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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

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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
Always Consistent

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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126 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 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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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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