Fatty Tuna has opened in Irvine at Park Place. This sushi bar by one of the owners of The Kroft offers omakase that range in price between $20 to $42 with one option that’s entirely vegetarian.
2967 Michelson Dr. Ste G, Irvine, CA 92612
Gong Cha, a boba tea drink franchise from Taiwan, has opened in Irvine in the same parking lot as Caspian, Buffalo Wild Wings, and the newly opened Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong. The drinks are reportedly customizable down to their sweetness and ice level. Other locations in California include Buena Park and Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
14130 Culver Dr. Ste H-2, Irvine, CA 92604
A new taco-focused restaurant called Tacos El Gavilan has opened in Santa Ana at the corner of 17th Street and Grand. Part of a chain that started in 1992 that now has multiple locations and lunch trucks operating in Los Angeles County, the Santa Ana location is the first outlet in OC.
1258 E 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Woody’s Diner has opened a new store in Orange, taking over the space that was formerly Jason’s By The Circle and Ways & Means Oyster House. This is the seventh restaurant the local chain has opened in the county.
513 E Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
A new dessert kiosk at the Irvine Spectrum called Nitro Puff has started serving liquid nitrogen-cooled cereal that causes fog to shoot out of your mouth and nose. Brea Mall also has the same kiosk.
670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618