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A Guide to Buena Park’s Best Restaurants

Located just south of LA, Buena Park stands out as Orange County’s most lively places for dining experiences. The city’s unique cuisine options offer a memorable experience for friends and family alike. Visitors can pair delicious meals with themed restaurants, international flavors, and history as rich as the food!

Here’s a quick guide to some of Buena Park’s vibrant restaurants and bars where your next bite will take you beyond your traditional 3 course meals.

Korean Barbecue at Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong in Buena Park, CA

1. Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong

As home to a flourishing Korean community, Buena Park is one of the best places in Orange County for Korean BBQ. Voted “The Absolute Best Korean BBQ” by Grub Street, Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong Buena Park serves up delicious food in a unique way. Visitors order from a choice of beef or pork and cook it table top over hot coals. As the meat cooks, the ring around the hot grill gently melts cheese over a bed of corn, grills vegetables and scrambles eggs.

2. Gaucho Grill

Gaucho Grill features a twist on traditional Argentine Steakhouse favorites. Dishes include skirt steak, chicken skewers, burgers, empanadas, and wagyu ribeye. In addition to offering the most popular Argentine cuisines, they have a selection of wines found throughout the country.
Variety of plates at SUP Noodle Bar in Buena Park, CA

3. Tacos La Calle

Tacos La Calle was named one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the OC by OC Weekly and Top 10 Places for Cheap Eats In Orange County by the OC Register! Visitors can enjoy their flavorful marinated meats in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas and sopes before topping them at the expansive salsa bar.

4. Sup Noodle Bar

Súp Noodle Bar is built on a single foundation: crafted by comfort-food lovers, made for every food lover. Specializing in Vietnamese food, Súp in Vietnamese means broth. But don’t be fooled – this place is not only for noodles! One of the most popular dishes, the shaken hours fries, has everything any food lover will need: shaken short rib, garlic, caramelized onions, sharp cheddar cheese and spicy tartar sauce.

Fried chicken dinner at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner in Buena Park, CA.

5. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Located right by Knott’s Berry Farm, the restaurant has served families for over 84 years. More than just fried chicken, Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been a staple of Buena Park since 1934 when it first opened its doors to the public. Today, the restaurant serves more than 1.5 million guests each year and growing. The chicken is still made using Mrs. Knott’s classic recipe. Guests will also enjoy delicious boysenberry drinks – a Knott’s Berry Farm tradition.

6. Sapporo Sushi Grill

A five-star dining experience, visitors can enjoy high-end sushi made with the finest ingredients and freshly caught fish at Sapporo Sushi Grill. Not in the mood for sushi? Try other delicacies like fried fish with chutney, Korean bulgogi and beef tataki made with the most tender cuts of steak.
Interior of The Cauldron in Buena Park CA

7. The Cauldron Spirits & Brews

The Cauldron Sprits & Brews is a dark, euphoric fantasy for horror lovers, with the interior reminiscent of a witch’s living room. The décor ranges from black cats, a magic potion with ornately-framed vintage illustrations of witches hanging from the mud-plastered walls with a rotating art gallery. The menu includes French inspired bewitched seasonal menu items. The full bar offers a range of classics as well as "Specialty Potions" like the "Grey Witch," "Wizard's Cup" and a nod to Knott's with the "Knotty Kid," a drink made of boysenberry cotton candy, vodka and lemon juice.

8. Porto's Bakery

People from all over Southern California flock to Porto’s Bakery for their savory sandwiches, specialty beverages and the famous potato balls. In 2016, Porto’s took the number one spot on “Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US” and even more recently in 2018, Porto’s Buena Park has been named the #4 Most Photographed Business in US according to Yelp. The family-owned business still uses many of the original recipes that they brought with them from Cuba in 1963. With a rich history, Porto's Buena Park is one of just four locations and the only one in Orange County. Guests will not want to miss Rosa Porto’s classic cakes!

Interior of Rock and Brews in Buena Park, CA.

9. Rock & Brews Buena Park

At Rock & Brews, guests are immersed in a spacious restaurant with quality American comfort food, a full bar with one of the area’s largest selections of craft and international beers, and premium wines. The family friendly atmosphere is a tribute to rock and roll with dozens of flat screens streaming some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time, bold trusses with concert-style lighting, oversized rock art including canvasses of legendary rock album covers and notable rock images, as well as the brand’s iconic Great Wall of Rock. Guests can dine indoors or al fresco on expansive patios, which feature lounge areas with fire features and a large play area for kids.

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