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Wafu of Japan

) #63 of 425 Restaurants in Costa Mesa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
320 Bristol St Ste G, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7946
+1 714-641-7321
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“nigiri” (2 reviews)
“miso soup” (2 reviews)
“sushi bar” (4 reviews)
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320 Bristol St Ste G, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7946
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Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to sushi restaurant and it never disappoints. The chefs (Harry, Hide and Holy) are all excellent. Unfortunately, the waitresses are as terrible as the chefs are good so sit at.the sushi bar.

Thank bblumberg
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wanted to try a different sushi place from our regular in the Costa Mesa area. This is a very small restaurant, pleasant and clean but not a fancy place. Excellent service. Sushi was amazing, not as artfully prepared as some places but absolutely fresh and...More

Thank ParkerChick
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice casual restaurant. We really enjoyed the lunch combinations and the salmon teriyaki.The crunchy roll is excellent as well.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

You know the feeling when the meal is over and you're full and you wish you could go back to being hungry so you can start all over again. That's Wafu for ya. Also the waitress was wonderful. If you're there on a weekend make...More

Thank Envil_danke
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The restaurant is reasonably small with tables and a sushi bar. It is operated as a family business. It offers amazing innovative sushi. The sushi itself is of course as can be expected adapted to the US market but the influence of the original Japanese...More

Thank Tradeways
Reviewed 7 April 2016

It's small and got a little stuffy (could have used some AC), but the flavor of our meal was excellent & we would definitely return. It was delicious. Everything from the hot miso soup, salad with a dressing full of flavor, sushi, & baked salmon...More

Thank SereneEcho
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We've often gone to Wafu's for sushi as it's a good local place, but for the last few months the service has been terrible. We waited 15 minutes for a table. A couple got seated after us and ordered and got their food and drinks...More

Thank shrink711
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I was staying at a hotel accross the street from this restaurant and based on where it was located one might get the impression it was an iffy restaurant. I did a Japanese Restaurant search and this place came up with a 4.8 rating so...More

Thank Mark L
Harry A, Owner at Wafu of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

Thanks for the lovely review, Mark! We can't wait to serve you next time. :) Safe travels and best wishes, Harry - Owner

Reviewed 2 July 2015

We loved it and thought it some of the best sushi we have ever had. Plus the price was so unbelievablly inexpensive for the quality of the sushi. A real winner for the sushi lover and we will be back.

Thank gigi788540
Harry A, Owner at Wafu of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2015

Thanks for the visit, Gigi! Can't wait to serve you again. Take care and best wishes, Harry - Owner

Reviewed 20 March 2015

OK -- I had mostly the sushi so not sure if the other items are as good EXCEPT: Goyza! OMG -- this maybe the best Goyza I've had and I eat a LOT of this. In fact, I judge my Japanese restaurants on the quality...More

Thank SJM-Weasel
Harry A, Owner at Wafu of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Best gyoza you've ever had? Now, that's what we like to hear! Seriously, though -- it sounds like we really impressed you. Thanks for the kind words, and we can't wait to see you again! Take care, Harry - Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Bristol St Ste G, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7946
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-641-7321
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Welcome to Wafu of Japan, where Costa Mesa dines for the freshest sushi and Japanese cuisine.

Wafu of Japan was founded in 1999 by sushi chef Hideto "Harry" Arimizu. We offer a variety of Japanese sushi and hot plates that are not only traditional but also modern and unique.

Our menu is quite diverse. You will find a large selection of specialty sushi rolls and sashimi using the freshest fish, noodles, rice dishes, soups and salads. Be sure to order some of our customer favorites, like Dragon Balls, Melty Hand Roll, Beef Noodle Soup, Poki Salad and Spicy Tuna Bowl. Pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine or beer from our bar.

By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Wafu, we eagerly await to serve you.
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