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Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
714-832-0081
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Ranked #14 of 247 restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Apr 12, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We tried tons of various meals here and all were good!! It seems difficult to get a table but we had a reservation set so this was fine for us.

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat out alot, probably about 5 times a week for the past 10 years or so. Hondaya is easily my most visited place. Although it can be a little pricey when you factor in alcohol, the quality of the food is great, the staff is more than friendly, and the atmosphere is very casual but still classy. Hondaya has... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited with a good friend and colleague. Sat at a tatami, but you could sit at the regular table if you wish. We were very well served. There's a wide variety of Japanese dishes. I can't tell which of the ones I tasted was the best, since they were all excellent.

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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a great environment for eat and drink. It's one of those places you drink and eat with great friends.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

casual atmosphere w/ good food. mainly ordered off their yakitori menu - japanese beef and scallops are musts. also get sashimi bowl.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

First of all there is no server at the front. You have to fill up your requests for table on a clipboard by the front door. We had no preference and was seated faster than others who came before us. However we still had to wait 15 minutes although it was early. We were seated at the bar and we... More

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

went to this place for a friend's birthday. we made reservations, and got the private little room when you first walk in. we were probably the biggest group, about 12 people, but they handled it pretty well. good food, very tapas style, small plates that you share with everyone, 12 dollar pitchers.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Have been here several times, so I guess I can give a better review than someone that has only been once. I come for the kushiyaki (skewered & grilled menu) and small plates for sharing which is typically what a Japanese Izakaya serves. They do have some fried items such as tempura, kaarage, katsu, etc... which is done in the... More

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So Cal
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37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Does anyone else notice the wrong picture is attached to the heading? Anyway, we only tried this restaurant once. The main problem was that everything was sticky to the touch, table, chairs etc. They deep fry a lot of their food and obviously don't clean well. A lot of young people like to come here and get extremely drunk. Overall... More

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California City, California
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39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The skewers and rolls are off the charts. The wait is always long- Try go there @ 5.45-6 if you hate the wait.

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