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242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
949-494-2444
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Ranked #92 of 151 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Layton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
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
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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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Unique spin or sushi. Loved every dish. Go with an open mind, don't expect traditional fare and you won't be disappointed. Get there early!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Clearly I'm either a complete sushi snob or missed the point on this place but went with a mate and thought it sucked. Waited 35 minutes for our first dish to arrive. They don't serve soy sauce (you have to pay extra for that) claiming there dishes come with their own unique sauces but of the two we ordered one... More

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