Some of the places I like to eat around Irvine. I don't venture up to Fullerton/Anaheim too often, so this is more Irvine/South OC based.
Fukada for udon, right by Irvine Spectrum.
Kappo Honda for izakaya. It's the sister restaurant to Honda Ya, which is also in Tustin and LA.
Ohshima for sushi. San Shi Go is good too.
Bear Flag for fish and poke.
A & J for Taiwanese pork chop over rice. The minced pork and tomato noodle is good too.
Chong Qing Mei Wei is some of the...