Tender Greens and Kabuki To Open At Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum is proving, yet again, to be the last frontier for chains that have made it everywhere else. In the past we've seen Cucina Enoteca, a branch of Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group based out of San Diego; Wood Ranch Grill, a BBQ chain with 14 stores that started in Moorpark; and Paul Martin's, an American Bistro by Paul Martin that has locations in L.A.

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Now the tradition continues with Kabuki, a sushi restaurants with outlets in Huntington Beach and Cerritos. And also Tender Greens, a salad-centered restaurant that has several restaurants in San Diego and L.A. Counties. Where they will land exactly at the Irvine Spectrum Center remains to be seen.

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I give the Irvine Company credit for actually delivering on what they promised, i.e. to add restaurants like Tender Greens that, based on dining trends, customers want.  TG will help improve the somewhat dreary casual dining options down at the Spectrum. 


But anyone in the mood for that type of fare but doesn't want to navigate around high SAT-scoring teens of Chinese, Indian, Persian, and conservative White descent can go to the more centrally-located, airy Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop on 17th Street in Costa Mesa. 

It's excellent. 


Tender Greens will be right next to Javier's.


 @JBinOC Why does your post sound racist to me? I can't put my finger on it. 


 @JBinOC Tender Greens is so good. But I agree -- I would never go to the Spectrum just for that. 

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