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A & J Restaurant

14805 Jeffrey Road Irvine, CA 92618 | Irvine | 949-786-3585

Location Description:

A & J Restaurant is a bustling cafe that's part of a massive Beijing-based chain known for fast, hot, cheap, delicious northern Chinese food: heavy wheat noodles, meats in scalding soups, pork dumplings with broth inside the transparent casing. But it's salted soymilk-a pungent, oily, viscous, pretty funky, type of porridge-that brings in the customers.

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  • Cuisine(s): Chinese
  • Hours: Sun,Sat 10am-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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