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Hamamori Restaurant and Lounge

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3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7706 (Sunflower)
+1 714-850-0880
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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574 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here with friends who knew Chef. We were treated like family. Tasty rolls and sashimi, good beers and excellent wines. Staff are friendly and helpful. One of the best Japanese meals in a mall we've ever had. Must try the Sashimi and Sushi as well as the Rolls. Prices are on the Moderate-expensive side. Good luck and enjoy!

Thank LHOVancouver
Glendale, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Shinpei who accommodated and recommended everything that I should try. Please ask the chef at the sushi bar for special items not on the menu. All that I ate that evening was like fresh from the market. James Hamamori was there... funny guy! Domo Chef! My bill ran to about $160 because it was a restaurant that I... More 

Thank orca_jft
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends we have tasted all sashimi menu and it was delicious !!!! One of the best quality sushi I ever had 👌🏻

Thank Veronica D
Costa Mesa, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have eaten here several times it is fantastic if you like sushi this is the restaurant for you you can reserve ahead of time you don't have to but would probably be a good idea to have a reservation

Thank Ralph E
Orange County, CA
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212 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Happy hour is great here! Come before 6:30! Gave us slice of cheesecake for friend's bday! Check was $130 for 5 people - all food from happy hour plus sake. Will return for sure

Thank OC_M_Lu
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Been there 3 or 4 times in past 2 years, Never disappointed by Quality and Service.Not cheap but really worth it...

Thank CRfun16
Newport Beach, California
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

EVERY DISHES WAS GREAT. IT REMIND ME OF TV SHOW IRON CHEF. THE FOOD PORTION ARE small. It very expensive. Dinner for 2 cost 366.00 with 2 glass of wine. It fancy and pretty decoration

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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went expecting run of the mill sushi given it was lunchtime and at South Coast plaza, but, loved it. Got the older chef, Yoshe, and he was awesome with high grade very creative options. See pictures, but some highlights were Salmon with yuzu, kobe beef with fois gras, great uni etc. Highly recommend Yoshe San !

Thank Phoenixmontreal1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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165 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Funky eclectic vibe and interior, but a good choice. Sushi chefs attentive and skilled. Happy hour sushi offerings are good size portion, everything fresh and true to form. Disregard that the locale is in the mall, this is top notch.

Thank Equineannie
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

So, the title of my review may confuse some, so before I write this review I will elaborate. This lovely gem of a restaurant is in South Coast Plaza, however for some it may be hard to find as it is neatly tucked away in Section A on Level 3 after crossing the Bridge of Gardens (depending on where you... More 

Thank BhavinP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-850-0880

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?