Great place for Korean food. Frequented mostly by asian clientele which means this place is pretty authentic in terms of the food served.Got started with a bevy of complimentary Korean appetizers as typical in Korean restaurants - Kimchee was OK but I enjoyed the spicy cucumbers. I ordered a BBQ beef rib dinner and my wife ordered the Bibimbap (a mixed vegetable/meat rice bowl). The food was absolutely delicious. The side bowl of rice comes in a stone bowl and it is cooked so the rice comes out crisp and nutty (my favorite). The rice use to be just white rice but now it seems more like a brown rice mix. The rice is cooked so that it's crisp and stuck to the bottom of the bowl. I usually take some of the soup and pour it in the bowl so I can get the very last morsel of toasted rice!The service is spotty. We have been here multiple times and our order is usually taken and delivered quickly. After that, you will usually have to track down the server to get additional service or the bill. But that seems to be the norm for all asian restaurants (oh well). If not for this quirk, I would give this place 5 stars.
4 based on 15 reviews
We have been twice lately and have enjoyed our meals. We have gone after church on Sunday's with a group of friends. No complaints from the ten of us either time. I have had a teriyaki bowl, orange flavor chicken and egg foo yong?? And all have been tasty. Service is quick, food is hot and all is good. BUT I did not realize that they had already added a tip to my/all of our bills and I ended up giving a tip as well. Didn't realize this until after we left and when talking to the friends who were with us, they too added a tip. So our waiter received double tips/gratuity from probably/possibly five couples!!!! Nothing was ever said to us by the waiter to let us know the gratuity was already included. I blame myself but I also blame them for not making this clear. So beware if you are with a large group!!!!
4 based on 46 reviews
My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years. The quality of the food is excellent and always fresh. However, their food dishes are way overpriced and the prices have continued to rise over time. As a result, we don't go here as often as we used to.
4 based on 12 reviews
As a picky eater (as picky as it gets) I have tried thai food in many different places for work or forced with friends. I was looking for a local place that I could enjoy and introduce my family (whom have never eaten thai food) to and came across this place. Needless to say, the food here is AMAZING! I've brought multiple friends here to introduce them to some great thai food as well, and it hasn't been a disappointment yet! My usual order consists of red curry, drunken noodles, and basil fried rice! I love spicy so i get them all at a 5 (the top of the scale) and if you are really into spicy, make sure they know that YOU know a 5 is spicy so they don't water it down thinking you can't handle it. I usually stop in for lunch and sometimes it can be very crowded with a long wait for a table; however, during those times, I will just order my food to go! Enjoy!
4 based on 16 reviews
My first visit to Grand Buffet was on a Tuesday night at the suggestion of a friend, exploring buffets in the area. We arrived around 6PM and found a few customers inside. Business really picked up around 7PM. There was plenty of seating on a Tuesday and many families with children were present. The fare is the very typical Asian mix of hot items, with a very good selection of sushi/shasimi being freshly prepared. I found everything I tried to be the typical toned down tastes for the SoCal customer. Not bad at all. There were spicer items for those that indulge with a few my wife tried that were heavily spiced and hot. Desserts were OK, but most were concentrating on meat and seafood items with many we observed piling on some nice snow crab legs. Prices were excellent with a small "senior" discount.
4 based on 25 reviews
We were up north for a quick weekend getaway, and were in desperate need of some dinner. The situation was so desperate, in fact, that we (briefly) considered ordering the hotel's room service. Thank goodness our frugal nature won out, and our quick Yelp search brought us here.Our requirements that night were pretty easy: not too expensive, nothing we'd have to get dressed up for and within a 15 minute drive from the hotel. The fact that this is a Japanese restaurant certainly didn't hurt!We arrived kind of late on a Saturday night, but they were still open and doing a brisk business. We were shown to a table right away, and our requested hot tea was brought out quickly.I'm fairly predictable, so it should be no surprise that once I saw saba as an entree item, I stopped looking at the menu. =) I ended up getting a dinner combination of teriyaki salmon and the saba shioyak. It came with rice, miso soup and a salad. My husband ordered the chicken teriyaki entree, and added a spicy tuna roll (again, should not be a surprise!)Though they were busy (lots of large groups), our food came out pretty quickly. The soup, salad and rolls all came out first, and they were tasty. I actually really enjoyed the salad; the dressing was flavorful without being overpowering.The main dishes came out soon after, and I was surprised by how large the fish servings were. I was expecting smaller pieces of fish - especially the saba - but they were generous cuts. And it was filling! Both fish pieces were cooked to perfection, flaky and bursting with flavor (and bristling with bones, so pluck carefully!) The entrees also came with a small ramekin full of cooked vegetables - but they weren't just boiled or steamed. They were served in a truly yummy sauce of undetermined origin, but which we both definitely enjoyed. I think it might have been mayonnaise based? It was very good, whatever it was!About the only knock against this place is that the service lagged towards the end. The restaurant started to clear out while we ate, though they had a good to-go business going as well. But, we had to ask twice for water and tea refills, and had to wait an inordinate amount of time for our bill to be delivered and picked up (which is a huge pet peeve of mine).Other than that, though, we both enjoyed the meal. The food was fresh, tasty and plentiful. We left feeling satiated and happy, and that's the best review I can ever give a place.
4 based on 21 reviews
I have been to sushi restaurants in Beverly Hills (owned by that famous Japanese chef) and to ones in Kyoto and Tokyo. While not on that level, Kiku Sushi is very good nevertheless. The all-you-can-eat deal is a very good deal. The nigiri sushi are quite fresh and well made. No complaints about their service either. I drive 30 miles just to go there from Rancho Santa Margarita and it is worth the trip.
4 based on 31 reviews
Maybe it's my taste buds, but I wasn't overwhelmed by the food at wang cho. Ordered the simple menu, and tried most of the 31 items. You won't leave hungry here, but I'm not sure it's a fit for everyone. The pork belly, marinated sliced beef, and sausage were all good. Some of the others were just ok. Service was good though. The locals flock here, so maybe it's just me. As always, I suggest you try it yourself...
4 based on 35 reviews
Been here several times over the past 5 yrs, and have always left satisfied. The sushi here is fresh and tasty, as is most everything else I've tried. Now, 5 stars doesn't come easy, but the reason I give it is due to the happy hr specials they have. There's some pretty deals, from cold sushi to colder beer. There's a few other surprises as well. The service here is consistently good. I say give it a try for yourself.
4 based on 29 reviews
Try the seabags, I think it's chilean seabass, so it melts in your mouth with buttery flavor. It's so good. Thinking about it makes my mouth water. All of their sushis are good & fresh. They don't take reservation & the place is small, so there could be a wait. All good eats usually are that way. A must try!
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