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About Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach

Okura has its beginnings in La Quinta, California, where the Japanese-fusion restaurant has become a local phenomenon and is now also located in the center of Laguna Beach. Enjoy everything Japanese cuisine has to offer, ranging from unique appetizers to delicious Kobe steak and entrees from our Robata grill to the delicate and freshest selection of raw fish and seafood prepared by our master sushi chefs. The main dining rooms and lounge interiors, offer soothing earth tones and subdued lighting. The music is lively and sets the tone for a vibrant scene. The covered and heated patio is perfect for those who want to have the feeling of dining al fresco and the lounge serves up libations created by local friendly bar staff. Sake is a favorite and there are several to choose from the eclectic wine, sake and beer list.
So come in and see what we are all about… Irashaimase!

858 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
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MONDAY : 4PM - 9:30PM
TUESDAY : 4PM - 9:30PM
WEDNESDAY : 4PM - 9:30PM
THURSDAY : 4PM - 9:30PM
FRIDAY : 11AM - 1AM
SATURDAY : 11AM - 1AM
SUNDAY : 11AM - 9:30PM
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Happy hour : 4PM- 6PM
Late Night Happy Hour(Fri, Sat ONLY) : 10PM - 1AM
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Cross Street:
Thalia Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 793-4320

Website:
http://okurasushi.com/

Catering:
We offer offsite catering.

Parking Details:
Valet on Fridays and Saturdays (Lunch Free)

Executive Chef:
Jin Heo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Okura is the perfect venue to elevate your next private event. Located in the center of Laguna Beach, our excellent enclosed patio or stylish lounge maintains a great ambiance and can accommodate any private occasion. Contact us to customize and fashion your next celebration.

Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Foods were great. Red dragon roll was more than perfect. We had a really good time thanks to the manager, Christina. She was so friendly and knew how to treat her guests. It is a must visit place in Laguna beach.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was way above expectations. I've gotten used to being disappointed by food in Orange county, and this place really impressed me.

My one gripe is the wall to wall mirrors in the men's bathroom. That's just freaking creepy. Who in the world does that? It's like a X rated circus funhouse.

It's weird enough I sincerely hope management reads this and removes the mirrors from at least 3 of the 4 walls.

Maybe at minimum remove the wall to wall mirrors in the stall???

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Absolutely great sushi restaurant. Extensive choice all beautifully prepared and presented. Would be there every night if I lived locally.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Was great for getting together with life long friendz.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had it recommended to us! We celebrated our anniversary and it was a wonderful experience!
Food was excellent, wine list extensive and service was very good! We’ll definitely come back!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Their all night Monday happy hour was a great deal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was very attentive and helpful and food was good but nothing of special quality. Price was regular.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I really wanted it to be a good experience since we went to celebrate my son's 21st birthday and invited my parents. There was no one to greet us and no table ready for our reservation though the place was fairly empty. It seemed that there was no one really in charge and it was disorganized. The food was fine, but very expensive for our overall experience. There was a large party that hired an Austin Powers impersonator to entertain them during their dinner which made our conversation very difficult. Overall, it was too expensive for the quality of dining experience that we had. Disappointed. And, this is my first negative review of a restaurant EVER!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were a group of 8, 4 kids 4 adults. Service was fast and food was delicious. Janice provided great service. Would recommend for families.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food but service was disappointing

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Visited Okura with friends; we ordered sushi to share. Service was a little slow to begin with; it took a while to get drinks and have the server take our order. But once the order was placed, food service was very fast. Everything was delicious. Overall it was a fun atmosphere to catch up with friends.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Mike was an outstanding bartender with great service. The Waygu cooking on the hot stone is worth the money.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The Hamachi appetizer was amazing! Everything they brought out was perfect!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. The service and the food were excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We have been eating at Okuta since it opened. We were always so impressed with the great quality of the sushi. Top grade fish. Now, not so much. The quality has gone down significantly. The sushi was terrible, the service was terrible, and we were very disappointed. Clearly it is changed ownership. The original owner isn't there anymore and no one knows who she is. If you want to eat at Okra and have excellent quality sushi, I recommend their original location in Palm Desert which is still run by the original owner who has very high standards.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food service was very slow.
Ordered beef skewer which arrived well done,
supposed to be medium, they put in new order
which never came. Al I had to eat for dinner was a small bowl of rice. (size was 1/2 cup).
Our waitress did not even know this happened and tried to charge us for the beef skewer, we had to explain to her what happened, she blamed the food server. :(

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was terrible noisy and dark environment. The food for us (4 persons) arrived at different times and tasted quite average. We would not like to returnto this place! There are much better options in Laguna Beach.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wonderful sushi and valet parking in Laguna Beach! Win/Win!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I think standards have dropped with our lunch having little to remember it by.
The salad was tasteless, normally it is better. The other items were also lacking taste all in all
a disappointing meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Service was disorganized and just flat incompetent. No one at front desk on arrival so the bartender told us to seat ourselves and they would bring menus. After ten plus minutes I went back to the front to check in and ask for menus. Five minutes later they arrived. And then couldn't get anyone to take our order. Finally got drinks about 35 minutes after arriving at a half empty restaurant and first course maybe 45 minutes.

