Minato Sushi in Lake Forest

Minato Sushi in Lake Forest
4 / 5
50 reviews

23505 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755, Lake Forest

Overview

Cuisine
  • Sushi
  • Asian
  • Japanese

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

Ayce price?? Weekdays and weekends dinner?

Currently $22.95 for lunch, $27.95 for dinner. I didn't see a weekend price.

Review

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Tawny Lee Thompson
google
11.13.2018
5/5

Always delicious, everything fresh, great service. Price is reasonable for quality of food. We’ve been going here for years and never been disappointed. X-men roll is amazing! Great uni. Everything tastes, smells and looks appealing.

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Aria Sparrow
google
11.11.2018
1/5

Food was decent, but the wait was unbelievably long. Ordered first round of all-you-can-eat and waited a half hour for the first item. We were the third people in the restaurant. Still waiting on the last item at the time of this review, an hour and a half later, lol. Probably won’t stick around for the complimentary dessert. Oh, and don’t order the dynamite!! Waiter Jordan did admirably trying to save the day, but... just no.

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Jason Baumgartner
google
09.16.2018
5/5

While I wouldn't consider this the finest sushi restaurant in Orange County, it is my favorite regular spot. The prices are great, the service is normally good, and the atmosphere is cool. If you're on a budget, I definitely recommend this place.

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Aaron Reveles
google
08.16.2018
5/5

Great sushi great service

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Noah Lozano
google
06.23.2018
5/5

Minatos has been my main sushi grub for over a year now. Never fails to impress me. Great sushi rolls. I always take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 roll free deal.

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Kathryn Briskie
google
06.07.2018
5/5

I love this place. Every other sushi place I've ever been to gets compared to this. And the X-Men role still lives in my head as a long time favorite, and is a must have whenever I'm in town.

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Andrew Tsai
google
05.26.2018
4/5

Very economical Lunch Menu

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a chui
google
05.21.2018
5/5

Tasty. Buy 2 great sushi rolls (fresh) and get 1 free roll

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Katherine Bruffy
google
05.13.2018
5/5

Best Sushi on the planet in my opinion. The owner James is awesome and so is the rest of the staff been going here for at least 12 years and I am never disappointed in the service or prices. I do all you can eat.

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Filiz Tarakci
google
05.13.2018
5/5

Great food, great price. Lovely staff.

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Natasha Tulkoff
google
04.18.2018
5/5

Take “all-you-can-it” for $27.99 and eat :))). My favorite was tuna tataki and salmon. Quail eggs were good, as well as oysters and fresh water eel. As of uni - I didn’t like it here.

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노태완
google
04.04.2018
5/5

Everythings are great !

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McKenna Etheridge
google
03.16.2018
2/5

I’ve been coming here for years, and the food has always been amazing. The thing is, it’s always been take out. Decided to dine-in one night and the service was shocking. Walked in, and we weren’t even acknowledged by the staff until 10 minutes later. We watched as all the staff drank liquor together with some customers instead of taking care of us. Then a waitress came over and acknowledged a gentleman who came in after us AND was standing behind us. Like looked over us to acknowledge this guy. Then she looked at us and said “did you sign up on the wait list?” which was a clipboard sitting on the hostess desk. We said table for two and then we waited even longer because our hostess started chatting with the people she drank with. It was obnoxious and I’ve never had this service here before. Only do take-out, and get there before 7:30!!!

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Nivek Christopherson
google
03.04.2018
5/5

Fantastic all you can eat sushi, and authentic Sake selection for the curious alcohol enthusiast. Very filling rolls and countless options for any kind of Sushi preference!Pleasant service and amazing atmosphere, very open and accessible for such a small property!In my opinion this place is definitely worth every dollar they charge!

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Jo
google
01.25.2018
5/5

Food is fresh and delicious...great customer service! Our server Barbara was really friendly and helpful.

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Robert Jurado
google
01.21.2018
5/5

Really Good. Good prices. They have good deals

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Josh Evans
google
01.14.2018
5/5

Minato is always a stop when I'm in southern Cali. The all you can eat sushi is decently priced and has a great variety. The rolls are always well made and delicious. The staff is also super pleasant! If you are a fan of sushi minato is definitely the place to stop!

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Albert Baloiu
google
01.11.2018
2/5

Fabulous all you can eat selection. Great and pleasant staff. Delicious food.Updated Jan 28th-2020Our last visit was nothing but extremely tragic. The food quality has dropped drastically, we waited for 35 minutes to be served food while there were only 3 tables there, us being the 3rd. Once we got served, I felt they were trying to do everything to fill us up with tea, water and ignore us in hopes that we would not properly utilize the all you can eat we eventually paid $170 for. Last time I take the 20 minute drive to go here.

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Ada Chan
google
01.05.2018
4/5

Came here for ayce at lunch time but menu was significantly smaller. But food is not bad. Waitress service is great.

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Mary Romine
google
11.22.2017
5/5

My first visit. I arrived at lunch in time for their Lunchbox Special 11:30-2:30, and ordered a pot of jasmine tea. Delicious and waiter was great.

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James Martinez
google
11.01.2017
5/5

Very good and fresh food. Wasn't too crowded on the Thursday evening I visited. My friend and I got the all you can eat sushi for his birthday. Good deal for a lot of food

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Iron 2 Iron
google
09.04.2017
4/5

Good sushi. All-you-can-eat well worth it for a big eater. Check your bill carefully at the end.

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Moheb Mokhtar
google
09.02.2017
3/5

Went on a Saturday evening and the service was really slow. We waited some time to be seated and then waited even longer for our food to come out. Our server did not really seem to be on top of it. He seemed unorganized and was not very courteous. We got the all you can eat. They had some good rolls, so I won't complain about the sushi. Two of the sushi chefs were having drinks with customers and making us laugh so that was a plus.

