The Cannery

4.5
3053 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Cannery Seafood of the Pacific has been a fixture to Newport Beach for over 80 years. We are located in the Cannery Village, specializing in more than the freshest and most flavorful seafood. In our water-level Grill Room, enjoy a sophisticated menu of delicious steaks, chops and salads prepared with flair & imagination. Order one of our famous margaritas or a favorite cocktail at our upstairs Jellyfish Bar and enjoy the scene. Choose from Japanese specialties & sushi at the Sushi Bar. Looking for outdoors? Dine al fresco on our heated & enclosed patio where you can relax and watch luxury yachts cruise past on the Rhine Channel. Be sure to check out our Award winning Wine List with selections from California and around the world.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3053 people are saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjohns
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was generally unpleasant. Filets were tough and all food came to table tepid. Oysters though were very goos.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The seafood was clearly frozen. The quality was awful. Disappointed.

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Lopsylu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must when we’re in the area. Had fish and chips this time - fabulous - crunchy and tasty. Also terrific crispy and cheesy Caesar salad. Food seems to have gotten even better. Service always excellent and love the on the water atmosphere. Fair pricing.

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barbara
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The hostess tried to seat us inside behind a huge piece of decor in the corner with absolutely no view at 6:00 with a reservation when there were only a half dozen occupied tables in the whole restaurant. We refused the table and asked to sit outside and she moved us after a brief delay. The food was less than average and the menu very limited. We would never recommend this place.

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vipSuzannester
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a birthday brunch for my girlfriend abs another friend for Sunday and we had superb service and a wonderful table on the patio! We loved it!

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JohnC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view of the canal. Would higjly recommend the Cannery

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viplovetoeat
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat in the bar to start and had cocktails. We decided to stay there and let the hostess know. She said that we could take any table that didn't have a reserved sign on it. Two of us ordered the sushi rolls and two of us had the sea bass. Everyone loved their meals.

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StephanieT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night! We sat at the Sushi Bar and the Sushi Chef Mark spoiled us! He created delectable treats that were fantastic!

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Jonmarisazee
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday they only serve the happy hour menu. Great selection and prices.

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BunnyB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. As usual The food was very good and service even better. Unfortunately, they don’t offer birthday cake at happy hour, so I was a little disappointed in that.

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vipDrMark
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob our server was amazing and went beyond the expectations!

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Winelife
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Beautiful view. Went for brunch with a small group. Bottomless champagne was very nice. Food was delicious.

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ChristineM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location! Wonderful service and brunch menu-
Truly one of my favorite places now

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AmrK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very expensive for the quality of the food. Lobster roll for $32, which was no different from what you would get in any fast casual restaurant for $20. Will never go there again. The only thing going for this restaurant is the location and view. They need to figure out their menu and provide value for their customers.

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vipJason
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Skeleton staff, slow service, but cordial server. Very abbreviated a menu with just 5 choices. They said their kitchen was broken so used upstairs kitchen with few capabilities. Couldn't vary a fried chicken dish. Seemed like no effort to accommodate a requested change in preparation as simple as "please no frying." When things settle down more I'll go back.

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vipLivingood
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, but I just wish these people who have little tiny babies would be more thoughtful and possibly just get a babysitter, it's not like the baby is enjoying enjoying view. But we're trying to enjoy the view with 3 nonstop screaming babies flanking us and of course the mothers do nothing and are oblivious. Not fun not cool. Maybe the cannery can seat all the family down to the right so they can all enjoy the screaming together.

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal, good service. Nice view of the bay. It was a very nice brunch.

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Louise
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sunday brunch was very busy. Our server was efficient, but when we tried to close the patio drapes due to cold weather, we had to ask 4 times. Food was ordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cannery and I’m a vegan!

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vipsheilam
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sushi items were not exactly as tasty as usual. Perhaps a different sushi chef this time. Otherwise, we enjoyed each and every moment of our experience as we usually do.

