2019 Best Japanese Restaurants in Orange County (CA) Area

Best Japanese Food
in Orange County (CA)

Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes.

Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the Top Japanese Restaurants in Orange County (CA), presented in alphabetical order.

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Bluefin
15/20
Nobu alumnus Takashi Abe creates classic and fusion sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes with an international flair. See More

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Hamamori Restaurant & Sushi Bar
15/20
Contemporary Japanese fusion and sushi restaurant at South Coast Plaza. See More

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12/20
A menu of classic Japanese favorites, a long list of saké cocktails, fresh sushi and a lively modern vibe. See More

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Japanese, Small Plates, Sushi
Kappo Sui
13/20
If you brave through the menu of small dishes made to complement beer or saké, you won’t be disappointed. See More
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13/20
A truly authentic Japanese restaurant experience at a stylish sushi bar. See More
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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
13/20
Sushi shares the spotlight with Japanese fusion at this lively Tustin locale. See More

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SLOWfish
14/20
Healthy, contemporary Korean-Japanese fare and sushi inspired by the Slow Food movement. See More
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Sushi Noguchi
15/20
Fresh ingredients, skilled preparation and expressions of pure flavor distinguish this Yorba Linda sushi shrine. See More
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Japanese, Sushi, Small Plates
13/20
Contemporary Japanese cuisine emphasizing shared plates hits the spot in a highly organic environment. See More

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Wasa Sushi
14/20
Contemporary sushi and Japanese fare in a casual yet upscale Newport setting. See More
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