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.
Food (5 stars): Just unbelievable. Everything we ordered was very high quality. My favorite was the King Salmon Belly Sashimi (4 pieces). It instantly melts... More
Crab stuffed Mushrooms: The salad was a nice palate cleanser but the crab stuffed mushrooms themselves were very challenging to eat and not really worth it... More
One of the best Sushi places I have ever been to. My man Cole will hook you up! SETTING: This is the most lowkey amazing sushi spot in Irvine/Newport.... More