In September of 2000, Masaki “Yoshi” Yoshitsuka opened what locals call Newport Beach’s hidden treasure. It’s a place where traditional and authentic Japanese cuisines merge with innovative and creative dishes not found anywhere else. It was Yoshi’s desire to have a restaurant and entertaining space where everybody could have a good time. He succeeded!
In March, 2019, my husband and I were fortunate enough to buy Buddha’s from Yoshi and his wife, Miko, after they had moved back to Japan. Our promise was to keep it the same sushi joint we have loved for so many years! Including the awesome staff! Go Hiroshi!!
The atmosphere is casual, with a softly lit, romantic patio overlooking the bay, a lively sushi bar and cozy dining area inside. We seat just over 50 in total, 24 inside and 30 outside. We recommend reservations on the weekend. Our menu offers a wide range of Japanese appetizers, sushi and entrees, including our popular Beagle Roll and Yoshi’s Spring Roll. Every dish from our kitchen is made from the freshest ingredients and family recipes all the way from Yoshi’s mom’s restaurant in Japan. Providing the highest quality sushi is our priority and in order to do so we have fish flown in from all over the world daily.
Please come in, say hi, sip some sake, enjoy the sushi and relax!
We look forward to seeing you at Buddha’s Favorite,
Nicole & Matt