I brought my niece here to celebrate her recent work promotion. We both love crab legs and were hugely disappointed. They were not even remotely fresh. Most of their food was bland. I didn t have much cash on me and paid with my debit card. The waiter came back and asked if I could pay in cash instead. I paid with what cash I had and come to find out the next morning, my debit card was also charged. What a rip off for such poor food. I will definitely not be returning to this place.
my family, three of us, went to Hokkaido Newport Beach today. We were very pleased, everyone of us will come back. This place beats Todai, definitely. Excellent Japanese sushi, specialties and desserts. Hot Asian dishes were hearty and healthy, not fatty, not salty. The fruits were fresh, the kiwis were just like we had them in New Zealand....
I went to the one in Long Beach with friends and it was great. Since I live in OC I figured the one in Newport was just the same. Not so. We got there shortly after it opened for dinner and were the only people in the restaraunt for about a half hour or so and I figured that is whay there was not a big selection. The food that was out looked like it was sitting there from lunch and the entire time I was there nothing new was brought out except there was someone making sushi. When a couple of other parties showed up nothing changed. The people that worked there had to be flagged down for us to get anything, I guess they were too busy not doing anything. I have since returned to the one in Long Beach a number of times, I cannot believe they have the same name on the outside of the building. All the food is fresh and tastes great, they are constantly bringing out new items and you have to wait to be seated they are so crowded. Will never go back to the on in OC, the one in Long Beach is worth the extra drive.
WARNING; DO NOT EAT IN THIS PLACE.
We were very disappointed when we went for lunch 2 days ago. Got there at 1pm (there is sign, last seating for luncheon 2:30pm,} got seated but when we went to get the food, the trays were empty. Asked the lady manager and was told food will be out in 10 mins. Waited for 20 mins and was asked what food we would like. My reply, if I have to pay full price, I expect to have all the food on the tray. Turned out there were other people who compalined. The lady manager just sat at the desk waiting for people to come so they can be seated. I approached her and asked why she is still seating people if no food will be served, that is not fair. Her reply? I'M sorry, i will talk to the chef..... We ended leaving the place.
What a disappointment! The place advertised craw fish but there was none, the crab legs are small and tasteless. The rest of the food are not tasty either. The one type of food that was ok is the Sushi. The steak was blah too. The restaurant advertisement pictures looks good but the food was not. This is our first visit and it will also be our last. Don't go because it's a waste of $$$.
The best asian seafood buffet in OC! Everything tastes pretty good. They seem to use really fresh ingredients for a buffet and have specialty seafood dishes you don't normally see at a buffet like live crab, sea-cucumber, roasted duck, jumbo oyster (black bean style), cajun-style crawfish & shrimp, etc..
Try this place and you won't be disappointed. The price is also very good for the quality of food you get ($15.99/person).
I came here with a few friends and we had a great time. The restaurant is very clean and the decor is way above average for a buffet. The food was very very good. The sushi and sashimi was really excellent when you compare it with a sit-down Japanese restaurant and the gourmet chinese food was really very good. So many choices here and the price is unbeatable at $15.99.
The night we were there they had fresh sashimi - salmon, yellow-tail, halibut and even suzuki (sea bass). Pretty amazing for a buffet at this price to have such a high quality selection.
Hot foods were very good with peking duck, beef short-rib, crab legs, cajun style crawfish/shrimp, sea-cucumber, honey-walnut shrimp, frog legs, calamari, etc.... The crawfish/shrimp/corn combo was just like boiling crab but better because it was all you can eat vs. paying by the pound.
Overall, this is a one of a kind place with the abundant of tasty choices and the best part is the affordable price.
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