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23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
949-472-4547
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value. Pretty good sushi for very good price.

I went here with my wife and a long time friend last week and had a great time. They have an all you can eat deal for 25 but they also have buy two rolls get one free so you can get 3 rolls for around 15-20 depending on what rolls you get. They also have a great selection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went here with my wife and a long time friend last week and had a great time. They have an all you can eat deal for 25 but they also have buy two rolls get one free so you can get 3 rolls for around 15-20 depending on what rolls you get. They also have a great selection of... More 

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anaheim hills,calif.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

THe quality of food was amazing. they OFer More fish and leSS rice. the color of the fish was so bright which indicate FResh fisH. theY aRe not Premade sushi fooD. service From the blonde girl was great. she was fast and efficient. this is better than calif beach sushi in newport beach WhiCh is out of BusinEss. theRe is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Sitting here having a beer and eating sushi. Doesn't get much better. Food is great. Young and James are awesome. John roll is the best roll.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My Lake Forest guy pals and "yours truly" enjoyed visiting "Minato Sushi" last Tuesday April 21st, 2015. I had sushi earlier at another restaurant, so I opted for a cooked combination plate which included grilled teriyaki salmon!!! Yummy! My friends took the "All You Can Eat" sushi and rolls. It is a nice little restaurant located in a strip mall.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love this place. James and Young are awesome. If you order all you can eat, you walk away stuffed. They have many types of sushi rolls and they're all great to eat.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very clean, pleasant atmosphere, plentiful seating, and reasonable prices are all hallmarks of Minato Sushi in Lake Forest. The Sushi was good but unremarkable for me, a Sushi newbie.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am not a big sushi fan but this restaurant has very good food at a fair price. I have been to this restaurant many times and the food and service are always good.

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Foothill Ranch, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've become a great fan of Minato Sushi, I eat Sushi about once a week and I generally go to another restaurant not to far from this one, but one day I decided to try Minato and I have to tell you, the experience and authenticity of the food served was really good! The best deal is the All-You-Can-Eat meal... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

So for an AYCE, the rolls and nigiri are 90% rice and 10% anything else. The creativity is limited and definitely catered to the beginner who knows no better. Left to me I would eat sushi every day, however if this was the only place, I would have to find another cuisine! Need I say more?

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

For many people, the El Toro offramp in Lake Forest is little more than a stopping point for motorists traveling from L.A. to San Diego. For those of us who live in the area, however, there are quite a few excellent eateries hidden among the fast food and chain restaurants, and Minato Sushi is one of them. From 11a.m.-2:30p.m. seven... More 

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Additional Information about Minato Sushi

Address: 23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
Phone Number: 949-472-4547
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-472-4547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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