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Mahe - Dana Point
Mahe - Dana Point

Mahe - Dana Point Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatmahe.com
  • Phone: (949) 240-6243
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Chef Christopher Allen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment Thursday-Sunday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Golden Lantern
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mahe - Dana Point
Located across from the Dana Point Harbor, our atmosphere is cool, casual and comfortable. Our amazing kitchen and sushi chefs create a most unique dining experience. Come in and see what we’re all about - we promise you won't be disappointed.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were looking for sushi/seafood and because of the ratings decided on Mahe. We sat outside, the sushi was delicious and they had a musical group playing Hawaiian music. People were dancing on the pavement and everyone was having a good time. We would definitely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here a few times and it is one of our local favorites now. The emphasis of the menu is on fish and sushi/rolls, but they offer a wider range than that. I ordered the steak last time and it was cooked exactly as I asked for. Veggies were all fresh, the ambiance was nice, and the service was just frequent enough."
    Dined on 9/30/2012
  • "Great food and entertainment from the chefs at the teppan tables."
    Dined on 9/23/2012
  • "It was the perfect spot for us (parents of the Groom) to have dinner with the soon to be bride and groom. We also held the Rehearsal Dinner there a few nights later in the private dining room. The food, service and atmosphere were all perfect!"
    Dined on 9/17/2012
  • "Great place for casual dinning with great energy and food."
    Dined on 9/3/2012
  • "The sushi was great !!!!! Very fresh and Some excellent special rolls. My young son had the crusted mahi Dinner and finished every bite. Would highly recommend This resturant and can't wait to try the one in Seal Beach."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "Best place out of the three restaurants we went to while in Dana Point."
    Dined on 8/13/2012
  • "Wow, what a night! Our waiter Nick was fantastic, really nice young man. His recommendation on a sushi dish was really good. Great outdoor seating."
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "The food was excellent. The service was good, I little more attention would have been better. Lots of kids inside and out led to some noise (not too bad). The band in the bar was good."
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "Overall, we had a very fun time and the food was good! The rocking shrimp tasted good, but we would have liked it to be more crispy. If they served it on a platter instead of a bowl with the sauce on the side vs. over the shrimp, I think it would stay crispy. Regarding the service, our waiter was very attentive so the good rating vs. very good was not due to him. We have eaten here before and the food takes a while to get out, and because it comes from different chefs (i.e. the kitchen vs. sushi chefs), it doesnt't always come out in a synchronized manner and one person at the table can be left without an entree for a while, when everyone else has gotten theirs. If something could be done to improve upon this, it would be great."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "We like the Happy Hour prices for their selected drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "I wanted to share w/ you my recent dining experience at Mahe’s Dana Point Location… It was just last night, (August 24th) and I had made a Table Reservation through Open Table. My reservation was for 7:00pm straight-up, and I had arrived w/ my date just a couple of minutes after 7:00pm and we were seated right away at a very nice table, no problem… Our Waiter took Extremely good care of us throughout the evening, and we had an excellent dining experience there at your establishment ! My date was indeed a First-Timer at Mahe’s, and she was very impressed with everything… She had the Steak & Lobster, & I had the Steak & King Crab Legs. Our Steaks were Cooked to Perfection to our liking, and our drinks were good too. Everything from start t"
    Dined on 7/24/2012
  • "We had a party of 10 and all agree we would not go back to Mahe. We ordered 6-7 sushi appetizers and they all tasted the same. While the servers were very nice, the service was terrible. We had dishes spilled on us, we had to ask over and over again for items, and one of our meals didn't even make it to the table. It was served in a To-Go box after the rest of us had finished eating. There's no ambiance to speak of. While located in Dana Point Harbor, the location of this restaurant is far from the marina and for all you know, you could be anywhere. Maybe we were just there on an off night, but we would not recommend this restaurant. For a great meal in Dana Point, try Harbor Grill instead."
    Dined on 7/23/2012
  • "I have been to Mahe in Dana Point a few times now and I always go for the sushi. Its very fresh and really good quality. They have a great wine list and all the servers are very friendly and very helpful. I have always had a great experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2012
  • "We found Mahe by accident and fell in love with it. The food is excellent, we go for the sushi. We sat at sushi bar and had Jesus ( I know the name is not Japanese, but that's because he is Hispanic and one of the best sushi chefs we have experienced both in OC and La) make us whatever he thought we would like. So delicious and the service is great too. It's a little expensive, but not outrageous and totally worth it."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "Very energetic and upbeat! Food (sushi) was great, our friend ordered a steak and he said it was one of the best he had ever had. Service was excellent as well. Bar came alive with a live band that made it a touch loud if you just wanted to get dinner. Other than that, an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2012
  • "Inpecible service, Bill always makes us feel like family"
    Dined on 6/26/2012
  • "I would not go back. Our waiter, Nick, was awesome though."
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "We've been to Mahe several times and usually got pretty good service. This time was entirely different. We were seated in the dining room and were the only ones there. Two more tables of guests were seated after us. We watched as they got drinks, appetizers and ordered entrees. NO ONE EVER APPROACHED OUT TABLE - EVEN FOR DRINK ORDERS!!! So, we walked out. We went across the street and got better food for a better price."
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "This place has the makings of a great place, exept the service was the worse I have ever encountered. It was my daughter's high school graduation. We had reservations for 17 people. The busboy made us hand out the waters to start. Only one waitress who could not keep track of what food had been served by the runners. One person didnt get thier food until after everyone had aready eaten. Myself, who was the very first to order who got his meal hours after the the last person served. Manger comped that meal but too little too late. He stated that he would comp other items, but the waitress never did. Desserts promised comped were added to the bill."
