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Wasa Sushi On The Bluffs

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1346 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
+1 949-760-1511
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Payerne, Switzerland
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We let the Chef chose our dinner... so it turned out like a food tasting dinner. We were a groupe of 7 around the bar-grill. We had an amazing surprise. The food was just delicious from the beginning till the end. I can't wait to go back there.

Thank nanokona
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Just expanded and making great steps to transform beyond a strip mall Sushi place. Service is really good and the quality and portions are what you would want from a great place. Looking forward to the official grand opening in a couple of weeks. -G

Thank george w
New York
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not the best place, there are so many better places to go in the area, this is the worst by far. It is kinda generic, the sushi bar guys were not paying attention to us, so why bother.

Thank Sienna G
Tustin, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were so well taken care of at the sushi bar, our chef suggested part way through the meal that two of the rolls we ordered were very similar. We asked him to suggest something else and discovered the amazing Catalina roll. The rock shrimp roll was also amazing and different. The ahi and salmon were gorgeous, extremely high quality... More 

Thank Tpt124
Aliso Viejo
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141 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The new and "bigger" Wasa is just that bigger but not better. The sushi is extremely average and the atmosphere is HORRIBLE, they have super bright lights that are on like it's closing time all night long and the walls are mainly bare so besides the cool new bar with TVs and loaded with good alcohol choices there is nothing... More 

Thank Edunbar3
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The bacon rice prepared right in front of you is delicious, and the grilled Chilean Sea Bass was tender and tasty. The entire meal, whether shrimp appetizers, the vegetables, or the main course, was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this establishment if you're in the Newport area.

Thank Cheryl W
Orange County, California
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We came here because Benihana was full. I am so glad we came because their menu had some creative touches I have not seen anymore else. The family of four all ordered from the tasting menu: soup, salad, appetizer, fried rice, two vegetables, meat and ice cream for $45. One daughter ordered the garlic butter chicken. I tasted it... FANTASTIC.... More 

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Sayulita, Mexico
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I ate at the Sushi Bar tonight @ Wasa Sushi. My first visit as I am visiting Newport Beach. The bar was full when I arrived @ 8 p.m. & I know why. All product I ordered was super fresh. I had tuna sushi, eel, a spicy tuna roll and halibut tempura sushi. One of the specials tonight was live... More 

Thank Cliff C
Newport Beach, California
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I have always taken new employees here for their first day- but that stopped today. This place has decent food, usually good service, and a great location. But they are very expensive- and today my new employee asked for brown rice instead of white rice and this place charged me an extra $3.50. This is after I paid $19/ each... More 

Thank Steve D
Irvine, CA
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639 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

We enjoyed lunch at Wasa. We each had one of the daily specials. Mine was a bento box. The sushi was well prepared and artfully presented. I would go back.

Thank too_few_trips_1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1346 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-760-1511

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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?