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242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
949-494-2444
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Good Sushi

A very small, hole in the wall, place with original, unusual, and delicious sushi, sashimi, and fusion sushi. No reservations accepted. If you do not want to wait you need to get there at 5 PM when the place opens for dinner. Prices are higher than other places but the food is better. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Sam3550
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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Oceanside, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Chef Miki has created an asian food experience that is absolutely stunning. She successfully combines unexpected flavors and textures with traditional sushi techniques. Especially the use of fresh aromatic greens from her own garden adds a great kick to well executed innovative dishes. I was simply thrilled by the dishes. Start your experience by looking at the daily specials presented... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The sushi/sashimi is absolutely the best we have ever eaten with world-class presentation and great service too.

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wow! What an awesome experience! Just left this place and had to write this review. Had the sweet shrimp miso soup, and a few different rolls. All were "to die for." If you get the chance, do not miss this gem in Laguna Beach! This is one of those places that epitomizes the joy of traveling and experiencing new and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Last night I had the best sushi I've ever tasted! The freshness, flavors & creativity of the food is outstanding. We took the waitress's suggestions & were so happy we did. Their own take on Creme Brûlée is also delicious! Don't miss this place, even if you have to wait a while.You will be rewarded!

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Claremont, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Have enjoyed this restaurant many times, but this past weekend it was a let down. Tried to order wine off the menu, and both times was told that they had sold out. No other options were offered. Love their Duck spring rolls, but this fabulous item was taken off the menu. Ended up leaving......

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Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was a suprise great evening because of course my wife but sure also the great extra ordinary sushi. This is adventure not traditonal sushi restaurant. If love adventure, fashion, the new world. You be at the right place otherwise please go to a kind of Mc Donald. Any how for us it was great.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very small, hole in the wall, place with original, unusual, and delicious sushi, sashimi, and fusion sushi. No reservations accepted. If you do not want to wait you need to get there at 5 PM when the place opens for dinner. Prices are higher than other places but the food is better. The restaurant does not have an earth... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-494-2444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?