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Mitsuwa Marketplace Costa Mesa Branch

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665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
+1 714-557-6699
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at Santouka Ramen with Son. Had not eaten fish for a month. Tried their fish. Enjoyed it much. No liquor in this food court.

Thank parismstkm
Costa Mesa, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are at least five booths to chose from, each with it's own specialty food. The ramen one is world-renown, and the rice bowl one has great toppers. Haven't tasted the Korean BBQ one yet. The tempura one has crispy and light items. So much to chose from at reasonable prices. Good for lunch or dinner!

Thank Lilia W
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I visit here monthly with my grandmother. We love having lunch and then doing our grocery shopping. The service is always helpful and kind!

Thank A B
Tucson, AZ
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I ate at the Don Don Tei inside Mitsuwa Marketplace. There are 8 different restaurants within the Marketplace. I order rice bowl with tempura shrimp. It was very good and filling. The Marketplace is always crowded but worth the food.

Thank TucsonTraveller2
San Diego, CA
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180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Mitsuwa is a great place for Japanese groceries. The quality of food is very good and very fresh. A variety of foods from Japan are offered here. I especially love the food court here for they offer Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake that is delicious. It would be wonderful if our Mitsuwa in San Diego would serve Okonomiyaki too.

Thank BParent
San Antonio, Texas
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This makes twice I've eaten Japanese food so don't consider me an expert on how it should taste and look. I read about this place on TripAdvisor (where else:-) ) In addition to the supermarket they have 6-7 restaurants and 1 Japanese beer next door. Seating is ample. My observation is that this is where the locals go for authentic... More 

Thank losdelgad05
The O.C., California
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250 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The market side is typical for Japanese shopping for staples and exotics. Fruits, vegetables, meats and fish ++++. The other side is the food court with 10-12 vendors which offer so many interesting taste tempting food items, bowls, plates and combinations that your decision may be difficult. If you are unfamiliar with the menus, most stalls have plastic reproductions to... More 

Thank TravelAgentDave
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

They have a great assortment in the food court. It was difficult to choose which one to eat from, but three of us decided to eat from different places. We tried each other's and the food was delicious. I would most certainly go back again, if I had the chance.

Thank es123578
Leawood, Kansas
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270 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The Mitsuwa Marketplace is not a restaurant. It is an experience. This is a shopping center for everything Japanese including a Tokyo-style supermarket that carries everything that you would expect to find in Japan. From Japanese packaged goods to sushi grade seafood, to Japanese alcohol to fresh produce -all appetizingly presented in a way to make you just want to... More 

Long Beach, California
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Well, we didn't really go here to shop in the market but to eat in the food court. On the way to the food court though, there were new little shops and Lupicia Tea and a mochi ice cream place got our attention. Great options in the food court and loved the portions that were served. Good food for your... More 

Thank Mannkmm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-557-6699

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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