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Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

The best sushi in town. We have tried many others but this is our favorite "go to" restaurant when we dine out. Fresh, innovative and delicious. Great owners and staff. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The place is small; but people don’t seem to care to wait for a spot. We figured it why; the food is fresh, the dishes are creative and really delicious. The service it’s outstanding. Nothing I would change or improve. We had a great time...and they took care of us like family.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We recently ate here while in town and the fish was very fresh and the rolls we ordered were excellent. The only downside is that the place was really small. We got there right when they were opening at 4:30, and it was a good...thing because by 4:40 there was a wait outside. Really good food though.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a small friendly restaurant on Del Mar. The menu is quite nice for a Sushi Restaurant and the fish are very fresh and well prepared. The staff is very professional and it is fairly priced.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I have never been a fan of sushi. My grandson is in the Marines in the San Clemente area and is a sushi fan. I reluctantly agreed to try Muse Sushi. Wow was I ever surprised. This place is great. It is simply a "hole...in the wall" near the beach. I had the "Oh My Goodness" from the recipe. It was great and now I am willing to try other sushi restaurants. It is not easily found since it is off the main drag. I noticed a few folks were coming in for take out. That indicates the locals must also love the place. if I am visiting my grandson again in the area, I will definitely go to Muse Sushi Bar.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Excellent sushi and top notch service! These folks know how to run a sushi bar and provide a first class customer experience. Prices are fair and quality is excellent.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting San Clemente from our of town looking for sushi. Found this in yelp and picked over other places due to their unique rolls and we were very happy. We put our name on this list and we're seated right away. Had a...few sushi pieces and several rolls. Fish was very fresh and rolls had creative flavors. I'd definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Stopped in this restaurant for lunch while in San Clemente on business. Located in the downtown section of town with other restaurants and shops. Had to park in a general city parking lot (FREE) and walk in a block or so but it was worth...it. Staff was very friendly. Miso soup, sushi and roll I had were excellent. Typical price for this type of sushi and portions were good. Had the yellowtail (Hamacha) and Fresh water eel (Unagi) sushi and a Kicker roll...spicy tuna, spicy crab, avocado with yellowtail on the outside. Definitely had a nice "kick".More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

While visiting San Clemente, we asked around for the best sushi and, hands down, we kept hearing Muse! Happy to say, their food exceeded expectations! The restaurant is very small and typically does not take reservations. We went twice for dinner during the week by...6 pm and had no problems with getting seated. Don't let the small space make your decision - the sushi quality is well worth the tight space! If you like edamame as a starter, you can choose from the typical version or go for a spicy version that has quick a kick. Salads are fresh and several include fish. We loved the poki salad and spicy tuna salad - both were a generous portion. Special rolls were great - one better than the other! Melt in your mouth, tasty toppings, and good size rolls. Highly, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We were going to other sushi spots, but they weren't opened for lunch yet, so decided to try this new one. What a wonderful experience! The lunch specials are an incredible value. Staff is lovely. Great location too, for people watching on the main shopping...street in San Clemente.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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