Bluefin Restaurant

4.7
938 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eneas
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. Brought everything in the right order, as we requested. Every dish that we ordered was beautifully arranged and an excellent blend of traditional Japanese and modern flair, both visually and taste.

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KaraL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed outdoor seating for our 6/15 lunch. Nice weather, good service, and excellent bento box with a variety of Japanese foods.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, sashimi were very fresh, food presentations were excellent , great services, price was reasonable for the good quality of the food. Definitely will visit again soon and highly recommend to people who loves Japanese food.

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viphahaha
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Definitely not going back. Food is very average, absolutely does not deserve the Michelin recommendation.

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ErinC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi but expensive. We believe it is worth it!!

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Margie
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciate updating reservation time earlier. It was a nice bday lunch with my daughter. Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The toro was exceptional. My guests also loved the calamari tempura and everything in the bento boxes.

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chuckk
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality and variety of fish, feels like a high end Sushi bar in Tokyo.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birthday wife

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was awful. Food was decent but extremely over priced. Spent $250 on 2 people and still left hungry. $50 for 12oz ribeye and 2 pieces of broccoli and some mushrooms......

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vipBarbaraR
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So fresh so good best sushi in Newport

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JudyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

sushi was mediocre for the price. I've been to hole in a wall sushi places with way better sushi for half the price. definitely paying for the venue which is very beautiful! Sushi chefs were awesome and service was great! I would come back and try other things on the menu for sure.

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vipLucy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place. Best sushi. Amazing sushi chefs. Great experience.

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vipSvetlanaR
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great!!

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vipAllisonG
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very good. Great corner table, outside patio, with heaters on low overhead so we were very comfortable during lunch while it was an overcast day. We'll be back!

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VietM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not particularly impressive and is pricey. I personally think Nobu is better for the same price.

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vipunity
34 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jason so much! The most caring and thoughtful waiter ever! Bluefin is consistently fantastic! Their Omakase at lunch is divine! Love this place for years and I know for years to come.

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MarcyR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional as well as the service. This is our favorite sushi restaurant in Orange County, CA.

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TonyL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent high end sushi place. Definitely will be going back k

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vipFoodies
Orange County
176 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live coming to Bluefin. Excellent sushi, wine list and service. The Crispy Tuna, Ballerina Rolls, Bluefin rolls and fresh, mouthwatering Nori are not to be missed!

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vipPtownDad
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service, well set-up for outdoor seating. Yellowtail with jalapeno in yuzu was incredible, as was everything else we ordered. Bonus points for being one of the only restaurants to carry Suntory's The Premium Malts, a beer I had in Japan (at a sushi bar, no less) and hadn't been able to find anywhere else in the US.

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SLam99
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bluefin offers outdoor patio dining as well as indoor table and sushi bar options. We opted for the Omakase Lunch special which is a great deal at $50. The sushi quality is always superb and the amuse bouche are exquisite. We had 5 bite-sized appetizers (including tuna carpaccio, homemade tofu), 4 pieces of sashimi, 5 pieces of sushi (including yellowtail toro and uni), soup and desert, a chilled poached pear with ice cream and berries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone down hill at bluefin. It has always been expensive, but I never used to mind because the quality was extremely good and the value seemed well in line with the price. I have not got that feeling the last couple of times going to bluefin. For example the heirloom tomato and cucumber salad had very poor quality cucumbers… Mostly end pieces with excessive skin. ... And the tomatoes were very subpar. It was really more of a jicama salad than anything else. It just was not impressive. Their Sushi and sashimi used to take my breath away, in the way it was arranged and tasted, and its freshness. I did not get that feeling this time (or the last couple times). I think maybe their location has given them license to dumb down their food, thinking that it’s Newport Beach and they can charge a lot without being exceptional.

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SueB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous. Nice outdoor seating with heating.

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vipCorrieM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's really hard to find good quality sushi anywhere and Bluefin is one of the few places I trust for quality, fresh amazing sushi, and Japanese cuisine!

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vipJBGFoodie
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It is definitely good and inventive menu with specials. However, I want more customer service when I sit at the sushi bar. Talk to me, ask me questions, engage with me. No such luck. The restaurant didn't mean my expectations.

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TaylorJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the dinner was amazing. From food to service to ambience and COVID precautions. Will definitely be back.

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Vitoria
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’m disappointed little bit😵Last time was better Omakase. I’ll try again😊

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Luds
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch!

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JodyF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and excellent service! It was a nice change to sit outside on the patio too...

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vipBarbaraR
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefin is our favorite sushi restaurant. We. Only live here part time and every time we are in town, we try to go.
We have never been disappointed. All the fish is so fresh and especially love the Bluefin roll! I’m glad you are back open and look forward to more visits soon.

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vipToshi
Orange County
98 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Special. Top quality and authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Investig8r
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting dining experience with a different touch than many sushi restaurants. We really liked the food, the way the tables were sectioned off and our server was attentive. We would go back

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vipLQhungry
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! The service was lacking. I finally got up to request the check and the hostess helped, while our server continued to ignore me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food, the best sushi in all of orange county. Sometimes the service is a bit lacking but the sushi chefs in and especially Mr. Abe do incredible sushi and starters. Can’t stress enough how great the food is.

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Ojichan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality and value lunch. Mine was chirashi, my wife's was "bento", both outstanding. Extremely fresh fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Terrible sushi. Ordered omakase. At 9:20pm they started to clear up the dining area and heaters. Weird. Never got some items from the omakase and the waitress disappeared after giving us food never to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. I loved the chawan mushi and the sashimi was awesome.

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Purin
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated right away when we went at our reservation time.

The food is excellent. I felt like I was back home in Japan when I ate food. We ordered chirashi, sushi lunch special and Linch box. As a restaurant owner, I can tell how much work behind if each dish is. And we all appreciated that and enjoyed the taste of it.

Wonderful outstanding restaurant as always has been.
This is our favor restaurant.

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vipShannonG
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is amazing. The Sashimi Appetizer is wonderful. I highly recommend this place. The outdoor patio is well heated and very comfortable...

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 938 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.