I was greeted very warmly and felt right at home at Sakae Sushi. Everyone was completely tuned in to the customer. The food was excellent. I ordered off the menu and they were immediately happy to accommodate. The hamachi kama was prepared very nicely and the highlight of my meal.
It is very homey. They are anxious to engage and converse. If you are with another, they are also happy to leave you alone, but the service is always spirited and genuine.
When you leave, they bang a loud gong to thank you for coming. It made me smile.
Just off of 23rd Street near the pier in Newport Beach, CA. Sakae Sushi has the ambiance of a hip but shiek place where you can drop in for a quick roll or stay for any item imaginable. They have a great selection of Sake and Beer which is only outdone by their infinate selection of sushi. They have the best music also, usually playing top hits but not too loud to order more drinks. They even had Korean Soju and Korean BBQ when I went. Look right down the street from Mutt Lynch's and only a block or two from your favorite local spots. It's so close to the beach too. Enjoy
This is the greatest Sushi bar in the world. I've been to tons of Sushi places and this one has the freshest fish, and best service.