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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in North Orange County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in North Orange County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Hana Re Sushi restaurant
5.0
5 (9)
$50 and over
Japanese
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Hana re only offers chef omakase course $250 per person.
10 courses from appetizers to dessert . Hana re offers same courses at chef’s counter(bar seating )and table seating. Please check website to see more details .

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
The host and server and Hana Re gave outstanding service. The food was amazing!
A photo of Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant
5.0
5 (238)
$50 and over
French
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
The new Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant concept—located at Tiffany & Co. South Coast Plaza—brings a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Southern California. With the world’s finest caviar and a French-influenced contemporary menu, Petrossian’s Executive Chef Carlos Cabrera masterfully unites the art of caviar with the Tiffany & Co. tradition of excellence.
Top review
Monkeyvip
Dined 7 days ago
Wine and food are great, good match. Wish one or two more courses of food.
A photo of Christakis Greek Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1325)
$31 to $50
Greek
Tustin
About the restaurant
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.

***** VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT IN OC BY OC WEEKLY (2016)


On April 1, 1996, Yanoula Christakis Wallace opened the doors of Christakis, a restaurant that represented her homeland and the passion she felt towards her culture. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or celebrating a special event, Christakis Greek Cuisine is the place to enjoy traditional Greek dishes at a reasonable price. Since 1996, we’ve used only the finest and freshest ingredients to create traditional Greek cuisine. Today, the family at Christakis continues to bring the authentic spirit and warmth of Greece to Orange County.


Top review
CoachTomvip
Dined 3 days ago
Service was outstanding, as I always is. Food is very good, creative. Eating on the outdoor patio is especially nice
A photo of Rosine's Mediterranean Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (629)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Anaheim Hills
About the restaurant
RosineÕs Mediterranean serves classic Mediterranean fare in a rustic, cozy and casual environment. The restaurant features cozy booth seating, as well as plenty of table seating in its spacious dining room. Numerous wine bottles are on display for guests to peruse and choose. RosineÕs full bar offers plenty of cocktails, beer and other spirits. Catering and delivery services makes it easy to enjoy these exotic flavors anywhere, whether it be at home or for a lavish party. Start with an appetizer, like the eggplant Napoleon, hummus or tabbouleh. Main courses at RosineÕs Mediterranean include popular options like chicken kebab, grilled quail, lamb chops and pork porterhouse. The three-course family-style dinner is a deal and includes three starters, one salad, an entrŽe and dessert.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful meal.Once again been going there for over twenty five years and never have been disappointed
A photo of Filomena's Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (80)
$30 and under
Italian
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Filomena's Italian Kitchen serves old-world cuisine in a cozy setting in Costa Mesa. The restaurant is a labor of love for owner and chef Linda Johnsen, who has translated her Italian heritage and family recipes into a flavorful comfort food menu. From her grandmother's Sunday sauce gracing the chicken, veal and eggplant parmesan to the classic sauce in the pappardelle bolognese, traditional ingredients stand out at Filomena's Italian Kitchen. Johnsen has put her own stamp on the menu with creations like champagne chicken and agro dolce calamari (shrimp and calamari tossed in a sweet tangy glaze with pine nuts, raisins and sweet peppers).In addition to traditional first-course options like caprese angel hair pasta, entree and seafood specialties, Filomena's also serves a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian pizzas and calzones. End your meal at Filomena's Italian Kitchen on a sweet note with tiramisu, cannoli or flourless chocolate cake.
Top review
Coronapawspa
Dined 3 days ago
This cute little market sells all the fresh pasta, pastries and gelato but we came for dinner. My chicken piccata was cooked to perfection. We also started with the bruschetta that was out of this world!! We will be back.
A photo of LSXO restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1325)
$50 and over
Southeast Asian
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
Behind an unmarked door adjacent to the wine room, guests are transported to District 1 (China Town) in Saigon via Blackhouse’s 28-seat restaurant-within-a-restaurant, LSXO. A spinoff of the Little Sister brand (Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach & Downtown Los Angeles), LSXO is love letter to the culture, heritage, and lineage of Vietnam (Vuong’s relatives hail from the region). While Little Sister is known for its French Vietnamese menu, LSXO follows the same Southeast Asian inspiration with a more refined feel.

