Marugame Udon, which has branches in Beverly Grove, Downtown LA, and Glendale Galleria, has opened in South Coast Plaza next to Casa Barilla on the lower floor of what was previously the Sears wing. 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A new all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant that’s appropriately called AYCE Sushi has opened in the part of Santa Ana unofficially called South Coast Metro. The restaurant is the second branch for Huntington Beach‘s AYCE Sushi. Prices range between $23.95 to $28.95 depending on the day and time. 3392 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
A new boba and juice shop called Juicy Seven has opened on Balboa Island. Crepes, fruit teas, coffees, and waffles are offered. 229 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
A Korean restaurant called Chan 92 has opened in Buena Park. Among the many things on the menu: soondae, bibimbap and jja jang myeon. 6084 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
Mealtop, a new Korean dessert shop located on the top level of The Source in Buena Park, serves shaved ice and coffee. 6982 Beach Blvd, C-311, Buena Park, CA 90621
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.