)

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                    choctastic RE: choctastic Jan 31, 2012 11:34 AM

                    Add Bo De Tinh Tam Chay on Beach Blvd to my under $25 list.

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                    OCrashad RE: AMC1210 Apr 9, 2012 12:00 AM

                    Over $25
                    Lola Gaspar
                    Playground
                    Cucina Enoteca
                    Mastros
                    Alessa

                    Under $25
                    Baja Fish Tacos
                    Taqueria 2 Guys
                    Mama D's
                    East Borough
                    Panini Cafe

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                      lawdog262 RE: OCrashad Apr 10, 2012 03:22 PM

                      OVer $25:

                      Marche Moderne
                      Old Vine Cafe
                      Koi sushi
                      Gabbi's

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