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Best Sushi in OC?

Veronica Nov 22, 2004 12:04 PM

Hello fellow Chowhounds!!

Where do you go for great sushi in Orange County?

I really enjoy Mosun in Laguna Beach (for food and atmosphere)... but Gen Kai in Dana Point is nice as well...however, I am not nearly as sophisticated in sushi as some of you may be. Please throw in your opinion!! :) Thanks!

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    farmersdaughter RE: Veronica Nov 22, 2004 01:33 PM

    Abe in Newport Beach. Have been there many many times and we love the sushi. The specials are always good too.

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      tracicat RE: farmersdaughter Nov 22, 2004 01:52 PM

      Restaurant Abe is hands down the best sushi. The menu is increadibly creative and super fresh. He just sold it, but the menu and the staff has remained the same. He is opening Blue Fin in Crystal Cove in early 2005. Can't wait!

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        bottomlesspit RE: farmersdaughter Nov 22, 2004 03:35 PM

        I second Sushi Wasabi in Tustin and add Angotei in Costa Mesa at Bristol and Paularino (on Paularino).

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        mike g RE: Veronica Nov 22, 2004 01:36 PM

        Sushi Wasabe in Tustin (on Newport Ave, just a block or so sw of the I-5)is very good, at least as of about a year ago or so.

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          Chris RE: Veronica Nov 22, 2004 09:42 PM

          I'd say Wasabi and Abe are among the top in OC, but Wasabi is better priced.

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            Veronica RE: Veronica Nov 23, 2004 01:49 PM

            Thanks all! I will just have to hit both Wasabe AND Abe. Pleasure's all mine! Have a great Turkey Day!

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              Alice RE: Veronica Nov 23, 2004 07:08 PM

              I have heard a lot about Shibucho, so you might want to do a search on the board about it. Always wanted to try it, just haven't gotten around to it yet .. .

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                jschyun RE: Veronica Nov 23, 2004 09:01 PM

                Abe is sort of Beverly Hills sushi, you know the creative pairings. I think it's worth checking out. Haven't been there in a couple of months, but last time I checked, dinner omakase was $50 and lunch omakase is $25. I think lunch omakase is a total deal. I like the salmon eggs cocktail.

                Wasabe has better fish though IMHO, and a bit cheaper usually.

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