Cafe Hiro

10509 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
714-527-6090
Critics' Pick

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  • Sun 12pm-9:30pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
A warm, inviting bistro in a forgettable mini-mall in Cypress, Café Hiro is an oasis of Japanese cooking in a desert of chain restaurants. The menu features European foods cooked to the Japanese taste, such as spaghetti with tobiko or uni and Japanese curries. Start with perfectly roasted pork in Peking duck buns, then move on to pork katsu curry (a huge portion with a spice that sneaks up on the follow-through) or miso-marinated black cod (moist and rich, in an earthy broth that replaces gravy). Check the specials boards for what's freshest that day. Value is outstanding: Soup, salad and a main course will run you $16-$17. Desserts are good but pricey for the size. Service is warm and informal; you'll feel like you're eating in someone's oddly-decorated living room.

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    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:50 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    A few months ago, Cafe Hiro had a special called "Garlic Shrimp", a plate of a dozen shrimp that's 10 times better than anything I've had from Oahu's much ballyhooed shrimp trucks. Not only are butter and garlic employed as the name...

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  • Cafe Hiro Celebrates 14th Anniversary with 30%-Off Discount!
    Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:02 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    It's hard to believe that Cafe Hiro has been in business 14 years. It only seems like yesterday that I first walked into this Japanese-Italian-French fusion charmer and fell heads over heels for the uni spaghetti and croissant bread...

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:02 a.m. by Edwin Goei

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