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Honda YA Japanese Restaurant

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556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
+1 714-832-0081
17:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
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Irvine, California
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reminded me of the places I went with friends in Japan. A cozy Japanese Izakaya which is a great place to go with friends for casual dining. We went with out family and a friend for a casual dinner out and were not disappointed. We luckily arrived early enough to avoid the wait as the place was very... More 

Thank DaQi
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet little restaurant. Booth, table & Japanese "floor style" seating. Kentucky of variety of seafood, sushi, teriyaki, drinks, etc. Service was quick & friendly. Easy parking, great location. Late hours.

Thank punkin1919
Fountain Valley, Ca
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I ate here on a Sunday evening about 7:00pm and there was 30 minute wait. The staff were cordial and attentive and the food was a pleasing balance between cost and quality. I felt good about the value proposition for this restaurant. I had a combination of Teriyaki Salmon and mixed Tempura with soup, salad and rice.... More 

Thank MTrooper
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a foodie, visiting Japan was a culinary delight! I head about this place from TripAdvisor and a few friends who said that it was really good. So, I had to try it. Write your name on a list and wait for a table. Ok - no big deal. You do have to wait outside because there is no space... More 

Thank longbeachCalifornia
Santa Ana, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This place has sushi, sashimi, rolls, barbecue, noodles, anything you heart desires. You order small plates until your are in heaven! Everything is perfect, flavorful and succulent. The salmon belly is beyond perfect as is most everything that comes out of the kitchen. The place is always packed so be prepared to wait but the service is efficient and you... More 

Thank JoyMcN
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love Honda-Ya!! After spending three weeks in Japan earlier this summer, I was desperate to find real Japanese food in Orange County! Everyone else in OC serves California Rolls and teriyaki, and calls it Japanese food. But Honda-Ya serves food that they actually eat in Japan!! The dishes are authentic and delicious! From the ramen to the skewers to... More 

Thank Ryan M
Hudson, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had a great time enjoying my first yakitori experience. The only reason I will not rate it a 5 is because I saw some kind of large bug running along the floor. I am sure these are to be found in all restaurants though. There was a short wait when we arrived, but once seated, our food came very quickly.... More 

Thank Anne A
SAnta Ana
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

It's best to arrive right when they open because they do not take reservations and they do have long lines and wait times frequently. Very good Japanese food and sushi. They have a couple tables where families or groups can sit on the floor and eat at low tables. Fun experience! Had the Teriyaki salmon and rice and it was... More 

Thank euscarol
Irvine, California
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We put our name down and waited - it was worth it, don't let this scare you off. Great prices for excellent food and drinks. We had the potstickers, which are the best I've ever had, some yakitori sticks which were cooked to perfection, a roast pork dish with spinach which was amazing, the fried squid was only okay, luckily... More 

Thank sandram972016
Irvine, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The doors open at 5:30 and there's ALWAYS a long line waiting. That alone should tell you how popular this place is. The food is great and service is good. The only complain i have is that their air conditioner at times acts up and it can get pretty warm in there. But totally worth it and will definitely go... More 

Thank Mbr232

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780-4308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-832-0081

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