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27741 Crown Valley Pkwy #325, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (The 5 Fwy)
9492820182
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food,questionable service

Went to Riptide for the first time tonight. I had herd wonderful things about this place and was anxious to give it a try. We were seated quickly and got drinks very quickly. everything was going good. I decided to try the lobster pesto and got a burrito roll, a speciality sushi roll that looks and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Sean F
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Aliso Viejo, California
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Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went to Riptide for the first time tonight. I had herd wonderful things about this place and was anxious to give it a try. We were seated quickly and got drinks very quickly. everything was going good. I decided to try the lobster pesto and got a burrito roll, a speciality sushi roll that looks and tastes like a burrito.... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had to wait almost 5 minutes to be seated in a nearly empty restaurant since the hostess was also getting drinks for tables. Service was slow. Sushi rice was undercooked and there was so much sauce on some of the rolls you couldn't taste the fish. Not recommended.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Sushi and fun 80's vibe. I recommend the colossal ceviche, it's huge and a great start to any meal. If you ever have a chance to go to a Sunday brunch there, also very good.

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California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I met a friend for dinner because it was a convenient location. It had a bad smell when we entered and I almost turned around. After dining, I wished I had. The sushi was sad. The cucumber salad wasn't fresh and was topped by fake lump crab. Ewww. There are lots of better choices.

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Compton, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went on Sunday afternoon. Walked in at 1:00 p.m. Got seated at 1:25 p.m. Drink order was taken around 1:45 p.m. and finally food was ordered around 2:15 p.m. Thirty minutes later, the only items that were served by then, was 2nd refill to a coke, wrong sushi order, and an incomplete lunch entrée. Free refills were on fountain drinks... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Two of my friends took me here for the very first time last Thurs 01-29-15 for "All You Can Eat Sushi". Not to be critical, we got there at 8pm and we waited. Waited. Waited. It was very crowded, so we understood but we waited quite a bit for a seat. It was nice to be seated at one of... More 

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Orange, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this place is a combination of sushi bar and Teppanyaki (Benihanas). Lots of custom hand rolls. Some cooked, so raw. Good food, large and loud with 80-90 music. Fun date night.

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Mission Viejo, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Sushi bar cooks are good, but sometimes fish seems old. Brought is up to Manager and he was rude. Waitress help at Sushi bar is the worst. Not sure what they do, but they bring water late, take order late, even bring the bill late - you have to go find them. Once at a normal restaurant table at Riptide,... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sushi is good and they have a large variety to choose from. The environment is lively and they have hibachi grills as well as regular seating and bars. It is always busy and full of people. Only drawback is it is somewhat on the pricier side.

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California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sushi was yummy, great bargain for Sunday Breakfast. Eggs Benedict and all you can drink mimosas for under $10!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy #325, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    (The 5 Fwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: 9492820182

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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