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Jul 14, 2010 10:36 AM

Good takeout sushi in Newport Beach area?

I'm looking to take out sushi for a big group of people (8 people) in the Newport Beach area. This does not need to be the most amazing sushi, but I would prefer something decent. Does anyone have a recommendation for takeout sushi in the Newport area? I'd be willing to drive twenty minutes or so, if necessary. We're renting a house right on the beach, not far from the Newport pier.

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  1. I would recommend Bluewater Grill. They have a (45 piece) sushi and ahi sampler platter that includes California rolls. Spicy Tuna Rolls, Seared Ahi, Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Edamame, Soy Sauce, Wasbi & Pickled Ginger for $49.95.

    They are located near Lido and very close to where you are staying.

    1. Hello glutton,

      I strongly suggest that you try Sushi Shibucho on 19th St. in South Costa Mesa. Their sushi platters are simply outstanding - very attractive and reasonably priced for the quality and quantity provided. In fact, you would be getting what I, along with many others, consider OC’s finest traditional sushi. This is serious, Japanese style sushi. California rolls, rainbow rolls and other novelty creations are not offered. Not to worry; you won’t miss them. Unfortunately, Shibucho does not have a website with pictures and prices to showcase their offerings.

      Give them a call and talk to Naga (Glen). He speaks perfect English and can discuss your needs with you in detail. I would request either the combo or omakase (chef’s selection) to include sashimi as well as the standard nigiri over rice. Of course, you should seek to pick-up your order as close to serving time as possible. You and your guests will not be disappointed. They are open Tue thru Sun for dinner (5-10pm) and Wed thru Fri for lunch and dinner (Noon-2pm and 5-10pm).

      Sushi Shibucho
      590 W. 19th Street
      Costa Mesa, CA 92627
      (714) 642-2677

      Sushi Shibucho
      590 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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      1. re: degustateur

        this sounds like it might work out pretty well. Thank you for the recommendation...