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Date
Thu, 4/19
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10:30 PM
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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine

4.2
194 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(949) 748-1896
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Master Chef R.W.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sand Canyon Avenue
Additional
Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 194 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Incredible lunch special for an abundant amount of fresh, top-quality sushi/sashimi/soup/salad with Asahi Black beer available too.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This place has a warm and inviting ambiance, and a wonderful variety of menu selections. The staff is friendly and attentive (thanks especially to Thompson and Jackson!), and there is ample free parking and easy access to the 405 Fwy. One of my favorite local hangouts!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Another delicious dinner. Our server was fantastic and the food was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food quality is good. The server Jackson is very attentive and friendly. Will definitely dine in again.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The sushi was horrible!! Worst sushi ever! Oyster was so disgusting i almost gagged! Onky good for rolls not sushi or sashimi its like supermarket frozen fish quality overpriced

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I visited the restaurant during Orange County Restaurant Week and I will be back again. I love the quality, flavors and presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Love it . Oc restaurant menu was a good deal. Great food and service

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We went for dinner during OC Restaurant week. Service was excellent. The quantity of food was a great value. The sushi though was not that good. I had a bad fish taste in my mouth long after dinner was over. I will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Nice restaurant with good food and atmosphere. The service is really nice too.
All of us really have a good time there.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Firstly, as we entered the restaurant, there was an off putting smell. At first we thought it was fumes from outside (sewer gutter) smell when we opened the front doors. After getting seated, the odor continued as if the a toilet got backed up in one of the rest rooms, but to no avail, it was not. We continued to order and eat there with much trepidation....But very much regretted to continue eating there. We have been to this restaurant in the past numerous times, and the menu has changed dramatically. It is not your typical Japanese fare, it is basically most of Asia represented here. This is the first, and regrettably the first negative review I have ever given.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 25, 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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2.0Dined on November 5, 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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3.0Dined on November 3, 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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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 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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5.0Dined on September 8, 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!

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4.0Dined on August 25, 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.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 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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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Love the food there ❤️

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Service declined as more patron were seated.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

Best sushi spot in Irvine

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Great japanese food

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Exceptional service...attentive and friendly

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Having lunch with my sis and we both loved our food

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Food is excellent time and again. Service terrific.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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