Description 

Little Saigon in Orange County is at the heart of the Vietnamese American community of the Los Angeles area. It is located due south away from the major theme parks and tourist areas of  Orange County.  It is accessible from California Highway 91.  

Bolsa Avenue serves as the center of community complete with bustling strip malls and shopping malls geared towards Vietnamese tastes.  Among all these, however, the Asian Garden Mall is especially the most popular and is complete with stores and a food court.  

If the dear traveler has a hankering for Vietnamese cuisines, there is a competitive range of eateries offering beef noodle soup (pho) and sandwiches (banh mi).  One will also find several outlets offering Chinese food such as Cantonese roast duck, dim sum, and Teochew noodles.  There are also a number of  Vietnamese supermarkets offering goods and merchandise imported directly from Vietnam as well as the rest of Asia.  

Getting there and getting around

From Disneyland, go south on Harbor Blvd., enter Highway 22 westbound, take the Magnolia Street off-ramp and go to the intersection with Bolsa Ave. From Knott's Berry Farm, head south on Beach Boulevard and turn left on Bolsa Avenue and drive east to the intersection with Magnolia Street for a major concentration of Vietnamese businesses. 

As with much of strip mall suburbia, Little Saigon is very spread out and not very pedestrian-friendly and so a car is needed to get around from strip mall to strip mall.