From sushi to soba, Voice Places is your guide to Japanese cuisine in Orange County. Our professional and user reviews and easily searchable listings help you find a restaurant that suits your taste and your price range.
Okinawa native Mayumi Vargas has singlehandedly taken on themission of representing her home's distinct food culture, rescuing it frombeing a mere footnote... More »
A warm, inviting bistro in a forgettable mini-mall in Cypress, Cafe Hiro is an oasis of Japanese cooking in a desert of chain restaurants. The menu features European... More »
Slip off your shoes and sit cross-legged in the tatami room for that authentic Richard Chamberlain-in-Shogun experience, even if your legs lose... More »
Thanks to Marukai, your refrigerator can now be filled with tofu and cans of iced Kona coffee, your freezer stuffed with green-tea ice cream and frozen edamame, and... More »
Miyabi-Tei draws long, consistent lines at Mitsuwa Marketplace'sfood court. The reasons for this are multifold: impossibly quick service,ridiculously cheap... More »
This is a Japanese market and food court where you can buy bobble-headed Hula dolls and good-luck cat erasers alongside sushi plates in bulk. When you get to the... More »
This isn't just a safe fallback for industrial-park drones who forgot their sack lunch; even in a city where great Japanese restaurants are as prevalent as Minutemen... More »
Set on the top floor of South Coast Plaza's Crystal Court where BangkokFour used to be, the restaurant is James Hamamori's latest and most personal ode to raw fish. You... More »
Cream Pan in Tustin has Japanese pastries like anpan and the eponymous cream pan. The place is also known for their shockingly good strawberry custard croissants that are... More »
Consider yourself inordinately lucky if you are seated in front of Shige,who is perhaps the most affable sushi chef you'll ever meet, with a striking... More »
As much as I want our local mom-and-pops to succeed, I worry once they start expanding because growing an empire almost always comes at the cost of quality—just ask the Romans. Some places, such as Bruxie and Bánh Mì Che Cali, seamlessly transform into mini-chains; others (I'm looking at you, Taquería de Anda) insult the memory of what made them so successful in...
The first topic of conversation that might come up when you go to Scraps will probably be the same one that came up for us: "Scraps" isn't the greatest name for a restaurant.
"It's the same as calling it 'Leftovers,'" one of my tablemates said.
"Yes, but look at the menu! Kimchi waffles and chicken wings!" I exclaimed, playing devil's advocate.
Ennar Calasian Grill has gigantic-yet-dainty shoes to fill—Haley Nguyen's, to be exact. Xanh Bistro, Nguyen's Vietnamese eatery, has been gone for a few months now, and Ennar has moved in, taking over the space with the same restaurant layout. But Xanh isn't going to be easily forgotten, nor is this newbie trying to replace the memory of Nguyen's divine, sizzling Thanh Long fish or the...
My favorite sushi place in town, I like to sit at the bar here, because the sushi chef's are a bunch of fun. The owner is always on the hunt for awesome fish and goes to the fish market himself to pick it out. I recommend the Shi Shi toe appetizer, squeeze the lemon into the sauce, and I almost always get the mango salmon roll. The place has a great vibe, usually...Read Full Review
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