10 Restaurants We Would Raise from the Dead

10 Restaurants We Would Raise from the Dead
Edwin Goei

Halloween invites ghosts, paranormal activity, and zombies--but, instead of being scared, what if we used these supernatural existences to our advantage? Guys, we're talking about raising some of our favorite Orange County restaurants from the dead. If beloved Filipino restaurant Magic Wok (now named Crispy House) could do it, maybe--just maybe--the rest of these can too.

10. Sushilicious (Irvine)

10 Restaurants We Would Raise from the Dead
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Sure, Irvine has Kula and Gatten Sushi for revolving sushi, but they just don't make rolls the way Sushilicious did (plus, Sushilicious always gave college students amazing discounts.) For baked and tempura rolls, Sushilicious definitely had more options than any other revolving sushi joint in the city. Not only that, but their vegetarian options were just as good and weren't limited to cucumber or avocado rolls. [Charles' Note: Their tempura ice cream was one of my favorite desserts :(]

9. Renzo's Taste of Peru (Irvine)

10 Restaurants We Would Raise from the Dead
Kevin Lara

Another loss for Irvine was Renzo's Taste of Peru, which had fantastic ceviche. Of course, Edwin wrote about it a couple years back:

Ceviches are the first--and perhaps only--thing you need to order at Renzo's. Start with the immaculate ceviche de pescado: cubes of white fish acid-cooked in prodigious amounts of citrus juice until the fish shines like porcelain and assumes a chew as firm as your inner cheek. Ask for it as spicy as possible to add a pleasurable burn to each bracing bite.



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