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Minato Sushi

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23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
+1 949-472-4547
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food is superb. Staff very friendly. I do recommend "all you can eat". Food is very fresh made for order. Thy the Alaskan rolls. Delish.

Thank Malgorzata E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful friendly staff. Thanks to James for a wonderful dinner and for been such a great chef. The fish was very fresh and could not be better prepared. Definitely a recommendation for a great sushi place.

Thank Hpinzon
Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went here with my wife and a long time friend last week and had a great time. They have an all you can eat deal for 25 but they also have buy two rolls get one free so you can get 3 rolls for around 15-20 depending on what rolls you get. They also have a great selection of... More 

Thank matt v
Newport Beach, California
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

THe quality of food was amazing. they OFer More fish and leSS rice. the color of the fish was so bright which indicate FResh fisH. theY aRe not Premade sushi fooD. service From the blonde girl was great. she was fast and efficient. this is better than calif beach sushi in newport beach WhiCh is out of BusinEss. theRe is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Sitting here having a beer and eating sushi. Doesn't get much better. Food is great. Young and James are awesome. John roll is the best roll.

2 Thank JPLF248
Redondo Beach, California
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My Lake Forest guy pals and "yours truly" enjoyed visiting "Minato Sushi" last Tuesday April 21st, 2015. I had sushi earlier at another restaurant, so I opted for a cooked combination plate which included grilled teriyaki salmon!!! Yummy! My friends took the "All You Can Eat" sushi and rolls. It is a nice little restaurant located in a strip mall.... More 

1 Thank goriajk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. James and Young are awesome. If you order all you can eat, you walk away stuffed. They have many types of sushi rolls and they're all great to eat.

1 Thank JPLF248
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very clean, pleasant atmosphere, plentiful seating, and reasonable prices are all hallmarks of Minato Sushi in Lake Forest. The Sushi was good but unremarkable for me, a Sushi newbie.

Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am not a big sushi fan but this restaurant has very good food at a fair price. I have been to this restaurant many times and the food and service are always good.

Thank Philip A
Foothill Ranch, California, USA
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've become a great fan of Minato Sushi, I eat Sushi about once a week and I generally go to another restaurant not to far from this one, but one day I decided to try Minato and I have to tell you, the experience and authenticity of the food served was really good! The best deal is the All-You-Can-Eat meal... More 

1 Thank CaboMayor56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-472-4547

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