Unique Rolls, Must Try!. I've been to Chomps on numerous occasions and the rolls are the best items on the menu. The tornado, screamin' O, baked scallop, and explosion rolls are my favorites. Go during lunchtime since it will be way less crowded. If you must go at night then do get reservations since the atmosphere is better at night. Reservations are not available on Thursday nights because of the all-you-can-eat-sushi night <-- Crowded, not worth it for $20 to wait for 2-3 hours. The Sunday brunch is $25 and you get way more for your money and some of the specialty rolls are on the buffet line. Service is good during lunch but horrible when busy. Overall, I still go there because of the food but avoid the 3 hour wait.
One word...HORRIBLE!. This was the WORST dining experience EVER! They kept our party of 4 waiting over 2 hours for a table and then forgot half of my order! By the time we made the waiter aware of this, it was almost 11 pm and I was so tired and angry, that I just wanted to get the heck out of there. NOT the place for kids...total club scene with a bunch of annoying people yelling and bumping into you. And I've had much better sushi at local, small restaurants with much better atmosphere. Don't waste your time or money here..we went on their all-you-can-eat night, which is $20 per person and there's no way we got our $20-worth of sushi, both in quantity and quality.
LUNG INFECTION, DISEASE CARRYING SUSHI.
OC Register (California)
"Lauriano is now living every restaurateur's nightmare. It can't get much worse than having your place linked to DISEASE-CARRYING crustaceans.
The county He@lth Department yesterday confirmed three more cases of LUNG INFECTION linked to eating live crabs, bringing the total to 11. All who have come down with paragonimus ate the live freshwater Sawagani or regal crabs at Riptide Rockin' Sushi in Mission Viejo or Chomp Rockin' Sushi in Fullerton. The parasite can cause a cough, chest and stomach pain, difficulty breathing, di@rrhe@, fever and hives.
Lauriano opened Chomp in 2002. His supplier told him about these quarter-size Japanese crabs that were a "must-have product" for any sushi place wanting to be hip. You'd get the younger, Sapporo-swigging crowd daring each other to eat 'em live right out of the jar at three bucks a pop. Those squirming legs tickling your esophagus on their way down to crab hell.
Although some people ordered them fried - or to take home as pets - it was the consumption live that made them novel. Lauriano would sell about 25 a week, which didn't make him rich, but certainly made him different. When he opened Riptide last December, the live crabs were offered at the sushi bar there as well. Riptide was a smash, Lauriano says. By July, it was doing 800 dinners on a Saturday.
All that changed Aug. 12, when the Register ran a story saying two people had BECOME ILL after eating the tiny crabs. The eighth graph identified Riptide, and we followed with Lauriano stating his deep regrets and that he would no longer serve the crab."
HEPATITIS A ***fecal matter in the sushi***.
PLEASE DO NOT EAT HERE! My friend along with 5 other people got food p0is0ning last month from the sushi because there's FECAL MATTER IN THE SUSHI. My friend was rushed to the hospital and lost 16 pounds from dehydration. He got Hepatitis A from eating there. This restaurant has closed down at least 2 times.
This is NOT a joke and I just wanted to warn people so that they won't get sick too. his hospital bill for 3 days was $15,000. SUSHI LOVERS BEWARE! Feel free to e-mail me if you need proof.
A "partying" atmosphere with decent teppan and below average sushi.
I've been eating sushi for over 25yrs and have had some of the best to the worst. This is just average.
The selection of nigiri sushi is passable (the basics) but not well prepared. I'm guessing that their rolls are better than their sushi, as most people seem to be commenting on them. The sushi hasn't been completely spoiled but it doesn't seem to have the freshness that's present in truly good sushi.
The teppan is decent but not exceptional.
The only real reason to come here is for the atmosphere. This is where you come to hang out and drink or maybe bring a larger party for the teppan "entertainment". The food is passable to eat with your drinks. I guess I have a much higher standard for sushi.
My Favorite Restaurant Hands down.. I've been to Chomp at least 10 times and I can't wait until the next visit. Generally you don't have to wait that long if it's an off night. Making reservation a few hours in advance speeds up the process. The staff is generally friendly. If you're new to sushi - don't worry. Ask, and the server will guide you in the right direction. The Explosion roll is amazing - it's literally exploding with flavor. This is a must try. They are usually prompt in bringing out your food, and the hot food is just how it's supposed to be - hot. And the the cold dishes (sushi, some rolls, etc.) are nicely chilled, not warm. It's great to go with a group of friends at the sushi bar, or if you're on a date get one of the tables off to the side for a little more privacy. And if you bring people that are a little less adventurous, they have more traditional things on the menu as well. There is something for everyone there. Chomp is my favorite restaurant. There have been good days and better days, but I have yet to have a bad experience there. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Favorite restaurant-no contest. I love this place! i come here at least once a week. Not only do they have the most entertaining teppanyaki shows, but the sushi is wonderful as well. This is definitely a great place to come with friends because the atmosphere gets everyone in the mood for fun. They have this great deal on Thursdays where you can have all you can eat sushi on Thursday nights from 8 to 11 PM for like $20 (maybe $25, I forgot). They also have a great happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-6 where you can get sushi for $1, hand rolls for $2, and cut rolls for $3. The best deal ever paired with great food + great music + fun = best place ever!
Yummy. I love this place good food good sushi the lobster roll is my favorite. The only thing I recommend is make reservations esp. on busy evenings (Thur.-Sat.) because you can wait a really long time. Lively atmosphere.
Great spot to dine before spending a night on the town!. Get 5 to 8 of your rowdiest friends together and go enjoy a fun meal at Chomp! This place is a total blast. Good food, great signature cocktails, and a lively rowdy atmosphere make Chomp stand out from the crowd of more traditional Teppanyaki joints. Reservations for Teppan fill up fast (especially on weekend nights) so try to make your reservation as early as possible. Also, as my sister learned the hard way (on her birthday), they are firm on their policy of only holding your reservation for 15 minutes. If your party is late, you'll be seated at a regular table which means you'll be missing the best part of Chomp - the Teppan show!
This place is AMAZING!. If you haven't been to Downtown Fullerton - Get There! Chomp is our new favorite hang out. The sushi is unbelievably fresh and the place is so much fun. Budweiser Ken is our man! He makes every night a blast. You can (and should) request to have him cook your Teppanyaki table - SAKE BOMB! The place is crazy and loud but the food is off the charts. Our servers have been totally sweet and helped us out with all their unique sushi items the first few times we went there. Now we're pros ( @#%* Mother Roll is our fav). Great food - Great Service! We eat there 2 to 3 times a week since discovering it, we have never had such great sushi & teppan and we've eaten in a million of these type of restaurants. We strongly recommend it!
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