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“Traditional Sushi, a well kept secret”

Ikko Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #120 of 508 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Huntington Beach, California
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Traditional Sushi, a well kept secret”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This place is traditional in ever sense of the word.... Don't expect rolls on the menu, or soy sauce on your table. They grate fresh wasabi to order, and it will blow you away.
Luckily I went with a friend who is Japanese to show me how it's done. I definitely recommend ordering "omakase" instead of off the menu. This basically means "chef's choice" so you know you'll be getting the freshest fish, and eating what the chef would eat if he were eating there, can't beat that! This can be a bit pricey but totally worth it.

Visited November 2012
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Freakin' amazing sushi!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is the best sushi ever! The appetizers are good (edamame, radish salad) however, go straight to the nigiri. Tip: no need to ask for soy sauce or wasabi, as it is not served. Why? You don't need it! The fish on rice speaks for itself. So enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food and Servers”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The food is delicious. And I met this young Japanese server and stayed with me for the most part explaining how to cook the food and educate me on the different dishes.

Visited July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent, small Japanese restaurant”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had an excellent meal at Ikko. The restaurant is very small, about eight tables and the sushi bar. Reservations were recommended and we were glad we had them as the restaurant filled up within minutes of our arrival. There were three servers, so there was never a wait for anything. The food is some of the best I have had at the dozens of Japanese restaurants I've been to. The food is authentic Japanese, so no Americanized food like many of the popular rolls found in most US Japanese restaurants and no tempura dinners. The restaurant is very pricy, so be prepared to pay more than you might be used to paying, but for top-quality nigiri, rolls and other items.

  • Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Sushi in this place was very fresh and really really good. I don't think I ate such great sushi in years.
It is a small place and off the grid, but the food was great. I will come again.

  • Visited March 2013
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