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Minato Sushi

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23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
+1 949-472-4547
11:30 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Laguna Hills, California
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What did I like about this sushi place? The ratio of rice to sushi was good, not too little and not too much. Often sushi places, especially AYCE ones, have a lot of rice wrapped around the sushi. So you get full with rice. But here, they have just the right amount of rice. If you come here for the... More 

Thank Camellia S
Dove Canyon, California, United States
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We've been looking a a 'reasonable' place to get a good bento lunch for a while since our favorite place in Irvine turned into a Taiwanese restaurant. This is definitely a neighborhood place. The folks at the sushi bar were definitely enjoying themselves (not obnoxiously). We ordered bento from the menu and were very pleased with the quality of the... More 

Thank Stephen N
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The food is superb. Staff very friendly. I do recommend "all you can eat". Food is very fresh made for order. Thy the Alaskan rolls. Delish.

Thank Malgorzata E
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful friendly staff. Thanks to James for a wonderful dinner and for been such a great chef. The fish was very fresh and could not be better prepared. Definitely a recommendation for a great sushi place.

Thank Hpinzon
Flagstaff, Arizona
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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I went here with my wife and a long time friend last week and had a great time. They have an all you can eat deal for 25 but they also have buy two rolls get one free so you can get 3 rolls for around 15-20 depending on what rolls you get. They also have a great selection of... More 

Thank matt v
Newport Beach, California
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140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

THe quality of food was amazing. they OFer More fish and leSS rice. the color of the fish was so bright which indicate FResh fisH. theY aRe not Premade sushi fooD. service From the blonde girl was great. she was fast and efficient. this is better than calif beach sushi in newport beach WhiCh is out of BusinEss. theRe is... More 

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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Sitting here having a beer and eating sushi. Doesn't get much better. Food is great. Young and James are awesome. John roll is the best roll.

2 Thank JPLF248
Redondo Beach, California
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261 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

My Lake Forest guy pals and "yours truly" enjoyed visiting "Minato Sushi" last Tuesday April 21st, 2015. I had sushi earlier at another restaurant, so I opted for a cooked combination plate which included grilled teriyaki salmon!!! Yummy! My friends took the "All You Can Eat" sushi and rolls. It is a nice little restaurant located in a strip mall.... More 

1 Thank goriajk
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I love this place. James and Young are awesome. If you order all you can eat, you walk away stuffed. They have many types of sushi rolls and they're all great to eat.

1 Thank JPLF248
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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228 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Very clean, pleasant atmosphere, plentiful seating, and reasonable prices are all hallmarks of Minato Sushi in Lake Forest. The Sushi was good but unremarkable for me, a Sushi newbie.


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Restaurant Details

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Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-472-4547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?