We went for their awesome
We went for their awesome 10-course kaiseki omakase. It was simply the best! Thank you for such an amazing experience!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
best sushi i have ever have.
best sushi i have ever have. $$$$ but worth it Blue fin roll is to die for
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The freshest of sushi you
The freshest of sushi you can find in all of the OC. The King Salmon -- fantastic; halibut carpaccio with jalapeno outstanding; sauteed sea bass was beautifully prepared. We also had the seafood tempura and it too was excellent. Every dish comes beautifully garnished which only adds to the dinner. We had a bottle of Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc to go with the meal. Yes, it is expensive but worth it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great, fresh sushi.
Always great, fresh sushi. The specials are always wonderful as are the old reliables like Bluefin Roll.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another terrific dinner at
Another terrific dinner at Bluefin. Sushi was outstanding, fresh and varied with some interesting options I haven't seen offered widely. With the sad and untimely closing of Katsuya in Laguna, Bluefin now stands as one of your best options for great sushi in the Newport area. Make a reservation for the weekends though, this isn't a large place.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We flew in especially to eat
We flew in especially to eat at BlueFin,which has never disappointed us.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
5 stars or a pwerfect 10
Bluefin never disappoints. Five stars or a perfect 10. Can't wait to go back. The bluefin salad and sushi is the best ever.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not as good as it used to be....
Fish was very good as usual. However, some of the rolls seemed to be quickly thrown together. For the prices they are charging every dish better be assembled perfectly!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always consistent and always so delicious. The King Salmon sushi was a 10 out of 10.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in OC
Blue Fin is the best sushi in OC. It is a high end restaurant with great quality and variety. There are always very unique items available. A must if you love Japanese food.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was fantasitc, service
food was fantasitc, service was over bearing at times. Our server made me feel pretty uncomfortable when he wouldnt leave my girlfriend alone (she made a comment to me that she felt uncomfortable) this happend more than a handful of times. Again the sashimi was excellent, but the service didn't do this establishment good.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Bento Box!!
We went for lunch and had the best Bento Box around! There must be 10 different items in the huge box and it comes with soup and a salad. Amazing!!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy Bluefin but this
We enjoy Bluefin but this time around the sushi was not fantastic. Service seemed to be very slow at 5:30 pm for a large party of 8 (friends of the chef) were at the sushi bar and most of the chefs' attention seemed to be on them.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
always great food, seems to have just the right balance of flavors
i had sashimi, yumm
my wife had lobster salad, my 2yr old daughter ate most of it, cooked food is also great; mushrooms, chicken
desert was also exceptional, my 5 yr old boy loved the berries and ice cream, licked the plate
wow, we will be back
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Japanese Food
Love this place! Always great food and great staff! Bring a sweater can be a bit chilly
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluefin is upscale sushi and
Bluefin is upscale sushi and Japanese food. Everything we had was wonderful. It is a little pricey and the space is small but it has a nice cozy atmosphere. I loved the lychee margarita and the miso cod is outstanding. The only downer was that they don't have coffee (?)
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and sake bar
Although you definitely pay for it, this restaurant serves excellent sushi, just enough non-sushi dishes for the faint of heart, and an impressive array of fine sake. Make sure to try some of the daily specials, and a sake sampler if you're new to better sake.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Meal in Town!
I have been to Bluefin before, but this was a special birthday treat for a friend and her family. We all had the omikase, and we shared a bottle of Dom Perignon. The Dom wasn't marked up as much as most restaurants! And, our omikase meal was fantastic. The fish was fresh, the service attentive, and they even let us take a few of our rolls to go because we were so full! Not only will I be back, but so will the members of my group!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sashimi was truly outstanding;
Sashimi was truly outstanding; creatively handled. Rolls were "more fish and less rice" -- also very creatively done. Overall an excellent experience. We will be back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi in OC
Really good sushi right here in Crystal Cove. We had sushi omakase...it was really great. Great selection and great variety...very fresh fish....A great find!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the variety of offerings both at lunch and dinner, gracious and helpful service, saki flights are very nice!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bluefin lived up to its high ratings. The food was outstanding, and I'd also recommend the Bluefin martini. Prices were high, but I knew what to expect, so this was no problem. Once seated, the service was very good. Only hitch was that although we made reservations three days ahead, we still had to wait about 15-20 minutes for a table. But the hostess was very apologetic and as soon as a spot cleared up, they cleaned it and prepared it right away for us. The hitch was handled well by the staff, so it did not impact the experience negatively.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best sushi in Orange County. We come here multiple times per year
when we visit Newport Beach. Wonderful, creative sushi and other fresh
fish dishes. Perfect for sushi lovers and those who prefer their fish cooked.
Service was great. They remember regulars.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always.
Bluefin continues to impress. Definitely get some of their specials. Bluefin Roll is still a favorite.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi Lovers Celebration
My husband celebrated his birthday (a day early) with his favorite food - sushi. He, his son and I all ordered the last item on the menu, a variety of sushi and a roll - a bargain for all we received. We added an extra roll, which was almost too much food! The waiter was very good, and brought a variety plate for a special birthday dessert for my husband, which we all enjoyed. We have been here before and always enjoy it.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in OC
We go to Blue Fin 2 times a month and we are never disappointed. You must try the Blue fin Roll if you like Tuna and Albacore. Its expensive but worth it!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time at Bluefin, but we enjhoyed every minute. The service was great, as you would expect. But the food was the star, especially the sushi and rolls. Everything we tried was delicious and we only scratched the surface. We'll be back to continue exploring the menu options...
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a very scrumptious
Always a very scrumptious meal. The fish is always to high fresh standards!
The presentation is always simple and perfectly done!
The atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable. Service is always very good!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was not a big fan of sushi ... but boy, I am now converted ... lol. Food is wonderful!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Saki, great menu,
Wonderful Saki, great menu, excellent deserts! Truly enjoyed the experience.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
If I could, I would have given it a 4.5 stars because it is an excellent Japanese restaurant. Menu is inventive and it is fun to try all the different items because everything is so good. My only complaint is that while the sushi is excellent, it lacks that extra something to achieve greatness.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always incredible Sushi
One of the best Sushi restaurants in Southern California hands down. My girl and I are sushi snobs and we are always blown away at Bluefin's freshness and quality. It's a pricey but well worth the money. Would recommend to all.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM