South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
South Coast Plaza is a renowned international shopping destination and home to an unrivaled collection of more than 250 luxury and fashion boutiques, 30 restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Conveniently located in Orange County near world-famous beaches, Disneyland Resort and the John Wayne Airport, South Coast Plaza offers unparalleled shopping experiences and programs for the travel trade.
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David C.
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
If you want to destroy your soul and sacrifice yourself in the altars of Moloch, don't miss this hideous mall. The Japanese soba is good, though.
Written July 3, 2024
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elizabethlascheid
Los Angeles, CA4,875 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The South Coast Plaza Mall is very large. Ad malls across the US close, this one is still rocking. On the weekends it can get crowded and parking can be a bear, but it is a very pricey mall, so they have valet parking as well.

It is beautiful inside and out and they really keep it super clean. Sure there are some empty store fronts, but for the most part it is doing well. There is nothing cheap in this mall so plan on spending money.

When I was there last year I spent 7K at La Perla alone on bras etc for my daughter. This time I did not look for it so I am not even sure if it is still there.

They have the most wonderful carousel for a fee and that also can get crowded. The horses and other characters are beautiful.

The service at this mall is always great and it is just so pretty.

They have their anchor stores like Nordstrom and a great selection is to be had there.

It is also a great place to walk, it you like to walk malls.

The places to eat are great from a few cheap stands to Watergrill and other fine places to eat.

You will love it. Bring money.
Written June 15, 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China46,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Probably the best mall in Irvine, or even Orange county. Fairly large with anchor tenants Nordstrom, Macy’s and Saks. Plus hundreds of other luxury and street brands. Lots of restaurants and cafes too
Written June 13, 2024
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Ugo T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I am really disappointed about this, Tiffany. The customer service was not up to par. I wanted to buy a specific object, and I had a video of the website that assured me that the item was in stock. At first, the lady told me they did not have that item. Then, after I showed them the video, they told me that it was there. I also asked to buy "blue refills." After 10 minutes of waiting, the representative came back with black refills and told me that those were the refills I requested. I pointed out that I requested a different color. At home, I discovered that I was given objects that were slightly different (and cheaper) than the ones I had requested with the video. I have been a customer in two other locations, in different states (one in the Midwest and one on the East Coast), and this Tiffany has been the worst among the three different stores. Unfortunately, it was also the one I spent the most at. A client has the right to choose; I would have also liked to choose which customer representative to be served by. Other companies give the possibility to book appointments to find the customer representative appropriate for the customer.
Written May 7, 2024
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Anne S
Accra, Ghana25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I found the choice of shops a little underwhelming and did not like that H&M were in another block across the road.

the Sephora there was great.
Written April 16, 2024
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Brandon K
Flagstaff, AZ1,966 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We came here a couple of years ago for the Din Tai Fung and had about an hour to wander the mall while waiting to get seated. This time, we got to spend time in the mall and really check it out. This is a high end mall full of luxury shops, but it is also worth seeing just for its pure size. It is a mall on both sides of the street (which each half would be its own big mall somewhere else) with a great walking bridge in between. Kids had plenty to focus on between Lego and the teenage style stores. This is a great mall, and I never thought I would say that again.
Written November 15, 2023
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Hiromi H
Tustin, CA85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were here to do some shopping for school clothes with a teenage kiddo. Generally, I don't like coming here. He wanted to shop at Uniqlo and we ended up grabbing a bite to eat at Wahoo's because we were hungry. It was okay.
Written September 18, 2023
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Dave P
Apollo Beach, FL455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
There are more brands of shoes here from all over the world, than any other place on the planet
👞 👟 👠

Not really a food court but still some good food finds
Written April 3, 2023
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Arianna T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
South Coast Plaza shopping mall

3333 Bristol Street,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

We had to visit this location on vacation because South Coast Plaza shopping mall is the largest shopping center on the West Coast of the United States. With about 275 retailers.

There were so many upscale shops to visit. This mall is known for having The most expansive collection of design fashion retail in the United States in one location.

It is super close to Interstate 405.

Pro:
High value shopping
Top rated anchor stores
Prime. Boutiques.
Loads of parking
Designated rideshare, pick up and drop off location
Beautiful display
Starburst (to keep you going)
Walking path connector to home stores
Wide variety of home stores across the walking bridge
Restaurants
Clean restrooms and facilities
Really cool glass elevator
Wheelchair accessible
Interactive display for directions
Helpful customer service help desk
EV: ChargePoint, Tesla, VOLTA

Needs work:

Physical signage hanging in the can be confusing
Things look very similar easy to get lost

Con:
Your feet are going to hurt

10/10 would recommend at least once.

Pro tip:
save up for this one because you will find everything you can think of and even something's you can't imagine and then immediately can't live without.
Written February 20, 2023
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Ms4All
Columbus, OH30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great mall, huge with lots of variety & stores at varied price points. I was disappointed though that they seem to have stopped any special programs for visitors except for maybe the very wealthiest. They no longer appear to be offering a coupon book with visitor discounts even though that info & signup is still on their website. The booklet I was given at our nearby hotel officially expired at the end of 2022. And access to the Access Lounge only seems to be for very high rollers, no access for Amex platinum members or hotel guests. I asked a mall concierge and she just said some stores have passes to give out at their discretion. I’m sure that means only for people dropping thousands of dollars.
Written January 24, 2023
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