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Kotobuki Restaurant

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24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
+1 949-587-0290
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good15%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
“teriyaki” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exceptionally fine range of sushi and exquisitely prepared Japanese meals. The service for the price is hard to beat; made only better by the taste, freshness, and variety of the menu items.

Thank JosephVSiry
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

I stopped after an exhausting day in L.A. the restaurant was almost empty,the owner was extremely kind and quick in bringing us the food which we loved.The interior may look very authentic and japanese but looks also a bit dull and cold. I would order...More

Thank fedartuk
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is managed by Japanese people; as a result, the kitchen is true to the original flavors. The menu choice is quite large, compared to a restaurant in Japan, as there are different “ideas of Japan”: sushi combinations, sashimi, some tempura, teriyaki, sukiyaki, and...More

Thank Roberto P
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Hiro-san is completely mad about leaving his diners with a great memory. He explains the dishes and directs on how to eat, using appropriate expletives to insist 'no dipping' when you are about to plunge a roll into your sauces. He will let you at...More

Thank jeremy888
Reviewed July 29, 2017

I love this place. If you like unique handrolls, this place is for you. The salmon and spicy shrimp is a must.

Thank rwong227
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We started going to Kotobuki roughly 30 years ago as sushi neophytes. We had lunch there last December with a friend. To us the food was just as great as it has been for the last 30 years, but after talking to many people, we...More

Thank JohnD63487
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We had lunch at Kotobuki before shopping at Trader Joe's. We sat at a table that seemed very private. We ordered sautéed asparagus which was delicious. We are very grateful for Japanese restaurants that offer plum wine by the glass, and Kotobuki did not disappoint...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had lunch for the first time at Kotobuki. Friendly, sushi focused. We had the Nebeyaki Udon. Delicious soup base that flavorful rather than over salty. Will return.

Thank 4SIGHT
Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a very interesting restaurant if you have not ever had the curated sushi experience. Sit at the bar, and the Chef will prepare hand Rolls, Sushi, and Sashimi for you. He will even recommend how to eat it, and whether or not you...More

Thank baker4569
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Tried Kotobuke for lunch. My first impression was not good. Got there at 11:15 to find they don't open until 11:30. Rather than inviting us to sit (my friend on a walker) in the waiting area, sthe hostess just kept saying, "Open at 11:30." We...More

Thank TravelingFriends2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 949-587-0290
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