A branch of Crazy Rock’N Sushi has opened in Fullerton. It takes over the space formerly occupied by Sushi4u. 4090 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835
The new Cafe de Paris in Irvine serves Italian and French dishes with Asian elements. Expect fusion dishes like kimchi pasta, mentaiko pasta, teriyaki chicken burger, and more. 4527 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Qin West Noodle, a Chinese noodle restaurant that specializes in dishes such as saozi noodle, guilin soup, and liuzhou soup, has opened at the row of shops next to the Toscana and Watermarke Community in Irvine. It takes the space formerly occupied by Urban Kitchen and Fukada 2 Go. 6200 Scholarship, Irvine, CA 92612
Tai 2 Chinese Sauerkraut Fish, a restaurant in City Industry that has made a name serving a Sichuan hot-and-sour fish soup, has opened in Irvine. Called suan cai yu, the hot pot features pickled mustard greens and tender fish. 14130 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
A new acai bowl purveyor called Ubatuba Acai has opened in Fullerton. It’s part of chain that has 9 other stores throughout the Southland. 130 E Chapman Ave, Ste A, Fullerton, CA 92832
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.