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Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach
Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach

Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://okurasushi.com/
  • Phone: (949) 793-4320
  • Hours of Operation: Happy hour from 4-6 pm Daily
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 5:00 to 9:30
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 5:00 to 10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jin Heo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer offsite catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thalia Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach
Innovative,energetic and creative Japanese fusion cuisine!
Welcome to Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar.
The Japanese-fusion restaurant has entered the Laguna dining scene with its own style and specialties.
Okura has its beginnings in La Quinta, where award winning Executive Chef, Jin Heo has overseen the kitchen for the last seven years. He brings his expertise to Laguna.
The main dining room and lounge interiors offer soothing earth tones and subdued lighting. The music is lively and sets the tone for a vibrant scene. There’s also the covered and heated patio. Sake is a favorite and there are several to choose from the eclectic wine, sake and beer list.
With their approach to a friendly, accommodating, well trained and knowledgeable staff serving the best sushi and entrees using only the freshest ingredients, Okura is sure to be around Laguna Beach for years to come. So come in and see what we are all about… Irashaimase!
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Diner Reviews
  • "We normally eat in the restaurant. This time we chose to eat at the bar, no sushi bar, but actual bar. It was fun and entertaining. Sean was our bartender and he was attentive and engaging. I had the bento box with few changes (they made it no problem) and my fiance had the Madonna and Jalapeno roll...enough food for left overs. The cuisine has not disappointed us yet!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Went to Okura on a Friday night at 8pm and was greeted coldly by the host, but that doesn't bothers me if the rest of the evening goes well. We we're led to our table and I noticed that the restaurant was only about half full so I asked if we can sit out on the deck area. The girl said they were having a big group come in. Ok, fine, but this so called group NEVER showed up and the deck was only half full. We sat our tabled and we decided to partake in the all you can eat meal $32 bucks a piece. I'll just keep it short.. The cooked dishes we're good, but ALL the sushi was had was horrible. Didn't taste fresh, fishy, rolls fell apart. Awful. Sorry, we live around the corner and would love to support but just can't."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great place for sushi by the sea. Our dinners were great as we tried to sample everything on the menu with a party of six. Our favorite was the hammachi carpaccio. And our server was friendly, knowledgable, patient and accommodating. Nice upscale place and a short walk from the heart of Laguna Beach and all it has to offer."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great sushi and cooked items in a nice atmosphere. Service was very good and large sake menu."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a great Japanese restaurant with a lot of menu options. It's a nice addition to Laguna Beach!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great place we bring all guests too as the cuisine has variety and food is consistent. Service is very friendly but not attentive. As much as we like this place, unless the service level improves we will not be coming here as often. Servers need training. They are very friendly and nice so that is not the issue. It's just the service is inconsistent and it looks like too many tables for not enough servers. They don't check back with you, you have to flag them down for anything. Bus staff is great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I'm a resident of Aliso Viejo and I regularly eat sushi. I was not disappointed. The Okura is slightly outside the heavily tourist foot traffic which I appreciate. Since parking is a challenge in the Okura neighborhood, I parked about a mile south and hopped on the free trolley (only available during the summer season). The trolley was fun, scenic, and convenient. I plan to return to Okura."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sushi was not good at all. I have never been to a sushi restaurant where the rolls literally fell apart and tasted bad. All 5 members of our part agreed that it was one of the worst Japanese food experiences we have had. The miso soup was extremely salty and the seats along the wall require that your feet hang over the edge which is extremely uncomfortable"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If you like GOOD sushi, quality dishes, and a nice atmosphere, check out Okura in Laguna Beach, new on the block. Super friendly staff and greeted by the owner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Okura Never Disappoints! The fish is fresh and the service is fast..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Looked for a local restaurant through Open Table, and this is what came up. I am glad we followed the recommendation. Out of the 6 of us that went, not one had any complaints about their food, or else. Would go back any time."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We live in the Coachella Valley so previous to this trip, we had only frequented the La Quinta location. We were vacationing in Laguna Beach and decided to give their Okura a shot. It did not disappoint! Our hometown favorite dishes were consistently as delicious as we were used to and the service was excellent. Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Discovered this place when I attended a private wine event. And they were willing to substitute most of the food with what I wanted,since I didn't eat much raw sushi. The room was closed off from the main section and the service was impeccable. Danny, the manager is savy and accommodating. I decided to go back again with friends to check out regular dining. Well presented, fresh, good tasting. They custom make the sushi any way you want. I recommend the Hama carpa, seared albacore with crab, hamachikama. I enjoyed the rock shrimp. And I requested volcano with real crab. It was a delight! Good, caring service. Sports addicts will be totally at home with the TVs screening games. Well worth the drive up from Carlsbad!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great sushi and excellent and interesting cooked dishes. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Why would we keep returning to Okura? Because it is that good. Everything is fresh, beautifully served and the service is spot on. The other night was particularly nice because the heat kept a lot of people home. The place was relatively quiet which was such a nice change. Loved it!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We want good sushi, good Japanese cuisine, good service...we head to Okura!