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242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

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242 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1821
949-494-2444
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Very good sushi

We tried a variety of rolls, "fusion" nigiri and appetizers. All were quite good. Some of the fusion stuff they are just trying too hard! There is a regular (traditional) menu in the back. Service was slow. Place was packed. We waited 30 min.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
lucycan
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Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Artistic food with phenomenal flavor! This place we found by happenstance and we were so pleasantly surprised... Great service and even better food

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Thank Erin L
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! An amazing culinary experience. Simply the best sushi I have ever eaten: refined, creative, delicious! Highly recommend it.

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Thank Christel88_13
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Small, intimate and food to die for. 2 entire pages of veg sushi which is most unusual to say the least. Rice paper and soy paper options too. Chefs making it right in front of you which is fascinating. The OCD in me felt it could do with a good old steam clean from top to bottom but hell food... More 

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Thank vmarr5000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

242 Cafe Fusion Sushi is a unique sushi experience. A small, intimate restaurant that does not take reservations and typically has a line out the door. We got there early and sat at the sushi bar and were pleasantly surprised that the owner and staff are all women. Something we have never seen at a sushi restaurant. The food is... More 

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Thank LKDunn
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is not your typical sushi joint. This is pure artistry. Some of the sushi include the standard items that you will find elsewhere, but it is by no means standard in preparation or presentation. My recommendation -- try something new (other than sea urchin, which I hate). You will not be disappointed!

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Thank James J
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Uniquely composed rolls and salads. Vegetarians are welcomed with great options. No soy sauce needed as most dishes are inclusive of Miki's fine sauces.

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Thank Steve F
Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great casual place to enjoy sushi & poke. Chef Miki surprises every day with her signature sushi and unexpected creations.

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Thank jbisbal
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We waited 1 hour for a table, but if had known what I was waiting for, I would have waited much longer. We were 4 people and all of us chose the Omakase (tasting menu), which at 60 dollars proved to be fantastic value. We havde 3 plates of sashimi i different categories, all of them delivering new taste experiences.... More 

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Thank ChristianBrock
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I went here with two of my friends, one who live in Laguna. She told me it was some of the best sushi she had in SoCal, & she was right. Everything was so fresh, and the flavors were beautiful. We tried various rolls and dishes, and none were nothing short of amazing. Can't wait to go back

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Thank Robin S
Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We tried a variety of rolls, "fusion" nigiri and appetizers. All were quite good. Some of the fusion stuff they are just trying too hard! There is a regular (traditional) menu in the back. Service was slow. Place was packed. We waited 30 min.

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Thank lucycan

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Restaurant Details

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: 949-494-2444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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