Japanese Restaurants in Dana Point

$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi or Hibachi for Two at Arashi Teppan Steak & Sushi

Arashi Teppan Steak & Sushi

Murrieta

$40 $22

(75)

Stir-fried meats, rice, and seafood alongside elegantly plated rolls drizzled with sauces as flavorful as they are colorful

Sushi & Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Nozomi (Up to 47% Off)

Nozomi

Carlsbad

$35 $20

(290)

Three-story restaurant serves Japanese fusion cuisine including panko oysters, teriyaki chicken, and inventive sushi rolls

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sushi Kawa Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 32% Off)

Sushi Kawa Sports Bar & Grill

Corona

$25 $17

Draft beers compliment specialty rolls, teriyaki dishes & udon noodles in this lively eatery with widescreen TVs, DJed music & free WiFi

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Barbecue at Gyu-Kaku Cerritos

Gyu-Kaku

ABC

$30 $17

(37)

Award-winning Japanese barbecue restaurant seats guests at grill-equipped tables, where diners barbecue high-grade meats and vegetables

Sushi, Sashimi, and Udon Noodles at City Sushi and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

City Sushi and Grill

Cherry Valley

$10 $5

Sushi restaurant artfully presents dishes, such as fresh sashimi, tempura, and tuna rolls, on white plates accented with flowers and sauce

Sushi for Two or Four at Yen Sushi & Sake Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Yen Sushi & Sake Bar

Belmont Shore

$40 $22

(235)

Ample sushi menu pairs king crab, tuna, and salmon with Japanese beer and wine and more than 20 sakes

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Fondue and Drinks at Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

DIY cooking experience combines pot of broth with fresh, preservative-free food, including thin-sliced meat, seafood and veggies

Sushi and Japanese Food at Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

North City

$25 $16

Japanese entrees such as hibachi steak and chicken katsu; sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls full of shrimp tempura and spicy crab

Japanese Cuisine and Drinks at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Montclair (40% Off). Two Options Available. 

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Montclair

$20 $12

25 creative rolls such as the Lemon Drop roll sate sushi cravings, while udon & soba noodles, teriyaki & tempura round out the menu.

Select Local Merchants

Crafted from fresh ingredients such as bigeye tuna, albacore, and quail eggs, Shinkou Sushi's hand-rolled delicacies treat palates to hearty bites of authentic Japanese flavor. An extensive menu beckons diners to choose from sashimi supplied in half dozens, hand and cut maki rolls, and more than 10 sushi combos. After choosing their wrap or rice preferences, customers can build their own rolls from ingredients such as hamachi, imitation crab, and radish sprout, or sample more than 15 specials, including a las vegas roll dispensed directly from the restaurant’s slot machine. Visitors seeking nonraw alternatives can savor one of Shinkou Sushi's many appetizers, salads, and rice bowls, all of which can pair with bottles of sake. In addition to biweekly happy hours, Shinkou Sushi grants free delivery of both cuisine and drinks to patrons ordering $25 minimums within a designated 3-mile area.

24881 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Hills,
CA
US

fresh fish comes from Japan,Spain,Newzland,Austrellia,Korea,and Seatle Washington from over the world > 3.we have top qualified experienced Japanese sushi chefs who speak English, we use high standard ingredient always > we have clean facility(AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM OC enviroment) > 4.

27782 Vista Del Lago
Mission Viejo,
CA
US

Riptide places diners in an exciting eating environment complete with teppanyaki shows and a menu of freshly prepared sushi and Japanese dishes. Watch as teppanyaki chefs master flame, knife, and grill while preparing dishes such as red snapper, a 10 oz. fillet ripped right from the wild, dressed up in fresh herbs and served with baby broccoli ($22.50). Indulge your stomach's request for delicates by selecting from a lengthy sushi menu, which includes more than 15 specialty rolls—wind your mouth around the lobster roll, an assembly of avocado, cucumber, crab meat, and lobster topped by a scrumptious cream sauce ($15). Keep your chewers in shape with shrimp- and crab-stuffed wontons ($10.95), fire-roasted artichoke ($9.95), and kung pao calamari ($9.95), or customize your culinary experience by opting for Riptide's combo, which offers guests their choice of a main course, a sushi roll, and a side dish ($12.95 for lunch; $19.95 for dinner).

