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“As good as any sushi in Japan!”

Bluefin Fine Japanese Cuisine
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Ranked #80 of 505 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crystal Heights
Laguna Niguel, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“As good as any sushi in Japan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

By far this is the most creative and excellent sushi in Orange County. Abe-san and his staff are always extremely friendly, and Abe is constantly thinking up new and exciting dishes to whet the appetite. The menu features a very large selection of traditional and non-traditional Japanese fare, and the daily "board" features excellent sushi and non-sushi items. Also, there are plenty of of exciting food choices for those not interested in raw seafood. Bluefin is definitely a 5-star foodie's experience. If you decide to have lunch (instead of dinner) there, do not miss the Bento box - it's outstanding and only available at lunchtime.

  • Visited November 2012
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Irvine
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“poor service, unprofessional chefs and mediocre food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I've been there many times and refused to go back after the last experience. The food is ok but the overrated I think (compared to the great sushi places in sawtelle, santa monica, which are my favorites).. All my visits have been at the sushi bar with the sushi chef in front of me... I understand a bit of japanese and past few time I overhead the chef mocking us (in japanese) for ordering "americanized" sushi and making fun of us in japanese, Little did they know I and my friends understand japanese.. This happened last 3 times we went. Me and my friend vowed never to go back again.. Very disappointed .

  • Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Saradelmar
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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service, food and quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We are regulars here, have been coming here for 5 years. Not once was something wrong with my order, quality and freshness is always on point. Everything is very good here, some stuff great. If you have get a chance to come here, give it a try. Expect to pay a lil more than your average strip mall Sushi joint, this is high class stuff ;)

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank OnlyTheBestWorks
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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“fresh, delicious sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

It's an unassuming place in a mall, but it must be the freshest, best tasting sushi I've ever eaten. Pricey, too. But when it comes to basically eating raw fish, if paying for top quality means the fish is the finest available, then it's worth it. Seriously delicious food here!!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Alexandra S
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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Newport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Excellent, fresh seafood. Artistically prepared. Sushi chef happy to take custom orders -- and very friendly.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Penelope B
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