Ichi is a small, family owned business with some of the best sushi I've had in Orange County. Their spicy tuna rolls are second to none. Nearly all of their rolls are affordable and quite large. I got the California Roll and the Spicy Tuna roll on one visit and had leftovers to spare. The staff is friendly and helpful as well.
This place is stuck in the middle of a strip shopping center near In N Out but I've been going to it for years and it was a great find. Not only is the staff very friendly, the service is exceptional and fast. I've had everything from the tortas to their burritos and everything is tasty and fabulous. This isn't your average greasy Mexican food place either. They use a fresh, healthy salsa with cabbage and freshly prepared ingredients. They also add a great Mexican cheese to their beans. Definitely will keep going back.
This place is a little expensive for a sandwich shop and the portions are not huge. However, their paninis are very tasty and though i haven't tried them, their desserts are quite delicious looking. I think if they offered a side of chips or fries with their sandwiches, it would be an even better place. The staff is also always friendly and efficient at dealing with the large lunch crowds that come in.
This place really is the "good stuff" diner. You pretty much can't go wrong with anything on their menu. Their chili is amazing and different than your usual bowl of Hormel since it comes over rice. I've never had better Souvlaki than I had here. They give you huge chunks of great feta cheese. Even their quesadilla is flavorful and delicious. If you're craving some great food (especially late at night), this is the perfect place.
Mattern is about as close as you can get to Germany here in Orange. They have fabulous sandwiches and a great selection of German products. There's only about 2 tables to sit at so it's beneficial to get your order to go. They are also closed on Sunday and Monday and are only open til 5 everyday so the hours are limited. But, it's completely worth it to rearrange your schedule to get some of their great meats and cheeses.
Probably one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the Orange area. They have the best authentic Mexican bean burrito and their nachos are to die for. I haven't found another place with tortilla chips as delicious and thick as theirs. They have great daily specials too.