1093 AD is the time, you are one of a thousand guests of the royal family, at a royal tournament. Feast on a hearty four course banquet served medieval style. Fearless knights on horseback compete in games of skill and accuracy. It is great fun for the whole family!
The price may seem a bit high, but considering you get an evening of thrilling entertainment and a four course dinner, it's really a bargain
Favorite Dish: The Bill of Fare includes:
Pastry of the Castle
Perhaps the most beautiful, elegant restaurant to eat in Buena Park is on a lot shared with a Target store, Wendy Hamburgers joint and a Payless Shoe Source store. Well, certainly Golden Nights is an out of place 4 star potential restaurant, but all that matters here is what's on the plate.
Tasty favorites of the Mediterrean cuisine are feautred on the menu. The specialty here is of the kabob variety, beef, lamb and even a vegetarian option. Either sample some appetizers or go all out on a few entrees. Furthermore, a Golden Night favorite is the maza (feast), ranging from $49-$109. The regular maza ($69) is well-suited for a party of 5 people. So, about $13 a person is not bad at all for an evening out with a mid-sized party.
On weekend nights, there is entertainment including an obligatory belly dancing show. On a comfortable evening, opt to eat al fresco in the absolutely gorgeous patio area. Forgive the fact that just behind the rock and waterfall structures are constant car lights and other street action of the busy Beach Blvd. In the dining room, one would appreciate the celestial ceiling and large mural reminicient of a given Meditterrean scene, as well as adore the lovely elegant table decor.
When I visited, the service was adequate. At the time, the restaurant was not busy but the waiter had to be flagged down a few times. Service could have been swifter and on point but otherwise, the waiter and staff were friendly. The restaurant is fairly new to BP, since about 2007.
If in town for Knotts Berry Farm, Golden Nights is an option for a fancy dinner instead of Snoopy burgers and fries. Come here to impress a date or business partner. You can dress formally here to fit better with the upscale look of the place, or you can also get away coming in touristy garb. No dress code is enforced. I hear that smoking, at least the ever-popular hookah, on the patio is allowed.
No need for reservations especially if you come for early dinner as I did. Expect more of a crowd around 9PM or later but no major wait. The dining area inside and out is rather ample.
Hours Sun-Thurs 11 AM-12 AM
Fri and Sat 11AM-2 AM
Favorite Dish: Veggie Delight
Hummus, Tabboleh, Moutabal (roasted eggplant like Baba Ghanoj), Grape Leaves (with rice stuffed)
hummus and moutabal with a good balace of garlic, oil and lemon juice
-very flavorful, not too strong though
This restaurant is located only a couple of blocks from the Knott's Berry Farm. The restaurant has a shared parking area with the laundry place next to it. Parking can be tough when you come later at night. Fortunately, you can double park in the parking area, as long as you leave your key at the front desk in the restaurant.
The ambiance of the restaurant is good. They have very comfy chairs, have several LCD TVs hanging on the wall. It's a good place to eat, drink, and have conversations with your friends. However, expect to be smelling like bbq afterwards.
Foodwise, I think the meat are average at best. The service is good, even though the servers only know limited English. The plates come with salad & several side dishes. And you can have as much salad & side dishes as you want.
There were 6 people in the group and we ordered the combo plate (#1) and 2 other plates. The amount of food was perfect for 6 people.
Favorite Dish: Marinated short ribs
If you have a weakness for Chicago-style grub but are stuck in southern California, head off to Portillo's. If you are on a diet- stay clear of this place. Well, you may manage to eat healthy here in this Chicago-style eatery by having half of the unique, monster salads. But this is no place to think about calories and sat fat counting. Portillo's does beef good- with the always popular hot dogs, hamburgers, polish sausage and even tamales (not so much in the Mexican way with the husk and spicy). This is probably the most unique fast food restaurant in Orange co, especially considering that is BP location is the only one in California. Most of the Portillo franchises are obviously in the Chicago area in Illinois. The Americana interior and exterior look of Portillo's is actually impressive enough to check out. Most of all, the smell of Chicago will entice you to get some beefy option.
Favorite Dish: Get a basic hot dog to start. Better to add mustard , relish and onions at least for a good combo of flavors.
"garbage salad"...with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese salami and a lot of other stuff in it...it's not listed on the website but should be available. Any other specialty salad would be adventurous to try
TT is what Americans may call a "gourmet fast food" place. If you want good grub in your tummy instead of typical greasy hamburgers offered at substandard fast food chains, come here at this tiny Buena Park hole-in-the-wall. It's not really what I'd consider a restuarant. The decor and surroundings are not fancy at all. But here, food is all that matters. TT's motto is "Natural Healthy Fresh" and the cuisine here (definitely more Japanese- American than traditional Japanese) is just that. If satisfied here, you can put your praise on the "Bulletin Board of Satisfied Customers".
Favorite Dish: Large Chicken Bowl-- the portions are very generous.
Also on the menu:
Bowls of vegetables (steamed broccoli, mushroom, carrots, cauliflower and zucchini) shrimp, fried fish, short rib and beef.
Gyoza (5 pieces)
Hamburgers (not greasy)
Although there are numerous Asian-style (usually Chinese-American and Americanized version of sushi) foods like the buffet throughout southern California, I will single this one out. Out of the many that I have tried, Asia Buffet is the best one where I have dined and the best for plenty of seafood option. The buffet area itself is kept clean, replenished often and decor is attractive (a good number of similar places are not so!). What's ideal about this buffet restaurant is its location- at the mall (outside), just a few minutes from Knott's Berry farm by car(and about a 15-20 min walk to the amusement park if you want to stuff yourself and then work off the calories!! :-) As with most Asian-style buffets, kid-friendly options are available.
Favorite Dish: Salmon!! One can never go wrong with salmon!
The menu varies each day or week but there are usually stuffed or filled mushrooms that are really yummy too ;-)!
Walking into this restaurant you will see the traditional Japanese decor. It pretty much looks like any other Japanese restaurants around. When you enter, to the right is the Sushi Bar, straight is the regular bar and restaurant area. This was my first time eating here, but my friends swear by it. I guess cuz on the nights they normally go, its half off almost all sushi and rolls. I believe this is a Wednesday night and that is the night we went. Now im not the biggest sushi or sashimi eater ever, but i do enjoy the regular, rolls. Actually i just like the california rolls and the Crunchy rolls, nothing to fancy. Well we ordered a variety of rolls and sushi and i had it all, but i have to admit the crunchy rolls are really good here. Ive had them at many places, and these had to compare to some of the best. Everything else taste the same to me, but remember im not the biggest fan... My friends told me the service was usually excellent, but today was the exception. It took forever to get us our drink orders. i think they only had 1 server at the time and it was pretty busy. Oh yeah i heard that on wednesday nights its normally not busy, but the night we went there were a few graduations going on, so im sure they werent prepared for it. Anyways i had a great time, cuz its the company that matters.There were 6 of us and the bill came to $100.00, with no alcohol.. not bad.. I would recommend this place to people...
Favorite Dish: The crunchy rolls are really good
Fried chicken is the call of the day at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant which is located in the California Marketplace located just out side the gates of Knott's Berry Farm.
This place has been serving fried chicken since 1934 and has some very good fried chicken and chicken strips. The rolls and extras are very good as well so there is no reason to go hungry.
Favorite Dish: Well......Chicken and rolls
The Fireman's BBQ has some of the best deals around within the park. You can get everything from a simple hotdog and chips for $5.95 to a full plate of beef or pork ribs with a baked potato and coleslaw for $10.50 or try their fresh BBQ'ed half ($9.50) or quarter chicken ($5.95) which also come with a baked potato and coleslaw.
The food is good and it will fill you up. We waited to eat here as we knew it would be a big meal and it was reasonable in price so we did not fill up on other junk during the day.
Favorite Dish: I had the pork ribs. Remember to ask for extra BBQ sauce.
Fresh corn on the cob and still in the husk cooked on a BBq is just the ticket for a quick snack after riding on some of the rides in Knott’s Berry Farm.
You can find this little corn stand in the Old mining town area of the park. The corn comes still in the husk and cost $2.50 and it is big…..
Food trolleys are scattered about the park selling everything including popcorn, funnel cakes, corn dogs, etc.
Favorite Dish: I rather enjoyed visiting the trolleys that sold churros (fried tubular Spanish-Mexican pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar) and a boysenberry slush to wash it down. Ironically, this trolley scores a better grade than the restaurant at which I had lunch.
By noon, I was hungry. While some things may last forever, cherry pie, bagels and jam definitely do not. I heard that Knott's Berry Farm was famous for their fried chicken, so I was determined to have some for lunch no matter what it took. Getting there was half the battle. I went all over the park in search of the Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner restaurant. The map they gave me was apparently drawn by a cartoonist and was thus hard to read. Had this been a normal map, I would have found it without any trouble at all. I found out it was outside the park complex, but I went anyhow. Having the stamp on my hand made the reentry after lunch easy. I ordered the chicken lunch which came with mashed potatoes (I hate mash potatoes so I substituted redskin potatoes). The chicken disappointed me because I was raised on Southern fried chicken.
Favorite Dish: The saving grace of this restaurant was the rolls, which earn an "A+" on that same grade scale. I had 6 homemade rolls and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Next time I go there, I will just order 3 dozen rolls or so.
We had lunch at a restaurant in the ghost town area. I don't recall the name of it but I think it was the Ghost Town Grill. It was a nice restaurant with good service. Our meal there for two of us with our drinks was $17. During the rest of the day we got snacks and drinks at the many food vendors all through the park. Nice to sit and have a cheese pretzel or a churro while watching a live show.
Favorite Dish: Try a churro for a sweet treat.