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“Excellent sushi”
Review of Sota

Sota
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Irvine, California, USA
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Sota has the freshest ingredients. They also regularly get live seafood that is available according to the season. Fresh uni is a must if it is in season. This is a Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and they are good at it. There are a small selection of cooked fish, but it is not their main emphasis. Do not expect to get ramen, udon, or teriyaki. Sitting at the sushi bar is the way to go.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Japanese first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Driving along PCH, we searched for a above-average Japanese restaurant for our kiddo who was hoping for ramen or udon. Sota had neither, but she was highly satisfied by their other Japanese fare. She raved about the gyoza (avoid the spicy sauce unless the kids like it). We ordered in waves, while she watched a Food Network show on the tv. The sushi tasted fresh, always something we are wary about since we are used to awesome fish in Seattle. The tempura was light and well executed. I was impressed by the flavors and wanted to return, alas we weren't able to double back during our vacation. Next time, Sota!

  • Visited April 2014
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