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24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
949-489-8168
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi select

Went for a late lunch and we're happy with the large selection of lunch specials. We each chose the three choice selection. I got the gyoza, sushi (which is four pieces), and baked scallop (did not like). Wife got two orders of sushi and the dragon roll. Prices given location so close to St. Regis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
elfinforesttony
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San Diego, California
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Escondido, California
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251 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Went to Dana Kai with friends who live in the area. We ordered several rolls and several pieces of nigiri sushi. I was neither impressed nor disappointed with the food - just so-so, in my opinion. Our friends ordered sashimi and thought it was pretty good. The restaurant was pretty crowded and was a little on the warm side. Don't... More 

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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and we're happy with the large selection of lunch specials. We each chose the three choice selection. I got the gyoza, sushi (which is four pieces), and baked scallop (did not like). Wife got two orders of sushi and the dragon roll. Prices given location so close to St. Regis - monarch bay were ok.... More 

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Thank elfinforesttony
Orange County, CA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Even though it's in a tiny strip mall here in Dana Point, Dana Kai has some of the areas best sushi. Sam is our favorite chef and it's always worth buying him a beer to get some of his favorite sushi.

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Thank lancewhite
Laguna Beach, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dana Kai is now our Go To Japanese Reatsurant. The sushi is amazing and the Uni is particularly spectacular. Some members of the family don't like Sushi and there are plenty of other dinner options for them such as teriyaki plates and many noodle soup combinations as well. Great saki and service!

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Thank deb s
San Clemente, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Dana Kai did not disappoint after reading mostly positive reviews about the quality of the products. It's by no means cheap, but given the area it's also not super expensive either for the freshness as advertised. The atmosphere at lunch was relaxing and enjoyable and the service attentive. Diet Coke was served in the can which not only is quite... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Top notch sushi bar. Ask for the chef's choice. Fish is very fresh and portions are generous. Dining room, also, has excellent standard Japanese dishes. Always crowded. Arrive early if you want a seat at the sushi bar. Open for lunch and dinner M-F and dinner on S/S.

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Thank carakat33
Orange, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a salmon roll and it looked like a fake striped candy in a roll. Called to return it and they gave me a hard time. I've been here before and it was good but this was very disappointing.

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Thank CPB32825
Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place was our first time with my daughter and our future son n law. we stopped at a couple of other place around 8 pm and they were fairly busy, so I recommended this play after spending about two hours on the net in search of. I had it in my mind that I wanted Sushi. We got there... More 

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Thank R_Ford_949
Dana Point, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love the sushi here every time I come in. It's one of my favorite spots for sushi. The staff is great as well and they are always creating something new and fun.

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Thank Shauna4411
Dana Point, CA
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although Dana Kai has been conducting business for several years I'd only visited once back in 2006, didn't think much of it and never returned. One Saturday around 2:30 both my husband and I were craving sushi so I went online to see if there were any Japanese establishments within a reasonable distance because the two we frequent close at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-489-8168

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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