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14805 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-0405
+1 949-786-3585
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Rancho Bernardo, California
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our way back from Orange County, our friends suggested having lunch at this restaurant. It was very busy place. Must take a number and wait to be called. Please note that this place takes only CASH. Parking on weekends was difficult. We ordered the Shredded Pork & Mustard Green Soup with noodles; the Chicken Fillet with Noodle Soup; Beef... More 

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Thank truthfultravel
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Finally, a traditionally Taiwanese cheap eats place that lives up to its reputation. Recommended by a Taiwanese friend, A&J is THE place for beef noodle soup in Orange County. Try their dumplings as well. Solid throughout.

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Thank CallowayMama5858
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Place to be for Taiwanese comfort food. So much to try. Fried pork chop w/ noodles, yum. A unique but simple dish of tofu & thousand year old egg was delicious! Another simple & delicious food is the chili oil wonton!

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Thank Cindy C
Irvine, California, USA
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Be prepared to wait, but it is all worth it! Unbelievably good, great prices, but not refined (cafeteria style) -- we go back often, tremendous.

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Thank WorldExplorer50
Staten Island, New York, United States
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Looking for some good food, I knew Taiwanese beef noodles are a specialty, and that’s what A&J has. The tendon noodle soup was wonderful. I’m hungry writing this. The spicy wontons (hung yau chau sau) taste like the days of my youth in HK. Very nice. One disappointment was the steam buns (shau lung bau). Not up to par.

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Thank loched
California
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Love the dumplings in spicy sauce. Dough is think and perfectly cooked, portion of meat inside is good, sauce is delicious. Soups are good too. Service is always quick and efficient. Everyone is very nice from the cashiers, to the servers, to the women cleaning the tables. Price is excellent value. Cash only! Not the cleanest in the world. Tidy,... More 

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Thank Cinderella_Dearest
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

We are visitors to Irvine and wandered into this place to try their "Taiwanese beef noodle soup". We ordered a bowl of that, a bowl of veggie minced meat noodle soup, and an order of "Xiao Long Bao" (steamed pork dumplings). The beef noodle soup lacked proper broth... the more I ate the more I thought it tasted like miso... More 

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Thank David L
Lake Forest, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

A friend of my wife's recommended we try this place as a cheaper alternative to Din Tai Fung at South Coast Plaza. It is a hole in the wall location in a strip mall in Irvine. We found the staff to be very nice, and the food delicious. Cheap! I would recommend the pan fried beef bun and Shanghai style... More 

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Thank pkashinsky
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

A&J has delicious food, small dishes that are exquisitely yummy!! It is cash only, but that is a small inconvenience when everything is so delicious. Decor is nothing to applaud, but the waiters were attentive and prompt. It is in a hung mall and parking was a challenge. I highly recommend A&J!!

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Thank AW1008
Valdez, Alaska
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2010

Food tastes horrible. It is a RIP OFF! Do not go to this restaurant ever. It is very dirty, and the bathroom is bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14805 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-0405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-786-3585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?