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Uoko Japanese Cuisine

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23600 Rockfield Blvd Ste 2-1, El Toro, CA 92630
(949) 837-7231
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Neighbor treasure

Small, family owned restaurant. Authentic, delicious, consistent (I have been here dozens of times). Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Charles S
Laguna Beach
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Laguna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small, family owned restaurant. Authentic, delicious, consistent (I have been here dozens of times). Good service.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have eaten at every sushi bar in southern California and this is by far the best if you consider price, service, parking, and quality of food. The lunch special is outstanding. Ken the sushi chef is outstanding and has an unbelievable memory. He always remember my entire order. I really, really like this place. I love to complain and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I loved the selection of fresh fish, oysters, ama rbi... toro... the prices were a little on the high side but it was worth the price.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Since the closing of Sushi Wok in Laguna Woods, we have been looking for a high quality sushi bar. We think we have found it in Uoko. Uoko is small, and the tables are very close together. We sat at a table next to a young couple who talked to each other so loudly that we wound up sitting at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

What a great find in Lake Forest!! I love the mom-'n-pop feel of this restaurant. My hubby and I had ramen and udon. Great authentic tasting Japanese noodles! Koji made us feel right at home. We can't wait to come back and try the sushi. Don't let the negative reviews fool you; you will not be disappointed in the food... More 

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The OC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have been eating at Uoko for the last 25 years and I go there around once a month! Very authentic Japanese flavor, extremely fresh seafood, best salad and miso soup anywhere, in a true Japanese style family atmosphere. One of the highlights in Lake Forest / El Toro. It's also very close to the freeway with easy access. Highly... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Courteous sushi chefs I could actually understand too! Prices are average, you get what you pay for though. I'll come again for sure!

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

Very small restaurant with a few authentic Japanese dishes. Overall, quality food & a local favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

Make sure to order anything on the menu that says "LIVE" next to it. There is nothing more satisfying that munching on something that was killed for your gastronomic pleasure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23600 Rockfield Blvd Ste 2-1, El Toro, CA 92630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  El Toro
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-7231

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  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian


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