Visiting the Business District, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Irvine neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Japanese curry house to an upscale Italian restaurant.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in the Business District, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Curry House Coco Ichibanya
Topping the list is Japanese curry spot Curry House CoCo Ichibanya. Located at 2710 Alton Parkway, Suite A-115, it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 1,635 reviews on Yelp.
Popular dishes at this Japan-based chain—which has more than 1,400 locations worldwide—include chicken and pork cutlets, as well as vegetable omelets.
2. Hironori Craft Ramen
Next up is HiroNori Craft Ramen, a small chain offering ramen and vegan dishes, at 2222 Michelson Drive, Suite 234. With 4.5 stars out of 2,238 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Try the salmon poke bowl, the vegan ramen or the pork buns.
3. North Italia
North Italia is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, at 2957 Michelson Drive, 4.5 stars out of 2,778 reviews.
The eatery's dinner menu includes small plates, salads, pizzas, pasta and more. Start with the white truffle garlic bread before diving into an entree of traditional spaghetti and meatballs or a braised short rib.
4. Kappo Miyako
Finally, there's Kappo Miyako, a sushi bar and Japanese/Asian fusion spot. It's another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 180 Yelp reviews.
In addition to its extensive sushi offerings, the restaurant's special menu includes teriyaki, curry and yakisoba dishes. Head over to 92 Corporate Park to see for yourself.