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San Shi Go

205 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1325
+1 949-673-3724
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“omakase” (5 reviews)
“sashimi” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
205 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1325
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

There just are not that many places where you can get Striped Jack, Akamutsu--Black Throat Sea Perch, O-Toro, Sawara--Japanese Spanish Mackerel, Goldeneye and Buri (fresh yellowtail). In addition, we greatly enjoyed almost all of the dishes we shared--cucumber salad, fried calamari, Octopus Tempura, the rolls,...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Where to start. We live in Balboa and have been long-time patrons (since it opened) and typically enjoy the restaurant greatly. It is one of our favorite places to eat in Balboa. We had reservations for 6 for a birthday celebration on a Saturday night....More

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the omakase to get a good feel for the sushi chefs favs. We said we'd try everything and did, the Uni was delicious, fresh tofu with broth, wide variety of fish I'd never had sushi style and everything was fantastic. So tasty! If...More

2  Thank SuzChef
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am of Japanese descent and am used to excellent sushi and tempura. This ranked among the best I've had. The vegetable tempura was crisp and not greasy. The flavor of the vegetables came through well. The sushi and sashimi were tasty and fresh with...More

Thank Kay E
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a great menu. The tofu melted in your mouth and the seasonal menu was extensive. Everything was delicious. Sake seemed very expensive, but the Japanese beer went perfectly instead.

Thank Rachelle G
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ordered the omakase to celebrate 12-year anniversary with wife. Besides scoring some points, thanks to hiro-san's guidance, the 'off-the-menu' fish was probably the best I've had at a state-side Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is pretty nondescript, but don't be fooled. This place is the real...More

Thank derricktzau
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The fish at San Shi Go is always very fresh. The sushi chefs are very creative with their rolls. It is not fancy but the food is very good. I love the Blue Crab hand roll, it delicious.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The best Salmon Lemon Roll, I would go back for the Sashimi Kinka Mackarel and halibut Sushi. We were a group of 8 and we got out of there with tip for 350 no alcohol included. We order 33 total servings and ate from 17...More

Thank rmdtmd
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness for Trip Advisor as it led us to this restaurant. We loved it! Sushi was great! Fried calamari was amazing!

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 17 February 2016

What we ordered was fine: sushi, a salad, dumplings. But the price is high. The wine list, while intriguing, poses challenges. I ordered a Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio. The first glass the server brought was oxidized: The wine had been opened too long. When I...More

1  Thank Leigh P
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  • Address: 205 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3724
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