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205 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1325
+1 949-673-3724
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am of Japanese descent and am used to excellent sushi and tempura. This ranked among the best I've had. The vegetable tempura was crisp and not greasy. The flavor of the vegetables came through well. The sushi and sashimi were tasty and fresh with some seasonal offerings. There is no children's menu but the children at a neighboring table... More 

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Thank Kay E
Beverly, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a great menu. The tofu melted in your mouth and the seasonal menu was extensive. Everything was delicious. Sake seemed very expensive, but the Japanese beer went perfectly instead.

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Thank Rachelle G
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ordered the omakase to celebrate 12-year anniversary with wife. Besides scoring some points, thanks to hiro-san's guidance, the 'off-the-menu' fish was probably the best I've had at a state-side Japanese restaurant. The restaurant is pretty nondescript, but don't be fooled. This place is the real deal. If you're looking for fresh fish from Japan this is the place. If you're... More 

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Thank derricktzau
Newport Beach, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The fish at San Shi Go is always very fresh. The sushi chefs are very creative with their rolls. It is not fancy but the food is very good. I love the Blue Crab hand roll, it delicious.

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Thank Kathy L
Suwanee, Georgia
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221 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The best Salmon Lemon Roll, I would go back for the Sashimi Kinka Mackarel and halibut Sushi. We were a group of 8 and we got out of there with tip for 350 no alcohol included. We order 33 total servings and ate from 17 different options. I would go back.

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Thank rmdtmd
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness for Trip Advisor as it led us to this restaurant. We loved it! Sushi was great! Fried calamari was amazing!

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Thank Ruth M
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

What we ordered was fine: sushi, a salad, dumplings. But the price is high. The wine list, while intriguing, poses challenges. I ordered a Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio. The first glass the server brought was oxidized: The wine had been opened too long. When I pointed this out he apologized, opened another bottle and brought a fresh glass. Yet the... More 

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Thank Leigh P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Small neighborhood sushi with the best omakase experience that I have ever had...everything fresh and creative. Service is A+! Must go

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Thank Kelly-Lexi
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Absolutely the best.i have had sushi all over the world by far my favorite. We never order off the menu,always have our favorite sushi chef make us what is the freshest.always a wonderful surprise!

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Thank Sandy v
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Stumbled on it on a Sunday night, and immediately knew it was special. Many locals there, small menu that was focused on fresh and creative sushi and sashimi. Favorite dish was the Albacore appetizer (they don't waste time on fancy names!) which was unlike anything else we've tried. My Japanese colleague said it could have been set in Japan, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3724

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