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“Blast from the past”
Review of Angotei

Angotei
Ranked #83 of 590 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

I returned to AngoTei after nearly 18 years away, and it hadn't changed much--that's what made it feel like coming home! AngoTei is your proverbial "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant located in a very busy but non-descript strip center. The décor is almost non-existent, but the sushi is to die for. The fish is very fresh, the portions are good sized and the prices are very reasonable. This place has lots of fans and regulars, so it's easy to strike up a conversation at the small sushi bar. Get there early or late because its usually packed, but well worth the visit.

Date of visit: September 2014
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Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Its a small place, no reservations but first thing I found when I got there it was full. 2 chefs very friendly, the fish really fresh and good. Had BBQ giant clam then incredible Toro, ajji, hamachi, amberjack and so on. Try the shrimp boats. For sit at sushi bar evening this is a great choice.

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Reviewed 3 June 2013

This was the first sushi bar I ever went to many years ago, and I no longer live in the area. I have come to this restaurant several times over the last few months for client and personal lunches and dinners. The fish is always top quality and there are always specials on the menu. Yes there are creative rolls for those that want them, but what this restaurant is known for is the freshness and quality of traditional Japanese sushi and other foods. The place is small so either get a reservation or get there early. The prices are very reasonable for what you get too.

Date of visit: May 2013
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

This is the best sushi in town!

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Reviewed 9 January 2009

LOVE LOVE LOVE the soft shell crab hand roll in soy paper. I also recommend unagi, crunchy roll, and especially the spicy sea bass.

Service is excellent. The restaurant is small (about 4 tables in addition to the sushi bar). I usually get there around 9:30pm for dinner and still wait a few minutes, but it's worth the wait.

Thank TDPookie1
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