Bluefin Restaurant

4.6
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Classic and creative sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes, many showing international influences, in a stylish contemporary setting, from Nobu Matsuhisa alumnus Takashi Abe.
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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with consistent service and quality!

F
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays & decided on lunch omakase on a Sunday. It wasn't very crowded. We were seated right away. All of us loved the whole sensory experience. We had 4 courses plus soup & dessert. Very satisfied! !

RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place used to be good but has gone downhill. I think Nobu opening a Lido has cut into their market.

S
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ALWAYS a wonderful meal...I get the Bento box. GREAT PLACE.

AN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The regular servers are lack of service. No refill ice tea or hot water unless asked...

W
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in So Cal!

MS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very cold in the restaurant but the food was great, service was probably ok at best. My waiter failed to get all of my order into the kirchen. So i ended up canceling the order

j
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as before. Disappointed with omakase lunch quality.

SJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our sushi was great, over priced. Our waiter Didn’t speak English well enough to describe anything on the menu. I would go there again. There are plenty of great sushi places in OC.

s
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The fish was not properly prepared in the salad- odd shapes and chunks as if they were leftovers from sushi preparation. The tempura uni was a watery. The lunch omakase was served without any fanfare and barely audible explanation of what the plate contained. The experience should be a $$ meal at best.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at sushi places all over Japan, Bluefin did not disappoint!

W
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding - freshest possible sushi and service was top notch!

W
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always! Will come back in a few weeks!

a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super fresh and tasty fish. Prompt food delivery to table. Comfy chairs and booth seating. Loved seeing the sushi bar action and how engaged everyone was. Seemed like there were many regulars!

MT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! Being Japanese I can’t go to most sushi restaurants because I’m always disappointed but Bluefin is authentic and superior on all levels. I drive 1 hour to go here!

OI
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Great service. Good variety and all sorts of fresh offerings.

Can get very loud.

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

To start I’ve been here many times and had great meals. In this day, however, the sashimi was dry and did not taste fresh at all. This included 4 different fish on single rolls. This was a Monday, so unlikely to get fresh deliveries that day or the weekend. The broth in the lobster soup was delicious, but the piece of lobster itself was quite poor - tasted burnt & over cooked - actually you could see the burnt claws. I hate to think they might be trying to pass off old, inferior cuts of raw fish to unsuspecting guests - I cant be fooled by poor cuisine.

B
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was my birthday, didn’t get anything special, like most restaurants do.
We had the Omakase, fish was of poor qualities as usual, Blue Fin, should invest more in their fish’s for sushi.
May not go back again.

D
Dallas
127 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious !!!!!!! Great food ( crispy tuna, fresh crab, Bluefin roll, edamame, ). Ratha and Jason were super servers! The entire staff is very friendly

M
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi experience as usual!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I would like to talk to the owner. I have sent emails but don’t go through..we loved dinner but our reservation over the phone seemed like it was going to be great but when we arrived with a slight disability it was super uncomfortable with the host...we up front shared the disability

No one should feel uncomfortable when spending premium price for a meal

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Blue Fin is one of my frequent visit restaurant! We always have very good meal ty here!

SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sushi fresh. Good sake.

y
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I hope they will have some plum wine in the future

LC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

This is not a gay friendly place. I will not eat here anymore.

KE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The miso cod here melted in your mouth like butter! So delicious, the only complaint I have is everything is ala carte so you pay extra for salad and steamed vegetables. Hand rolls were yummy too, everything was great! Really enjoyed, highly recommend!!

S
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefin Restaurant is a family favorite! The service is friendly and professional, the food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

OT
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were taking clients here. It is a great neighborhood restaurant with authentic quality. Very high end. Take those that appreciate this type of Japanese cuisine. Service is spot on!

KM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing the chefs were funny and very entertaining. We had the chef’s omakase. Every dish came out was fresh and delicious. Definitely will be coming back again.

JB
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally high quality fish. The best of my experiences in Orange and San Diego counties in over 20 years. Excellent and friendly service. I will go again.

TS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, always the best. Great restaurant, great food and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Forgot 2 of our rolls that we ordered, a large group at the bar was being extremely loud and we could barely hear ourselves.

o
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb. Attentive as usual. The food outstanding.
Our favorite restaurant.

RB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding sashimi! Noting more needs to be said! Beautiful location and interesting OC crowd.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance

CL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Abe is the best sushi chef in Orange County. Creative and traditional. Don't come to Newport Beach or Laguna without trying Blue Fin.

RS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great. Nice quiet restaurant for fine or causal dining. Great value for the money- lunch Omakase- must try!!!

MR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere. All fish was phenomenal and had outstanding flavor!

DT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This review and poor rating is for this one visit primarily due to lack of care and response from staff. Have noticed a downward trend here for some time but kept going because we really loved the food. We have frequented about once a month for many years. This trip we were extremely disappointed. Food was ok but not great this time. Service was poor, unfriendly and completely indifferent as if they are getting tired of doing this. Had a difficult time just getting tea refills.
Reservation was only two hours after opening for the day. We all ordered the Mother's Day's multi course. An item was substituted out without telling us. When questioned they said they had sold out of the item. Later we observed the same item being served to others who arrived after us. When questioned again, they said the item was not sold out but the chef made the decision to change ours. (WHY?) Because of the confusion, we asked to speak with the manager and they replied that he had just left.
Mixed feelings here because although I do not want to I do give it up, I feel compelled to not support this restaurant's behavior. Suggest you visit this establishment and make your own decision, just be aware and don't let them treat you like this. (It spoiled our Mother's Day .)