Cafe Hiro is sort of a neighborhood fusion place. It's a tiny restaurant in a tiny strip mall, says attran99, and it mixes Japanese flavors with French and Italian techniques: ahi tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi cream, wonton chips and a drizzle of shoyu. There's beef tataki—well-marbled, and barely seared, with shoyu-ponzu gelée, and even seafood carbonara, with scallops, clams, mussels, and shrimp, all perfectly cooked.
Cafe Hiro put on a good lunch, too, says ToroTaku, with good curries and pastas, and kindly service. It's affordable too, for all its high-class stylings: a meal for two with tax and tip was under $50.
Cafe Hiro [Orange County]
10509 Valley View Street, Cypress
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