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Koki's Japanese Teppan House

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1061 E Main St, Tustin, CA 92780-4423
+1 714-505-6738
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation and was made to wait 20 minutes. The chef was not very thrilled to be there and the food was just ok. It needs modern renovations, the wall to wall photo's were just tacky. Not worth the drive and wait for a mediocre meal experience.

Thank ucbrother22
Tustin, California
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Always busy. You need reservations on weekend or the wait is horrible. Lots of parties and special occasions celebrated there. Cooks are entertaining and everything is very fresh and good. One of the best in Tustin.

Thank 911jackie
Palm Springs, California
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109 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Teppan or Teppanyaki cuisine as noted on the website is derived from the Japanese language and translates to the grilling of steak, chicken and seafood on an iron plate. We were a group of ten for a bday celebration. Turns out they make a big deal on your birthday, taking your picture, bringing a ceramic kitty and singing to you,... More 

Thank Sugarfoodie
Newport Beach, California
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The chef did an excellent job. Shrimp, scallops, and meat were all very tasty and perfectly cooked. Miso soup was better than most. The entertainment of watching the chef dazzle us with his knives made it kid-friendly. My only complaint, an a significant one, is that as soon as some in our party were done eating, a waiter or waitress... More 

Thank Karen J
Santa Ana, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We love to come here as a family. All the tables seat 8, so you are usually paired with another group.

Thank shoot4moon
Costa Mesa, California
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This place not only has excellent food, it is cooked in front of you on a Teppan grill. They put on quite a show, complete with fire! They have quite a varied menu. I always order one of their combos, usually a steak and shrimp. The dinners are served with both soup and salad, both of which are great. If... More 

Thank FineDinerPatty
Santa Ana, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We've been going there for many years. Great service and excellent food. We go mostly for lunch since it's a little cheaper. Their fried rice is better than Benihana's.

Thank gin11153
Costa Mesa, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We decided to take our daughter to Koki's Teppanyaki Grill in Tustin. We invited the grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. The restaurant is a great, high energy establishment and the chef did his job to feed and entertain our party. Food was great and so was the party. They even gave us a 20$ certificate for the next time...... More 

Thank Richard R
Orange, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

First time experience. This place, Koki's, was a real treat! We didn't feel herded in, felt very welcome by sincere employees. Our server was very nice, very complimentary and made sure we were comfortable and answered questions very politely. Here comes the cook! What a delightful and entertaining young man. His conversation was very friendly, respectful and not scripted. He... More 

Thank beckyh2109
Colbert, WA
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I love teppanyaki and really want it to be good, but this was only average. The banter of the chef was fine, especially with the kids, but the flavors in the food were not well-matched. The chicken was rubbery; the veggie had been refrigerated too long before use. The fried rice was fine; the steak was average. The service for... More 

Thank ColbertGD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1061 E Main St, Tustin, CA 92780-4423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-505-6738

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