Skip to content

Best things to do in Irvine

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“A popular Chinese, Korean, Japanese food scene with hair salons, coffeeshops, ice cream, bakeries, and grocery store (H-Mart). Popular places include Curry House, 85c Bakery, 24-hr BCD Tofu, Urban Seoul, the Crab Shack, and Tokyo House.”
29local recommendations
Bakery
$
“Taro Swirl and BerryTale are our favorites! Boba tea in a hip and trendy plaza. Must see if you enjoy good food and nice cars (always a few exotics parked in the Diamond plaza nightly).”
16local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“The District has everything from a bowling alley, to a movie theater, to restaurants, shops, and bars. ”
16local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“In need of an Asian Market? We have a lot in Irvine! Two 99 Ranch Markets in fact! ”
7local recommendations
Route
“The District has lots of restaurants, a movie theater, and tons of shops. ”
10local recommendations
Cinema
2local recommendations
Department Store
$$
“There is this one and one down MacArthur on the other side of the Santa Ana River. Cheap gas, food and everything else.”
8local recommendations
Go Kart Track
“Chain of indoor racing centers featuring electric go-karting for all ages & skill levels, plus food.”
2local recommendations
Restaurant
$$
“Organic tofu, whole fried fish, great ribs Fun Asian plaza with many restaurants & bakery”
6local recommendations
Restaurant
“I recommend the battered fish & chips because it's fried perfectly and it's a lot of food so it's good for sharing. Cajun style & garlic butter salmon (off-the-menu combo flavor) & grilled zucchini is the best! Their brussel sprouts have really great flavor.”
5local recommendations
Restaurant
$$
“Large Servings. Good Variety. Healthy Like Home Cooked Meals, Salads, Soups, Desserts & Drinks. More Humainly Raised Clean Foods.”
7local recommendations
Restaurant
“Hot pot (a bowl of soup with mix of meats and vegetable) that is good throughout the year. Best during cold winter or fall days. ”
4local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
4local recommendations
Restaurant
$
“Famous west coast burger opened late. All burgers are made fresh and never frozen. Bonus: It is located in a big shopping center with a Target store, Costco (wholesale store, membership required), Local Packing house (Its like a farmer's market for restaurant) and movie theater. ”
4local recommendations
Japanese Restaurant
$$
““The cocktails were superb (try the Ginny Hendrix), and the dessert, Honey Toast with Chocolate sauce on the side was superb!””
2local recommendations
Restaurant
$$
“Whatever you order here it will be good. There servings are good too. Weekends have longer wait times and parking can be difficult but worth it. There prices vary but reasonable. I recommend there roast duck, its really good.”
5local recommendations