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Robata Wasa

4.3
4.3
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Robata Wasa, a high-quality Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurant, provides an elegant ambiance with outstanding service. For an authentic dining experience with healthy quality ingredients that are tasty, fresh and beautiful, visit Robata Wasa.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, French / Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am -10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 536-5064

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JN

    JocelynN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker was awesome and the food was amazing and so fast
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Outstanding!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. We asked where our Brussels sprouts were. The server said oh sorry do you still want them. We couldn’t get attention to get a check after we stack up all the dishes. Menu changes wasn’t as good. I’d been twice before the menu change and it was better. Will not return.
  5. m

    mark

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tomoko was great and our food was as usual very tasty and fresh. They need to bring back the spicy octopus dish from the old menu at Izakaya Wasa.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I wonder if they changed chefs. The Uni Pasta tasted different than last summer. The Robata platter is no longer available
  7. JA

    JamesA

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was horrible. Crappy sushi.
  8. RJ

    RJJRJJ

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Too loud, difficult to carry a conversation. Some of the fish did not taste fresh. Overall however pretty good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The absolute worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The service was so incredibly poor that I will never visit this establishment again and urge others not to. The food was extremely horrible. This restaurant is managed very poorly, it took them 55 minutes to make our drinks by a bartender who clearly had no idea what she was doing, we were served cold food, they refused to make any adjustments to the menu even for dietary restrictions, they’re a sushi and Robata restaurant that didn’t bring out condiments other restaurants regularly use, and despite complaining, the manager did absolutely nothing to accommodate us or even approach us to apologize. In fact the management was out right rude. We paid and left a tip, as is the courteous thing to do, but made it clear we will never be back. Irvine Spectrum should do itself a big favor and rent this beautiful space to someone else deserving
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and nice ambiance. Quiet and easy to converse. We have been here several times and love it!
  11. DK

    DeborahK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food in a cool environment...
  12. s

    scotta

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had 4 different rolls. Each was superbly prepared.
  13. HZ

    HoomanZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my second time at Robata Wasa and it was really good. Was set outside on the patio, which was AWESOME. The food was super good and the staff was good as well.
  14. KS

    KristelS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service! Highly recommend the rainbow roll!
  15. D

    robertD

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    met for business lunch. Spectrum. Easy to find location. Good service. Carpacio appetizer was tasty but TINY for $20, not a good value at all. Lunch main course of sashimi was good quality and relative to the carpacio a decent value. I’d probably go back.
  16. KL

    KymL

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter Caleb was very polite, super fun and knowledgeable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was probably the worst sushi I ever had. Service was extremely slow, waited for ever.
  18. L

    Lovelunchout

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We've been going to Robota Wasa periodically for some time. They used to have a fantastic sushi lunch with about 6-8 sushi each of which was really nicely thought through and prepared. Yesterday we went and ordered the sushi lunch. Instead of the interesting, original sushi, we were brought about 7 sushi each of which was a piece of fish on top of plain sushi rice. We started eating and found the quality to be just fine but the meal was nothing special. We asked our waitress about it and she said they had just changed the menu. Do you think they could have mentioned it? So, Robota Was remains good but honestly, no longer special in terms of their food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Food was great. Best sushi in Irvine .
  20. k

    kyliec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is the second time that my boyfriend and I have come here. Every time, we have loved it. The food is phenomenal and the ambiance is terrific. I would highly recommend this, it's great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, but they must have been missing a few servers because service was incredibly slow.
  22. BG

    BrendaG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AMAZING! Came here with a group of friends and we were all so impressed from start to finish! First the decor and ambience are so beautiful and peaceful1 Second the food...WOW...just WOW! I've been eating at the same sushi place for 30 years so was hesitant to try something new because whenever I do, I end up being disappointed, but this place delivers on presentation, flavor, and creative menu choices! Last but not least, the service is FANTASTIC! We were there for hours and they bent over backwards to make sure we were well taken care of! Robata Was exceeded all our expectations and we can't wait to go back!
  23. C

    Coco

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! The new renovation is beautiful, service is excellent and thre food is delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food took extremely long to come out, appetizer was served after our entrees. Did not leave satisfied.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mochi ice cream and a great birthday of happy hours and entree’s tastes great.
  26. KG

    KG23

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been a hand full of times AND THEY NEVER disappoint! We always try something new and LOVE IT! Great staff! Delicious food! Very clean too!
  27. PA

    PATS

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and attentive. Attached is your 3rd quarter estimate due by 9-15. This is based on the information provided to me for your 56-15 estimate. If your income projection has increased or changed materially please let me know?The food was very good except for the mushrooms which did not have much taste and could have used some seasonings. The sushi and sashimi was very good and fresh. The udon soup was also very tasty. There was a nice variety of small plates. We had the sweet potato fires, cucumber salad, and garlic brussel sprouts.
  28. c

    chrisfromirvine

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall experience was good. Service lacked a little bit. But food was good. Fish tasted fresh and food came at a reasonable pace.
  29. AH

    AlisonH

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Little bugs were flying around our table and service was terrible. It took forever to get our food. We Had to ask for things 3 or 4 times before receiving them like water and ginger for the sushi. Food was ok but not the freshest. At least we didn’t get sick. I would not recommend.
  30. c

    chrisn

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The rib eye steak was overcooked and pretty much charred completely. The sushi dinner we ordered was bland and the salad was completely soaked in a soup of dressing. We paid almost 120 dollars for something that personally, id have paid less than 40. This was my worst experience foodwise at the restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Th wagyu steak seemed tougher than previous time we dined here. Otherwise, all our usual favs (squid ink Uni pasta, black rice paella, Robata platter and the udon soup) are prepared perfectly delish!
  32. e

    erinb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Worst service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We had seven people and it took 10 minutes in between one person getting their meal no one could eat at the same time by the time the last person got their meal we were all done Awful Awful service!!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We asked to be seated at a patio table and were told it was fully booked for a large party. We noticed a number of small parties being seated there during the entire time we were there, and there were open patio tables available when we left. Instead, 3 adults were seated in the section that seemed to be reserved for families with toddlers.
  34. P

    Panda

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best spot for Japanese food!!
  35. LS

    LandShark

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The lunchtime menu is abbreviated from dinner, as is to be expected. We thought perhaps more 'large' plates, other than "set" plates and bento boxes might be available from the 'grill'. The tonkatsu curry plate was excellent and a shareable size portion. Appetizers, including the chicken and tiger shrimp, were very good. The sushi presentations were beautiful, although the sushi itself was good, not outstanding. We opted to skip bluefin tuna and had japan scallops, very nice, and spanish mackerel, good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dining experience! Sage has provided impeccable service. The wagyu beef melts in our mouths, ‘so good! Robata platter and squid ink uni pasta are always a must to order! We can’t wait to go back for more!
  37. SK

    SKPark

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service by Tomoko was great We didn’t order any entrees / big plates Primarily tapas small plates and rolls and a drink each and bill was pretty high. Got the foods that were highlighted as their favorites and didn’t think it was alll that great. The hamachi was a bit fishy. The buttermilk karaage was over cooked. Rolls were presented nicely. Taste was decent but nothing special. The mango salmon roll was also a bit fishy. They need to change their mugs for their hot tea. So hot it can burn skin.
  38. KG

    KG23

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there a couple times , try something new every time! NEVER been disappointed!
  39. s

    shellbird

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love good sashimi and this was some of the best I have had. The salmon was fantastic as was the albacore and the tuna.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good American Japanese food restaurant.

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Robata Wasa is rated 4.3 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am -10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, French / Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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