“There is no signage for LSXO—you can spot the entrance of it tucked into a section inside Bluegold, but you’ll have to know it’s there. While Bluegold is light, bright, and airy, LSXO is its darker, edgier little sister,” says Vuong. “Both restaurants operate out of the same kitchen, though the menus are completely different. LSXO offers straight-up, honest, home-style Vietnamese cuisine—the type of food I grew up eating with my grandparents in the San Gabriel Valley

Top review
OzChickvip
Dined 1 day ago
Bloody lovely experience as always! Andrea is an amazing restaurant host. Food, cocktails and ambiance never disappoints 😘
A photo of Chaak KITCHEN restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2050)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Tustin
About the restaurant
Discover CHAAK, nestled in the heart of Old Towne Tustin. A culinary gem honored with a 2023 Michelin Bib. Inspired by Executive Chef Gabbi Patrick’s Yucatecan roots, CHAAK features Mayan staples of pibil, recados, seafood, smoke, and exotic spices combined with her signature modern flare. The Yucatan peninsula's influence sets it apart, with Spanish, Caribbean, and Mediterranean influences, dense tropical climate, and deep Mayan culture roots.

Indulge in our signature dishes, like the Ceviche Campeche, Cochinita Pibil, Parrillada, & Branzino. Our menu boasts culinary delights like panuchos, salbutes, empanadas, pork belly tacos, enchiladas, almejas, tamal, bombas and much more. CHAAK is open for Dinner, lunch & brunch. Enjoy our full service craft bar, where expertly crafted cocktails and specially curated wines compliment the culinarily journey of CHAAK. We accept reservations for large parties and have buyout options available.

Experience the spirit of the Yucatan at CHAAK.

Top review
AllisonC
Dined 3 days ago
We go for our anniversary every year so far and it always exceeds our expectations!
A photo of Terra Wood Fired Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (356)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Placentia / Yorba Linda
About the restaurant
Terra Wood-Fired Kitchen is a new restaurant in Downtown Yorba Linda with a truly unique ambiance specializing in wood-fired cuisine.

Our food is inspired by the Mediterranean and the incredible produce that can only be found in California. Highlights include our signature wood-fired pizzas and a wood-burning rotisserie.

Come Visit. We've redeveloped our site in downtown Yorba Linda to be a sanctuary to you and your friends. A fluid indoor/outdoor dining atmosphere with large doors and windows that allow for street side and patio dining in an organic ambiance.

Top review
TannerC
Dined 6 days ago
What a great treat in old town! The food and brunch menu was amazing and the service was great. Jessica was amazing waitress and provided a great experience and was very helpful. Definitely will be visiting again!
A photo of Brunos Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2283)
$30 and under
Italian
Brea / La Habra
About the restaurant
Inspired by a simpler time when meals brought friends and families together….

The menu is comprised of Italian dishes like homemade pastas, fish and steak dishes. Standouts include the Pappardelle Bruno made with braised shorts ribs, wild mushrooms and homemade pappardelle; Branzino which is a Mediterranean sea bass served with roasted potatoes, fresh spinach, lemon and capers; and the Grilled Flatiron Steak served with creamy polenta and roasted cipollini onions.

Broad selection of Italian wines that share the same price point to make the selection process simple and encourage guests to be adventurous.

Brunos also features a menu of carefully crafted cocktails featuring Italian spirits, liqueurs and fresh seasonal ingredients.

Visit our website for more details on great offers like Italian Classics Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Thursday Special, and Lasagna Sunday.

Brunos Italian Kitchen automatically adds a 20% gratuity fee for parties of 6 and over.

Top review
LucilleL
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great drinks, fun happy hour! They also have daily specials, the Monday lasagna is amazing, and definitely worth a try! Don't sleep on giving this local favorite a try....
A photo of Darya Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (502)
$31 to $50
Persian
Santa Ana
About the restaurant
Darya Restaurant has been serving the Santa Ana, California area with authentic Persian gourmet dining for more than 20 year years. The restaurant features an elegant d�cor with a private mezzanine room, lit chandeliers and formal stairway. Darya Restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily and features gourmet cuisine at affordable prices. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of appetizers, beef, lamb, chicken, soups and salads, Persian rice with meat, Persian stew, seafood, combination platters and vegetarian plates. Popular selections at Darya Restaurant include albaloo polo, koobideh with lubia polo, chelo kabob, chicken with bones, filet mignon, lamb kabob and tadig special Persian rice.
Top review
NAFMvip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Good food tasty and good service . I eat there frequently
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