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Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

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556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
714-832-0081
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5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 32
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy, Busy, Busy, but very very good

There were four of us and no reservations. So this is how it works: You show up at the door and find the hanging clip-board. You sign in the name that you want the fellow to call, and you list the number of folks in your party ... you also indicate whether you would be willing to sit in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Fatbird1
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Santa Ana, California
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've eaten here a few times.The food is quite good, and unlike most other Japanese restaurants in OC. Unfortunately, the service is poor. Never friendly. We have been ignored each time, after waiting outside a long time too. No greeting. And no apology for taking others in front of us, who came after us. Had nothing to do with reservations.... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There were four of us and no reservations. So this is how it works: You show up at the door and find the hanging clip-board. You sign in the name that you want the fellow to call, and you list the number of folks in your party ... you also indicate whether you would be willing to sit in the... More 

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United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Located in Old Town Tustin, a true authentic Sushi joint. Fish is always fresh, and there is plenty of other Japanese food options besides Sushi on the menu. Tatami mats, tables or Sushi bar for dining.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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81 restaurant reviews
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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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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: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: 714-832-0081

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
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

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