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Japanese Restaurants in Costa Mesa

4.6 - 229 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

1113 Baker St, Costa Mesa
(714) 545-5175

Meiji Seimen Costa Mesa

AuthenticGood cold noodlesParking is goodAl fresco dining is small and needs to be biggerFast serviceNot a bad place to stop off and have dinner.CleanFri... More reviews

4.5 - 227 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 10PM

355 Bristol St Ste W, Costa Mesa
(657) 231-6222

ETCetera Sushi & Izakaya

A great variety of sushi and non-sushi items. And the sake was so good! We sat outside and only had about a 10 minute wait for 2. I will visit again if e... More reviews



4.6 - 196 votes

Hours: 5PM - 1AM

3033 Bristol St, Costa Mesa
(714) 979-6700


This was a small hole in the wall that didn't disappoint! Was it pricey? Yes. But was it quality? Absolutely! The wagyu melted in your mouth and the... More reviews

4.5 - 188 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

369 E 17th St #17th, Costa Mesa
(949) 631-9854

Shunka Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Went on Friday night for their omakase course. At first seeing all the outside seatings and its crowd, I was worried it is another overrated, roll specia... More reviews

4.5 - 187 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 1:45PM

2340 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa
(714) 641-5654

Sushi Imari

Love sushi Imari! I have never actually ate at the restaurant but my husband and I order take out from here whenever we need a sushi fix. The sushi is al... More reviews

4.6 - 161 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 1:45PM

320 Bristol St Ste. G, Costa Mesa
(714) 641-7321

Wafu of Japan Sushi

Extraordinary tasty sushi in this funky little place in a gas station strip mall. The Samurai hand roll is not to be missed. For a cold beverage, the gre... More reviews

4.5 - 182 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

333 E 17th St #19, Costa Mesa
(949) 642-2660

Tabu Shabu Costa Mesa

I've been coming here weekly for 4 years and I can't say enough great things about it. The staff (Jose and Ursula specifically) is the best, th... More reviews

4.5 - 182 votes

Hours: 5 - 10PM

333 E 17th St Ste 2, Costa Mesa
(949) 287-6150

Oak & Coal

Lots of friends recommended this place but my first visit. Nick helped us try all the best items. We loved it and are coming back. Don't miss this gem. More reviews

4.4 - 204 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

3333 Bear St #320, Costa Mesa
(714) 850-0880

Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar

On the third floor perched on top of the Bear street behind the famous South Coast Plaza in the Crystal Court, nice quiet Japanese Restaurant serves Sush... More reviews

4.3 - 221 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

3030 Bristol St, Costa Mesa
(714) 436-5798

Uroko Cafe

My go-to for poke! Love the topping options and the fish is always fresh and yummy if you like poke you HAVE to try this place!! More reviews

4.7 - 119 votes

Hours: 5 - 10PM

801 Baker St A, Costa Mesa
(714) 540-1888

California Shabu Shabu

Solid place. Food is fantastic, lots of flavor. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Will continue to visit every time I’m in OC. 5/5 would highly recommend. More reviews

4.3 - 203 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

2801 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa
(714) 241-1104

Poke Tiki Costa Mesa

There are better poke places around, but I keep coming back because it's on the corner really close by and a simple set-up. The fish isn't alwa... More reviews

4.5 - 157 votes

Hours: 12 - 10PM

488 E 17th St B105, Costa Mesa
(949) 943-2398

Sushi District

I love this place. Great staff, always on point with service and best sushi for the prices they have. Sometimes I look at their photos online when I’m cr... More reviews

4.3 - 200 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

3333 Bristol St #1073, Costa Mesa
(714) 619-5688

Marugame Udon

Lots of different, delicious Udon dishes. Tempura was good and flavorful too. Nice ambiance. Some negatives: Udon that was marked "spicey" wasn... More reviews

4.2 - 220 votes

Hours: 5 - 10:30PM

3033 Bristol St D, Costa Mesa
(657) 231-6566

Izakaya Hachi

Pricier than I remembered but always the same amazing experience I always come back with friends for. Not only that but, of course, the food. If you'... More reviews

4.6 - 132 votes

Hours: 5:30 - 10PM

2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa
(714) 545-2800

Hanare Sushi

Really worth to come over. The chef and waitress are super polite and nice. The food are super delicious. I will definitely come again. More reviews

4.3 - 188 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

2075 Newport Blvd #108, Costa Mesa
(949) 722-8736

Sushi Wave

Service has gone down the drain. I called to place an order and we’re told I would be on hold for 5 mins and I wait for 17 mins before I hung up and call... More reviews

4.3 - 186 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

3001 Bristol St D, Costa Mesa
(714) 641-7004

Tenkatori Karaage

First off this is some of the best cooed chicken I have ever had in my life, and I'm seriously picky and critical.Second, it's Gluten free!!! T... More reviews

4.5 - 140 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

675 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa
(714) 557-2696

Ango Tei


4.3 - 171 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

2346 Newport Blvd # B3, Costa Mesa
(949) 515-5183

Sushi Town

I like the prices. Sushi was good. Had to wait for 10-15 min despite there being 5-7 tables open lol. More reviews

4.5 - 131 votes

Hours: 5 - 9:30PM

2263 Fairview Rd # J, Costa Mesa
(949) 645-5502

Sushi Sho Japanese Restaurant

I am convinced this is the best sushi at the price anywhere in OC. The quality is amazing and menu is diverse. Highly recommend More reviews

4.4 - 144 votes

Hours: 5 - 9:30PM

735 Baker St C, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-7822

Ikko Japanese Restaurant

Traditional Japanese style small and intimate setting. They have only menu for drinks as the setting is Omakase. From the first plate to the last it was ... More reviews

4.5 - 125 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 9PM

1555 Adams Ave STE 102, Costa Mesa
(714) 617-5265

Mokkoji Shabu Shabu

Out of all the Shabu places I have tried, this one goes above & beyond! The meat served is top quality; very tender when cooked & great flavor. W... More reviews

4.2 - 180 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 8PM

1420 Baker St, Costa Mesa
(714) 957-0700

Full Moon Sushi

Love this place. Every time I’m in CA. I have to go there. Great people, good sushi, wonderful service More reviews

4.5 - 116 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 3PM

427 E 17th St, Costa Mesa
(949) 631-0403

SkyBay sushi (former Jack's Fusion Sushi )

Best sushi with great service. I keep coming back! I get the monster roll, fireworks special roll, and the transformer is good too! More reviews

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