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Dana Kai

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24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
+1 949-489-8168
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Princeton, New Jersey
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is quaint sushi restaurant had a full sushi bar and 3/4 full restaurant on a Tuesday night. The sushi menu was expansive along with carpaccio specials. The yellowtail, salmon and spicy tuna were all delicious. The service was good and food was brought out roll by roll. All in all, a fair priced sushi restaurant just a stones throw... More 

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Thank safooma
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I went here for my first visit at lunchtime. The lunch is a good value for high quality fish and excellent service. I will definitely be a repeat customer!

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Thank Claudia P
Laguna Hills, United States
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We placed 2 orders last night around 5:30 pm and waited for over 25 minutes while there was not many customers and no sign of been busy in the kitchen. Food was average...so we won't go again.

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Thank Susan H
Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place is a little Gem in a small shopping center on Camino del Avion, plenty parking, the food and service is very good, many locals go there..

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Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

The owner here is so sweet, she greets everyone who arrives. The service is attentive and gracious. Erik is our head sushi chef and has created some very unique and tasty creations. Try the Sunizari, Dave's roll and Aji (whole Mackerel with fried skin). No warm, wet towel but the restaurant is so clean and smells so good, you will... More 

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Escondido, California
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Went to Dana Kai with friends who live in the area. We ordered several rolls and several pieces of nigiri sushi. I was neither impressed nor disappointed with the food - just so-so, in my opinion. Our friends ordered sashimi and thought it was pretty good. The restaurant was pretty crowded and was a little on the warm side. Don't... More 

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San Diego, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and we're happy with the large selection of lunch specials. We each chose the three choice selection. I got the gyoza, sushi (which is four pieces), and baked scallop (did not like). Wife got two orders of sushi and the dragon roll. Prices given location so close to St. Regis - monarch bay were ok.... More 

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Thank elfinforesttony
Orange County, CA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Even though it's in a tiny strip mall here in Dana Point, Dana Kai has some of the areas best sushi. Sam is our favorite chef and it's always worth buying him a beer to get some of his favorite sushi.

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Thank lancewhite
Laguna Beach, California
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dana Kai is now our Go To Japanese Reatsurant. The sushi is amazing and the Uni is particularly spectacular. Some members of the family don't like Sushi and there are plenty of other dinner options for them such as teriyaki plates and many noodle soup combinations as well. Great saki and service!

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Thank deb s
San Clemente, California
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Dana Kai did not disappoint after reading mostly positive reviews about the quality of the products. It's by no means cheap, but given the area it's also not super expensive either for the freshness as advertised. The atmosphere at lunch was relaxing and enjoyable and the service attentive. Diet Coke was served in the can which not only is quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-8168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?