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SAM I AM
google
08.18.2017
5/5

I love this place! The chefs are quick and the food is as fresh as it gets with good customer service as well.

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Sterling Erickson
google
08.15.2017
5/5

Excellent Service. However they do have capacity restraints and you may asked to wait 20-45 min to be seated. The buy 2 get 1 free roll option may be better value then the all you can eat. Fish quality is great.

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Cali South
google
08.13.2017
1/5

Whoa! The service here is wacky! Came in right behind an Asian group of the three. The waitress greets and seats them right away. Looks at my wife and I then walks away. A few minutes later, the waitress teturnss but to take the order of the group she just seated.... and we’re just standing there. The place only had a few people there (maybe the food sucks...didn’t get that far). So, a little insulted, we walked out. This was our first time there and likely our last.

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Francine Kinsman
google
07.23.2017
5/5

Our go-to place since they opened. Never disappoints. Great and authentic Japanese. Everything about this place resolves my homesickness for Japan and food we so enjoy. Service very quietly efficient. Cucumber slush is-delish!!

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Ruud Noordzij
google
06.26.2017
5/5

Fantastic dishes, last night's selection was mind blowing. Go for the crispy rice and Minato special

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Bruna Bastos Kirst
google
06.15.2017
4/5

Food came out super good and their buy 2 get 1 roll is a great deal. I recommend their salmon rolls and sparkling sake. I'll definitely come back to try the all you can eat. Service is a hit or miss, our server was great but the person serving the table next to us was super loud telling her entire life to the customers, kinda awkward.

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mo rayatparvar
google
04.17.2017
5/5

This place is great. Friendly staff. The fish is fresh. Nothing super unique about the rolls, but fish is fresh.

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Dani Vierra
google
04.15.2017
5/5

Large fish to rice ratio on the nigiri pieces. The octopus and salmon tasted very fresh. This sushi restaurant has a wonderful sake selection and a large All You Can Eat menu. For adventurous eaters I would highly recommend trying uni or the uni quail egg shooter! The staff was efficient and friendly. :) Made my dining experience quite enjoyable.

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Stephen Gonzalez
google
04.03.2017
5/5

Friendly and easy menu items for all who love sushi Raw or baked

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Angelica Velazquez
google
02.03.2017
4/5

We came to this place because we wanted to try their Tataki Albacore. The sushi was good for the most part but the Tataki could be better. It needs more sauce.Overall, the sushi was good but it wasn't amazing.

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Nichole D
google
02.02.2017
5/5

Fish was fresh and tasty. Great value for the price.

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Schinud omsub
google
10.06.2016
5/5

Amazing cuisine with subtle nuance of tasting sensuality that requires great deal of attention. Slow small little bite and hold in you mouth, then inhale deeply. Feel every molecule of each ingredient. You will know this is the one for a long term relationship.

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Lino Trujillo
google
10.06.2016
4/5

Really great value. Most items I ordered, I loved, though I wasn't a huge fan of everything. That said, nothing was BAD, but just unimpressive at times. Service was spectacular. Never had to ask for water, the wait wasn't bad at all at the bar. I will definitely be back, but with a better idea of what's great here. I highly recommend the seared salmon - especially for those who are reluctant to try the raw stuff.

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Matthew Tsou
google
08.22.2016
5/5

Phenomenal and affordable!Best to-go sushi I’ve ever had! Try the firefighter roll if you like seafood.I love the dynamite, but I recommend you eat it with rice.Tasty rolls and timely friendly service!

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Elena S
google
08.18.2016
1/5

We tried calling this place several times in the past 2 days no one ever answered. It's too bad they lost a large catering order.

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Gren McGregor
google
08.15.2016
5/5

Great sushi / good waitress- went for all you can eat- get there early you have to put your name on tje list.

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Zaner's vlogs YT
google
08.11.2016
5/5

Great food great service.

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Marc Spector
google
07.20.2016
5/5

Minato is a great place to go enjoy sushi. Their all you can eat special is a bargain. Always good fresh sushi. James and his staff are awesome. Thanks.

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Maritza Duran
google
07.14.2016
5/5

Love it.. Tried other sushi places and this one is still my favorite.. Been coming here for years...

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Enrique Romero
google
07.07.2016
5/5

Albacore Tataki rocks. Made to order all you can eat options include desert. Killer deal.

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Christie Quigley
google
06.23.2016
5/5

Everything was delicious and such friendly service!!!! Will be going back!!!

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A Pizano
google
05.26.2016
5/5

My favorite Sashimi plate with salmon teriyaki is most excellent! Lunch combos are delicious too! Prices are very affordable.

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DJ ANDRE
google
05.08.2016
5/5

Top Sushi in the area. They’ve been here for 16 strong years! That’s saying a lot because this shopping center is high turnover! The best sushi in the area and the owner James is super cool.

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Scot McConnaughay
google
04.19.2016
4/5

Friendly staff, quick service and fresh fish!

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Sean Murphy
google
03.02.2016
5/5

This place never disappoints. They have good dishes for fair rates, there no long wait even when the spot is busy.

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William Sumner
google
02.25.2016
1/5

Slow service. Actually I was ignored for 45 minutes Staff was more interested in drinking the six smothes a waitress had walked over to another cafe and brought back something cool. So I was promised a seat at a table as soon as someone had the time to clean an empty table. I did see a single glass of water served in 44 minutes. Just don’t bother the young people cause they are just to busy having a good time.

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Daniel Conner
google
01.20.2016
5/5

Have been visiting Minato for many years. Quality food, great service. Highly recommend this resturant for all you can eat sushi.

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