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Japanese Fare Near Anaheim

February 20th, 2017

 

Japanese cuisine is a favorite in southern California, and, thanks to the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, restaurants are never short on the freshest fish. Try the Hibachi Steakhouse for casual dining and surf ‘n’ turf specials. Each hibachi table ensures a unique and fun experience for all, and you can customize sides and entrees, and choose from a variety of dessert options. If you want true tableside entertainment, it’s a family-friendly pick.

The Teppanyaki Grill Supreme Buffet is an informal buffet beloved for the one-of-a-kind dishes, authenticity, and, of course, the all-you-can-eat goodness. Take your colleagues for a bonding experience, or slip into this local favorite yourself to fuel up for your next vacation outing.

Fresh and Genuine

Boasting a rich Japanese community, the Anaheim area is full of choices when you’re craving Japanese fare. The WaBa Grill is a Japanese fusion restaurant where you can get the best of both worlds: That genuine Japanese flavor you crave with innovative California twists. Get a teriyaki bowl with chicken, steak, shrimp and veggies.

Ohshima Japanese Cuisine is a hidden gem, small and quaint but known for having some of the freshest seafood in town. Creative Japanese dishes, imported beer, wine and sake, and the omakase make this an addictive little treasure.

 

Spanish Restaurants Near Anaheim

January 7th, 2017

 

When you’re in the mood for tapas, sangria, fresh seafood, Barcelona-style, or another favorite Spanish dish, nothing else will do. Head to the Felix Continental Café, a homey getaway specializing in Spanish and Cuban fare. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, try the Shrimp Louisianese, featuring shrimp beer battered and coated with coconut, served with a horseradish, orange and mustard sauce.

The roasted Chicken Cubano is a half chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, lemon and garlic. Pierna de Puerco is a pork leg roasted in drippings with seasoning and a bitter orange for extra bite. With the Boliche Mechado, you’ll enjoy eye of round beef stuffed with chorizo imported from Spain and slow-cooked.

Flavor Fiestas

Try Olé! Spain Deli Shop where you can eat-in at the sandwich shop and grab some treats to go from the store. On the traditional menu, you’ll find Tortillas de Patatas with chorizo, potato and onion in an omelet, served with house bread.

Paella is now served daily at Ole! Saffron rice with mussels, shrimp, pork loin, chicken wings, chorizo and a red bell pepper is sure to satisfy. Get Carlota or Flan for dessert, or take it to go in case you over-indulge on the tapas options.

 

 

Best Mex in Anaheim

September 4th, 2016

 

You can’t travel to southern California without trying some of the best Mexican cuisine in the country. Whether you’re craving authentic fare or upscale fusion, Anaheim has it all. Mi Casa Mexicana is known for their generous portions along with authentic street-style tacos. Tortas and quesadillas are very popular here, and the family meal deals offer a fantastic array of combinations with fajitas, enchiladas, taquitos, tacos and more.

La Casa Garcia is a family-owned restaurant where you’ll find classics. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you, because this is one establishment renowned by locals for the full flavors. Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can start off your morning with Machaca and eggs, a shrimp and avocado omelet, or get the Nopalitos with chorizo and eggs.

Service Up!

Urbana Mexican Gastronomy and Bar is a unique experience bringing together local and Mexican flavors. Known for “innovative Mexican food” and craft cocktails along with locally handcrafted beers, you’ll always find something new on the menu from their experimental chefs. It’s the perfect date spot or family outing.

Head to Casa Gamino for traditional fare and an epic weekend lunch buffet! An all-you-can-eat taco bar, flautas, pancakes, enchiladas, rice and beans, omelets made to order, pancakes, potatoes with chorizo, chili rellenos, Mexican hot chocolate, soups, salads, fruits and desserts is the must-have indulgence of an Anaheim weekend.

Greek Fare in Anaheim

August 7th, 2016

 

The Greek scene in Anaheim is going strong, and no trip to the golden coast is complete without visiting Willy’s Eatery. The Willy’s eggs benedict, with their famous “those potatoes,” gives you a Greek spin on a classic, while the Greek omelet with feta, tomato and basil is the perfect way to start the morning. Head in for lunch, where the Greek chicken wrap, gyro sandwich with Greek salad, or their house Mediterranean hummus with sprouts are whipped up fresh.

