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“Should not be classified as sushi!”
Review of Minato Sushi

Minato Sushi
Ranked #102 of 275 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Macau, China
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Should not be classified as sushi!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

So for an AYCE, the rolls and nigiri are 90% rice and 10% anything else. The creativity is limited and definitely catered to the beginner who knows no better. Left to me I would eat sushi every day, however if this was the only place, I would have to find another cuisine! Need I say more?

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Lake Forest, California
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Best Lunch, especially for the price”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

For many people, the El Toro offramp in Lake Forest is little more than a stopping point for motorists traveling from L.A. to San Diego. For those of us who live in the area, however, there are quite a few excellent eateries hidden among the fast food and chain restaurants, and Minato Sushi is one of them. From 11a.m.-2:30p.m. seven days a week, they offer a $6.95 lunch that just can't be beat. The selection is limited, but we always get the teriyaki chicken, shrimp and vegetable tempura and California Rolls, which also comes with white rice, hot and sour soup and a small salad, and we've never been disappointed. The service is prompt, the food is excellent, and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. And you just can't do any better at this price.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Juan Capistrano, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yummm”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Excellent food, creative specials, nice atmosphere, fair prices. I go often and bring clients I want to impress.

Visited January 2012
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Anaheim Hills, CA
1 review
“Best Sushi in Orange County”
Reviewed March 22, 2008

Minato's sushi, while a bit of a drive from north Orange County (It's off of El Toro Rd in Lake Forest), is well worth the drive. Whether you want to just sample the fresh Sashimi or try the amazing cooked rolls you cannot go wrong! Try the X-man roll, it is to die for!

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