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We moved to Laguna Beach last year and had been on a hunt for good sushi. We found it at Okura and we now go there about once a week. We especially like the Garlic Soy Edamame, Sunomono Salad, Robata, Tempura... my husband really likes the variety in the Bento Box. Everything is VERY reasonably priced, including the drink menu. We are slowly trying all the Sushi and Sashimi and everything is great. We LOVE the ambience- it is elegant but comfortable, inviting and beautiful. The staff is always very friendly and Daniel Reyes, the manager, greets us like family. They just need to get chocolate Mochi! :) "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was good and fresh, and the drinks were delicious, but the service was not good. The staff was friendly, but extremely slow. We were there to eat and drink - a LOT. We did a little of both and for a very long time. If the staff had just come to check on us more frequently, we would have had much more of everything. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I spent a wonderful evening at Okura on Saturday! We sat at the Sushi Bar and had a fantastic time trying various rolls. The chef customized everything for us based on our love of everything Spicy! Great place for date night or with a group of friends. Delicious!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a great time at Okura. From the moment we arrived, we were greated by warm happy folks in the front and our server, Destiny was the same. We enjoyed the filet and shrimp skewers, hamachi serrano, octopus salad, spicy tuna roll and albacore tataki roll. O yea, and the garlic edamame. We ordered too much food. Highlights were the filet skewers and spicy tuna roll. Next time we are going all out for the sashimi platter, which everyone was ordering. The fish looked absolutely amazing. We thought the prices were reasonable and the variety of section is far superior. The grill they have for the Robata has great flavor."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I know this location has not had luck with the restaurants occupying it. However, the food and drinks here were very good. Love the fact that they have great sushi, and have a kitchen for hot food as well. Would definitely recommend. They were also very accommodating of a guest in our party that was VEGAN."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great sushi - great prices - great service - great find!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this restaurant! Fun drinks, main courses, and desserts. Edamame cooked perfectly, which is hard to do. Sushi fun, and reasonably priced. Mochi ice cream for dessert was so tasty. We visit the OC quite a bit and I must say this was the first time we encountered a server with personality on this trip. He was friendly and had fun recommendations. He and other staff cleared the table quickly between courses. Refills were copious and quickly provided. There was a big group party out on the deck (St Patty's Day!). Once they started to get really fired up, the staff quickly closed the patio doors so as not to disturb the diners inside. Very thoughtful of them, and the doors truly blocked the noise from us. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great spot! Great ambiance and good food. Not as crowded as the good spots in downtown Laguna which is nice too. Will go back for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food, great service and very friendly. We will go again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and make a point to bring new people there each time we dine. Great sushi, very nice waiters. Great tables. Service each time very friendly but slow and not as attentive. Yet beyond that would still go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This new sushi find is quickly moving towards the top spot as my favorite sushi spot. Will definitely be returning again..."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "mediocre at best. the fish in the sushi was basically grated and mixed with some mayo-ish concoction. so disappointed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Tried it once - fresh sushi, nice wait staff, friendly hostess. Tried it again - bento box -great variety for those who cannot make up their mind. Atmosphere-hip without being over the top. Perhaps this restaurant will make it, if it keeps up the quality and service! Will be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took a large group of European visitors for a business dinner and all raved about the food and service. Our server, Dana, came out from behind the bar to give us VIP service. Dana was the perfect balance of courteous, professional, and timely with her service of a large group. The sushi was excellent and everyone loved the beef skewers enough that we placed several orders after the intial taste. I would highly recommend Okura for eveyone from a romantic dinner for 2 to large groups and business dinners."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I hope people can support Okura, the sushi quality was great and the service was amazing. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Started off with the garlic edamame which is always awesome, I enjoyed the Habachi Mango Roll very much. The Chocolate Soufflé was amazing, I almost bought a second! Service was nice, Destiny answered all my questions,. I've already started recommending friends to try this new and delicious place out! Perfect for a girls night out too!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Service and food were good, not great, but the overall dining experience was fine. Place was half empy on a Saturday night so I hope they survive until the summer business picks up."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We often dine at Okura's in La Quinta; however this week we went to Okura's in Laguna Beach for my granddaughter's birthday. It is the same outstanding food as we always experience in La Quinta. The venue is beautiful, the service was wonderful, and of course the sushi, and all that goes along with it is superb. The food is innovative, not your typical sushi rolls! The bento box is terrific; in fact we ended up taking some home!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "There were 5 of us. 2 of us had been there before and loved it.... now 3 more people have been there and loved it, too."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great service, reasonably priced and every bite was amazing. Get the roasted yellowtail collar!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I like it better than the former sushi restuarant Katsuya. The prices are reasonable and good is really delicous. The upgrades made to the restuarant gives it a good touch. Will definitely be back. Hamachi was excellent and carpaccio's!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I are Laguna Locals so we were excited to see an new sushi restaurant in town. My wife is a long time sushi lover and has lots of experience with MANY OC sushi bars over many years. She knows her sushi and I come along for the ride! I must say we were not disappointed. We found the ambiance and the decor to be much to our liking. The lighting is just right, the bar is inviting and the sushi bar well thought out. Our server, while possibly slightly inexperienced, was very through and eager to please. He explained the menu options and described the offerings very well. Then...ta da!! THE SUSHI! We loved it! This our new favorite in Laguna! We found the prices to be reasonable and the portions to be very generous."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "They were short staffed this night so the service was very poor. I have been there before and it has been great."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "New Year's Eve was probably noisier than usual, we had to shout to each other in order to communicate. I had shrimps as appetizer and sea bass as main course. Both courses were chewy and tasteless. I suspect the ingredients were previously frozen. At this level, I have come to expect fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 12/31/2013