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“top sushi place”
Review of Kitayama

Kitayama
Ranked #260 of 503 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Newport Beach, California
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336 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“top sushi place”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Located a bit out of the way off freeway. Very fresh sushi but has great warm food menu. Service great. Highly recommended for top flight sushi

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Corona del Mar, CA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love the Traditional Feel”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This restaurant is out of the way and stands alone to visit just for the food and lovely ambiance. The decor and gardens create a serene Japanese feel and it is lovely to see the servers in their tradition dress as weel. The food to my taste is quite good although it's not my expertise to judge against other Japanese offerings.

Visited May 2012
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Thank aniwells
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Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super fresh and delicious”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is my favorite sushi restaurant in Newport Beach. If it is too busy you can also eat in their large bar area.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jes J
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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252 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Food, Mediocre Service”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I really like the food at this restaurant, particularly the sushi. Simply WOW! I recommend the sushi hands-down. However, the restaurant advertises itself as having excellent service - nope... they fell flat on their nose. Every time the phone rang, they ran to answer it, and ignored their customers. It was weird. So, enjoy the food, but do not expect the service to be noteworthy. I just wanted to get out, such that I left extra money on the table, because I simply ran out of time to wait on the non-service. I may go back, if I have a lot of extra time to waste.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
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    • Food
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Thank CJ5687
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Newport Beach
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sophisticated eatery with excellent food and excellent prices”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

The food here is beautifully presented, carefully prepared and fairly priced. The atmosphere is sophisticated. The drinks well prepared. The separate bar and numerous private patios can accommodating whatever group or couple you are bringing. The staff needs better training. They seem very inexperienced for this kind of place. Our waiter never came by with water, or to ask if we wanted another cocktail. We didn't have any silverware until we asked a passing busser.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Christine S
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