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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/
  • Email: info@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 (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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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 sushi - great prices - great service - great find!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food and service were both top notch. This was our first visit to Okura so didn't know what to expect. But we stumbled upon a pleasant surprise. Will definitely be back to try some of the dishes we missed out on..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was New Years Eve and the place was totally filled so it was noisy BUT everything was perfect and we had a superior experience! The food was excellent, very fresh and very attractive. The service was great, especially considering how busy it was. We will definitely return"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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
  • "Dined at Okura Robata on a visit to Laguna from NYC. The food was simply outstanding. Sushi was fresh and delicious. Desserts were incredible. Service was attentive and friendly. One of the best meals we enjoyed on our trip!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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
  • "Although other reviews were favorable, our experience was not. In regards to ambience, the hostess seated us on the patio away from the main dining area although there were open tables. After observing others seated on the patio, it seemed as though young couples and minorities were seated away making us feel isolated and not good enough. The best parts of the meal were the edamame app and the Robata grilled salmon. Other than that, the sashimi sampler was average to slightly below average at best. We've had MUCH better sashimi at Ohshima Japanese cuisine in Orange-best sushi of my life."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "On a Monday evening, the service was scattered and disjointed. No one seated my party or acknowledged us when we walked in. The bar tender doubled as host, which left him spread too thin. Upon being seated no one served us unt we asked. Despite the slow service and somewhat disorganization, the volcano roll was delicious. Also the new kye and apicy habachi rolls were fresh. In conclusion, good food but would not return bc of the poor service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We live in Laguna so we usually always eat within the area so this was a great new spot. Food, Service and ambiance were excellent so we are definitely going back."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is a great spot for modern sushi dining. Prices are moderate and the food is excellent. Service was a little spotty, but adequate. Waiter was uninformed on the menu. Definitely will go again, especially for happy hour."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The sushi was melt in your mouth amazing. I was very surprised to find an LA type upscale Japanese restaurant in Laguna. The service was great, the manager was at the door when we arrived and was very friendly and accommodating (we were fairly early for our reservations on Friday night. The restaurant has great decor and ambiance, and was fairly dim and quiet. Perfect date place."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We live nearby Okura and we were so happy to see that they opened. We are not disappointed. Have been several times now and all the food is amazing. The Garlic Soy Edamame is a great starter. My husband has enjoyed the Kobe Beef and Serrano Hamachi Carpaccio, Robata Skewers, Chilean Sea Bass. The Black Cod is especially delicious and melts in your mouth. I hope to see their menu expanded to add some healthy choices and more vegetable dishes. The decor of the restaurant is beautiful and upscale, but the prices are very reasonable. We will definitely become regulars."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I wanted to like the restaurant but unfortunately the food was a disappointment."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Finally a sushi restaurant I love walking distance from me"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We tried the new restaurant that replaced Katsuya and unfortunately we were very disappointed. The decor is not as nice, but most important is that the food is really average. Most dishes were tasteless and the sushi rolls saggy, including the "crunch" roll. We were not impressed at all. Service was nice."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "My first dinner at Okura was fine, nothing extraordinary. They seem to have addressed the noise level somewhat, that was a problem for the previous restaurant. Service was friendly and no complaints about the sushi we ordered. I didn't try any main dishes but they seem to have an easy menu to choose from and prices are fair. I'd go back."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Terrible hostess, who could not find a table for us in an entirely empty room although we had reservations. Waiter was excellent, food was very good, except for the reception and air head hostess a good evening. Note:: the predominance of "partners tables" is a negative. Worse there are no foot rails to rest your feet, they just dangle. Blood rushes to feet for uncomfortable seating. several people the night we were there changed their seating away from the partners tables. I will not sit there, ever."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Open only two weeks when we dined there. Excellent Caesar salad and using only romaine hearts which is the only way to serve, could have added croutons.. The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent as was the Black Cod although the sauce with the cod was a bit too sweet. Excellent service, nice ambiance. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Really great food, service and ambience. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Great restaurant. The food,, the staff, the wide variety of menu items makes this a real gem. The sushi chefs welcome you in Japanese when you arrive and you even get to cook some of the beef dishes at your table. Whether you are a sushi lover, tempura lover, or robata lover you are in for a treat at this restaurant. And this prices are very reasonable!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Great Place for high end Sushi at moderate end prices! Had a great time with our friends and Jay and her Husband made us all feel like we had been locals forever. ( Even though it has only been open 11 days) The bar lively and friendly."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This restaurant is a great new addition to Laguna Beach. The food was excellent and the service was just as good. It has a great contemporary ambience with great music. I can tell it will become a new hot spot and we will be there often!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013