2263 Fairview Rd Ste J, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions 9262733.656982 -117.907962
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Dinner: Mon - Fri: 5 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Sat & Sun: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sushi Sho, what a find – Went here based on previous good reviews and I was pleasantly surprised. We came at the end of their lunch service but the hostess was very nice and welcoming. There were about 3 parties in the place, and it only has about 10 tables as well as a sushi bar. A cosy place. Was a bit hard to find and didn't look like much from the outside, just some big block letters in a boring commercial plaza, but the inside is nicely decorated, modern, and comfortable. But lets talk about the sushi. The fish was very fresh and the yellowtail is on the fatty side, which makes it great in my opinion. The flesh was almost buttery. The octopus isn't chewy, a big plus. Portions are large and prices are reasonable (about $8-12 per roll). The "Dream Roll" was amazing, it came with a lemony sauce which really complimented the albacore on the roll. The Sushi Sho special hand roll (with tuna, avocado, crab and crunchy rice flakes inside) was delicious. And the customer service was superb (our glasses were never empty for long) and everytime the hostess gave us a new plate or took the old one away she politely says "thank you". I also liked that we were served one dish at a time so we had time to enjoy it and didnt feel rushed even though it was past the time they were open for lunch. I know this feels like I'm gushing but I dont encounter really good places really often and they seem to deserve more customers than they have.
I enjoyed my experience – I am from out of state and just happened to find this place using CitySearch. This is a small place, relatively simple, but nice. It is located in a small stripmall. The sushi chefs were very nice and attentive. Many of the customers are regulars and they were very friendly to me. Excellent quality of fish used in their sushi and sashimi. The sushi chef recommended ahi on this particular evening and it was "to die for." If I am back in the area I will certainly go back. I highly recommend this restaurant.
how do you explain the empty seats? – all these great reviews, but the seats are usually empty, what's up with that? for your first visit, get the combination with shrimp tempura and beef steak terikayi and ADD sashimi (or sushi) for $4/$3 bucks more (the menu itself is somewhat misleading and unclear on this, so ask the waitress to be sure). the price comes out to about $16 for dinner and $13 for lunch -- a great bargain. since the coming of the new sushi chef, their sushi is second to none. (and just to think they had the best tempura in town already). the beef teriyaki uses good quality steak so you will surely not be disappointed. the soup is somewhat standard but the salad is great with their own hand made dressing. it used to require extreme patience, but now service has improved with more staff.
Best sushi in Orange County – I love this place place. The service is great. Staff are very friendly and remembers you. The sushi and sashimi is fantastic.
Some of the freshest sushi around – This little hole in the wall sushi bar in Costa Mesa is AMAZING!!! I try to get there at least once a week. Their fish is to die for. They don't skimp on the portions of sushi at all. They are reasonably priced, and they carry certain fish that other places don't have. Try the white tuna! And their toro is like butter. I have been to countless sushi places, and this is the place I keep coming back to. It's worth the drive, and the staff is so very friendly. I love Sushi Sho!
Best Service and Sushi/Sashimi AROUND! – If you're a fan of great sushi or just Japanese food in general, then you owe it yourself to try Sushi Sho out sometime. The food is A+++ along with the service and the price is VERY reasonable when compared to other Sushi restaurants out there. This isn't a chain restaurant, it's family owned and operated and they CARE About their customers!
I've been to COUNTLESS other restaurants, many sushi places as well and none can touch this place!
Valentine's Day 2006 Dinner Review – I went here for a Valentine's evening dinner and the service was not good. We ordered udon as one dish and it took 45 minutes! It took nearly an hour for all the food. Was it packed? Nope. There were only 3 tables of two people and one table of 8 people there! There were about 10 people around the sushi bar. At the end of the night, they offered us free ice cream but after sitting for 1 hour, 40 minutes, I didn't want to wait another hour for it. The food was good though. I do recommend it for the rolls and sushi.
Our favorite Sushi spot in OC – My boyfriend and I eat there ALL the time and LOVE it- We drove by one day on our way to our "old" sushi spot. He jumped out and grabbed a menu and we ordered the next day- we haven't been anywhere since. Friendly service and excellent food-what more can you ask for? We only eat the sushi and sashimi rolls so I can't review the meat dishes. But you have to try the double tuna roll- and substitute the top tuna with Toro (if you can afford the extra cost for the Toro) and the Hamachi Kama is DELICIOUS as well as the Hamachi Belly Sashimi. MUST TRY
Best Sushi in Orange County – I love this place! There service is just as good as the food. After one visit, the owner remembered me and what I like to order. The price is extrememly reasonable. This mom & pop shop has a terrific future. I STRONGLY recommend you stopping by and saying hello to Jan & Horshido.
Very fresh, excellent Sashimi! – This place is fairly new. I've been there twice for lunch. I'm always a little leery of trying new sushi places because I am extremely picky and don't like anything that isn't super fresh, especially since I always eat sashimi. This place ranks among the best. It's a Mom and Pop place and the owners are really nice and attentive. It's my new favorite sushi place.
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