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“The best and freshest sushi”
Review of Sushi Shunka

Sushi Shunka
Ranked #51 of 514 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

While in Irvine for business decided to visit Sushi Shunka after reading about it in TripAdvisor. The assortment of fish, imported from Japan and domestic, was unbelievable. I had never experienced such a broad selection of fish and the quality and taste was unbelievable. Sat at the Sushi bar to see all the action and the chefs' attention and recomendatorios were all excellent. This has been without a doubt the best sushi bar experience I have had. I was so impressed by Sushi Shunka that i returned two days later before going back home. Whenever I return near Costa Mesa I will definitely visit Sushi Shunka again.

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Thank Felipe P
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Teenage grandkids took us to their favorite restaurant. Great choice. The food was fresh, delicious, and nicely presented, Service attentive and watching the crew make the various roles was great theater. Staff friendly and engaged. Strong recommendation

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Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a great Sushi Restaurant in Costa Mesa. Their fish is very fresh and they have so many selection on their special board. My favorite is their monk fish liver, it's top 3 on my list. And please try the Akamutsu (sp) a buttery white fish that is lightly seared. Super yummy without the rice. This is a local hangout for most patrons, so come early, there is a wait list. It's best to be at the bar.

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Thank DeeH0
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Shunka was AWESOME. It's a small cozy place with great attention to the customer. I went on the earlier side of dinner, so it was practically a 1:1 ratio between the staff and customers. Each roll was handmade upon order with great attention to detail. Went back again, even though I was in Costa Mesa for just 4 days for business.

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Thank Dan H
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were spoiled during the 10 years we lived in Vancouver BC because there are many excellent sushi restaurants, many at reasonable prices. So, we have been searching for a good sushi restaurant near our Irvine home.

This restaurant will do nicely! We went on a Sunday at 5:30 when they opened and were promptly seated in a booth. Be aware that this restaurant can be busy and they have a waiting list and 'check in sheet' at the front door.

We followed the recommendation of our waitress in picking one fresh fish as sushi and another as sashimi (fish is flown in fresh from Japan, plus domestic offerings). The fresh fish was delicious, very fresh and excellent.

We also tried the Snake roll, which is fresh water eel, crab and avocado. We liked it too. We also ordered a vegetable tempura and found it excellent and light.

We recommend picking items from the fresh menu. Ask your server or the sushi chef if you don't know what the items are, as we did. Standard offerings are excellent, but they really excel at their fresh fish.

The price was a bit high, but in keeping with other first-rate sushi places in our experience, so we will reserve it for regular but occasional visits.

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Thank Rexflash
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