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Kentro Greek Kitchen has starters like zucchini chips with tzatziki sauce, calamari served with garlic and feta, and house spanakopita in a house-made phyllo pie. Try the brizola, and 8 oz. ribeye with briami and house sauce, or a side of kentro fries with kefalotiri butter. For dessert, nothing beats their baklava.

Greek Options

Daphne’s California Greek offers fresh-carved gyros, kebabs, spanakopita and falafel on their mix-and-match menu. Try the Greek salad and rice or garlic-herb salmon with fire-roasted vegetables. Desserts include a classic Greek yogurt parfait with chopped baklava and a house pomegranate drizzle.

Sahara Falafel is where you’ll find a generous falafel plate with homemade pita bread, the mixed kebab platter with lamb and chicken, and the combo shawarma sandwich with beef, chicken and special garlic sauce. Try them all, and choose your favorite!

Steak Your Claim in Anaheim!

July 3rd, 2016

Celebrate summer the old fashioned way, with a delectable steak dinner just for dad! There are a number of top steakhouses in the Anaheim area, but consider Morton’s The Steakhouse, a high-end chain that everyone adores, providing a variety of cuts and sides for every craving. There’s also Bari Bari, a local Japanese steakhouse with grilled-to-order meats, and their preparation is a real showstopper.

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Head to Stubrik’s Steakhouse and Bar, an American-style chophouse with some thick Italian influences. It’s a high-end restaurant with innovative dishes and constantly changing specials to keep you on your toes. Call ahead to let the host know about the special occasion, and surprise someone with a special treat!

Delicious Options

Doug’s Downtown Grill is low-key and casual, with cozy booths in a sports bar environment. However, their cuts and how they’re prepared are anything but ordinary. You’ll find delectable, homemade tastes in this intimate environment where dad will feel right at home.

You may also want to check out Fire & Ice Grill & Bar, an all-you-can-eat Mongolian-style buffet hot spot that will satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Latin, Asian, American, and Italian flavors are also featured here!

Dad’s Day Celebrations

June 4th, 2016

Show Dad how much you love him by planning the perfect Father’s Day in Anaheim! The Anaheim Marketplace features a special performance by Don Cheto of La Que Beuna on June 19 along with a full taco bar and mechanical bull. Join the fun from noon until 4pm at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace located at 1440 South Anaheim Boulevard. Come hungry and ready for an exciting day just for Dad.

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On June 16, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Angel Stadium. The game starts at 3:30, but it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance. Choose box seats, the reserved section, and treat dad to concession favorites and a beer garden visit. It’s the perfect gift for the sports loving dad in your life.

Holiday Bonanza

The annual Father’s Day Beer Brunch at the Phoenix Club is accepting reservations for the 10:30am or 1pm seating. Brunch features include a carving sation, German and American specialties, omelet station, pork ribs, salads, European breads and pastries, German sausages, and peel and eat shrimp. Bitburger Beer for dads is included in the price.

The Brownstone Café is offering a Father’s Day special of steak and eggs along with their usual, expansive menu. Located in Fullerton, it’s the perfect way to start the morning! Make reservations early whether you’re heading to a feast, game or special event.

Taco Tuesday at Tustin Ranch

May 19th, 2016

Back by popular demand, Taco Tuesday at Tustin Ranch combines your two greatest loves: Golf and authentic tacos! Located at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club at 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, every Tuesday you can indulge in $1.50 chicken and beef tacos complete with a homemade salsa bar. House margaritas are just $5 and Mexican beers are $4. Additional happy hour drink specials are also on deck. This across-the-border fiesta kicks off every Tuesday at 4pm.

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Finding great Mexican fare in the Anaheim area is pretty easy, but nothing compares to tacos and golf coming together in one ooey, gooey, cheesy masterpiece. “Public play, private feel” is the motto at this beloved golf course in Orange County, featuring 18 holes, incredible dining and golf lessons for all.

