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Shunka

  • 369 E. 17th St., Ste. 17, Costa Mesa, 92627, United States
  • 50 - 180 USD • Japanese, Sushi
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Full sushi menu available for takeout

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MICHELIN Guide California

Shunka

  • 369 E. 17th St., Ste. 17, Costa Mesa, 92627, United States
  • 50 - 180 USD • Japanese, Sushi
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Aside from the framed samurai swords and black dragon painting, it’s clear that this minimally dressed sushiya subscribes to the whisper-don’t-scream school of thought. That spirit extends to the menu, where there is no sign of fusion. Surely that is why a largely Japanese clientele packs this place. Sushi is available à la carte, but the seasonal omakase features fish served in rapid-fire succession. Hirame, with a touch of freshly grated yuzu zest, is a delicious start. Then it’s grouper with pickled daikon, which may be tailed by velvety kanpachi or shima aji with a dab of minced ginger. Spice heads will devour the red snapper with stir-fried shishito peppers.

In keeping with its no fuss-attitude, they don't take reservations, so be sure to plan ahead.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Counter dining
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 949-631-9854

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