    Dined on 6/20/2012
  • "Our server was very slow...we waited for quite a while before getting our drink order. In an hour and 30 minutes we had only been served one roll, 1 round of drinks and edamame. Our server was very busy talking to female patrons (friends?) that were coming in and out of the dining room. Rolls were not very good, small and overpriced. Most are filled with "fake" crab filler and the fish in the rolls is miniscule. The rice was mushy in the rolls and they lacked taste overall. We ordered martinis, mine was warm and lacked flavor and hubby's was OK but somewhat bland. Disappointing..."
    Dined on 6/16/2012
  • "Sunday afternoon live band in the courtyard. 4pm to 6pm Happy Hour with drink and food specials. Happy Hour is All day on Sunday and Mondays. We order from the Happy Hour Appetizer. Three sliders for $10 - yummy. A good deal for the vegetable tempura. crunch roll are prepared very well. Mahe Martini is a good pineapple martini. Could have been shaken the martini a little longer to be colder or the glass was not chilled first or long enough."
    Dined on 6/10/2012
  • "Our favorite dining spot, and we love to bring friends, because they invariably love it, too! The best service - very friendly and accommodating! The food is amazingly delicious and consistently so, and we are always warmly welcomed! I recommend it highly!!!"
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "We went to Mahe for lunch to celebrate my son's birthday. We had exceptional service from the moment we arrived. We concentrated on the sushi portion of the menu and were not disappointed. The Ono special was particularly outstanding and their rolls are unique and well prepared."
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "Great starter menu and great rolls! Fresh sushi, pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 5/25/2012
  • "A fun place to hang out.Food was well served..fish n vegies were cooked just right.First time there on 5/23..shall be back"
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "Very good in all catagories. Food was awesome. My wifes steak was undercooked as she had ordered her steak Medium well. Other than that, just some fine tweaking and my ratings to Mahe' would be outstanding. Try the rainbow roll!! Oh drinks were good too!"
    Dined on 5/17/2012
  • "I had a large group for a business dinner; they requested a change to the time of the reservation twice; the hostess was friendly, professional, and unflustered by the changes."
    Dined on 5/2/2012
  • "Not too impressed with music selection, felt more like a club than a casual dinning place. Decor was below expectation, dinning table area lacked ambiance."
    Dined on 4/13/2012
  • "This was one of those places that I've walked by but never stopped in. From now on I will be stopping in. Just wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/8/2012
  • "We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday on the patio and had a large group. Patrick was our waiter who executed the entire event with excellence! He was on top of every detail and very attentive. It started raining and they moved us to the back room and continue service there. Superb. A lot of my friends had never been to Mahe and they left impressed. Mahe definitely earned repeat business that night! Great good, ambiance, live music and dancing, people watching, lively atmosphere and great service!"
    Dined on 3/31/2012
  • "They kept bringing my order out wrong even after I explained my food allergies several times."
    Dined on 3/27/2012
  • "Mahe was recommended by a friend, specifically the Sunset Beach/ Seal Beach location. Unfortunately that spot isn't open for lunch so I took my date to Dana Point. We had reservations but didn't need them and since their patio looke inviting me decided to sit outside. Our server was good and he continuously checked up on us, was enthusiastic and made recommendations. This is what we ordered: Long Beach Iced Tea (could be better) Hawaiian Punch (good) Cody's Nachos - The scallops were fishy. Dish was uninspiring. Mahi Tuna - Wow seared tuna that I could eat everyday. Delicious! Tiburon Roll - Fish lovers dream El Heffe - Curiously missing ono but good! Spicy something roll - Really good too! Will be going back"
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "Awesome place for a night out and sushi. Very reasonably priced too."
    Dined on 3/23/2012
  • "Mahe is a live place in an outdated Dana Harbor area. We sat in the back room and the noise was so loud we could barely hear the people at our own table talk. Food was very good as was the sushi however the sushi chef was very little on the sushi cutting the fish very thin which was disappointing. I almost sent it back. Other than that I like this place."
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "This was the last straw. I like the food at Mahe. It is consistantly very good. The service is horrible. We had 2 apetizers some sushi and the garlic shrimp caesar. The edamame they brought to the table was cold, the sushi order was wrong, but after waiting 45 minutes for our food we didn't want to wait for it to be corrected. It is crazy for it to take that long for 3 people to get easy and quick food served. I would not recommend it to anyone unless you have alot of time on your hands to sit around and be hungry."
    Dined on 3/9/2012
  • "We had a fun and satisfying experience @ Mahe. Our food, including Shushi and fish entrees, was properly prepared and aesthetically pleasing, and tasted wonderful. The noise level was loud due to the volume of customers. We were seated next to the entrance, even though we had a reservation for a quiet table. We will definitely return to this pleasing hot spot with an eclectic yet sophisticated Asian theme."
    Dined on 3/3/2012
  • "A very well done restaurant. However, the service and food both fell short. It took us asking 3 times to get the server to come to the table. From the time we arrived it was 30+ minutes before we got our salads. And unfortunately the appetizer arrived after our salads had arrived. Food is okay but not outstanding."
    Dined on 3/3/2012
  • "They did not have our reservation that was made through OpenTable. They were able to seat us in a very dark area at the far end of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2012
  • "Usually love this restaurant but service was terrible this particular evening."
    Dined on 2/25/2012