Mitsuyoshi Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Mitsuyoshi Restaurant offers authentic yet contemporary Japanese cuisine in a simple and calming dining atmosphere. Over the years, our chef has perfected each dish on the menu to create a tasteful selection of enjoyable Japanese dishes.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.0
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3.8
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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was authentic japanese cuisine. The traditional first-class service and delicious, high quality menu offerings made for an awesome dinner experience for our family. The udon, teishoku meal, and fresh water eel on rice dinner were all fantastically delicious. We will return to this place again soon. Highly recommended!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulously surprised at the authenticity of this restaurant. I’m Japanese and felt like my relatives from Osaka we’re serving me from their kitchen. The hakusaizuke (pickled cabbage) is homemade and was the first indication that this was a special restaurant. The Saba Shioyaki and Hamachi Kama were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The vegetable croquette had the perfect crunch and the sukiyaki was elegantly flavored - not too sweet, with tender slices of marinated beef. We had a party of 6 and visited on a Sunday, which seemed unusually quiet, but we will definitely be coming back.

d
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was very impressed by the meal we shared at Mitsuyoshi, the miso seabass was absolutely delicious and the tuna sashimi was fresh and tasty. I was sorry to see that there were so few people, but the service and the food especially were outstanding!

OC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from South Orange County just to have great, classic Japanese food. Really enjoy the chawan mushi, which is rarely seen on menus these days. The shrimp tempura has a light, crispy batter. Yum! Service is excellent.

s
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good taste but drink serve was slow. It was goog

O
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best place to enjoy japoneses foods with friends or for family events

JF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent Japanese food.

IC
Los Angeles
211 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Understaffed resulting in poor service (order errors) and delays - so bad that patron started to walk out due to unreasonable delays. It doesn't help that the food is mediocre and is overpriced for what you are served.

CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fantastic service, from the warm and welcoming greeting and throughout the meal we felt like family. In Southern California there is fierce completion for customers and even more challenging are gaining repeat ones. They have my business and I will return soon. Thank you.

f
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual and the service was great. We live this restaurant.

AT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was terrible. We had a reservation on a Sunday at 6 pm. We ordered and didn't get our dinner until an hour later. The people next to us came after us and finished before we got our food! My dinner was delicious, but the fish was cold. My friend said this was not the first time she had to wait a long time.
The waitress didn't come back to check on us. We had to track her down.

JF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to eat authentic Japanese food. Courteous staff.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food excellent service more like authentic Japanese food then other restaurants nowadays

N
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I really enjoyed our experience at this authentic Japanese restaurant. It is a large, cozy place and the food is excellent, and authentic as well, served with chopsticks, and the menu is varied. We wanted a chicken appetizer, but they were out of it. We did have the skewered beef/onion appetizer which was excellent. We ordered a bottle of wine and it was also very nice. I ordered the Tempura with vegetables and it was fantastic, huge amount of food too, as I ordered the "set" which includes many other food items too. My daughter ordered the beef plate, can't remember the name, and it was a great portion, also with adjacent items with it, which includes miso soup. We made a 5:30 pm reservation and were seated promptly but the service was slow and we assumed it because of the number of people there, as well it being Christmas. We definitely enjoyed the experience, the serving staff was very friendly, the food excellent.

HD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good authentic Japanese cuisine. Had reservations for Christmas dinner and were seated promptly but they were short staffed. It took awhile for the food but even longer just to get the check to leave! Staff were running around and I saw customers getting up and serving water to themselves. It’s a nice little restaurant, the dinner was long but I’d return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not flexible

KM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The expanded menu gave more selections to choose from. Everyone in our group enjoyed whatever they chose to eat for dinner.

DW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu has a very good variety of Japanese food from sashimi to combination dishes. I thought the sashimi was very fresh and the rice cooked just right. Very good service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a moderately priced menu with almost everything you would want at a Japanese restaurant.

f
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always good but dinner is best. Hirakatsu is outstanding.

HI
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

日本人なので、入店したときに「いらっしゃいませ」の一言に感動し、ホッとしました。
日本の定番食も食べられるし、カリフォルニア風にアレンジされた創作和食も味わえました。味は文句なし!おいしいおいしいと子どもたちも食べていました。量はさすがアメリカ。日本の1.5〜2倍はありました。シェアし合うのもまた楽しかったです。
店員さんは丁寧、親切でストレスを感じませんでした。
お客さんは日系の方だけでなく、現地の人も結構な割合でいました。シニア夫婦もいれば、生後数ヶ月の赤ちゃんを連れた家族連れも。
日本食を食べるなら絶対オススメのお店です!

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SH
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Came here after spending the day at California Adventure. Had great reviews on open tablw and was able to reserve. About 18min drive from the parks. The food was good but pricey. Oysters at $3.50 per and quite small. Bento Box dinner was great and had a bit of everything. Kids shared chicken terryaki and it was quite dry and not enough sauce. Overall it was okay just not great value for a family.

MV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole family loves this restaurant!! The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. Great for young and old.

E
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've been enjoying the food and hospitality at Mitsuyoshi for over twenty years. The food never disappoints and it has been a favorite of our family for as long as we can remember. We visit Mitsuyoshi about once a month and the people there have always been so friendly and kind to us. Combined with great food, it's no surprise that we keep returning! As I am Japanese I feel somewhat qualified to say that the food is authentic and the diverse menu is why we never feel like we're in a rut. In addition to sushi and sukiyaki, you can get teriyaki and tempura, tonkatsu, or grilled saba. And much more. And whatever we try, it has always been delicious.

AT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The portion was way small compared to the price. Grilled salmon was literally smaller than my 10 yr old kid’s hand. Too expensive for small portion of food. Disappointed

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection.

OT
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, authentic food. Service was great to make up for slow food service. Receiving orders was a little slow but it’s clearly a family run joint that was just busy on a Saturday night.

j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Fish is fresh though portions are small. We waited over 1 hour for our sushi to come on a Saturday night when the restaurant is 70% full.

1
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Had great expectations based on the reviews and found food just OK.

SP
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pretty good food, very reasonably priced, but service was very slow.

K
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, a little pricey but the quality, flavor, freshness, and authenticity make for an occasional splurge.

w
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent Japanese food. Service is a little slow, but very courteous.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tosh is the man! The sushi is top notch and sushi chef Tosh makes the experience so much better. Sit at the bar!

F
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat at! One of OC's secret Japanese restaurants.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quite the surprise, the food was excellent. We will definitely become regulars. My wife and I loved it!

KT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visited Mitsuyoshi for business lunch. Nice variety of traditional Japanese meals.
I have Kaisen don (seafood bowl), and it was very authentic including sushi rice.

f
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great as always. The service was good and the restaurant was great for get togethers.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitsuyoshi is our go to place for special occasions at work such as birthdays, business dinners, entertaining visitors, etc. The food is great! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

MK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was our 3rd visit and it has been good food and service. This time the service was very poor. We arrived at opening time for dinner and only two tables were occupied. My food came at about 20 minutes but it took about 20 more minutes for my husbands dish. Another waitress filled our water glasses and asked what dish we're waiting for. She did not return with a status. My husband had to get up to inquire. It finally came, I had completed my dish. I asked for extra nappa, and was charged an extra 3.80. That was a bit much for getting so little. I will try this restaurant again because of the food. If the service is still poor, I will not go back.

MV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 11 adults and 2 kids. It was wonderful! Great service. Fantastic food. A nice private room so we can visit. When our family comes to visit from Phoenix, this is a must go to restaurant. One of our favorite places this eat! We highly recommend eating here!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don't like the service of this visit. It depends on who serves, some waitress are quite nice.