Bluefin Restaurant

4.7
891 reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Classic and creative sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes, many showing international influences, in a stylish contemporary setting, from Nobu Matsuhisa alumnus Takashi Abe.
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Bacon
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional! We will be coming back soon :)

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Kimi
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were, as usual, superb. The sashimi was fresh and delicious. The chawan mushi (the ultimate comfort food) was as good as my mother’s. I love this restaurant.

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Mary
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, excellent and welcoming service, outdoor tables were perfect, food was great.

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vipWhome
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their foods and services are excellent as always. My friends and I enjoyed everything at Bluefin. They never disappoint us! I highly recommend Bluefin to all to have fabulous dining experience.

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NedR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good lock
Good food very fresh !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good ambiance, setting and service. This is second time we went to the restaurant, the first time sushi was outstanding, but this time it was OK.

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MarkOson
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Pricy but well worth it. 😋Highly recommend!

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vipOliviaW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Highly Recommend. Great food, great service, lovely and convivial ambiance, beautiful and artistic presentation of cuisine. Look forward to returning!

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Ojichan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Fabulous chirashi!!

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StevenR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. The rib-eye is amazing, the Bento box a favorite. Always lovely. While in a shopping center, it seems quiet and you have a view of the ocean. I then go to Williams Sonoma, what is not to like. A favorite for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gen was a great host

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good sushi, but did t quite get our order right. Forgot an item, charged us for it. So, then they had to redo bill, then, they forgot to charge us for Sake we ordered, so they had to do bill again.
Then, they ended up charging my credit card twice. So, now, I’m inconvenienced to rectify and get credit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefin is one of the best of the best...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Bluefin for many, many years. We started before they were in the beautiful Crystal Cove location. They just keep getting better and better. We usually have the Chef Omakase which never disappoints. Always, beautiful, creative, and uniquely delicious! My husband loves how everything has a fresh, deep taste from something as simple as the miso fresh clam soup, to the kelp salad, the fish imported from Japan, and the even the desserts are delicious. We’ve never been disappointed the quality all these years, every time we go, is always meets highest expectations.

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vipPhaedra
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor Covid style. Super generous sushi slices. Tempura was spot on too. Live soft shell crab was light and sublime. Cucumber salad was bland, underdressed, not authentic and not Japanese cucumbers. Our neighbor had the omakase that looked exquisitely phenomenal. Will try that next time. Mostly authentic and fresh except for the cucumber salad. The best tasting hamachi I’ve had in a long time.

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Mary
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special shout out to Genevieve our outstanding waitress! The food,outdoor dining, ambiance was fabulous but her service, friendliness and ability to know what we needed before we could even request it was AMAZING!!!

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Foodlover220
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I made a reservation, but the table was not reserved when I arrived. Also the waitress didn't care about my reservation. I gave her my name but she didn't care and just told us to seat whichever the table. What's the point of making reservation? Yet, the food was good and outside seating was good, too. Over all, I recommend this place to my friends.

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vipAdyM
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food was excellent but the service was kind of lacking
still, we certainly would return

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vipLandShark
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal daily fresh specials, 1 large piece of sushi per order rather than 2 smaller pieces, amazing choices with many options rarely seen in other restaurants. My favorite sushi house in south Orange County.

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Eneas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sushi was excellent, beautifully presented, and plentiful, including my favorite uni, which was particularly good (Santa Barbara, I was told.) The sake was served cold in a box, and a lot of it. I ordered the omakase and I was wowed. Very much reminiscent of Japan finer sushi dining. The only reason for the four star was the soup, that was a rather heavy miso soup. I expected something more refined to match the level of the rest of the offerings, such as a flavorful dashi with a piece of tofu or fish, or perhaps a seasonal vegetable. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Covid-19 protocols were observed which included plexiglass screens, and everyone wore masks, including the guests coming in. What I did not see (perhaps I missed it) was actual sanitizing of table and chairs after guests left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was excellent but the sushi was sub par. Maybe we were there on an off night but the food was mediocre at best.
Nothing compared to Nobu, Matsuhisu, or Jinpachi. The sushi was so tough you needed a knife to cut it. Unfortunately we cannot recommend.

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vipAmmarB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The restaurant is ok, good is above average for sushi but their prices were absolutely ridiculous. Uni was $25 per piece, so two piece order is $50.

I spent $250 before gratuity on a 30 minute lunch with my son and we left hungry.

These guys are gouging and will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was both delicious and beautiful!

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vipJoanne
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside area is great!! Food is amazing!! Not inexpensive....

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vipLloyd
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have set up tables outside with Plexi-glass dividers between tables. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The sushi was some of the best we have ever had. It was incredibly tasty and just melted in our mouth. We had to order all of our sushi at the beginning and our waiter was really cool as came out and asked us if we still wanted the roll we had ordered assuming that we might be full with what we had already ordered and he was correct. Overall, the service and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant... good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was ok, not amazing given the prices and location. Service was slow, non courteous and “be happy you are getting any service” approach.

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vipSindyM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Bluefin, it’s always an exceptional experience. The food is amazing.

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vipMaryA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. A little pricey; however, ya get what ya pay for as this is truly the best sushi around!! Great service as well. You won't be disappointed.

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Love2Eat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love their Omakase. Hat off to the chef. They installed the plexiglass between the tables. So, it made you feel safe for indoor dining.

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vipAlla
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT and FABULOUS DINNER WITH HIGHEST QUALITY FISH AND SMILING CHEFS! LOVE COMING HERE!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Some of the best Japanese seafood we've ever had, and that's saying something. The service was really, really slow, which was odd because there were only 2 tables seated. The food, though, wow! It was expensive, but worth it. The creativity in the dishes was amazing! The quality and freshness of the food remarkable. I will be back.

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Kenshinn
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi and attentive chef. Definitely get a bluefin roll, one of the best rolls I have had.

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vipCarynL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and delish! As good if not better than Nobu.

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vipLunchlady
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great! The hot tea order was delayed but when it came several prompt refills were nice!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The food is always good here. I get things are just opening back up for service inside the restaurant but the service here was terrible. Ignored a soup order we put in and completely forgot to order a hot food item after the waitress raved about it. She never even checked on it.

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vipAlla
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAVORITE SUSHI PLACe: especially for lunch.
Highest quality w lowest prices!

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ScottR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Orange County. Never disappointed.

FAQs

Bluefin Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-7373.

Bluefin Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.