Maizuru Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant

5623 Alton Pkwy, Irvine
(949) 551-6802

Recent Reviews

Catherine D.

Very delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Always willing to try new places and glad I did with this one.

Shara C.

I wish Yelp allowed half stars because I would give them 3.5 stars. The food was ok for what it is. The salmon was a bit rubbery and not really fresh. It's more of a roll or bento box kind of spot not for sashimi or nigiri and has the Korean owned Japanese type of feel to it. The Ambiance was really casual nothing special. They could stand to update their menus a bit the pictures were kind of pixelated looking I relied on Yelp images instead to decide. Service was pretty good and parking was easy. Can't say the food was very cheap for what it is. The spicy tuna crispy rice was ok not spicy at all and too much rice to tuna ratio. We got the bento box with tempura, nigiri, and a salmon collar. The tempura was really oily and not crispy enough. The nigiri was ok but again they're more of a roll place. We also ordered the Albacore roll which tasted like what it does elsewhere. If you like cooked items and rolls like crunchy rolls etc this place is decent but if you're looking for authentic or fresh (which tends to be more expensive) I can't say this is the place for you. I would say they're average compared to similar restaurants since nothing tasted terrible but I prob won't be going back as nothing stood out or was special.


Used to like this place and bring groups, but I wont be back! If parking is your only concern then yeah this is a decent place.

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I really enjoy the sushi here and it is so convenient. When I leave work I call in an order and by the time I get there, it’s ready to pick up and it is perfect every time! The staff is very friendly and the food is always consistent. Truly a place to check out!

Joey L.

Parking - There is loads of parking here. You won't have any trouble finding parking, but it can get a little packed because there are so many shops in the plaza. So be patient and don't give up if you can't find parking. Chef's Sashimi (tuna, salmon, albacore, and yellow tail) - Honestly this was a meal and so much more. The sashimi pieces were thiccc af, fresh out of the water fresh and just melted in my mouth. I was not expecting that at all. This alone was so much food. I could barely finish it. Under the sashimi was a bed of crab meat and salad. Sheesh, it was too much for me to handle. It went deliciously with the sauce they provided, but it was a beast for me to finish. 3 combination bento - For the bento I chose the mixed tempera, sashimi and the crunch roll. This one was also a big portion of food. The tempera was not too oily and the dipping sauce made it so tasty. The sashimi was melt in your mouth goodness. Last but not least the crunch roll was on point. She had me hooked. Overall - They have the best service and the freshest cuts. This place is definitely worth going to. Loved every bite and can't wait to go back to eat some more. Honestly such a bomb a** place

John J.

The first time I came to Maizuru was in the early 2000s. It's crazy to think it has been 20-years. I had been a regular there for lunch between meetings and truly enjoyed it. When my wife and I began dating, it was one of our delicious dinner places after work. We have recently been back a couple of times and we were so delighted to see the same faces and quality of food. It's great to see a standard like Maizuru retaining the same sushi chefs, and restaurant team this long. Thank you for some delightful bites and service again!

Desiree Nguyen

?Good Japanese Food?Sushi bar?Family Friendly?Their staff has been working here for many years!?They have 2 private rooms for larger groups?Family Owned?Good Food / Good portions

Tim K.

Great service...but unfortunately sushi quality does not match the price you are paying.

Shannon P.

we ordered a sushi combo box and our tuna was sooo fishy we immediately smelled it as soon as we opened the box oh wow so strong and terrible ended up wasting $$$ and didn't even eat our food. customer service was nice though...

Lorena C.

Friendly staff, prompt service and the sushi was decent. We tried 4 non rice rolls and 4 other different rolls and they were all good.

Corrinne P.

From the service to the food, this place is outstanding! The servers are very attentive and friendly. I believe the sushi chefs/host/bussers have all been there for a while as I have seen them for the past 4 years at least. I always get different rolls and the fish have always been fresh and delicious. I love their sashimi - so buttery and just melts in my mouth. Love this little restaurant and always recommend it.

Danya S.

This is our new go to sushi place in Irvine!! The service is wonderful, they are super accommodating with my son who has a sesame allergy, and the fish is really fresh. Try the 7.7.7 and you won't be disappointed!!!

Lance Yonis

Very average, edmame was cold, cucumber salad was sour and returned. Sushi rolls were good. Crunch roll, Ichiban roll good. Samuri roll was bad. It's just 4 pieces of mush that can Not be picked up. Just falls apart instantly in a plop on the plate. People were nice. A little pricey for level of food quality.

Brian H.

Other than salmon, the sushi has been consistently not fresh, with more than one occasion where I actually spit a piece of fish out ?. I'd almost resigned myself to not being able to get fresh sushi, until I ate at Jinbei. No comparison!

Nina T.

2 stars for great past dine ins and togo. Got a snow cone row and a pink lady roll today. Snow cone roll was extremely small. Pink lady was a good size but paper think fish. I'll just go to taiko next time. Little things matter when it comes to keeping customers. Just keep that in mind.

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Maizuru Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant

5623 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 551-6802