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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 1071 Reviews Yelp

Love this place! Quite possibly the best sushi spot in OC & a hidden gem. (Its located in a tiny strip mall). The sushi is exceptional (fish is delicious... More

Small restaurant in a strip center - but some of the best quality fishes we've had at very reasonable prices. I tried to call a few times before during... More

They've still got it. The sweet, but disciplined Japanese ladies who run the show really know how to balance customer service and speed. I came early for... More

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