For the Orange County people this is also a restaurant recommendation:
I'm going to be writing a review on yelp.com but I'm also gonna tell you here that this place is amazing. Granted, it's not the best location but the food and the owner more than make up for it. The owner lady is very friendly, funny and even motherly and the prices are great. I've only been there twice and so far I've tried the fried tofu ( its really yummy, crunchy on the outside soft on the inside), egg rolls, basil beef and my favorite: pad thai. So please please go there. You will not regret it.