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242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
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Ranked #98 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

242 is a great little hole in the wall in Laguna right on PCH. This place serves up some very original tasty japanese fusion rolls & sashimi. Recommend dining at the sushi bar, especially for 1st timers. The staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The fish is always very fresh, there is a great selection of cold Japanese beers and sake,... More

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Newport Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This Laguna whole in the wall use to be a regular haunt until today. While the food is highly original japanese fusion with some great tasty rolls, the long wait for the table and unexpected lousy service do not make it worth the visit. We waited 30 minutes for beverages (with some not even served), and much longer for food.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is super quaint with a great night time view and open window breezes at small tables and sushi bar. The yellow tail was insane! I will go back on next visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not worth the wait. Have dined in and have had take-out. Take out was just terrible. Restaurant is not very clean. Hostess pleasant. Sushi bar staff and owner are ocondiscending, unwelcomming, and unfriendly. Really overpriced when portions and hospitality is considered..

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You'll love this place if you appreciate new and unique blends of taste but if you prefer more classic tastes you will not like it one bit. This place is the perfect place to go if your searching for a new and VERY unique taste of sushi but steer clear if you like common sushi rolls.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This can go both ways - on one hand, I enjoyed the unique cuisine we were served here. "Fusion" is definitely appropriate to have in the name of this restaurant, as this is not even close to your traditional sushi spot. The good: sushi was excellent, flavor was phenomenal and the proximity to where we were staying (Inn at Laguna... More

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Largo, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Yes, it was the best.. great beer, food and service!! I forget the name of what I got but it had salmon (spicy too), avocado and some other stuff... they have a spacial sauce too. so good!!! Kirin on tap!!!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The food and ambience; best salads the entire trip, we went back 3 times because it was so good. Crowded on weekend so we went during the week and it was still filled up. Service great; prices not over the top but the food was.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

When we told the waitress that it was our first time at 242, she should have explained the concept to us. The service was not good at all. We ordered 2 beers, one order of edamame, a seared salmon slices (I forgot the name) and the cucumber roll. When we asked for soy and wasabi, we were ver disappointed to... More

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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We live nearby and really wanted to like 242. However, after repeated attempts (like about 20), we finally gave up. We won't be back. Ever. The sushi is OK, but there are lots of sushi places in Laguna, and OK won't cut it. But the main thing is that the service is so slow, rude and horrible, we just can't... More

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