Fountain Valley (14 miles from Buena Park)
Gem Dining—The sleek decor welcomes guests to this spot that prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients in its Southeast Asian-inspired dishes. The braised pork shank with kare kare sauce is a lovely dish to share and you'll definitely want to save room for the sticky toffee pudding.
Momoyama—Snag a seat at the counter and go for the omakase menu, offered at two different price points depending on how hungry you are. Alternatively, you can order a number of different sushi sets, like the 10-piece premium sushi that gets high marks from diners.
Huntington Beach (15 miles from Buena Park)
LSXO—If you are all about making your way through the speakeasy circuit, you'll definitely want to stop by this spot where the food gets just as much time in the spotlight as the cocktails. "Soupy" and "dry" noodles both have their place on the menu, along with fried sea bass and traditional imperial rolls.