O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine

4.3
265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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!
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PeteN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Worst tempura ever! I have been to many Japanese restaurants, including restaurants in Japan and in Asia, and never ever ate a worse tempura; oily and soggy. Tempura is almost fool proof food, guess not for this restaurant.

Sashimi is also not very good, even the sashimi at Tokyo Central is better.

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Veronika
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with lots of fresh choices and outstanding service! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant experience!

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vipRAYJAY
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable good sushi. Fresh, fish, good service and nice atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Got sushi and sashimi lunch special. Sushi portions were small and fish quality was not the best

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vipTravelMafia
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fairly good. The service was a little slow (drinks and refills) and appetizer came with my dinner. For the price it was good value, but when I get a night out I want more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Omakase was amazing as always.
I wish that ALL sushi restaurants served the quality of sushi that O always does!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Omakase course

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I have had good experiences at this restaurant in the past. However, this time the fish was not fresh and some of it had to be sent back.

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vipAndyX
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I came for the $80 Luxe (10-pc omakase) OC Restaurant Week. However, the minimum order was 2 omakase, which was never stated on the menu online or at the restaurant. Hence, I was quite disappointed with this unwritten policy. Instead, I ordered a few sushi favorites, which were average in quality but premium in price. Further, the service by the girl was stand-offish. We're not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food.

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TWare
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a wonderful experience 🙌🏼👏🏼👍🏼, we came for OC Restaurant Week and did the Omakase Dinner my husband and I and it was simply delicious..... He was a bit skeptical at first because he thought “oh it’s a deal and they won’t give the good stuff “ but WRONG, we got it ALL! Awesome service and a really cute setting, going back for more in a couple days. We’ve found a new fav Sushi 🍣 Restaurant loved the menu great items you don’t see everywhere and presentation was wonderful 💯

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Luv2eatout
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They did a great job with COVID-19 protocols! Temperature checking, making sure staff & patrons wore masks as well as social distancing tables. I felt safe & comfortable.

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vipDanL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Upper end neighborhood center sushi location and decor, with food and presentation of some of the best sushi I’ve had.

Definitely one of the top 2 or 3 places for quality sushi in Orange County.

Will repeat

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vipRAYJAY
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The Sushi is always fresh and prepared well. Service on the other hand is very hit and miss.

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vipJedrix
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The yellowtail belly was delicious!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The sushi was very fresh but the portions were very small. Even though it was suppose to be a deal during restaurant week, it was only $20 less then what the normal omakse would have cost

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a good value if you get there lunch special. Quality was decent for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Went back for a second visit this week on a restaurant week. First time was an amazing meal but today most of the sushi tasted old and fishy. Quite disappointed bc I’ve shared with friends how fresh everything tasted the first time and instead of trying a different restaurant, we changed to O Fine Sushi.
I’ve let our server know once the shrimp was not fresh at all but once sushi started arriving which tasted old, all of us were very disappointed.
Other than that, everything else was fresh and service was also amazing.

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vipJudyW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went there with my mother trying out their OC Restaurant Week lunch menu. $25 for 12 pieces of sushi, 1 blue crab hand roll soup and salad. I felt we were rushed...I mean we got there at 11:40 and finished eating by 12:05. Luckily my mom took her time to finish her hot tea, otherwise we would have been out within 30 minutes. I didn’t enjoy it much but will give the OC Restaurant Week dinner menu a try later.