Most of the food was ordinary but one dish was just inedible with leathery avocado you had to cut with a knife.

When any staff did interact they were pleasant. But never felt ''this ignored in a restaurant before. And the food didn't make up for it. Ambiance is casual but nice.
Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always a great time fun excellent food and people

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Loved the atmosphere- everyone was very friendly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Very mediocre sushi. Rice (any sushi nut will tell you this is the crucial factor in good sushi) was sticky and not good. The eel was served cold, not warm from broiler - this is bad form and laziness. This is a nice place, but don't expect more than mediocre sushi.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

First time there and enjoyed everything we ordered. Had several GF options I tried the sea bass and it was so moist and great flavors. We would go back. They have a nice outdoor patio which is nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food. Very fresh. Waitstaff was amazing with my dietary restrictions and made me feel very comfortable with ordering.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We sat in the bar area as they were having "all-night" happy hour. The menu was varied and the prices good, but some of the flavors were lacking. The salmon sushi was kind of firm, not the usual melt -in-your -mouth experience that I'm used to. The garlic edamame were outstanding. The rocket shrimp and the tofu were also very nice. The green tea ice cream was lovely and big enough to share. The service was exceptional, attentive and well appreciated! Overall would recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Amazing service best sashimi and hand rolls!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The place just has no style and wrestles with the thought that being laissez faire about
the establishment doesn't do it for the patrons.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 12, 2017

As local Laguna Beach residents, we have been to Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar at least
10 times, and have always enjoyed their delicious and creative sushi rolls, but this was not one of their better nights. They were definitely off their game service wise on our recent visit. We made reservations and were promptly seated at a table upon arrival, and then ignored for at least twenty minutes. They weren't even that busy, maybe half full, but at least six staff members walked by our table continuously, and not one even looked at us. I practically had to trip a server to ask who will be our server, and he said he would find out and return. He told us who our server would be, and served us two waters while we waited longer. When he realized we still had no server, he came back and took our drink and sushi orders. The kitchen was very slow as well this particular night, and it seemed like we waited a long time for our food, although it was excellent when it arrived. They have an excellent all you can eat sushi special menu, at $36.95 per person, which the entire table must order if you decide to go that route. The price has gone up some for that special, and although it isn't the bargain it once was, it still is a very good value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience, from the customer service given by our server to the quality of the fish. Excellent and creative food. Loved it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 2, 2017

My kids had raved about Okura and we have been going for some time. This last time the service was just ok and it was the first time a couple of us did not order sushi. The food was good but not great. The bar area is very nice and the ambiance is good. It is not a first choice but is a very good place in Laguna.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My buddy and I are no strangers to good sushi. We sat at the sushi bar and were pleasantly surprised that the chef was able to make us some special dishes that normally would not be on the regular sushi menu. All the food was very fresh and tasteful. The sake was reasonably priced and good quality, though we would have preferred some other brands and some sochu (which they did not have), we were nevertheless very please with the experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

So good. Food was fresh. Service was great. Will go back for sure

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I booked a dinner for two for me and my fiancé birthday. The service was awful! The quality of the sushi was terrible as well! A very disappointing experience. The sushi rolls consisted of stuffed imitation crag and very little fish (sushi). I will be following up with the manager. I would not recommend this location to anyone! Horrible!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The food was quite good. But, when adding a comment to a reservation through your site that this was a birthday dinner, one should not have to remind the wait staff at the restaurant in front of their guests. What then is the purpose of the reservation comment section? Restaurant staff need to read the reservation notes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Sushi/sashimi was average. The rolls, appetizers, and other menu items were pretty good however. Drinks also very good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food was good - very fresh sushi, beautifully presented. However, the service was very hit and miss, meaning the sushi chefs and the jack of all trades bartender were great, but our server was very inattentive. There were a ton of little flys around the sushi bar, and the whole place had a bit of an odd smell. Probably won't make an effort to go back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 10, 2017

In the past okura was always a favorite or mine and my families. The last time we were there for a birthday occasion, our food cane intermittently, the service was horrible and the noise was beyond bearable. Okura in the future may be my last choice for sushi 😞

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Extremely loud on a Friday night. And NO acknowledgement of the birthday celebration which I had mentioned when making the reservation with Open Table. Food was good but won't return to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Awful service. Waited 20 minutes to be served. Then the bill was brought out without us asking for it. No offer for dessert. Slow, awful service.

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