We love Orange County, California! Beaches.Good Weather.Shopping.
Especially in Newport Beach!
And the restaurants though!?!?! Let’s talk about the restaurants. You have to try these 7 restaurants.
So maybe think about bookmarking this page for the next time you are in Orange County, as a reference on the best restaurants, on what to order, and on what time of day to go.
Ok so let’s get into it!! In no particular order, here are the best places to eat.
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Japanese celebrity chef ‘Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’ and partner Robert Deniro, serve Nikkei dishes (otherwise known as Japanese-Peruvian fusion), and traditional Japanese dishes. Trendy dinner scene and the food is great.
Classic American eatery, the food A+. Go for dinner. We could eat here on the regular.
Italian, laid-back, casual atmosphere. Really popular with locals. We like to stop in here in the middle of the day for a margherita pizza pie and cold cocktail/mocktail while shopping.
Gorgeous patio scene! Great service. We love the guacamole with the al pastor taco. They have good tequila too. Lunch or dinner is perfect at this place.
Seafood restaurant, happy hour is from 3pm-6pm.
Go for the oysters and margs! It’s super laid back, al-fresco dining, ocean views, indoor and outdoor seating.
DIN TAI FUNG
Do yourself a favor and go for the dumplings and let us know if you ever find dumplings better in North America!!! This is a Taiwan chain famed for its Shanghai-style soup dumplings & noodles, serving up traditional Taiwanese and Chinese dishes.
Good for popping in for a quick meal or ordering out to eat in at your hotel.
Vegan menu with lots of Japanese-inspired dishes. Good for lunch while shopping or on your way to the beach.