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Dana Kai

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24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
+1 949-489-8168
12:00 - 22:00
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Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Dana Point, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very best sushi places ever. Variety, well prepared, good atmosphere, nice cold beer! And reasonable prices

Thank Heather2917
Princeton, New Jersey
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is quaint sushi restaurant had a full sushi bar and 3/4 full restaurant on a Tuesday night. The sushi menu was expansive along with carpaccio specials. The yellowtail, salmon and spicy tuna were all delicious. The service was good and food was brought out roll by roll. All in all, a fair priced sushi restaurant just a stones throw... More 

Thank safooma
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I went here for my first visit at lunchtime. The lunch is a good value for high quality fish and excellent service. I will definitely be a repeat customer!

Thank Claudia P
Laguna Hills, United States
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We placed 2 orders last night around 5:30 pm and waited for over 25 minutes while there was not many customers and no sign of been busy in the kitchen. Food was average...so we won't go again.

Thank Susan H
Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is a little Gem in a small shopping center on Camino del Avion, plenty parking, the food and service is very good, many locals go there..

Thank mrnap0li
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The owner here is so sweet, she greets everyone who arrives. The service is attentive and gracious. Erik is our head sushi chef and has created some very unique and tasty creations. Try the Sunizari, Dave's roll and Aji (whole Mackerel with fried skin). No warm, wet towel but the restaurant is so clean and smells so good, you will... More 

Thank cwarecoxnet
Escondido, California
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Went to Dana Kai with friends who live in the area. We ordered several rolls and several pieces of nigiri sushi. I was neither impressed nor disappointed with the food - just so-so, in my opinion. Our friends ordered sashimi and thought it was pretty good. The restaurant was pretty crowded and was a little on the warm side. Don't... More 

1 Thank sceneisle
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and we're happy with the large selection of lunch specials. We each chose the three choice selection. I got the gyoza, sushi (which is four pieces), and baked scallop (did not like). Wife got two orders of sushi and the dragon roll. Prices given location so close to St. Regis - monarch bay were ok.... More 

Thank elfinforesttony
Orange County, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Even though it's in a tiny strip mall here in Dana Point, Dana Kai has some of the areas best sushi. Sam is our favorite chef and it's always worth buying him a beer to get some of his favorite sushi.

Thank lancewhite
Laguna Beach, California
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Dana Kai is now our Go To Japanese Reatsurant. The sushi is amazing and the Uni is particularly spectacular. Some members of the family don't like Sushi and there are plenty of other dinner options for them such as teriyaki plates and many noodle soup combinations as well. Great saki and service!

Thank deb s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24050 Camino Del Avion, Ste A, Dana Point, CA 92629-4065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-8168

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