O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine
O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine

O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ofinejapanesecuisine.com/Home.html
  • Phone: 9497481896
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Master Chef R.W.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Canyon Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine
Welcome to O Fine Japanese Cuisine, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant and comfortable setting. Explore beyond the sushi and sashimi such wonderful dishes as Chillean Sea Bass Misoyaki, Garlic Beef or Lobster Tail Dynamite with Snow Crab. There is something for everyone from our one item entree to a variety of sushi, sashimi and fusion cuisines. We are conveniently located inside the Albertson shopping center with plenty of parking spaces for local residents or visitors. Please join us for the wonderful, exciting, O experience. We look forward to serving you soon!
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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (2)good for groups (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Great Local Family Run
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great new menu compared to the one on the OpenTable website. More like Japanese Tapas, with lots of cooked and raw options. I can enjoy the sashimi special while my husband enjoys the garlic ribeye. So many varied selections with rolls, our favorite TNT, to tempura classics and brussel sprouts. Super nice friendly folks who will go out of their way to make sure you have a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite sushi place
    LocalgrlVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    O Fine is my favorite sushi place. I've had sushi all over the country and O Fine is the best. They are very creative, fresh, and they will make special orders, no problem. Everyone I have brought to O Fine really enjoyed it and agreed that it was the best. I love the location and that not everyone knows about it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O Fine Always Delicious
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We enjoyed another great dinner on Friday night. Kampachi with jalapeño and ponzu, rib eye steak, tempura and salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has gotten expensive
    ellenVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We've dined at O several times and always found it to be a great value, as well as good food. But, they've changed their menu, so everything is a la carte. What was a complete dinner, with rice, soup, salad, and a main course, is now just a slab of meat or fish on a plate, and, everything (even a bowl of rice) is extra. Sooo, with this change in policy, we can find better food at the same or lower prices, with less noise to boot. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    TPBRVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I eat here often with work colleagues and we always have good service. The food is good and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 91 reviews are from the O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine reviews archive.
  • Working Dinner
    Jenna
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Enjoyed the ambience, food and service at O Fine... we scheduled a working dinner and requested a private area to accomodate and we had a great section of the restaurant to ourselves. The music was a touch loud for work, but added to the vibrancy and fun of the venue. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hungry for uni?
    mariko
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Seldom do you find a restaurant that has uni sushi. Seeing it on the menu I asked if it was fresh or canned - the answer was a resounding fresh which became obvious with my first bite. Sea urchin eggs are a rare treat and these were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 50/50
    eattoworkout
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I came here from the Bay Area while visiting a friend in Irvine, and I was intrigued. The restaurant gave off a great vibe, and the hostess was friendly enough. Service was fast and the waitress was extremely kind. She showed me the happy hour list, but wasn't pushy about ordering from it. The food was absolutely amazing! However, I was a bit interested (disappointed isn't quite the right word because taste was perfect). I'm accustomed to ordering pricy sushi and receiving small portions, but the portions that were brought out were definitely not worth the price. If I'm in the area again, I will definitely go there again, but it isn't worth a 500-mile drive.
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    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was delicious! All of the rolls we got tasted amazing. The rolls we received were obviously fresh and had just been made. The Miso soup with mushrooms was delicious and something you don't see in many menus. The Tempura ice cream was the perfect desert to finish an amazing meal. The service was amazing especially considering we were a party of 7. Our drinks were refilled without asking and we we asked if everything was good frequently. When we asked for something it was brought within minutes. Great food, service, and location. Highly Recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not good for Valentines Day
    Cindysmeals
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had 7pm reservations. When we arrived we found that not only did we have 7pm reservations but many parties were booked for the same time. Now add walk-ins to this mix, and you have confusion. We were told we had a 20 minute wait. When we were seated our server was very nice but when I asked why I received our appetizer after we started receiving our sushi, I was told that another server gave it to a different table. So - the food is fantastic. Always continues to delight. O needs to work on reservations and service when dealing with a holiday. I confirmed that going to dinner on Valentines Day is not so pleasant and always go to my favorite sushi place - O - on any other day of the year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok Sushi.......
    Vday
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was in a nice part of Irvine, however it is extremely small in some areas. The place I was sat was slammed really close to the wall, making it very hard for the waiter to get to myself and me get out. I wouldn’t go again, the food was OK but not work the cost.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    People in my party liked the different rolls. One had chicken teriyaki and another had beef. The beef could have been more tender. The prices were a bit high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    voyageVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Really glad we got to try this place! Great food and fresh fish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu expanded dining room
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    What a pleasant surprise to find that O Fine had modified the space and created a larger dining room. The service was much improved with more staff. We enjoyed trying the different new offerings. Open table website needs to update the online menu. We especially enjoyed the amber jack from Hawaii... Melt in your mouth delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an enjoyable experience!
    fastoysVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We are always delighted by the fine fish selection and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYE dinner
    Miy58
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Always amazing food! NYE free sake and wine toast at 9 (midnight on the east coast). It was pretty busy and we had to constantly flag down the waitress for silverware, to order food, drinks etc...but overall a great time and great fresh sushi... The crunch red dragon roll is the best!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    Jv21
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Came here with a group of 10 on NYE. Showed up 15 minutes late and host had to give table away. He was very apologetic. I was annoyed at first but this host which we never got his name but called him DTF (he mentioned having to go to Dtwn Fullerton) absolutely have the best service hands down. Knowing that we were aggravated with having to wait for a new table. He brought complimentary bottles, yes I said bottles - of cold sake - on the house. He also brought out wine glasses for the ladies with us. Which we all thought was very nice of him to do. The above and beyond customer service didn't stop there. We received more drinks on the house throughout our dinner. The rest of the staff were all great also! I'll be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Steph
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went to O for NYE. It was delicious as always. The only thing that was disappointing was that they no longer carried sparkling sake. Otherwise it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Menu, New Year
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a delightful dinner at our neighborhood favorite O Fine. Expecting to order our usual dinners, we were suprised to see a brand new menu. No more dinners, everything was a la carte with many new options. We brought our own champagne which was a hoot, since our server popped the cork clear above the Sushi bar from the dining room. Very Funny. The sushi, sashimi and tataki we ordered were very fresh. Reminded us of Hawaii portions and prices. This is a good thing. Go! Try the new menu and enjoy the great new concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in the Neighborhood
    FoodiesfromOC
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised finding this restaurant. The ambience a little more upscale with great food presentation and excellent food quality, we were not disappointed. We arrived for an early Christmas eve dinner and had the seared salmon crunchy roll, scallop and crab avocado and lamb chop with rice and side salad. Portion size of the chops seemed small but turned out to be just right and the quality and taste of the food was excellent, We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thought the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We thought the food was very good and priced very well. The decor was lovely and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FAR too expensive!
    SushiReviewer
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I chose this restaurant as locale for a "first date" (and for a woman that was of course, a sushi fan). The convenient locale within Irvine, and the modern, soothing ambience of the decor seemed a perfect fit for relaxed dining and "get to know you" conversation. Unfortunately, while I researched the built environment, I didn't do NEARly enough searching about price. To feed two people "adequetely" (we didn't leave at all stuffed) the total bill with tip was over $90!! And that total didn't include drinks or dessert! Had we had either, and the total would have likely crested $110 - 120!! Ridiculous! Considering that a "quality" sushi buffet at any of five locale spots is usually about $20/per...needless to say, I made an expensive mistake.
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  • Best Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We love O! Sushi is always fresh and I love their specials! Fun place to go eat! Great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, delish sushi
    wlee
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had a party of 8 and were seated right away at a table in the back. Cool ambience. Everyone ordered sushi. It came out at different times so some people were eating while others were still waiting. Kind of a bummer that we didn't all have food at the same time. However, the sushi was totally fresh and yummy. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    charli
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We really enjoyed our time at your restaurant and the food was delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great selection of rolls. Decent quality for fish. Pricing was moderate. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little gem for outstanding sushi
    Cindysmeals
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Although this little gem is not cheap - you hobestly do get what you pay for with this wonderful Restaraunt . Not only is it well appointed with great modern touches mixed with an Asian atmosphere but the food is not only creative and of a high quality, but the presentation and finally the taste is simply wonderful! My favorite sushi bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This restaurant has wonderful food and good service. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the spicy tuna roll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    I had the spicy tuna roll and yellowtail sushi by he sushi was delicious. It had a wasabi and citrus thing on it that was to die for. The roll was just a roll. (It was the one unlike donut was good). The tuna was spicy and tasted amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is just the second time
    mmc29VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    This is just the second time I've been to O, despite living just down the street for nearly two years. They have a great selection of sushi as well as other Japanese dishes. I expect O will become a frequent dining spot for my husband and I.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always have a perfect meal
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We always have a perfect meal when coming to O Fine. We dine here once a week, sometimes two. We usually order: O Roll Sashimi Roll Tako sashimi Scallop sashimi Albacore belly sashimi The service is impeccable and the fish is always fresh. I would highly recommend any sushi lover to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I used OpenTable to create
    SoCalTouristVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    I used OpenTable to create a reservation. This was my first time to the place. Food: Awesome! I would recommend the food Service: Refills were monitored (which is something I use as a measuring stick), server was friendly. Location: Good with ample parking even when busy - you may need to park 40 yards away but not bad at all. My disappointment is: I was taking a colleague to lunch to celebrate his birthday. I put that in the opentable notes but nothing was done. I asked if something, anything, could be done. I would have appreciated if the waitress or hostess had told me up front that they don't do anything for birthdays, I would have given the guy a card or something instead. I just wish they told me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Epic Sushi Fail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I was traveling with two business colleagues, and we decided to try O Fine Japanese. We had reservations for 3 at 7pm on Valentine's Day. Huge mistake. Despite showing up on time, we were given a 30-45 minute wait. The poor front desk staff looked completely overwhelmed. We figured waiting 30+ minutes was better than trying something else, so we went next door for a glass of wine. We when we returned 20 minutes later, the situation had deteriorated. We ended up waiting an hour and not getting a table - finally gave up. I have no idea if the food was good, as I assume the service wouldn't be wretched on a random day. But the place was loud, sweaty and had an unpleasant odor to it. I'm guessing there are better sushi joints in this area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast Food Japanese
    TakeMyAdviceVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Bento box w/teriyaki beef was thin and rubbery. California roll not good at all. We were hoping this would more upscale, but instead it was more like fast food Japanese.
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  • The best sushi in Orange County!
    thatgirl
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The best sushi in Orange County! Great service and beautiful sushi bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi roles and choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great sushi roles and choices for sushi-phobes as well! Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Since we ate at an early hour,the ratio of staff to guests was in our favor. The added attention was appreciated. O has the feeling of an upscale restaurant at a moderate price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always enjoy having sushi
    fastoysVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We always enjoy having sushi here, friendly place that is always a joy to come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent. My
    NoreenVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Consistently excellent. My husband dined here before I moved down with our children. I prefer to dine here alone with my husband when we can because it is so good avd the staff is so attentive but they are also great with children too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Good food made by nice, friendly sushi chef. I was impressed by the quality and freshness. Will definitely code back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet