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Nana San


The little restaurant in Newport Beach bordering the 73 toll road (Nana San means seven three in Japanese) often has a wait before it opens for dinner. Nabbing a seat at the bar might take a little bit of patience, but this sushi is worth it.

Simple nigiri is what Nana San specializes in – elegantly draped cuts of fish cover sticky rice that’s predaubed with wasabi, so no extra seasoning like soy sauce is necessary. Unlike some of the snootier sushi spots, American favorites like California or spicy tuna rolls are available as well. They’re popular with the lunch crowd, and it’s to Nana San’s credit that it balances affordable sushi combos with its more gourmet fare.

  • Beer & Wine
  • Casual Dining
Yelp Based on 1035 Reviews Yelp

One of the most delicious and fresh sushi restaurants I've had thus far! We placed an order over the phone and had to wait over an hour for our pickup time.... More

Fresh and delicious! We tried their rolls and nigiri. So far, there hasn't been anything that we didn't like. They don't always have everything... More

I absolutely love this place. Not only is it super close to home, their fish is undoubtedly FRESH. Tonight I tried two versions of their Japanese Sea... More