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21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. (Beach Blvd.), Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-698-1234
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We ate dinner here. It has the same motif as the one in Waikiki. Service was good. We had fresh fish that was not cheap and a little overcooked.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Eight of us had delicious dinners at a large round table outside...delightful! The waiter was extremely attentive and although it was expensive night out, we all agreed it was worth it...

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San Francisco
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For the signature restaurant at the hotel, it is surprisingly lack luster in quality and options. Good to Pete's Grill instead. Similar food but a lot less expensive. Food came out warm or cold and needed to be sent back. Requests for omitting ingredients (tomato garnish for example) were noted and ignored by staff.

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Fountain Valley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Californian has excellent choices for dinner especially if you're trying to stay health-oriented. The beef tenderloin and sauteed spinach was delicious; the service is A+, sitting outside with heat lamps in the right place made the evening perfect. The next morning we enjoyed their Breakfast Buffet that displayed a grand assortment of choices.....French Toast was my choice and the... More 

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Chicago, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I heard good reviews about this restaurant. Even though I was not a guest at the Hyatt, I still thought I would explore this restaurant . I was pleased that I did. The food was very good. It was not elaborate,but, classic ,casual American cuisine. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

0 friends 5 reviews LeeAnn L. Huntington Beach, CA 10/24/2013 This place was delightful in every way........Marc, Cullen and our wonderful waitress pulled off an amazing 21st. birthday dinner party for 12 family members ranging in age from 77 to 19.......the food was perfect. We had everything from the filet, pasta , burger, scallops, soups, salads and drinks. I love... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 days for our anniversary at the Hyatt. Our first night we ate dinner at the Californian which is located on the property. I was a little skeptical since it was on the property and figured food was average and service lacking... Wow was I wrong! We had a wonderful hostess (Megan) who greeted us... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Poor service, poor selection, not enough food to keep a bird alive let alone feed a healthy 150 lb woman. Waiter disappeared as soon as he dumped our food at the table so he didn't have to explain why the food was not what was advertised. Had to go find a real restaurant (BJs Brewpub) to get good food and... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had a $50 off $100 coupon from restaurant.com (paid $8 for it), otherwise would have been out of my price range. They even included the alcohol towards the $100 required to be spent, many places do not. Food was excellent and wait staff very attentive and engaging. Asked for a seat outside by firepit with distant view of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I NEVER, NEVER eat in a hotel-located restaurant more than once during a stay. Too many times over the years, we've had a good/great meal once, but more than once -- it was never the same. The Californian restaurant was worth all THREE visits (during a 4 day stay). The food and staff was wonderful. The food... More 

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Address: 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. (Beach Blvd.), Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: 714-698-1234
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50

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