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Kotobuki Restaurant

24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
+1 949-587-0290
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good6%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“hand rolls” (2 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. If you like unique handrolls, this place is for you. The salmon and spicy shrimp is a must.

Thank rwong227
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We started going to Kotobuki roughly 30 years ago as sushi neophytes. We had lunch there last December with a friend. To us the food was just as great as it has been for the last 30 years, but after talking to many people, we...More

Thank JohnD63487
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had lunch at Kotobuki before shopping at Trader Joe's. We sat at a table that seemed very private. We ordered sautéed asparagus which was delicious. We are very grateful for Japanese restaurants that offer plum wine by the glass, and Kotobuki did not disappoint...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had lunch for the first time at Kotobuki. Friendly, sushi focused. We had the Nebeyaki Udon. Delicious soup base that flavorful rather than over salty. Will return.

Thank 4SIGHT
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a very interesting restaurant if you have not ever had the curated sushi experience. Sit at the bar, and the Chef will prepare hand Rolls, Sushi, and Sashimi for you. He will even recommend how to eat it, and whether or not you...More

Thank baker4569
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Tried Kotobuke for lunch. My first impression was not good. Got there at 11:15 to find they don't open until 11:30. Rather than inviting us to sit (my friend on a walker) in the waiting area, sthe hostess just kept saying, "Open at 11:30." We...More

Thank TravelingFriends2015
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Visited with 2 business colleagues, we are all regular visitors to area but hadn't visited this restaurant - which we selected based on reviews on 'another restaurant rating site'. The place to sit is clearly at the counter to also watch food being prepared, but...More

Thank ashgreen
Reviewed 17 January 2016

All Right All Right All Right, AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME: From the friendly greeting to the traditional thank you, Kotobuki takes you to a new level in Sushi and fine dining, Japanese Style. The owner, Hiro, is a Master Samurai as well as the other chef,...More

Thank Grandpagolf1
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Went by here based on ratings, and actually drove out of the way to get to it. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. The menu was limited, the atmosphere was lacking...the california roll and tempura were pretty good, but my sesame chicken was greasy,...More

Thank gretchen t
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Expert sushi chef (Japanese by birth, which I believe makes a big difference) and new location make this one great sushi bar. Prices are a little high but in line with high end high quality sushi. A must-try. Get the asparagus appetizer!! Actually try anything...More

Thank RandRB1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24351 Avenida de La Carlota, Ste N9, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 949-587-0290
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