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Oct 3, 2009 10:12 PM

Japanese in Tustin, Irvine

Any good Japanese restaurants in Tustin, Irvine open for lunch? I already know about Taiko and Fukada and want to try some new places. Honda ya is open only for dinner, though.

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  1. I am racking my brain, but I think you need to explore out of Tustin and Irvine for really good Japanese.

    1. I don't know much about it, unfortunately, but I've seen a lot of very strong recs here for Honda Ya in Tustin.

      Honda Ya Japanese Restaurant
      556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

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      1. re: Midlife

        Ooops! Thought I haad deleted this post after realizing you are already familiar with this place.

        Wasn't sure where Fukada was but stumbled over it yesterday meeting my son at Tommy Pastrami next door. Tommy had 4 tables full. Fukada was teeming with people and about 20 waiting for tables. Need to go back.

      2. Fantastic sushi at Sushi Wasabe, in Tustin (Newport Blvd S. of the 5).

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        1. re: mikester

          I can't believe I forgot about this place. I do think that Sushi Wasabi is hands down the best in Tustin. FYI...omakase only at the bar. Def worth the trip. My only grip is that if you go regularly you will notice not much change in selection each time and Katsu-San is heavy handed with the Ponzu sauce.

          Another great choice I forgot about was Maki-Zushi. IMPORTANT...only eat at the sushi bar and only sit in front of Yoshi-San.

        2. No on Honda Ya. Not too good.