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Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

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556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
714-832-0081
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5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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SAnta Ana
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's best to arrive right when they open because they do not take reservations and they do have long lines and wait times frequently. Very good Japanese food and sushi. They have a couple tables where families or groups can sit on the floor and eat at low tables. Fun experience! Had the Teriyaki salmon and rice and it was... More 

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Thank euscarol
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We put our name down and waited - it was worth it, don't let this scare you off. Great prices for excellent food and drinks. We had the potstickers, which are the best I've ever had, some yakitori sticks which were cooked to perfection, a roast pork dish with spinach which was amazing, the fried squid was only okay, luckily... More 

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Irvine, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The doors open at 5:30 and there's ALWAYS a long line waiting. That alone should tell you how popular this place is. The food is great and service is good. The only complain i have is that their air conditioner at times acts up and it can get pretty warm in there. But totally worth it and will definitely go... More 

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Thank Mbr232
Tustin, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My Living Doll & I decide to try this place & they were the only place open at midnight on a Saturday night. There was a good crowd out. Enjoyed the atmosphere & Good Tasty Japanese food.

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Thank roujjarose
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We came Friday night early evening and had to wait 30 minutes, we were lucky and got a table seating on the tatami . We ordered mixed tempura, different skewers, salmon rice balls and a California roll, everything was tasty and the service was good too. We really felt like we were in Japan with no jet lag. When we... More 

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Long Beach, California
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a different restaurant and said what is a Honda Ya. Being American thinking it was a bike shop. I saw some people go in and then looked it up on Trip Advisor.....almost all 5s. I have to try this. I ordered the seafood hot pot and sake. Both were winners. Service 5 star....food 6 star. I... More 

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Thank Sailing_Sweetie
California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

First time visiting this restaurant... it was fantastic!! The Asahi beer on tap was perfect with our meal and all the food came out quickly and tasted great! HIGHLY recommend it

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Thank deanvalens
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This takes me back to Kyoto. The food is authentic, the staff is good, and I love the ambiance. It's a little pricey, but totally worth it.

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Thank skylinrcr01
So Cal
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318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is what Japanese food should be. Many other places say Japanese, but they're not. Honda YA has been around quite awhile. Honestly, have never tried the ones closer to me in LA, but this one in Tustin is legit. Takoyaki was yum, and there's plenty of stuff to try on the menu, so you can come back again and... More 

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Tustin, California
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266 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Honda-Ya, located in the Old Town section of Tustin, is part of a small chain of izakaya (Japanese pub) style restaurants in Southern California. Being of Japanese descent, I can say with confidence that what separates Honda-Ya from many other Japanese restaurants is the authenticity of their menu offerings. As further evidence, you’ll immediately notice that about 75-85% of their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: 714-832-0081

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