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50 Forks

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3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant is in a cute, artsy building well located. Parking is easy and there isn't much in the way of ambiance. It is run by the culinary students themselves and there may have been 12 tables total in the restaurant. The students act as chef and waiters. You can (sadly) see the food being prepared behind the glass walled... More 

1 Thank Malelaw
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Having heard good things about this place, I have wanted to eat there since it opened. Along with 3 friends, I finally had the opportunity and unfortunately think we hit an off night. We all agreed that there were moments of excellence & brilliance. The heirloom appetizer being the best and most gorgeous I have ever eaten. My steak was... More 

Thank Impair
Anaheim, CA
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545 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Warning: Reservations are a must in this little cafe run by culinary students. Specifically, reserve a table DURING the school term, as this is a culinary school. Did I mention this is a little cafe, so the tables do fill up fast?? The entire restaurant is run by the culinary students, so be patient, as service and coordination are not... More 

Thank callmemochelle
Orange County, California
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My best friend took me here for a late birthday gift. The food was delicious , the service outstanding and the presentation of the dishes were excellent. I agree with other comments that it was hard deciding on what dish to order. This is a must try restaurant. Great shopping in the surrounding area. NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Thank patticup
Newport Beach, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

SO SO very disappointed in this place. Bought a Groupon at the beginning of May 2013 for a prix fixe meal for 4 people, it expires at the end of August 2013. So.....in July I called to make reservations for a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g available in the next month. Booked up, they said. Booked up for the next 2 1/2 months, with NO... More 

1 Thank powderpuff2013
Huntington Beach, CA
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A meal at 5ifty Forks is an event! As might be expected at a culinary school, the food is innovative and delicious and exquisitely presented. Sit at a table near the glass wall with a view into the kitchen, if you can snag it, and see where they make the magic. The only problem is deciding which dish to order!

Thank profesora42
Kailua, Hawaii
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The excellent service, beautifully plated exquisitely delicious food, and the San Francisco style atmosphere won us over completely. For a gourmet restaurant, the portions were generous. The seafood was prepared perfectly, the vegetables unusually sweet and glazed and the chocolate caramel tart with malted chocolate ice cream was perhaps the best dessert I have ever eaten -- yum! My spouse's... More 

Thank hawaiicouple
Southern Caliornia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I went to 50 Forks for lunch with a group of co-workers. I had the blackened chicken entree and it was very tasty, and my co-workers each enjoyed their meals, as well. The service and staff were exceptional and I would highly recommend this place for excellent gourmet food at a reasonable price.

Thank Birju A
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Quite simply awesome! My hat goes off to Chef Colleen Johnson! The Rosemary pork was so moist and the potatoes were so creamy! I also loved their salad it stemmed like it was brought right in from the back garden. I will go back next week for sure but sit inside !

Thank schmidtable
Long Beach, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We discovered this place while searching for a restaurant on restaurant.com. I would highly recommend purchasing a certificate from them, as it takes 25.00 off and makes you feel more inclined to try a bunch, rather than just one, of the amazing appetizers! Once we put in our order, our server (Chelsea? Stephanie? Sorry, I teach and as of Monday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-338-1325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?