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Ikko Japanese Restaurant

735 Baker St, Ste C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4349
714-556-7822
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Ranked #12 of 422 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Laguna Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really enjoyed the omakase as they serve you both cooked dishes and sushi. The entree dishes were very creative and flavorful. Since I love sushi, we ordered extra on the side so we can try some of the other fishes there. The fish is very fresh - you don't even want to dip your sushi in soy sauce. Although... More

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Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Food served to you raw, you cook it over a BBQ in centre of table, make sure to order the marinated pieces, the taste is well worth the visit

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St. Gallen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

During my two weeks stay here in Costa Mesa I have already visited this place three times and the Sushi is always perfect. You get a healthy portion of always very good fish and just the right amount of rice, which means not too much as in other places. The seasoning is perfect and therefore there is no need to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

This was a truly amazing meal. If you want the real deal for authentic Japanese sushi this is it. But it will cost you.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I want to start off by saying, "make reservations", but if you don't, fear n the wait for the sushi bar is still worth it. The entire restaurant is tiny. However, their smallness really help project an intimate environment, while their chef to patron ratio made it feel like we had his undivided attention. Furthermore, one of the refreshing things... More

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant was small and cozy. Went here for an anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. Had the omokase dinner and we got to watch the chef prepare all of our dishes.

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Huntington Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This place is traditional in ever sense of the word.... Don't expect rolls on the menu, or soy sauce on your table. They grate fresh wasabi to order, and it will blow you away. Luckily I went with a friend who is Japanese to show me how it's done. I definitely recommend ordering "omakase" instead of off the menu. This... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This is the best sushi ever! The appetizers are good (edamame, radish salad) however, go straight to the nigiri. Tip: no need to ask for soy sauce or wasabi, as it is not served. Why? You don't need it! The fish on rice speaks for itself. So enjoy!

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food is delicious. And I met this young Japanese server and stayed with me for the most part explaining how to cook the food and educate me on the different dishes.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had an excellent meal at Ikko. The restaurant is very small, about eight tables and the sushi bar. Reservations were recommended and we were glad we had them as the restaurant filled up within minutes of our arrival. There were three servers, so there was never a wait for anything. The food is some of the best I have... More

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