my parents recently moved to the westminster/fountain valley area. whenever i go and visit, i am at a loss at where i can take them out for dinner. vietnamese aside (we are vietnamese and i challenge any of those punks from broddard or pho X to challenge me mum to a cookoff - they surely would lose), i am relatively clueless concerning dining options in the area - and i definitely want to avoid chains.
i have only taken them to shin sen gumi robata tayaki (on brookhurst). any recommendations for japanese, french, and american/continental are appreciated. in LA, they enjoy places like pastis, the kitchen, and sushi ryo. we're not necessarily looking for places that will break the bank, so mid-priced restaurants are preferred.