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San Kai Japanese Restaurant

3940 S Bristol St Ste 112, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7451
+1 714-241-7115
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“hand rolls” (2 reviews)
“sashimi” (4 reviews)
“fish soup” (2 reviews)
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3940 S Bristol St Ste 112, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7451
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Oh wow! Oh wow! A great Japanese restaurant discovered in town. There're tons of Japanese restaurants in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana and Newport Beach but you can do magic by calling them and speak with them a little bit. Of course we speak and ask...More

Thank NoraFrydman
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been going here regularly over the years, and I just noticed I had not written a review for this one yet! It is right next to South Coast Plaza, a very convenient location. Sankai is quite exceptional if you like sushi, the fish...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have no idea why I did not hear about this place until my friend took me to have lunch there! We had lunch special, Chirashi (variety of sashimi over sushi rice). Of course, it was very very good with fresh and tasty sashimi (tuna,...More

Thank Da M
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. A combination of good service, price and tasty food make San Kai a good choice for enjoying Japanese cuisine. Suggest you pick the sushi bar where one of the three sushi chefs may recommend the specialties of...More

Thank ecestafe
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sort of a hidden gem, and located across Sunflower from South Coast Plaza on the Northwest corner of Bristol, San Kai is wedged into a small center with several ethnic restaurants (Greek, Peruvian, Cuban, Indian, etc.), a Men's Wearhouse, and a coffee house. Have been...More

Thank Snosearch
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had dinner here last night with another couple and we all enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient. My husband & I ordered the Rainbow Roll and the Alaskan Roll. These rolls were large, fresh and very tasty. The outdoor seating...More

Thank DeborahnJack
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I am very sorry - I do not write a very negative review often. I thought about changing the title and make it less harsh. But truth be told - this place was pretty bad. The table outside was extremely dirty/sticky and a feeble attempt...More

Thank FrankTibackx
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

What can I say. It is the best sushi I've ever had. I've been to many sushi restaurants all around the US but no one beats San Kai. Not only is the quality excellent but the service is great too. My husband and I take...More

Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

The food was strangely presented and the taste is soso. The tuna sushi are not tasty with not Japanese rice and fish looked frozen (strange cut). The sushis in Little Tokyo in LA are thousand times better. The udon with veggie was a joke: so...More

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Came here with a group led by my Mom. This is one of here favorite Japanese restaurants. Sushi is very good. Bento boxes are awesome. The pricing is very attractive.

Thank am08540
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 S Bristol St Ste 112, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7451
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-241-7115
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