Bluefin Restaurant

4.7
899 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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FoodieinAnotherLife
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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SvetlanaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always satisfied!

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Viper
Orange County
4 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
1 review
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
12 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
5 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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good sushi, but did t quite get our order right. Forgot an item, charged us for it. So, then they had to redo bill, then, they forgot to charge us for Sake we ordered, so they had to do bill again.
Then, they ended up charging my credit card twice. So, now, I’m inconvenienced to rectify and get credit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefin is one of the best of the best...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Bluefin for many, many years. We started before they were in the beautiful Crystal Cove location. They just keep getting better and better. We usually have the Chef Omakase which never disappoints. Always, beautiful, creative, and uniquely delicious! My husband loves how everything has a fresh, deep taste from something as simple as the miso fresh clam soup, to the kelp salad, the fish imported from Japan, and the even the desserts are delicious. We’ve never been disappointed the quality all these years, every time we go, is always meets highest expectations.

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vipPhaedra
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor Covid style. Super generous sushi slices. Tempura was spot on too. Live soft shell crab was light and sublime. Cucumber salad was bland, underdressed, not authentic and not Japanese cucumbers. Our neighbor had the omakase that looked exquisitely phenomenal. Will try that next time. Mostly authentic and fresh except for the cucumber salad. The best tasting hamachi I’ve had in a long time.

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vipMary
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special shout out to Genevieve our outstanding waitress! The food,outdoor dining, ambiance was fabulous but her service, friendliness and ability to know what we needed before we could even request it was AMAZING!!!

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Foodlover220
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I made a reservation, but the table was not reserved when I arrived. Also the waitress didn't care about my reservation. I gave her my name but she didn't care and just told us to seat whichever the table. What's the point of making reservation? Yet, the food was good and outside seating was good, too. Over all, I recommend this place to my friends.

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vipAdyM
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food was excellent but the service was kind of lacking
still, we certainly would return

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vipLandShark
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal daily fresh specials, 1 large piece of sushi per order rather than 2 smaller pieces, amazing choices with many options rarely seen in other restaurants. My favorite sushi house in south Orange County.

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Eneas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sushi was excellent, beautifully presented, and plentiful, including my favorite uni, which was particularly good (Santa Barbara, I was told.) The sake was served cold in a box, and a lot of it. I ordered the omakase and I was wowed. Very much reminiscent of Japan finer sushi dining. The only reason for the four star was the soup, that was a rather heavy miso soup. I expected something more refined to match the level of the rest of the offerings, such as a flavorful dashi with a piece of tofu or fish, or perhaps a seasonal vegetable. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Covid-19 protocols were observed which included plexiglass screens, and everyone wore masks, including the guests coming in. What I did not see (perhaps I missed it) was actual sanitizing of table and chairs after guests left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was excellent but the sushi was sub par. Maybe we were there on an off night but the food was mediocre at best.
Nothing compared to Nobu, Matsuhisu, or Jinpachi. The sushi was so tough you needed a knife to cut it. Unfortunately we cannot recommend.

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vipAmmarB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The restaurant is ok, good is above average for sushi but their prices were absolutely ridiculous. Uni was $25 per piece, so two piece order is $50.

I spent $250 before gratuity on a 30 minute lunch with my son and we left hungry.

These guys are gouging and will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was both delicious and beautiful!

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vipJoanne
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside area is great!! Food is amazing!! Not inexpensive....

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vipLloyd
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have set up tables outside with Plexi-glass dividers between tables. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The sushi was some of the best we have ever had. It was incredibly tasty and just melted in our mouth. We had to order all of our sushi at the beginning and our waiter was really cool as came out and asked us if we still wanted the roll we had ordered assuming that we might be full with what we had already ordered and he was correct. Overall, the service and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant... good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was ok, not amazing given the prices and location. Service was slow, non courteous and “be happy you are getting any service” approach.

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vipSindyM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Bluefin, it’s always an exceptional experience. The food is amazing.

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vipMaryA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. A little pricey; however, ya get what ya pay for as this is truly the best sushi around!! Great service as well. You won't be disappointed.

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Love2Eat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love their Omakase. Hat off to the chef. They installed the plexiglass between the tables. So, it made you feel safe for indoor dining.

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 899 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.