27741 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo,
CA
US

Chef and owner Hisashi Araki fuses authentic Japanese cuisine with European influences, combining flavors of Japan, France, Italy, and Germany in his reinterpretation of sushi. The chef's Araki sashimi platter stages a performance of six specialty cold dishes that change to match the freshest daily market selections. Slices of yellowtail carpaccio entertain diners with notes of cilantro, serrano chili, and lively games of pin the tail with the chopsticks, and the scallops sashimi coats tender bivalves with a spicy yuzu sauce. Cuts of the tai japanese sea bream luxuriate under layers of dry miso and chives, drizzled with a hint of truffle oil. Guests can pair elegant slivers with a flight of five homemade sakes infused with fruit to tickle palates better than bites from a knuckle sandwich.

26612 Towne Centre Dr
Foothill Ranch,
CA
US

Bluefin: A User's Guide

Japanese-European Fusion | Award-Winning Cuisine | Upscale Sushi Bar | Imported Drinks | Tasting Menu

Sample Menu

  • Sushi: Bluefin roll with king-crab tempura topped with albacore tuna
  • Entree: US Kobe strip-loin steak
  • Drink: imported Sapporo beer

Where to Sit: To get a view of the sushi maestros in action, request a seat at the sushi counter.



Inside Tips

  • Chef Takashi Abe watches diners during their meals to gauge their preferences, and sometimes makes suggestions that are passed along via the server. Gayot suggests taking him up on those recommendations. If you do, "then you are in for a rare treat."
  • Not sure where to start? Consider ordering one of the two omakase options on the dinner menu. These feature chef-chosen selections of certain menu items, including sushi.
  • Don’t be ashamed of just sticking with water. Besides importing sake and beer from Japan, Bluefin also brings in bottles of still and sparkling Antipodes water from what's billed as New Zealand's highest quality aquifer.

Vocab Lesson

  • Amuse-bouche: a small, complimentary dish served before the first course.
  • Kampachi: also known as Almaco jack, this relative of yellowtail and amberjack has firm flesh that strongly resembles tuna, making it a popular choice for sushi.
  • Omakase: chef-selected multicourse dinner, typically focusing on sushi. The word can be approximately translated as "I trust you"—a sign of confidence in the chef's craft.
  • Ponzu: a thin, citrusy sauce usually containing mirin, rice vinegar, and bonito flakes; it may also be mixed with soy sauce.
  • Sashimi: sliced raw fish or meat that, unlike sushi, is not served with rice.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Wasa Sushi at the Market Place (13124 Jamboree Road, Irvine) serves fish so fresh that, according to the Orange County Register, "[it] tastes like it was just snatched from the sea."

7952 East Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach,
CA
US

Pigging out is not often encouraged, but it's a welcome and apt approach to eating Balboa Barbie-Q's Big Pig sandwich. Starting with hearty heaps of pulled pork and hot links, the sandwich then takes on four slices of bacon and a flood of BBQ sauce. Like all of Balboa Barbie-Q's meats - including ribs, chicken, and brisket - the Big Pig's pork and hot links are slow-smoked daily in a custom-made smoker. From there, the meats fill sandwiches or team up with house-made sides like potato salad and slaw on a platter. And due to the freshly made dishes, the tangy aroma of BBQ sauce wafts throughout Balboa Barbie-Q, encouraging patrons to chow down in bayside eatery's indoor and outdoor dining areas, which offer stunning views of Newport Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and poker-playing seals.

600 E Bay Ave
Newport Beach,
CA
US