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Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
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Ranked #14 of 257 Restaurants in Tustin
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A Tustin gem! To begin, the atmosphere inside the place prepares your palate for a delicious Japanese meal. I've been to Japan many times, and Honda Ya definitely gives off a Japan-like vibe. Their menu has a variety of classic Japanese dishes and even some that most places don't serve.Whether you want a full meal or hangout with friends, drink... More 

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Anaheim, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Want your yakitori AND sushi fix? Then come on down to Honda-Ya! With plenty of parking space and a vast selection of food, this place takes the cake for anyone craving authentic Japanese cuisine. We went on a weekday night, so there was no wait and no line. The restaurant is a smaller size and very Japanese style, so I... More 

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Tustin, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I absolutely love this place and so does everyone else. Get here early or you'll be waiting over an hour for a table. Try the "Stinky Roll" a garlic lovers dream!

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151 reviews 151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On my second visit to California in a year, I stopped by with my family to have dinner. We were 12 in order in the waiting list, Yet managed to get in in about 25 minutes. The food was fantastic. (Same as the first time I visited year ago). If you do not know what to order, get the dishes... More 

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

for fear you too will become a regular. It is already very popular. And you know it is authentic because so many of the guests are Japanese speaking. Excellent with a wide variety of dishes with a menu in both English and Japanese. Obviously, a clear favorite for lots of folks.

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Irvine, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I am not sure what everyone is talking about..but this is NOT authentic Japanese izakaya place. The chicken yakitori I got were dry. If they were fresh, the meat would be flavorful but it was not. After the all, this is Tustin so I guess I should have not have high expectation.

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Irvine, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the best Japanese food in Orange County, our family went there kind often, only waiting time is kind of long

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Orange County, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We've been going to Honda Ya for about 10 years now and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious, whether you order the yakitori, sushi or ramen, we always enjoy our meal. Wait time to be seated can be up to an hour if you don't get there early to write your name on the list.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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Additional Information about Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

Address: 556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
Phone Number: 714-832-0081
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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