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About O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine

Welcome to O Fine Japanese Cuisine, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant and comfortable setting. Explore beyond the sushi and sashimi such wonderful dishes as Chillean Sea Bass Misoyaki, Garlic Beef or Lobster Tail Dynamite with Snow Crab. There is something for everyone from our one item entree to a variety of sushi, sashimi and fusion cuisines. We are conveniently located inside the Albertson shopping center with plenty of parking spaces for local residents or visitors. Please join us for the wonderful, exciting, O experience. We look forward to serving you soon!

6731 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sand Canyon Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 748-1896

Website:
http://www.ofinejapanesecuisine.com/Home.html

Executive Chef:
Master Chef R.W.

Additional:
Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service were excellent but a little pricey. We really enjoyed the sea bass with miso glaze.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food quality and presentation were very good. Service was a little spotty. Although they came to take our order before we had even settled in yet, we had to ask for table settings, shoyu, plates, and they forgot one of our rolls so we had to wait for that too. It also took a very long time to get a hot tea. The menu is limited outside of sushi and sashimi so we ordered a couple of Unagi-don which is off the menu but were shocked to find out that they charged us $34 for each one. It was delicious and a generous portion but not a good value so I would not recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My family came here to celebrate a birthday. I had a feeling that this is not the type of restaurant that I would normally go to, but some of my family members had a decent experience before, so they requested to dine here. Ugh, I should have stood my ground and insisted that we go elsewhere. The food here is awful--I don't get why they have such high ratings on Yelp, but I'm guessing it's because the patrons who frequent this place are not familiar with good Japanese food. Nothing is authentic here. Rolls drenched in sauce are not considered sushi. Ramen was not even made with the proper type of noodles, nor the right type of broth. The "live" lobster special that our server recommended was not fresh, tiny in portion (we were told it would easily feed 4 adults) and the soup that they make with the claws and the head was terrible. It was so salty, the server had to fill our bowls with hot water. Even then, the lobster meat was beyond salty. We barely managed to eat the lobster meat as we were hungry and didn't want to be wasteful. Oh and everything is overpriced. They got rid of the bento options for dinner, so we had to order everything a la carte (they charged $8 for a side of steamed vegetables!), which added up very quickly. I don't mind paying a lot of money if the quality, taste, ingredients, and portion are worth the price, but what we ordered failed in every way. The only saving grace at this "Japanese" restaurant is the service. Our server worked very hard to try to right the wrong committed by the kitchen staff and the owner. He was friendly, apologetic (they forgot some of our orders, our inedible "soup" took forever), and hard working. We all agreed that his talent is being wasted at O and he should be recruited by a way better restaurant. So why only 4 stars for service? Because we trusted his recommendation of the nasty lobster special. He should know his food better and not just recommend dishes that are expensive. Never, ever returning again!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was very good, however one of the servers was absolutely horrible. This girl made a mistake and entered our order wrong, then took it out on us with a very spiteful attitude the rest of the evening. If it wasn’t for another server coming over to take care of us we would have gotten up and left. As I stated before, the food was very good... however with such a nasty and quite frankly childish server on their staff, I don’t think I’ll be back. Plenty of other great spots in OC.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

New owners, new menu and somewhat confused staff with old menu specials and board still up.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fine dining in a great environment. I greatly appreciated that they had our open table reservation ready on time. So many places lack the diligence needed to set seating aside for 10.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We continue to go back because the food is excellent. But... the service is marginal. The waiters are friendly enough but you wait forever for them to come with your beverage and appetizer. Then when the food comes out, it comes in a rush and then the waiters are gone. When we are finished we always have to wave them down after waiting for too long with empty plates. Food excellent; pacing of service needs lots of work!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

They were able to accommodate our party of 8 on a Friday night. Plenty of seating. The sushi and ramen were yummy and filling. I love that they do half orders of the sushi since I like having options. There was some confusion on the half order vs. full order when it was brought to our table, but they were willing to accommodate us which I really appreciated! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service and food seems to vary from visit to visit. We always sat at the sushi bar but because when sushi chef's get busy with the table orders it looses some of the appeal not being able to talk to them.
More importantly, there could be a bit more "polish" in how thing like bussing tables go...we had a busboy pushing around a wheeled dish cart as opposed to picking up the dishes and returning them to the kitchen...for a moment it felt like we were in a school cafeteria as the cart of dirty dishes / food rolled by, totally unappetizing!

