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Mahe - Dana Point

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24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2958 (Golden Lantern)
949-240-6243
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Today
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice sashimi lunch

My wife and I had lunch here, sharing a mixed Sashimi platter. The fish was very fresh and tasty. That is all we had, but it was perfectly good. We sat in the outdoor patio, but there is plenty of indoor seating as well. The restaurant is in a small mall near the beach, with no view to speak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
ECrowther
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Capistrano Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mark the sushi chef is one of the best in the business. I love going there because if you ask mark to make whatever he thinks is best i have never been dissapointed.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Was Craving sushi or seafood and found some of places in the Dana Point marina unfriendly. Stumbled upon this gem and glad we did. Our server Alex was amazing. And the food was incredible. The oysters were huge and fresh. The sushi rolls we tried were unique and very tasty. We are going to go back again for sure our... More 

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Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed a great happy hour with my friends on a Sat night ! Happy Hour till 630p even on Sat - it was crowded but we were able to find seats no problem. Service was great as well for being as busy as they were. Prices for food were really good and ample serving , drink prices good too. Will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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315 reviews 315 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here, sharing a mixed Sashimi platter. The fish was very fresh and tasty. That is all we had, but it was perfectly good. We sat in the outdoor patio, but there is plenty of indoor seating as well. The restaurant is in a small mall near the beach, with no view to speak of,... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Make sure if you make your reservation online that you specify that you want "inside" if you do not want to sit on the patio. We went for the first time with a 6:45 online reservation and were told we had to sit on the patio (even though I questioned it and was not happy about it). It was a... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We ate with a family group of six. Wait staff was knowledgeable, the diverse group of dishes were all good and the prices were reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was fabulous and delicious. The atmosphere was also good. We sat outside, and the heaters kept us plenty warm..

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were to meet friends from out of state who were on a tight schedule so we had to drive up from San Diego. I researched some restaurants and chose Mahe because of its menu and local ratings. WOW, were we pleasantly surprised and extremely delighted with this wonderful restaurant. Food was reasonably priced, service was outstanding and we will... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We only had sushi, which in especially California that just means rolls. I've lived in Japan almost half my life so I won't hold that against them for presentation or being perfect. That being said it was just ok. I had better sushi out of Ralph's grocery store, and much cheaper. The restaurant had a nice feel to it, unfortunately... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I was surprised it wasn't better, seeing that there were quite a few people that recommended Mahe to our group. We had a pretty big group, 12-15, so maybe that was the issue. I would try it again, but not with that many people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2958
    (Golden Lantern)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-240-6243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?