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242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
+1 949-494-2444
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi was creative and innovative definitely not something you're going to get just anywhere. I wish the waitress could have been more helpful with recommendations, as the menu can be overwhelming if you don't read every single element of what you are ordering.

Thank Tanya W
San Juan Capistrano, California
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We have driven past this little gem for a few years, and it is always packed. We passed by at 4:45 last Friday afternoon and saw that it was open and not packed, so we pulled a u-turn and lucked out with a parking place in front! We were not disappointed! Very friendly employees, a "special" menu of Chef Miki's... More 

Thank BrownGirl2
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I almost hesitate writing a review, as this is the most amazing gem. Miki creates the most amazing sushi! Very fresh and incredible creations. Nothing else compares.

Thank NilsH_OR
New York City
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

There are few times in life when you can call a chef a master, this is one. Miki has the rare combination of an extraordinary palette with the sensibilities of a aesthete who values quality above all. I have been dining here for 10 years and never had a mediocre experience there - it's always innovative, delicious and an illumination... More 

Thank map_the_world_anew
Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Across from the beach small tiny place open only in the evening. Problem with parking & be prepare to wait... Great service & the prices are a bit steep Each dish is just enough seasonning & so amzing tasty ***No soy sauce & wasabi*** Pleasantly surprise this place very artistic food with phenomenal flavor Fresh sashimi we have ever had... More 

Thank KNT5
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258 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Just loved this restaurant !! It is small and the food and service totally amazing !! The variety of Dishes is refreshing to say the least!! Simply a must if you enjoy Asian food!!!

Thank Joy M
Laguna Beach
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place has the first woman sushi chef and she is very creative...the sushi is truly awesome..it's a very small place and there is usually wait..it is well worth it.....She opened one is San Clemente as well...The Laguna one has better atmosphere...The sushi is great and I am very particular about my sushi....

Thank Khoshid
Lake Elsinore, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Very good sushi, quaint atmosphere, there were maybe 6 tables, the rest counter bar service. The sushi recipes were fresh and very interesting. You have to try the Laguna Canyon roll? It was delicious! Will eat here again when in town.

Thank Janie C
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Lets cut to the chase. This is a casual place filled with locals who are regulars. Look at the cars of the locals dining and picking up sushi to go, and you know it is patronized by a very affluent crowd that can go anywhere they want. Why? This is the kind of unique sushi you crave and need more... More 

Thank EttieneR
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We let the chef pick 10 rolls for us all to share. Each one tasted great and came with its own, individual sauce...awesome. However...we called in the order and were told it would be an hour, which seemed like a long time...when we got there to pick it up, it was another almost 20 minutes before it was actually ready.... More 

Thank gobigredone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-2444

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