Tacos: A Hole in One

The restaurant at the ranch also features fantastic dining from breakfast through dinner, beyond tacos! Try the classic eggs benedict, ranch pancakes or Belgian waffles during your early morning game. Crispy calamari steak, fresh oysters and jalapeno poppers are divine for lunch.

Their famous brunch, served every Sunday between 10 and 2, is the ultimate accoutrement to a leisurely weekend on the links. Taco Tuesday is certainly a reason to practice your swing on a weekday, but fine dining and the greatest game go together like California and sunshine every day of the week.

Disney Character Dining Dinner

April 20th, 2016

Want to dine Disney-style? Share a meal with Mickey or eat ooey gooey brownies with Goofy? This special dining outing is one you can’t miss! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids and parents enjoy the experience just as much. Choose from traditional, family or buffet-style dining.

 

Available for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can book online and specify your dining style. Restaurants are peppered around the Disney resort, so you can cherry pick exactly what kind of fare you like. With booked tickets, there are never any lines and you can take all the photos and videos you like.

Be Our Guest!

For travelers who want a more one-on-one experience with beloved Disney characters, this is the ultimate outing. Choose only the characters you want to dine with, and select from restaurants like the Lilo and Stitch Aloha Breakfast, Minnie and Friends Character Breakfast, and more. Do know that tickets can sell out quickly, so it’s best to book in advance.

Adult and children’s prices are offered, and all experiences are handicap accessible. It’s one of the top attractions within Disney, but one that’s often overlooked. Make that next meal extra special by inviting some very special guests along!

The Steaks are High!

April 12th, 2016

Raise the “steaks” during your trip to Anaheim by checking out some of the juiciest steakhouses in the area. Steakhouse 55 is a classic, old Hollywood style eatery where you can get your cut your way. There are also lump crab cakes, chilled smoked ahi, seared scallops and delicious calamari. This is gourmet comfort food served in style.

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Anaheim White House Restaurant offers fine dining in A-lister surroundings. It’s also a popular wedding venue and catering company. The menu features a champagne brunch, a huge dessert menu and a kid’s menu. Meat entrees include Cornish hen, venison, lamb, and, of course, steak cuts varying from hanger to prime rib.

Meat You in Anaheim

Steer in to the Steer Inn restaurant where you get a laidback ambiance and every possible cut, side and wine pairing you can imagine. It’s the perfect destination for a low key dinner with a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. For locals, this is a favorite.

Hibachi Steakhouse does steak Japanese style as well as seafood, veg options, and other proteins. Try the beef sashimi, jumbo shrimp tempura, yakitori, and more when you dine with friends and family at this popular location. No matter what type of steak you have in mind, Anaheim delivers.

 

 

Delectable Vegetarian Restaurants

March 26th, 2016

 

Anaheim is one of the best places to travel to if you’re vegetarian or vegan, with plenty of dining options catering to your kind eating ways. Loving Hut is a local chain serving only counter-style vegan cuisine. They are sensitive to food allergies too. Try their Golden Wontons, BBQ Noodle plate, Lucky Mongo with a veg fillet, or the selection of “milk” shakes and coolers.

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BHIMAS Pure Vegetarian specializes in Southern Indian style cooking that’s all vegetarian. A selection of curries (many featuring paneer) in an all you can eat buffet style environment makes this restaurant a local lunch favorite.

Get Your Veg On

Rutabegorz Restaurant has three locations in the Anaheim area, all with slightly different veg menus. Check out the mac and cheese, bagels, Peasant Mushroom bowl, Mexican Casserole or the Veggie Surprise. Thuyen Vien is the place to go for those who are craving Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine, with an all-veg menu.

Green Bliss is a café serving only vegetarian fare, like their Vegan Sweet Quesadilla, Baked Oatmeal, Caprese Flatbread, Curried Chickpea Salad, and a seasonal menu that changes as local ingredients go in and out of season. There are a number of veg options at the ready, so your only challenge is what to try first.