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Your guide to the 3 top spots in Irvine's Northwood neighborhood

Photo: Tang 190°/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 05, 2020.

Visiting Northwood, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Irvine neighborhood by browsing its most three most popular businesses: a Korean restaurant, a hair salon and Japanese eatery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Northwood, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Tang 190°

photo: tang 190º /yelp

Topping the list is Korean spot Tang 190°, which offers soups and noodles. Located at 14121 Jeffrey Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 896 reviews on Yelp.

According to its website, the ideal temperature to achieve the best tasting tang, or boiling soup, is 190º celsius. "Our soups are prepared in traditional Korean clay pots, designed to enhance your dining experience," the site continues. "We invite you to explore our rich variety of flavors, from our specialty protein and flavor-rich broths to our homemade dumplings and bestselling bibimbop."

2. Hyd-K Hair Salon

Photo: semin l./Yelp

Next up is Hyd-K Hair Salon, at 4970 Irvine Blvd., Suite 107. With five stars out of 138 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite.

According to its Yelp profile, the salon offers both women's and men's haircuts, as well as blowouts, hairstyling services, extensions and coloring treatments. 

3. Mokkoji Shabu Shabu Bar

Photo: janice D./Yelp

Last but not least is Japanese spot Mokkoji Shabu Shabu Bar, which offers hot pot and more. It's another top choice, with Yelpers giving the business four stars out of 1,460 reviews. Head over to 14041 Jeffrey Road to see for yourself. 

While you're there, order up dishes like the Surf and Turf special with flat iron steak and an assortment of salmon, shrimp and scallops; and finish it off with a macaron ice cream sandwich.


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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