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Wafu of Japan

320 Bristol St Ste G, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 641-7321
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Ranked #49 of 412 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Nov 29, 2013
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English first
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I never liked sushi until I ate here at "Harry's" The regulars all it "Harry's, that's the owners name. It is a small (I wish he would expand) place. It was voted best in the OC and rightfully so. I am hesitant to give him a good review cause now I will never get a seat. Please only go on... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

When you stop in and find the place packed you know that it's a true sushi restaurant that needs your attention. From the simple service to the great patio seating on a warm summer night, this is the place to stop in and order some hand rolls and house specials.

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Tustin, California
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Tucked away in a cramped strip mall near a busy intersection, Wafu of Japan is not what you might imagine it to be. Owned by sushi chef Hideto Arimizu, this compact restaurant offers an interesting take on the standard sushi bar. While the surprisingly extensive menu includes a variety of hot entrees (such as teriyaki, tempura, curry, pork cutlet, sesame... More

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Irvine ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We almost didn't want to tell everyone about this great place. You must try the Dragon Balls and Sushi Burrito. Amazing!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

An unassuming restaurant located in a small strip mall, Wafu Of Japan was recommended by close friends who live in the area. Wafu served up some of the best and freshest sushi I've had in a while. Although the sushi rolls were on the small side, they were prepared with an inordinately small amount of rice. If you happen to... More

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Irvine, CA
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I have been to Wafu about a dozen times over the years. We have done omakase (Chef's choice) many times and have never been disappointed. Even jaded sushi veterans that I have brought to Wafu leave satistifed. the only negative points are that Wafu is on the expensive side and the waitresses are not particularly attentive. Sit at the sushi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011 via mobile

Great rolls for sushi beginners,too Great service.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

I never expected such a wonderful experience, tucked as it is between a Subway and a Nail Shoppe in Costa Mesa. But Wafu of Japan is a delightful, sweet little (and it is little) sushi restaurant as good as you could find anywhere. I had a special appetizer (Ankimo - monkfish), a rice-free "Sexy Roll" (they have many special rolls... More

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

I have eaten at Wafu a few times and every time the food is awesome! Great, fresh sushi and sashimi...not to mention they have a menu packed full of creative rolls that you would never find anywhere else. If you go for lunch, don't go during the rush because you will have to wait a while for a table or... More

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