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$20 - $35
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We’ll start with the positives. The food tasted great, you could tell that it was authentic. However, besides presentation, that was the only upside. The service was horribly slow, so much so that we theorized we had been forgotten, as people seated at the same...time and even after us got their meals first. While I really wanted to like this place, I just couldn’t.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Located in a nondescript strip mall, Kappo Sui is an absolute gem. You might drive by dozens of times without noticing it. That would be unfortunate. Not “fancy” but perhaps one of the most faithful and authentic Japanese restaurants in Southern California. You’ll notice that...today’s menu posted on the wall is in kanji and that all of the staff and most customers are Japanese. A husband and wife team own and operate Kappo Sui with genuine respect for Japan’s food heritage and traditional hospitality. Highly recommended if you seek the real thing.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Majority of clients are Japanese with Japanese staff. Very authentic Japanese restaurant with broad Japanese menu. Execution of food was above average as you can taste the high quality. Perhaps one of the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Southern California. Dishes are expensive and portions...small and yes they charge you for green tea. Attentive servers but only two were working so little patients needed. Green interior with green carpet is little puzzling for a authentic Japanese restaurant. Satisfying above average Japanese food with high prices to match.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 17, 2018

In an assuming little strip mall on Santa Ana Ave just south of Bristol St is a little Japanese restaurant called Kappo Sui. The food here is excellent. We dropped by on a whim and we were definitely not disappointed. The menu has an extensive...array of ala carte options, many tailored to the tastes of the Japanese nationals who made up 99% of the clientele (we were the other 1%). I would recommend you try several different small plates and look for options you wouldn't normally find. There are a few of the standard combinations if you'd prefer (beef teriyaki with tempura, for example). By the way, the tempura is excellent - light and crispy. The restaurant is at the south end of this small strip mall on the south east side of Santa Ana Ave. If you're coming from Bristol, turn south onto Santa Ana and the restaurant will be on your left. Parking and tables are both at a premium so come early or be prepared to wait. We arrived at 6:00 and ended up sitting at the counter. By the time we left at 7:00, the place had a line and all seats were filled. It was kinda fun sitting at the counter as you could watch the chefs cook. I highly recommend this location if you're looking for authentic Japanese fare. Dinner for four: $80.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Sometimes I stumble into a restaurant during my travels accidentally and am blown away by the caliber of the service and quality of the food. This was certainly the case with Kappo Sui. The sashimi was some of the best I've ever had which I...followed with the delicious beef teriyaki and finally the incredible red bean ice-cream. This is a simple looking place run with great care and attention to detail. Definitely worth going out of your way to visit.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 5, 2017

The Japanese food here is so delicious! You have to be there early, because it gets crownded quick! It is very close to the Ayres hotel. You can walk there in 2 minutes! It is a very small place.

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This restaurant is there for years and their taste in food has not changed. It's so delicious the same as always. The master chef, Mr. Shirai is the one represents Kappo Sui's dishes. Even just a lunch combo, each dish has great flavors and you...can taste the true Japanese cuisine creation. You never will go wrong with this place for true, authentic Japanese cuisine that is casually available..More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Although the menu is small, they will try to do whatever you ask. Good, fresh seafood and nice presentation.

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is one of very a few authentic Japanese restaurants in OC, and they serve darn good food here! I have gone to this place for many times and many years, and they have not changed at all. Because the head chef control and creates...what the Kappo Sui offers. You can't go wrong at this place eating Japanese food and make your tummy happy!! Only the down side is the place is very small.. But, for a couple of friends, or small family will enjoy dining there for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have eaten at Kappo Sui many times, and my most recent lunch was as good as this place has always been. In the past there have been many times that I have eaten there that I was often either the singular or there was...only a few patrons of non Japanese descent in the busy restaurant. This speaks volumes of how good the Japanese food is. They always have a chalkboard menu of items written only in Japanese. I have often just looked at some of the dishes coming from the open kitchen and requested it telling the waitresses I wanted to order the item. The sushi is excellent as are the noodle dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant located at the end of a small strip center.More

Date of visit: February 2014
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