Robata Wasa

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

PA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

e
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

P
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot for Japanese food!!

LS
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

SK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

KG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a couple times , try something new every time! NEVER been disappointed!

s
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Caleb! Squid Ink Uni Pasta and Black Rice Seafood Paella taste one of a kind! We will definitely be back for more!

F
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I work at the Spectrum and have have had both lunch and dinner. The only reason that I would not recommend to a friend only relates to greeting and service staff; usually rude and inattentive.

DJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I enjoyed our lunch at Robata Wasa very much; I had the Chirashi bowl and he at the Robata bento. Our server, Austin, was very helpful and professional! My son also had the grapefruit mock tail, which he loved. We split the Yuzu creme brûlée, which was delicious! We will definitely be back!

BB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! Such a fun mix of classic sashimi and sushi and fun adventurous rolls. Loved every bite! Our server Caleb (maybe Calvin) was AWESOME!

DR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really Nice !

HL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

food is pricy.
Took customers over and ordered lots of robata to share. Service was poor and that was probably the main thing we left without satisfaction.

KS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Robata Wasa a few times and were at their previous location a lot! We absolutely love it and love the new atmosphere. This past time we were celebrating my husband's new job , and I requested that they have champagne ready at our table; which they did! Along with a complimentary dessert :)

R
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! Robata chicken meatballs and the fried Brie are my favorite.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to their restaurant when they were in a different location for years. I’m very impressed with their new location. They were extremely accommodating despite being late with our reservation. I highly recommend this place. Will continue going!!

S
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my third visit to Robata Wasa And was lucky enough to catch their happy hour menu. The California rolls and spicy tuna rolls are great but the spicy tuna on crispy rice was absolutely amazing. The warm sake was delicious versus the cold sake was not as smooth. The Kieran draft was cold and refreshing. Our Server was Evan and he was just a pleasure. He made sure we had everything we needed and was never far away. Overall it was another delightful experience. Robata Wasa continues to deliver.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience. A little pricey but sushi is very fresh. Would highly recommend the Uni pasta and Uni toast.

AP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly and attentive. Love having a solid Japanese restaurant offering here at The Spectrum!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This place really under delivers, I was really disappointed with my experience. The food is borderline poor/mediocre especially at those prices. The service is average, although it did take FOREVER for my soba to come out ... My girlfriend was already done eating by the time it came out... The only positive thing I could say about this place is that the ambience is nice. I would definitely not recommend this place.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, nice ambience

L
Los Angeles
197 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance , impeccable service great food!
Our server was very nice and accommodating ! The uni toast, imaginable sushi and the albacore was so good!! A great place to entertain !!

K
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely.

AA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The robata style dishes are a must-try and is what they’re known for. Great and friendly service. Pretty dynamic menu...there’s something for everyone! A little pricey, but great quality.

AT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, our server Ngoc was amazing she was on top of everything and paid attention to our table and what was going on, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable.

p
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good bento box - lots of food.

PH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic ambience and food! Definitely worth going back to

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place overall. Service was great. But a lot of the good food is in the lunch menu. Like the bento box, ramen, etc. But still yummy

D
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Tea is boiled water
Salmon smells fishy
Rolls are like jelly rolls of how big they are
Food is insipid

KC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caleb was our excellent server. Our guests enjoyed the vegetarian options. We made a lovely memory together!

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