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vipHolkey
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Took a long a time to receive food but food was amazing!

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MarilynS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the water-side dining location. Excellent sushi!

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WilliamM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I remembered our Server’s name, she was awesome.. Food was Excellent

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Friendofthevine
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were fabulous! Sushi amazing! Looking forward to returning! Great service! Thanks for an outstanding evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was very nice

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Axe14
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant screams Newport Beach

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vipFunDiners
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous evening for family dinner celebrating our daughter’s 30th birthday. Loved the spicy cocktails, delicious oysters & sushi, tasty cocktails, and the fabulous service of Alfonzo! Ambiance on the water at Newport Harbor! Beautiful evening, indeed!

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RobertaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, and the atmosphere was lovely. Best of all was our server Colby he was very attentive also had a good sense of humor. That really added to our enjoyment.
Next time i go I will want to make sure he is there. The valet who took care of us was also terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great all day happy hour. Disappointed they no longer customize orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, delicious food and ambiance at the Cannery.
Thank you!

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BunnyB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. Exceptional service. Brought us a special dessert.

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MichaelB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I would have to rethink going back their.
Here is what I didn’t like.
It took us about 5-10 min before our waiter came to our table after being seated.
First thing I asked, “is there anything off menu tonight”
He said no, we order a few sushi apps, and the food was amazing
Then a different waiter worked the table behind us the first thing he said to that table was, we have some sushi that not on the menu and described it we would of had the tune roll he mentioned for sure, he also brought that table bread we got none.
We ordered the sea bass and the fontina mash. We got the sea bass, again food was excellent we got the mash at the end of our meal, that was disappointing.
I also on the reservation note put down it was for a birthday and there was also no mention of that.
Overall experience was not good, but the food as always was great.
I don’t know if we would go back again.

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vipStanB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always!

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vipRobertK
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and food average. Great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Bob he was our server w the blue 👀 eyes

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Alexis
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for outdoor dining near the water! Food and service was impeccable and good prices for great wine bottles!

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WindiW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Especially the sushi. The staff was wonderful and helped accommodate me when I messed up my reservation. Cannot wait to go back

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vipGray
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great goof and drinks. Excellent service!

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Erika
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

What a disappointment! This is one of my husband's favorite restaurants, or I should say it was. We went on a Tuesday, without knowing Tuesdays is all happy hour from 4-9 pm.  Cocktails are 2 dlls off and all food items are 50% off. It sounds good in paper, right? We ordered shrimp tempura and garlic fries, they were okay. My sons ordered kung pao chicken, and it was good, and its the reason for my 2 stars.  My husband and I shared sushi rolls: the cannery roll, 911 and Pablo escolar rolls. They were horrible. It tasted like prepackaged sushi rolls. I feel they make lots of rolls in the morning, put them in the fridge, and they just cut and plate them before serving. They tasted cheap. Not going back to the Cannery anytime soon.

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MarkL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were a party of 4 and requested outside seating for obvious COVID reasons. The hostesses, although friendly, did not have a good handle policing the mask policy. As we waited for our table there were numerous guest passing through without masks and hostesses did nothing to correct it. The outdoor section we were seated in looked like it was expanded to cram more tables in and we ended up seated near the parking lot across from an opening in the side of the tent. The space had only 3 heaters for about 6 tables and ours ended up running out of gas. The server said they did not have any more propane on hand, however, they did adjust the other heaters to accommodate. Although the food was ok, two of the original meals we ordered ended up no longer being available. At the end of the meal, the server did acknowledge the problem with our initial order and provided a nice little dessert for the table. This was appreciated. The menu has a very limited selection. However, their bar tender was very generous with the pour on the cocktails. It has been many years since we have been here, not a total disappointment, but we may not be coming back.

FAQs

The Cannery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 566-0060.

The Cannery is rated 4.5 stars by 3053 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.