First Sandwich

2540 Main St, Irvine
(949) 863-0245

Recent Reviews

Steve G.

The best sandwich spot in Irvine. Hands down!! All of the food here is amazing but the sandwiches, Wowzers!!

Amir Samadoff

Great food and service

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Beef Noodle Soup

Jackson H.

This little hole in the wall is an unsuspecting 10/10, absolutely fantastic. The owners are so nice, every special request is made to order perfectly. Will be coming here very regularly

Mike Alai

‘SubSandwich’ was deli-cious !!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Krystyl C.

I recently stumbled upon this little hidden gem right across the street from my apartment that I never knew existed--First Sandwich! Nestled inconspicuously in a small food court, this unassuming sandwich shop turned out to be a delightful surprise. What initially piqued my interest were the rave Yelp reviews about their Taiwanese dishes, which seemed like an unexpected find in a deli-type sandwich shop. Intrigued, I decided to swing by one evening with my husband, and let me tell you, it was an experience to remember. Run by a charming Taiwanese couple, First Sandwich exudes warmth and authenticity. You can tell it's a true mom and pop establishment, with over 15 years of dedication and love poured into every dish they serve. Sherry, one of the owners, even took the time to chat with my husband and I, and he was able to practice some of his mandarin with her, haha! Now, onto the food--let me just say, it exceeded all expectations. We opted for their Taiwanese beef noodle soup, and oh my, it took me back to my mom's home cooking! The broth had that unmistakable Taiwanese flavor, rich and deeply satisfying. But what truly won me over were the perfectly cooked noodles and homemade chili sauce, all served in cute home-style soup bowls that added an extra touch of comfort. The service was equally delightful, with the owners going above and beyond to ensure we felt welcome and satisfied. Needless to say, I'll be back to First Sandwich again and again. Whether you're a fan of Taiwanese cuisine or simply looking for a fantastic sandwich spot, do yourself a favor and pay them a visit. You won't be disappointed!


Any kind of sandwich you’d like! A bit skimpy on the lettuce and mayo but overall good. There for early lunch and received fast service. Outdoor tables available.

Gordon Chang

Great tastes. Large portions. Friendly services.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Cierra V.

Hidden Gem of IrvineFast, Fresh, and Friendly! Sandwiches and Asian home cooking served with a smile. This is a Family Owned Business, ran by the same Asian couple everyday. The woman at the front counter is always happy and sweet, and the man making the food in the back is dedicated to his craft. They offer a large menu with variety for any pallet. I get the Home Cooked Stewed Pork Plate every time, highly recommended! Indoor and Outdoor seating available. Please give them a try!

Phyllis W.

We have been there many times. The wife works at the front and she is very friendly. Husband is the cook and he will come out and talk if they are not busy. We normally order Chinese food and try most of the items. They are good, large portions, and reasonably priced. I'm sure you can find better at other restaurants but not for the price and convenience. They are located in a food court so be prepared to self-service.

Duy T.

Had food next door at the shabu place and saw a advertisement for a clam chowder bread bowl. I ordered it as a side item and it was delicious. The sourdough bread was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. There was only 1 lady working, but it came out quick. Will definitely order here next time.

Tim H.

Great sandwiches. Bread and other ingredients are fresh. Also had chicken curry one time and it was also pretty good. I have also used this business for catering sandwiches about four times now for a men's Bible study group of about 60 guys and I always get good comments about quality of the sandwiches from them. I found out about this business through a catering experience at my workplace and decided to try them out and it's always been great.

Mike T.

I've been to First Sandwich three times in the past two weeks, and I'm now a forever customer. The sandwiches are amazing, the Taiwanese dishes are delicious! The sandwiches are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and are always piled high with your choice of meats, cheeses, and toppings. I especially love the BLT. The Taiwanese dishes are my favorite. The pork chop rice is a classic Taiwanese dish that is made with a juicy pork chop, fluffy rice, and a savory sauce. The beef noodle soup is another favorite, and it is made with tender beef, flavorful noodles, and a rich broth.The owners of First Sandwich are very friendly and welcoming. They are always happy to help you choose the perfect sandwich or dish.I highly recommend First Sandwich to anyone looking for a delicious and authentic meal in Irvine. You won't be disappointed!

Nabeel Shehram

Very delicious meal and prompt service too

Won K.

Small scale family business with great value. Ordered a California Steak and absolutely loved it.

Michael S.

Good sandwich lots of options. Your order gets out fast, and I have never seen the food court place busy, but I have never lunched there either, and I'm guessing that is the busy time. Sweet Lady runs the place.

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