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Favori Restaurant

French, International, Vietnamese
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3502 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92703-3302
714-531-6838
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
VIET - HO! (and a Thai or Mexican beer!)

Favori has been ranked among the best Vietnamese restaurants for years. And O know why! A French-inspired Vietnamese menu covers everything from tasty Vietnamese shrp and bean sprout crepes to rare beef and shrimp marinated in lime sauce (amazing!). Spring rolls, and salad rolls with peanut sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Springdale, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The second worse fried rice I've ever had! The catfish was surprisingly edible. We were a party of 11 with Vietnamese and well travelled Yanks. We think that favori was The place in days of old but their service approach and the general stuffiness seemed too old school now. I don't know where the other reviewers went; maybe we picked... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Favori has been ranked among the best Vietnamese restaurants for years. And O know why! A French-inspired Vietnamese menu covers everything from tasty Vietnamese shrp and bean sprout crepes to rare beef and shrimp marinated in lime sauce (amazing!). Spring rolls, and salad rolls with peanut sauce are great! Of course, catfish is a party on a platter! Highly recommended... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Cá nướng mở hành is better than i expected! I like it though i am not a "fish" person! Service is good & fast! Hot pot & steak look yummy too! I'll try them next time!

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great surprise with great lunch specials. I am getting out of my comfort zone and haven't been disappointed yet. Good prices too..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a Vietnamese/French restaurant, but don't let it scare you away. For lunch, it's quick and awesome. My boss and I usually get the Combo #2, which is 3 fried egg rolls 4 little shrimps A kind of angel hair pasta 2 pork balls (they look like sausage patties but YUMMIER!) It WILL fill you up! Another thing they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

I have been eating here for years. The catfish is my favorite fish dish in OC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

My sister & brother in law took us there for lunch on our wedding anniversary. It's at least half an hour drive to get there, but the dining experience was worth it. We ordered a hot pot with assorted seafoods. It came served with vegetables and vermicelli noodles. The broth was so tasty, and the variety of seafoods (shrimp, clams,... More 

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atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This is the place to visit if you like to have a baked catfish they will make you work for this dish, the fish is baked to perfection but you have to do lot of work. Lot of vegetable and you have to use the rice paper (soften in water) to roll the fish, vegetable and other stuffs in. Deep... More 

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Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

Have been there 3 times during visits to Little Saigon. Food is above average, especially the fish since that is what they are known for. The ambience inside is romantic with dim lighting, the servers for the most part were friendly. The problem I have is outside the restaurant. I am (or I was) a smoker. Stepped out to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

dirty restaurant but food is decent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3502 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92703-3302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-531-6838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?