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Hamamori Restaurant and Lounge

3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA
714-850-0880
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Ranked #56 of 432 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Doing business
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sunflower
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English first
Milan, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was invited by some Japanese friends and I found it strange to eat in a mall, but when I got my order I understood that this is a real Japanese restaurant, not one of those commercial fakes. Quality was absolutely great and so was the service, white impeccable table clothes and napkins accompanied the food and the ambience was... More 

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Orange County, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Hamamori's is the number one Japanese dining experience in Orange County, possibly Southern California. James Hamamori is from Okinawa where longevity is legendary and researchers say it could be the food. I've also read that their respect for each other and the reverence for their elder's wisdom attributes to their health. I believe that James has brought this wisdom to... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a great experience at Hamamori. The sushi was fresh and delicious. We all left quite full and very satisfied. The cost was very reasonable too. The elegant atmosphere makes this a very special occasion restaurant.

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Fresno, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is NOT mall food. Elegance sums up my experience. Great service. Great food and new and exciting offerings on the menu. I enjoyed all of the new sushi options. They also steamed some veggies for me that were not listed on the menu. If you are in the area and want sushi then go here. Even if you go... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went here with my husband for our anniversary dinner. We didn't like the fact that it's in a mall but when it comes down to it, location isn't everything but Taste is !! The decor is simple and modern. We sat at the sushi bar, chef James was great. We told him to just make us what he recommend. He... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nice decor, great service, clean restaurant, and well presented sushi...but it was of average quality. The food was good, but forgettable. I expected something more inventive and exciting in Orange county...this was not very creative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have been working in Manhattan last 23 years and have eaten lots of high quality Japanese there. Now, when I am in Orange County Hamamori is the one that I for sure go for its consistently high quality food including sushi and most other dishes. Sme of our favorites are special sushi with various sauces, buta kakuni(simmered pork) and... More 

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

After a shopping trip to Sou Coast Plaza with my daughter-in-law, we met up with my other son who lives in the area, for dinner. I had been craving sushi so thought this would be a good choice. The restaurant looked lovely and clean and somewhat chic so I was ready for a good meal. Only it wasn't to be.... More 

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La Habra, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hamamori has some of the best sushi in Orange County. Service is friendly and attentive. They have special Hamamori sushi dishes that have special flavoring... no soy is recommended. These dishes are excellent... must try! They also have traditional sushi and sashimi which are EXCELLENT. We also liked the appetizer dishes... Albacore with Maui onions, mushroom frites, asparagus, and spicy... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Wow, that was a great dinner. Well prepared and presented, chef service was top notch. Try the Albacore "Tataki", it is mouthwatering.

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Additional Information about Hamamori Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Phone Number: 714-850-0880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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