California Asian Bistro

★★★☆☆
Sun - Thu: 11:00 am to 11 pm Fri, Sat: 11:00 am to 1 am
  • 1000 S. Harbor

    Fullerton, CA 92832

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  • 714-526-7888

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  • Chinese Restaurants

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Sunday lunch. Five or six people came to the table but no one identified themselves as our server. The Tai Tea was satisfactory as was the Coke. What they called Korean Short Ribs on the menu is an insult to Korean food. The Kung Poa chicken was mostly fat and possibly not chicken.
We were finished with one meal before we ever got the second. No one brought us our check and we probably could have left without paying. The funny part was the repeated ringing of the your ****ing order is up bell in the from the kitchen. The TV was set to info-mercials instead of the Olympics and then one of the "staff" turned it to static. This place is chaos and I'm not into that sort of thing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sunday lunch. Five or six people came to the table but no one identified themselves as our server. The Tai Tea was satisfactory as was the Coke. What they called Korean Short Ribs on the menu is an insult to Korean food. The Kung Poa chicken was mostly fat and possibly not chicken.
We were finished with one meal before we ever got the second. No one brought us our check and we probably could have left without paying. The funny part was the repeated ringing of the your ****ing order is up bell in the from the kitchen. The TV was set to info-mercials instead of the Olympics and then one of the "staff" turned it to static. This place is chaos and I'm not into that sort of thing.

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We cannot speak about the food as we were never served. Ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees. At the 25 minute mark we asked where our appetizers were we were informed they were frozen and were being thawed out.

Strike 1

Then she came back out and asked if we didn't mind getting our entrees first then the appetizers.

Strike 2

The fact our waitress had no teeth was the final straw.

Don't go -- Don't bother

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★☆☆☆☆

We cannot speak about the food as we were never served. Ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees. At the 25 minute mark we asked where our appetizers were we were informed they were frozen and were being thawed out.

Strike 1

Then she came back out and asked if we didn't mind getting our entrees first then the appetizers.

Strike 2

The fact our waitress had no teeth was the final straw.

Don't go -- Don't bother

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You have got to be kidding me!!! This place was gooood!!!

Strike 1: The place is named ??California Asian Bistro?

Strike 2: This place is in Fullerton - no Chinese in sight - just Koreans

Strike 3: This place had those Asian zodiac place mats on the table

With those three characteristics, there was really no hope that this place would be good, but somehow they delivered, and delivered way above the bar. We actually walked in a couple of days ago since we were driving by on our way to Toys-R-Us for birthday presents for the nephew. Glaring at us was the $1.60 (or whatever) Dim Sum sign. Might as well give it a try. So we walk in, order some dim sum expecting to get some pretty bad stuff. Instead. we are greeted with some of the largest dim sum we??ve ever seen. And it was good. Great quality and great ingredients. The Shrimp and Scallop dumplings had a couple of whole bay scallops and lots of big chunks of shrimp in them. And all of the dim sum was similar. Large, lots of the main ingredient, and great tasting.

We decided we had to go back and try the dinner. This place is actually a combo Chinese and Japanese place that is owned by a Hong Kong guy. All the cooks in the back are Chinese except the sushi chef who really is Japanese. As out waitress says, ??this place means business.? If you head out there, ask for Jennifer or Phoebe. Get whatever they tell you to get and you??ll be in good hands.

For dinner, we just had the beef tenderlon cubes and some garlic snow peas. The garlic snow peas were good, but hey, how special can it be when they are stir fried garlic snow peas, right? These were prepared well and had the characteristic snap to them when you ate them, and quite tasty enough. The real revelation was the beef. How they get this stuff that tender is beyond me. It??s more tender than really good steak house filet mignon tender. That??s saying something.

This place is definitely worth the trip. Most of us in the OC go down to Irvine or over the hill to Rowland Heights. I??d say California Asian Bistro challenges any of the places in those cities for quality, taste and overall value.

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★★★★★

You have got to be kidding me!!! This place was gooood!!!

Strike 1: The place is named ??California Asian Bistro?

Strike 2: This place is in Fullerton - no Chinese in sight - just Koreans

Strike 3: This place had those Asian zodiac place mats on the table

With those three characteristics, there was really no hope that this place would be good, but somehow they delivered, and delivered way above the bar. We actually walked in a couple of days ago since we were driving by on our way to Toys-R-Us for birthday presents for the nephew. Glaring at us was the $1.60 (or whatever) Dim Sum sign. Might as well give it a try. So we walk in, order some dim sum expecting to get some pretty bad stuff. Instead. we are greeted with some of the largest dim sum we??ve ever seen. And it was good. Great quality and great ingredients. The Shrimp and Scallop dumplings had a couple of whole bay scallops and lots of big chunks of shrimp in them. And all of the dim sum was similar. Large, lots of the main ingredient, and great tasting.

We decided we had to go back and try the dinner. This place is actually a combo Chinese and Japanese place that is owned by a Hong Kong guy. All the cooks in the back are Chinese except the sushi chef who really is Japanese. As out waitress says, ??this place means business.? If you head out there, ask for Jennifer or Phoebe. Get whatever they tell you to get and you??ll be in good hands.

For dinner, we just had the beef tenderlon cubes and some garlic snow peas. The garlic snow peas were good, but hey, how special can it be when they are stir fried garlic snow peas, right? These were prepared well and had the characteristic snap to them when you ate them, and quite tasty enough. The real revelation was the beef. How they get this stuff that tender is beyond me. It??s more tender than really good steak house filet mignon tender. That??s saying something.

This place is definitely worth the trip. Most of us in the OC go down to Irvine or over the hill to Rowland Heights. I??d say California Asian Bistro challenges any of the places in those cities for quality, taste and overall value.

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From the moment I walked into this restaurant, I knew this was going to be a new experience. I was greeted by friendly smiles and a beautiful tank of (non-edible) fish. The restaurant was set up and decorated elegantly. I was in for a pleasant surprise.

The waiters are extremely friendly, and service is GREAT! Even better, all the food were scrumptious and flavorful. From the zesty orange peel chicken to the mouth-watering sushi rolls, I promise you, you won't be disappointed. Go try CAB. It's perhaps the best in town!

It has a nice bar, too, for those who are 21+...

CAB also has a separate area for parties! So plan your next birthday celebration or anniversary here!

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★★★★★

From the moment I walked into this restaurant, I knew this was going to be a new experience. I was greeted by friendly smiles and a beautiful tank of (non-edible) fish. The restaurant was set up and decorated elegantly. I was in for a pleasant surprise.

The waiters are extremely friendly, and service is GREAT! Even better, all the food were scrumptious and flavorful. From the zesty orange peel chicken to the mouth-watering sushi rolls, I promise you, you won't be disappointed. Go try CAB. It's perhaps the best in town!

It has a nice bar, too, for those who are 21+...

CAB also has a separate area for parties! So plan your next birthday celebration or anniversary here!

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California Asian Bistro has a variety of high quality and delicious lunch and dinner menu items that suit everyone. The Dim Sum lunch is hard to find in the area. The salt and pepper calamari is a must-try.

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★★★★★

California Asian Bistro has a variety of high quality and delicious lunch and dinner menu items that suit everyone. The Dim Sum lunch is hard to find in the area. The salt and pepper calamari is a must-try.

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Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Full bar.

 

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