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San Shi Go

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Japanese, Sushi
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205 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-3724
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My Friends and I had an excellent experience at Sushi San Shi Go. After biking to Balboa Peninsula from Irvine and spending a long day at the beach I was definitely hungry. One of ... Read more
my buddies and I decided to try the Omakase because we have heard good things. The service was excellent. The servers were very attentive. They were quick to refill drinks and clean up dished once we have eaten the sushi. The Sushi chefs are friendly and keep the meal interesting, talking to you while they prepare your meal. They were also joking around keeping the atmosphere laid back. The food was amazing. We had about 12-20 pieces of sushi. Pretty much everything was delicious. The fish was super fresh and perfectly seasoned. Many of the pieces did not even require soy sauce. I just ate them exactly as the chef suggested. Some of my favorite dishes were: * Halibut Sushi topped with Fresh Black truffle shavings. * Fresh Sweet Shrimp which was killed right in front of us (head still moving). Afterward we were given miso soup with the head he had cut off for out sushi! * Toro Handroll * Torched Toro Nigiri I also LOVED the chef made ice cream (complements of the chef). They had a Jasmine Green Tea and a Mascarpone Cheese. I loved the Mascarpone Cheese flavor. I found it to be very unique and quite tasty. Great sushi and overall awesome experience. I also think that the price was reasonable. Our meal cost about $65/person, which is a little steep. However, considering the quality of the food I think it is reasonable.

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Local from Santa Ana

This was my first time trying omakase & I will never look at sushi the same way again. The fish were super fresh and the other ingredients were too. Our chef was truly an artist! It was so intriguing to watch him; he had such an attention to detail with every dish. He even explained each course & how to go about eating it. This was a fun, authentic experience. The prices are definitely steep, but SO TOTALLY WORTH IT! The chef makes as many courses until you're full also so don't be worried about portions.

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Not many people know about this little spot, and I’d prefer to keep it that way. This is one of the best places to surrender control and order omakase style (chef’s choice, in Japanese). The sushi chefs here are masters at what they do and their creations will not disappoint. You’re not going to find crazy maki rolls with all kinds of sauces and toppings here; instead they focus on letting the fish shine with nigiri and other options. The fatty tuna nigiri rivals the quality of any fish you’d find in Japan itself, but be prepared to foot a rather large bill.

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Local from Orange

Omakase (regular w/ Appetizers & Sashimi / Sushi) Review:

Omakase here is way too strict with rules; if you order Omakase at your table then everyone has to order the same one no exceptions.

Agedashi Tofu w/ corn: 2.5 stars
Very subtle hint of ginger & corn. This would have tasted better with white corn pureed instead of of just having yellow corn mixed in with the tofu.

Yellow Tail w/ Tuna martini w/ Ponzu Sauce: 4 stars
Very fresh but the slices of onion & tomatoes threw me off a bit.

Halibut Sashimi w/ drop of Ginger & Sweet Plum: 2 stars
Very light tasting with dash of halibut w/ citrus; this was way too warm, would have been better chilled.

Sweet Live Shrimp: 5 stars
Antennas on the shrimp head was still wiggling around when the plate was brought to me. This plate is not for the faint of heart =) This was one of the freshest sweet shrimps which Ive had. =)

Sea-bass Chilean: 2 stars
Had a weird sour taste to it that I didn't not care for. =( This is one of my fave fishes but this was just weird tasting.

Albacore roll: 4 stars
Loved the sweet rice paper that had sprinkles of black sesame in grained in it. Great balance of flavors here but had a big portion of rice here.

House special soy sauce, infused w/ Sake: 4.5 stars
Very tasty & enhanced the Sashimi dishes even more.

Service: Very slow & forgot to bring out some of the other dishes which we ordered. He even forgot to let us know that our Omakase course was over. -1 Star

It was my GF's Bday & they didnt even offer a complementary dessert for her. Boo. =(

Ambiance: B+
Small cozy Japanese restaurant which the bar area dominates most of the area.

Parking is a big pain here so plan ahead some extra time to find parking. =(

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Los Angeles

Fantastic local Sushi place; just a quick bike ride or walk from our beach house. Ask the Sushi chef to make you some special creations that are not on the regular menu. You will not be disappointed!

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North Hollywood

Right up the street on Main Street is our favorite Sushi Restaurant. Bike up for a fantastic dinner!

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My Friends and I had an excellent experience at Sushi San Shi Go. After biking to Balboa Peninsula from Irvine and spending a long day at the beach I was definitely hungry. One of my buddies and I decided to try the Omakase because we have heard good things.

The service was excellent. The servers were very attentive. They were quick to refill drinks and clean up dished once we have eaten the sushi. The Sushi chefs are friendly and keep the meal interesting, talking to you while they prepare your meal. They were also joking around keeping the atmosphere laid back.

The food was amazing. We had about 12-20 pieces of sushi. Pretty much everything was delicious. The fish was super fresh and perfectly seasoned. Many of the pieces did not even require soy sauce. I just ate them exactly as the chef suggested. Some of my favorite dishes were:

* Halibut Sushi topped with Fresh Black truffle shavings.
* Fresh Sweet Shrimp which was killed right in front of us (head still moving). Afterward we were given miso soup with the head he had cut off for out sushi!
* Toro Handroll
* Torched Toro Nigiri

I also LOVED the chef made ice cream (complements of the chef). They had a Jasmine Green Tea and a Mascarpone Cheese. I loved the Mascarpone Cheese flavor. I found it to be very unique and quite tasty.

Great sushi and overall awesome experience. I also think that the price was reasonable. Our meal cost about $65/person, which is a little steep. However, considering the quality of the food I think it is reasonable.

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Local from Newport Beach

They are the best in balboa

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