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AJfromOrangeCounty
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and attentive and friendly service. However, I felt they were trying to rush us out, even though it wasn’t super busy and we had reservations. We pretty much got all the courses at the same time, and received the check before being asked if we wanted to order anything else (which we did).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Thompson is exceptional .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We decided to eat here based on the dinner menu on Open Table. However, once there their menu was different. Gone: Both the Dinner Entree Teishoka and their Dinner Special Combo Plate that included miso soup, salad, rice and steamed veggies. Gone: Beef and Chicken Sukiyaki. Gone: Dinner Special Sushi and Sashimi Combo. I let our waitress know and she was going to let Management know to correct their menu on Open Table. Everything is ala carte now including miso soup & rice. Also, for hot Japanese tea, you get a mug with hot water and a tea bag. My mug was chipped at the lip area too. One good thing is they have some sushi rolls made with cucumber instead of rice on the outside. Great if you are avoiding carbohydrates. It would be really nice if they had that cucumber option for all their rolls. Our agedashi tofu was overdone almost burnt, the vegetables tempura was fine, and the O roll sushi with the cucumber outside was decent. One of the waitresses was not very friendly at all but two others made up for her. It's pricey and ala carte for sides doesn't help. Not sure if we will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

the quality of food deteriorated for us. sushis are so small and not worth the price. wagyu beef was chewy.

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vipsueb
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality sushi and great service. Just introduced my husband to it with a Christmas gift card and he is also hooked.

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MylesT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a small family get together and required accessible seating. Everything was splendid. Best octopus sashimi I’ve ever had.

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vipVictoriaC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our favorite sushi places in OC. Food is always amazing!

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vipbabs824
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at 0 Fine Japanese Cuisine. I was impressed by their menu - very large selection of items. The sashimi is served in ceramic spoons and was delicious. The special salmon roll was very good, except it was hard to eat the lemon pieces on the top. Their special O roll which is a variety of fish rolled in cucumber definitely missed the mark. it was rolled too loosely, so when you picked it up, all the filling fell out. Would definitely go back.

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vipDinita
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Everything was great BUT our waitress forgot to put our order in. Luckily the other waiter who took our sashimi order made it to the table but we waited 45 minutes for our appetizers. They didn’t even give a discount for their mistake. They didn’t seem sorry

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Omekaze.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Hair in the food
The replacement had a soapy taste
End up not having the main course

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Not the best sushi in town but not the worst either, just average.

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BethG
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi and cut rolls. Fresh fish. One of our favorite sushi restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase for $85 per person is such a fantastic deal. And the quality of the fish and the cooked was spectacular. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the cooked items as I have always preferred sushi. The chef exceeded my expectations.

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vipMike
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Sat at the sushi bar. Service was horrible. Had to flag someone down to order any food or drink after our initial drink order. Sushi chef told us to order through server, not him. Server argued over uni order, though order uni sushi with soybean paper every time we dine here. Even salmon sashimi was served soaked in chili sauce.
This is our favorite sushi spot and come here 2-3 times a month, but this night was a big disappointment.

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vipOCMommy
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was good, but came out very slowly and they were not even very busy.

Also, I was billed a higher amount for one item than what was on the menu. Not a huge amount, but still noteworthy.

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1starvox
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience3

It’s way too expensive for what it is. The fish is fresh, but you can get similar quality for a lot less. You’re paying for the high rent, not the quality.

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vipMike
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Done here regularly, but this dinner was terrible due to the service. Orders were wrong and forgotten, ordered two simple Mixed Green salads and only one was served. Took 15-20 minutes to get another salad, while most other food was delivered. All of my wife’s food was brought out well before I received anything. My wife’s Diet Coke was refilled with iced tea. Very disappointing service - good food, but not a worthy value in light of the service disarray.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Went there first time for Omakase. Loved it! So brought 6 people for it for lunch 1:15 PM on Sat. Should have told us when we called the day before to confirm Omakase is served for lunch that if we opt for Supreme, it takes 2h for supreme-although the first time it only took a little over an hour. Restaurant appeared to be in a hurry to close-closing at 2:30 PM. Soups were cold. All tasted bland. Not deserving $100/person experience!

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been here years ago & I wasn't impressed then, but I thought I would give it a second chance & I'm glad I did! I was pleasantly surprised! It wasn't anything like I remembered. The food was fantastic. The ambiance was beautiful and the service was excellent! Nice to know that I have a great sushi restaurant very near my home. I just wish it wasn't so expensive, but it was wonderful!

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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine is rated 4.3 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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