Hours of Operation

Monday – Closed
Tuesday through Thursday – 5pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday – 5pm to 12am
Sunday – Available for Private Events (booking:

Thank you for considering booking a dinner reservation with us at Playground. Feel free to book your reservations using the form below. Please note that all OpenTable reservations are for Playground, not for 2.0. In order to accommodate multiple reservations, we ask that all parties dine within the space of two hours. If you think you’ll need more time, or if you have a party larger than six people, please call us at (714) 560-4444 and we will try to find something that will work for you.

If you can’t get a reservation, don’t be discouraged. We’ve opened up our patio to seating and we’re not including it in the online reservation system, and we are expanding our dining room so we will have plenty of seats even in bad weather. That leaves us up to 50 available seats for walk-in & last-minute guests. Once service has begun at 5:00 pm, we will no longer take new reservations for the evening, so please check in at our host stand when you arrive to see if we have a wait for a table.

Playground is a restaurant designed around communal dining & communal seating–which means you might be sharing your dining experience with some other parties at one of our high-top communal tables. We make our reservations for tables based on availability, party size, & the capacity of our kitchen. If you or any of your guests require a low-top table for handicapped accessibility, please give us advanced notice so that we can accommodate you!

After 4 years of service, we’ve finally come to the realization that we are a relatively small restaurant with limited seating. To better serve all of our guests & give everyone the best possible dining experience, the largest party we are able to accommodate at any given time is 16 people. We require that all parties of 8 guests or more dine “omakase” with us, which means that we will select a menu for your table to share & send courses to the table in rounds at a cost of $40 per person, plus tax & gratuity. We’ve found that this is the very best way for us to serve large parties; ordering individually for 8+ people just doesn’t work at Playground, & we want to provide your party with an experience that we know you will enjoy. An Omakase dinner with us couldn’t be easier: come in, let us know what your dietary restrictions & allergies are (if any), & let us craft a family-style meal that includes some of our favorite dishes of the day as well as a few of our staples.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

P.S. All reservations made on OpenTable are for PLAYGROUND, not 2.0. Tickets for 2.0 must be purchased via our 2.0 Calendar; reservations for 2.0 cannot be made any other way.

We’d like to thank our guests who have reviewed us on Open Table, Yelp, and elsewhere. We are very flattered to have made the Top 10 lists for the following Diners’ Choice Awards from Open Table, and we promise to do our best every night to be worthy of them:

Best Food – Orange County

Best Overall – Orange County

Best Service – Orange County

Best Californian – Orange County

Fit for Foodies – Orange County

Best Hot Spot – Orange County

Best Overall – Los Angeles/Orange County

Best Californian – Los Angeles/Orange County

Fit For Foodies – Los Angeles/Orange County