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Hamamori Restaurant and Lounge

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3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA (Sunflower)
+1 714-850-0880
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Orange County, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour is great here! Come before 6:30! Gave us slice of cheesecake for friend's bday! Check was $130 for 5 people - all food from happy hour plus sake. Will return for sure

Thank OC_M_Lu
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there 3 or 4 times in past 2 years, Never disappointed by Quality and Service.Not cheap but really worth it...

Thank CRfun16
Newport Beach, California
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135 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

EVERY DISHES WAS GREAT. IT REMIND ME OF TV SHOW IRON CHEF. THE FOOD PORTION ARE small. It very expensive. Dinner for 2 cost 366.00 with 2 glass of wine. It fancy and pretty decoration

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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Went expecting run of the mill sushi given it was lunchtime and at South Coast plaza, but, loved it. Got the older chef, Yoshe, and he was awesome with high grade very creative options. See pictures, but some highlights were Salmon with yuzu, kobe beef with fois gras, great uni etc. Highly recommend Yoshe San !

Thank Phoenixmontreal1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Funky eclectic vibe and interior, but a good choice. Sushi chefs attentive and skilled. Happy hour sushi offerings are good size portion, everything fresh and true to form. Disregard that the locale is in the mall, this is top notch.

Thank Equineannie
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

So, the title of my review may confuse some, so before I write this review I will elaborate. This lovely gem of a restaurant is in South Coast Plaza, however for some it may be hard to find as it is neatly tucked away in Section A on Level 3 after crossing the Bridge of Gardens (depending on where you... More 

Thank BhavinP
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Being out of state guests of longtime CA friends, we relied on their culinary tastes and experience. We now understand why this dining gem is their favorite. Wonderful decor and ambiance (despite the 2nd floor mall location), but even better menu and service, especially from the owner who personally visits each table. Can't imagine better.

Thank LoneStarBeachLazorTx
Westminster, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Besides having a nice atmosphere.. For what u pay to have sushi its a little over priced for what you get.

Thank johnnymap
Kansas City, Missouri
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Are here for dinner. Nice modern decor. Difficult to find in such a large mall. Some what of a limited dinner. I loved the ginger salad dressing and spicy tuna rolls. Would have preferred a larger sushi roll selection. I only saw five in the menu. I would eat here again!

Thank kcbusinessguy
Aliso Viejo
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141 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

They have the BEST sushi and sashimi on planet earth. The service is GREAT and the food is OUTSTANDING and James is the MAN, he is personable and he is the most AMAZING sushi chef period.... The restaurant is beautifully appointed and they are usually busy but James and his staff take care of everyone like a finely tuned orchestra....... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-850-0880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?