Bluefin Restaurant

4.7
910 Reviews
$50 and over
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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vipPtownDad
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service, well set-up for outdoor seating. Yellowtail with jalapeno in yuzu was incredible, as was everything else we ordered. Bonus points for being one of the only restaurants to carry Suntory's The Premium Malts, a beer I had in Japan (at a sushi bar, no less) and hadn't been able to find anywhere else in the US.

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SLam99
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bluefin offers outdoor patio dining as well as indoor table and sushi bar options. We opted for the Omakase Lunch special which is a great deal at $50. The sushi quality is always superb and the amuse bouche are exquisite. We had 5 bite-sized appetizers (including tuna carpaccio, homemade tofu), 4 pieces of sashimi, 5 pieces of sushi (including yellowtail toro and uni), soup and desert, a chilled poached pear with ice cream and berries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone down hill at bluefin. It has always been expensive, but I never used to mind because the quality was extremely good and the value seemed well in line with the price. I have not got that feeling the last couple of times going to bluefin. For example the heirloom tomato and cucumber salad had very poor quality cucumbers… Mostly end pieces with excessive skin. ... And the tomatoes were very subpar. It was really more of a jicama salad than anything else. It just was not impressive. Their Sushi and sashimi used to take my breath away, in the way it was arranged and tasted, and its freshness. I did not get that feeling this time (or the last couple times). I think maybe their location has given them license to dumb down their food, thinking that it’s Newport Beach and they can charge a lot without being exceptional.

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SueB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous. Nice outdoor seating with heating.

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vipCorrieM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's really hard to find good quality sushi anywhere and Bluefin is one of the few places I trust for quality, fresh amazing sushi, and Japanese cuisine!

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vipJBGFoodie
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It is definitely good and inventive menu with specials. However, I want more customer service when I sit at the sushi bar. Talk to me, ask me questions, engage with me. No such luck. The restaurant didn't mean my expectations.

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TaylorJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the dinner was amazing. From food to service to ambience and COVID precautions. Will definitely be back.

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Vitoria
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’m disappointed little bit😵Last time was better Omakase. I’ll try again😊

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Luds
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch!

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JodyF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and excellent service! It was a nice change to sit outside on the patio too...

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vipBarbaraR
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefin is our favorite sushi restaurant. We. Only live here part time and every time we are in town, we try to go.
We have never been disappointed. All the fish is so fresh and especially love the Bluefin roll! I’m glad you are back open and look forward to more visits soon.

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vipToshi
Orange County
97 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Special. Top quality and authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Investig8r
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting dining experience with a different touch than many sushi restaurants. We really liked the food, the way the tables were sectioned off and our server was attentive. We would go back

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vipLQhungry
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! The service was lacking. I finally got up to request the check and the hostess helped, while our server continued to ignore me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food, the best sushi in all of orange county. Sometimes the service is a bit lacking but the sushi chefs in and especially Mr. Abe do incredible sushi and starters. Can’t stress enough how great the food is.

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Ojichan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality and value lunch. Mine was chirashi, my wife's was "bento", both outstanding. Extremely fresh fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Terrible sushi. Ordered omakase. At 9:20pm they started to clear up the dining area and heaters. Weird. Never got some items from the omakase and the waitress disappeared after giving us food never to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. I loved the chawan mushi and the sashimi was awesome.

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Purin
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated right away when we went at our reservation time.

The food is excellent. I felt like I was back home in Japan when I ate food. We ordered chirashi, sushi lunch special and Linch box. As a restaurant owner, I can tell how much work behind if each dish is. And we all appreciated that and enjoyed the taste of it.

Wonderful outstanding restaurant as always has been.
This is our favor restaurant.

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vipShannonG
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is amazing. The Sashimi Appetizer is wonderful. I highly recommend this place. The outdoor patio is well heated and very comfortable...

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FoodieinAnotherLife
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location in Crystal Cove Plaza. Nice outdoor seating. Great service. Good sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Best Sushi in OC! Good Service but not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service; they used to be good. BlueFin busboy, who was delivering our food, kept having his fingers inside all the dishes. The waiter pretended that he doesn’t speak English. Disgusting! Spent $200, came home hungry.

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AzharJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was surprisingly good, the apps/soup were great and the sushi was pretty good as well

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vipSvetlanaR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always satisfied!

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Viper
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was great. Freshest fish and generous portions. You’ll be pleased.

The dining experience was just ok. Outside dining would have been better if they would be able to block the sun a little better.

Service was really slow given the minimal amount of guests that were being served. Should have been much better given the price you pay.

If you’re only coming here for the food, then I would recommend. For the dining experience? I would choose an alternative.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Too expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

For amount of the money you pay there service is very poor , our server was not friendly at all he brought food to table after one hour and there food was ok not great .

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Bacon
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional! We will be coming back soon :)

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Kimi
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were, as usual, superb. The sashimi was fresh and delicious. The chawan mushi (the ultimate comfort food) was as good as my mother’s. I love this restaurant.

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Mary
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, excellent and welcoming service, outdoor tables were perfect, food was great.

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vipWhome
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their foods and services are excellent as always. My friends and I enjoyed everything at Bluefin. They never disappoint us! I highly recommend Bluefin to all to have fabulous dining experience.

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NedR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good lock
Good food very fresh !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good ambiance, setting and service. This is second time we went to the restaurant, the first time sushi was outstanding, but this time it was OK.

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MarkOson
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Pricy but well worth it. 😋Highly recommend!

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vipOliviaW
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Highly Recommend. Great food, great service, lovely and convivial ambiance, beautiful and artistic presentation of cuisine. Look forward to returning!

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Ojichan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Fabulous chirashi!!

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StevenR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. The rib-eye is amazing, the Bento box a favorite. Always lovely. While in a shopping center, it seems quiet and you have a view of the ocean. I then go to Williams Sonoma, what is not to like. A favorite for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gen was a great host

FAQs

Bluefin Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-7373.

Bluefin Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.