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“Plenty of food at this casual Mediterranean”
Review of Luna Grill

Luna Grill
Ranked #139 of 683 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: USD 9 - USD 14
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Luna Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern casual restaurant headquartered in San Diego with locations throughout California and Dallas- Fort Worth. They like to be known as a "kebobery" and their signature dish is their chicken kebob.

We went to the Irvine Spectrum location on a Sunday afternoon. The location is across from the Edwards Theater and the Irvine Improv, nestled among other eateries like Tender Greens, Umami Burger, PF Changs.

The exterior of the building is quite plain, and looks like any other restaurant found in an outdoor mall. However, walk inside, and its a charming place, with quirky lanterns floating overhead. There's muted tvs along the wall, and the natural lighting makes is a comfortable place to eat.

We chose to eat outside, and the patio area is semi-enclosed. There's glass along the side to keep the wind and noise to a minimum, and there's a roof overhead.

Our food came out quickly. At first it was the appetizer sampler plate, and then the server realized that the sampler was Stephen's lunch. My chicken kebob came out minutes later.

There was plenty of food for both of us to share. The sampler platter was definitely a meal in itself. The falafel was crunchy on the outside, yet moist but firm inside. The hummus was delicious, as was the Israeli couscous. The grape leaves were not my favorite, as the inside rice was a bit mushy.

The chicken plate was a generous portion of chicken breasts, Basmati rice, house salad, one grilled tomato, and pita bread. The chicken was seasoned well, but it wasn't as juicy as I hoped it would be. Still, overall a great meal, and priced affordably at $11.

Lunch for 2 with drinks came to $27 even. We had enough for both of us, and luckily didn't have to take any leftovers home. Thumbs up for this place. I'd gladly come back to try their beef sirloin kebob.

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Thank callmemochelle
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were window shopping at the Irvine Spectrum and it was hitting the dinner hour. Being the weekend every restaurant had long lines waiting to be seated and we wanted something on the healthy side. It's hard when you have a group where nobody can make up their minds. We all stood in the area outside of the movie theatre and tried to decide what we wanted. Some kept steering towards meat and others salads, we headed towards Luna Grill.
We walked in and viewed the menu, the first thing that came to mind is that it is a twist on Mediterranean food. The seating is confusing because we thought you just sit down and are served, that is not the case. You go up and order your food and a server brings the food to you when it's ready.
My husband and I ordered an appetizer and two meals with drinks which came to over $40. Although the food is good and is generous in amount, it is just too pricey for fast food.

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Thank Akashamesa
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I love Luna Grill's various mixed grill plates. Their gyro meat is delicious, especially when paired with their Tzadziki sauce. Their kebabs are also quite wonderful. The pita is soft and warm and very fresh.

Thank amyhornby12
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Again we looked for current reviews and liked what we read. Dinner was in fact very good. I had the lamb and it was just done to perfection. Wife had veggies. We also like there Humus side. The outdoor setting was real great will be going back

Thank James S
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Food was great, as was the service. Waitstaff was very good to my 2 year old Grandson. We will be back.

Thank danhardin
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