Irawaddy Taste of Burma

4.9
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$30 and under
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Burmese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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Irrawaddy Taste of Burma is family run and owned restaurant featuring Burmese cuisine from Co-Owner & Chef Banny Hong. Growing up in Burma now known as the country of Myanmar, Banny wanted to share the his families traditional recipes and popular items that you can only find in Burma. The cuisine is inspired by its neighboring nations but its truly its own unique flavors, that must be tried. The majority of the dishes are prepared from scratch from raw whole ingredients focusing on healthy and light dishes. Our menu for the people of Southern California by dialing down some ingredients, like fish paste, and added more vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes.
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Maolan
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will refer to friends. Staff is pleasant, friendly, helpful and quick. My mother is very particular and her cooking is out of this world, but she raves about the food. An absolute favorite is tealeaf salad and the great thing is they now offer a salad kit too.
Everything is good and if you like coconut, you'll love this place.

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checkplease
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Irrawaddy! The owners are delightful and always steer us to the perfect dishes. We came for a birthday celebration with the whole family and it could not have been more perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, if you have never tried Burmese I highly recommend! Ask them for help ordering, you won’t be sorry!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Burmese rice dish and the vegetarian options.

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vipDougF
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Second time driving 40 minutes for the experience....and won’t hesitate to do it again.

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DanielleP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Orange County.
Food is unusual and delicious!
I've been here at least 10 times and have introduced others. Love it!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious as always! We came early and it was very quiet. Perfect for sharing our family meal. Unique dishes especially the Tea Leaf salad.

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EllenK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful unique food with friendly helpful servers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great flavors - table of 5 and we all shared a delicious meal guided by suggestions from our server.

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DianeR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return trip to celebrate a birthday with some first timers to this great restaurant. Three out if 5 of us are vegetarian and enjoyed the vegetarian dishes especially the Eggplant tea leaf dish. Oh my, we were in heaven. The carnivores loved their dishes too! Suggestions by our server were exactly what we wanted.

Can't wait to return. By the way we all shared dishes .

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DavidS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Myself along with 4 other friends had decided to venture out of our comfort zone & try some new cuisine. After an hour or so of combing through recommendations I can absolutely say we chose the best restaurant. The service, selection & flavors were nothing short of authentic. Which made our experience evermore pleasant. Irawaddy is highly recommended!

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JosieN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only Burmese restaurant in Orange County and it's fantastic! The quality of the food, presentation and service were exceptional. The value and quantities were great for sharing family style. The Burmese beer was large enough to serve 2 people & very light. All the suggestions from our server were perfect. Our favorite was the lamb & eggplant.
This is great for a special event to a friend's get together. Don't miss this hidden gem in Stanton!

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PaulH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was the 6th time I have been to Irrawaddy and as usual it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the only problem with this visit was the loud large group sitting across from us. Once they left, we were able to have a nice conversation again. If you've never had burmese food, go here and try several dishes - they are all excellent. Make sure to get the Tea Leaf Salad - that is one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service!

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vip2fussy
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time here. Server explained dishes and recommended to share since there were 4 of us.
Each dish was delicious especially the tea leaf salad and sweet basil shrimp.
Will definitely return.

JP
JodyPerkins
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, never had Burmese food before. Kind of a cross between Indian and Thai, but its own unique qualities. Nice hidden gem, worth checking out for sure.

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SarahWalton
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The Tea Leaf Salad is one of the best things I've eaten in a long, long time. I should have ordered one for an appetizer and another for my main dish. It was that good. Since being home (thousands of miles away), I've been looking up how to replicate this sublime dish. I can't wait for my next trip to Anaheim just to go back to this restaurant to eat the Tea Leaf Salad!!

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ChuckY
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Burmese restaurant is outstanding. We ordered the Tea Leaf salad as our starter and it was fabulous. We each ordered a different main entree and then shared. One was pork, the other was lamb and both were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipraspair
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Just a bit loud.

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MarshaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irrawaddy is a true gem which we absolutely love. We continue to go to eat here because if the extensive menu & superb service. We try to order different things every time we go and we are never disappointed. It’s a casual place with very nice ambience. We’ve gone for lunch and dinner and our friends that we take there end up returning to taste more of the food, too.

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IdahoJohn2015
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I just returned from Myanmar and hoped the restaurant would be as authentic and delicious as we had in the country. The food was EXTRAORDINARY and remarkably authentic.

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OCFoodie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, everything here was delicious! The tea leaf salad, ginger salad, and paratha were amazing appetizers.

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vipHazH
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Burmese cooking using finest and freshest ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten free options and chef will customize dish to accommodate your taste buds. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. We ordered Golden Tofu, Tea Leaf Salad, Biryani rice with Chicken, Veggie Stew, and Mango chicken. All delicious! On corner of Knott and Katella, worth the drive!

FAQs

Irawaddy Taste of Burma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 252-8565.

Irawaddy Taste of Burma is rated 4.9 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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