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3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931
+1 714-338-1325
11:30 - 13:30
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Huntington Beach, CA
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104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Six of us had a wonderful lunch at 50 forks today. The service was very friendly and excellent. We all thought the food excellent also. I had a goat cheesy tart as a starter which I could of had a second one. My entrée was shrimp with grits and sauté greens - really good! For desert I had a raspberry... More 

Thank LakersFan
Newport Beach, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 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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573 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 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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177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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
Reviewed 14 August 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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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 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
Reviewed 17 May 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
Reviewed 24 April 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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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 13:30
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: +1 714-338-1325

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