Let's count them, shall we: Santouka, Yamadaya, Mentatsu, Kohryu, Jinya, Daikokuya. These are what makes Costa Mesa the ramen cauldron of Orange County. I don't think there is any other town within our borders with a higher concentration of ramen joints and I'm not even counting the restaurants tha ... More >>
There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>
Costa Mesans now have one less Thai joint, but get one more Peruvian restaurant to offset the loss. Previously Thai Tasty Corner, the building in the same parking lot as Sushi Shibucho has recently reopened as Inka Grill.
Their claim to fame? Well, it's in bigger letters eclipsi ... More >>
On one hand, it's great that Zagat Survey thinks so highly enough of Orange County that it should publish a naranja-only version of its insanely popular guides. On the other hand, how serious can you take a dining book that recommends Rainforest Cafe as a place to go?!Such is the double-edged sword ... More >>