Originally Posted by aus
Not much in Irvine, but there's good stuff in Costa Mesa by South Coast or in Newport.
There's awesome suchi at BlueFin or the trendy Javier where the OC Cougars hang at. You just take that rode that goes behind UCI and turn left at the HUGE church to PCH. Then turn left on PCH to the shopping mall. Javier's is pretty big but Blufin is much smaller, next to the nice Italian place.
There's one of the best Persian place's in LA/OC by South Coast, I think it's Javon, next to Mortons. The best steak place is Mastro's.
The Persian place is called Darya's. I have to agree the food is good there. There is always the Irvine Spectrum which has a number of restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, The Yardhouse, PF Chang's and a few others. Javier's is always good as well.