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Mahe - Dana Point

169 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (240)
  • Good for Groups (185)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (157)

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Mahe in Dana Point, CA is a popular location for diners in Orange County. The eatery offers up a range of food on the menu. The look of the restaurant is upscale, but it remains a very casual and fun place to dine. Live entertainment is available on certain days of the week.

Mahe has some great options on the menu. Some of the starters you can enjoy include the coconut shrimp, ahi poke stacks, shishito peppers, tataki wraps and asparagus fries. Try some of the different sushi rolls that are available, too. The burgers, chicken, filets and rib eye at Mahe should help to satisfy even hearty appetites.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 240-6243
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Christopher Allen
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Cross street
Golden Lantern
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We have live entertainment Thursday-Sunday nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

I took my wife here for her 40th birthday through a referral and boy I am so glad I did. From the appetizers and main course to the ambiance and service this is by far one of the best places I have ever eaten. Brad even went out of his way to give my wife the royal treatment and provide an amazing dessert. I will definitely be coming back!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

I made a reservation online for 6:45.
When we arrived we were told that we couldn't eat inside, outside only (irritating). I did question it but they were not willing to accommodate me. If I would have known that we would have gone a different night. I am very sensitive to the outdoor heaters (it was cold and raining outside). I saw 2 inside open tables from my seat that only filled up right before we left.
The food was good and our waitress was very good and nice.

SCdiner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

We had our New Years dinner at Mahe, the food and service was outstanding.

vipLkwdBrian (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 29, 2014

Service was great but the food was just ok. I wouldn't go there again.

ArashSayadi (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2014

We went as a family to this restaurant for the first time. We weren't very impressed with the ambiance nor the food. Everything was OK, but not outstanding. The service was the same. I'm not sure I would visit this place again nor recommend it. There are much better Sushi restaurants down the street in Laguna Beach that make the trip well worth it.

Barb (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2014

We went to Mahe to celebrate a birthday. The hostess sat us promptly inside but we quickly requested to move outside (it such a nice night to eat outdoors). There were heaters to keep the temp perfect. The waiter was prompt and not pushing us to hurry. As for the food we recommend the main dishes over sushi rolls. I had ahi tuna and my spouse had the fish special and both were excellent. My daughter had the sushi roll which was good but not as good as ours! The bar area inside looked fun and the happy hour prices are reasonable. We will definitely go back again!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2014

I was disappointed that when I made the reservation for teppan, it was actually not for teppan. It was a birthday dinner for my 13 yr old son. We normally go to Benihana but this was much closer. We ended up getting sat right away but it was extremely busy and the food was just okay. Make sure to call and request teppan if that's what you desire. Would be nice if they had that option online.

GailH (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2014

We love Mahe! Always great food and wonderful service. Start with the pineapple martini and the seafood nachos. You will NOT be disappointed! The outside patio is warm even when it's cold! Sushi is fresh and delicious!

becatt (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

Everything we ordered was delicious...service was great...and with the Dana Point Boat Parade taking was a fantastic evening! Loved it!!

WhiskeynGolf (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2014

This was a pleasant and welcome surprise. We had a last minute chance to meet a friend from out of town who was staying at the Ritz. Ritz restaurants were way too costly for our tastes and this was a simple Yelp find. WOW!

Staff was great, food was excellent and we enjoyed everything served us immensely. Creative and fun dishes with wonderful twists. Bar was a bit noisy but Thursday nite football may have been the reason. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. This is a "don't miss" and worth more than a single visit. We will definitely return and we live in San Diego!