If you live in Irvine, you know those two little words that can easily make your tummy grumble:

Diamond Jamboree.

If you don’t know what to eat, you’ll have no problem finding something yummy at Diamond Jamboree in Irvine! Date night is as easy as finding parking — there’s a huge outdoor parking lot AND a parking structure!

Urban Seoul

Drive past The Kickin’ Crab and next to Byul Coffee into Urban Seoul, the perfect blend of foods and cultures alike. Urban Seoul celebrates its passion for food, and its menu revolves around California tastes, plates, and tapas with traditional Korean foods.

Share their loaded fries with your date, complete with criss-cut fries, spicy pork, cheese, and more! And, just for you, grab some gogi sliders or a kalbi burger and enjoy the delicious savory tastes of the marinated meats with American blends of flavor. And don’t forget the kimchi pancake to really get a taste of that Seoul food.

They’re closed between 3 to 5 pm so make sure to come hungry but at the right time!

Afters Ice Cream

Afterwards, take a stroll towards the other side of the plaza to Afters Ice Cream — seriously though, please walk there after you finish your meal because some light exercise is necessary.

Ever wonder what those pictures on your IG explore page are of those colorful ice cream sandwiches INSIDE of a donut? Wonder no more.

Newly opened in Diamond Jamboree, Afters is everything you could possibly want from your ice cream experience PLUS it’s incredibly aesthetically pleasing. The clean, simple, and typographically trendy white and black interior makes you scream for iPhonography! You can sample every flavor and get the normal scoops in a cup, but that’s boring. If you’re going to go to Afters, go 200% and get the milky bun, which features the ice cream and topping of your choice inside a warm, milky glazed donut bun. Just talking about it makes my tummy happy! The donuts are pretty big, so it can be cost/calorie efficient AND romantic if you offer to split a bun with your bae.

Diamond Jamboree

Urban Seoul and Afters are just two of the infinite foodie places you can dine and date at in Irvine! From boba spots to revolving sushi to DIY shellfish, Diamond Jamboree has anything for every appetite.

Christina Kim

Christina Kim keeps her days very busy with work, school writing for other blogs, and updating her personal blog. She is a recent UCLA graduate and is currently attending USC working on getting her Masters Degree in teaching with a concentration in Secondary Single Subject English.

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