Net / net I spent over $100 for two and expected a much better experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

attentive help but they don't seem to spot you when you need them

huge menu

will definitely be back

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 23, 2017

My first time here was a great experience. We are at the sushi bar. The food was excellent in freshness, preparation and presentation . All staff was very nice, courteous and fun!
Well done!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our friends have eaten here before and liked it. Went there tonight and sushi was awful. Super fishy smelling Tuna, even the California rolls were off and fishy. Service wasn't good either unfortunately. For some reason they kept bringing us teriyaki steak we didn't order to the point where it turned into a joke, and yet managed to forget things we did order. Will never return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Love the food there ❤️

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Service declined as more patron were seated.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Best sushi spot in Irvine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Food were good but service was bad. The waiter didn't wait for us to finish meal before he gave us the bill. The restaurant was not full so didn't understand the reason to get us out of restaurant. They need to do better training for their waiters so won't ruin their name.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great japanese food

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great ambiance, good food and terrific value.
Out of the way location, but worth the drive.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Delicious, lovely ambience, great price for the quantity and quality!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Exceptional service...attentive and friendly

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Seems to be getting better! overall was happy with the experience, reasonable value and attentive servers. happy hour options let you sample their menu at a great price!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The service was extremely slow. After the orders were taken, it took too a long time to get the foods. and we realized that we did not have soup after we left the restaurant as everybody of us ordered Lunch Special.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Having lunch with my sis and we both loved our food

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food is excellent time and again. Service terrific.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I booked my reservation through OpenTable. Upon our arrival they could find the reservation. It was Valentine's Day so my wife was worried we weren't going to get in, but they sat us down after a 5 minute wait, so we were happy.
The server was slow. We sat without drinks for at least 10 minutes. The menu showed pictures of a Sushi Box B, which has beautiful looking fish. When I ordered this option, the server said that was no longer available that I needed to order Sushi E, 10 piece instead. She said it was the same fish. To my disappointment, the fish was based nigiri and looked nothing like what was shown in the picture on the menu.
My wife's meal was mediocre at best. They never refilled our drinks the entire time. The interior is nice and I was excited to experience this restaurant. I will never go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We tried this place for the first time, realized it was still Happy Hour - which meant we could try several items without having to order too much food or spend a great amount of money. Service was good - prompt and pleasant, all items had a nice presentation and all tasted very fresh and well prepared. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Consistently very good. Whether you are ordering sushi, sashimi or hot food. They have beautiful bowls of soup, fresh sashimi and salads, and many other great items. Great for local neighborhood dining, family friendly or date night Japanese food.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Pros
- nice, clean, modern
- close to freeway and plenty of parking
- prices were reasonable

Cons
- Restaurant was 90% emptied on a Saturday night, which sort made the whole place felt really dead and boring
- Did not feel like authentic japanese restaurant
- Sashimi was underwhelming

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We had not been to O Fine for about 3 months. What a pleasant surprise that they had updated their menu. Really happy that they finally brought back the combo lunch and dinners. Half orders of the roll is perfect since my husband does not eat as much sushi as I do. Now it is the perfect compromise for dinner. The yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno was super fresh and melt in your mouth delicious. We also tried 1/2 rolls of shrimp outside with shrimp tempura inside, and a the poke roll. Much better than last time, the poke was light and not as much soy. Great changes! We will be dining here again on a regular basis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2016

We have been here many time before and have always found the food to be excellent. To make things better they had a number of happy hour specials on both food and drinks. Only down side was that the wait staff/servers seemed to be a bit on the slow side, not sure if it was cause we were right there at the time they opened or what.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Prices is very reasonable. Great seating area but restaurant is kind of hard to find if you are not from the area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The sushi was very good. Staff was not very attentive. It was very cold in there (kinda like the staff's attitude). Tried to buy the sushi chef a beer (very common occurrence at other sushi bars) and was told I couldn't. Took forever to get staffs attention to order a second drink and then to get the bill. They were too busy cleaning up and getting ready to close even though it was only 8:45pm. They weren't rude or anything, just didn't feel welcome, and even felt like we overstayed our welcome.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We really love the restaurant. This was our second time coming. The food was really good. We all loved what we ordered. The only drawback was the service...they made us feel like they wanted us to leave as soon as possible. We wanted to order deserts but the face expression and body language the waiter made told us she wanted us to leave. So we paid for the meal and left to have desert somewhere else.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Always amazing food and fantastic service!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Hostess was frazzled and somewhat rude. Sat us next to the kitchen door. Lots of food, giid presentation, good value, but kind of average.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 26, 2016

We ordered everything off the specials menu and whatever else our server suggested. All around a great meal, but the service was extra attentive. It made all the difference.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Absolutely my favorite sushi place! The rolls are delicious and big! Very good price for the amount of food you get! Great place to try new things because everything is great! Mark was our chef are the sushi bar and was so helpful and is very very good at his job! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Great restaurant, different take on Japanese food with original sushi rolls and even offer free dessert on birthday celebrations. Recommend the lychee ice cream.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2016

O Fine Japanese is very fine! I have to admit I would never have found it had I not had a 20% off coupon. But now that I have, I'll be back coupon or not!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We went on the last day of OC Restaurant Week, after having been there earlier that week for Restaurant Week. The second time around, we noticed that the amount of food and quality weren't the same. Our ramen soup was very salty. The seabass portions for the entree were half the size of the ones served earlier in the week! We also waited a LONG time to get our last entree, weren't offered rice and had to wait a while to get one bowl when we asked for it. Also, one scallop dish was extremely salty, while another one (same dish) wasn't. Maybe they couldn't handle all the people coming in for restaurant week? Except that the restaurant was not completely full on a Saturday night. Several empty tables. They brought our check before bringing out dessert, which we had to remind them about. This was a disappointment, because I had brought my parents here after telling them how good the place was. But, since I know they can do better, I am still giving 3 stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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