Best Japanese Restaurants in Irvine, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Irvine, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated japanese restaurant? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


8683 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Since 2008

Appetizer, Salads, Tempuraudon Noodle, Toppings, Donburi Bowl, Rice, Soup, Entrees, Combination Rolls, Dessert, Miso Soup, House Salad, Chicken Teriyaki, Salmon Skin Salad, Edamame, Agedashi Tofu, Chawanmushi, Gyoza, Spicy Chicken, Scallop, Yamakake, Tempura, Kinoko Don, Spicy Tuna Roll & Pork Loin Cutlet

Serves in 2 places with in California - Try Agedashi Tofu $4.50 & Crunchy Roll $5

Price: Starts From $2.50

Mon Closed Tue-Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm |5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I love this place. The most delicious Japanese foods that I have ever eaten in my life.
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14775 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618

Appetizers, Tempura, Sesame Chicken, Baked Scallop, Soft Shell Crab, Beef Teriyaki, Sesame Chicken, Shrimp Tempura, Vegetable Tempura, Scallop Tempura, Lobster Taiko, Tuna Steak, Yakizakana, Hire Katsu, Kobachi, Fish Tempura, Lobster Tempura, Chirashi Sushi, Scallop, Crab, Rice & Baked Clam

Buy Soft Shell Crab at $6 & Shrimp Tempura at $11.95

Price: Starts From $6

Mon 11:30 pm - 12:00 am Tue-Fri 11:30 pm - 12:00 am Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This place is almost 40 years old and it doesn't change. In a good way. Lines are epic but well worth it. Taiko is its own category of Japanese food. Fantastic for families and good lunch specials. It was one of Irvine's original Asian restaurants and I hope it never goes away. Staff are delightful.
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2700 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606

Since 1968

Appetizers, Edamame, Soup, Salad, Miso Soup, House Salad, Beverages, Drinks, Gyoza, California Roll, Cold Tofu, Corn Salad, Fried Gobo Fish Cake, Spicy Conch, Fried Oyster, Beef Ramen, Ajisen Spicy Pork Ramen, Eel Ramen, Spider Roll, Chicken Yakisoba, Noodels, Assorted Vegetables & Beef Curry Udon

Taste Volcano Ramen $9.50 & Beef Curry Ramen $10.45

Price: Starts From $1.50

Sun-Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

EXCELLENT ramen, i got the curry beef myself. fantastic flavor and portion. great atmosphere and service. pretty darn decent pricing. will definitely be going back soon.
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