My family (chinese immigrants parents (HK) who have lived in San Diego/OC for the past 40 years) is coming for a whole week in June. Here are my roadblocks: they are not huge foodies, but like to try different ethnic foods (esp Asian), they don't eat sushi, they don't like to spend tons of money on food, the idea of waiting an hour for a meal doesn't register with them, they are 60 y/o and i can't take them anywhere too loud/trendy/cramped.
I'm taking them to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for the one splurge meal. I was also thinking Di Fara's (going early to avoid wait), Momofuku Ssam, and Shake Shack. Where else??? Help!