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23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
949-472-4547
Today
11:30 am - 8:30 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 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Minato Sushi is not a bad spot for dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
goriajk
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Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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154 reviews 154 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Excellent food, creative specials, nice atmosphere, fair prices. I go often and bring clients I want to impress.

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

Minato's sushi, while a bit of a drive from north Orange County (It's off of El Toro Rd in Lake Forest), is well worth the drive. Whether you want to just sample the fresh Sashimi or try the amazing cooked rolls you cannot go wrong! Try the X-man roll, it is to die for!

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?