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Buddha's Favorite

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634 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4472
+1 949-723-4203
Today
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

First, the location, a bit hidden, but on the water with cool views. The outside dining area is protected with tarps and has heaters if it gets cold. The inside is small and intimate. Sit at the sushi bar and let Hiroshi, Justin, Hide and Derek (the sushi chefs) take care of you. Their fish is fresh, and they make... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

When this place first opened in 1999, we got a flyer with a coupon. We have been going ever since for specials occasions (usually my birthday). They have fantastic, creative rolls, a kids menu that comes with edamame and ice cream, udon with excellent broth, casual environment with indoor and outdoor limited seating, heat lamps, and a cozy atmosphere. We... More 

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Thank Karen J
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This spot may be a bit hidden but it is worth the effort. Casual, waterfront, such friendly service and absolutely delicious sushi at reasonable prices. I could eat here over and over again wanting to try everything on the menu. Even when we asked for a modification the waitress smiled and said of course. The interior is small and there... More 

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Thank susan s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. Sushi and sashimi was great. The people were great - natural and interesting. Good nama saki. You might miss this as it is at the end of the same pier as Bluewater Grill, which is also good, but this genuinely great! Keep on down the pier to the end, for a very good experience. Looking forward to... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Budapest, Hungary
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301 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Yummy, Tasty, Delicious...new creations and huge portions, not your typical sushi place, check it out and be surprised!

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Thank stevenekuhn
Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The best sushi, awesome wait staff, really good atmosphere overlooking the harbor. Make sure you plan ahead and book a reservation, They only have a couple tables. Enjoy!

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Thank Daktal78
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We had a reservation for 6 after our relaxing pontoon boat cruise in Newport Harbor at Buddha's Favorite. It was dockside from our boat rental. We were seated on a sunny deck overlooking the slips where yachts and Duffy boats were tied up. Buddha's is known for its fresh sushi and sashimi which we tried. The caterpillar rolls were filled... More 

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Thank Don W
Budapest, Hungary
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301 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Tucked away in the corner beside a small gate, is this little gem, well worth the visit for some out of this world sushi!

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Thank stevenekuhn
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2015

If you're all about sushi buffets and california rolls, this isn't your place. But if you can appreciate authentic nigiri and some fusion sushi, this is a great spot. They have a very wide selection of fish available. And it's always very fresh quality. the little fusions they do are very simple and elegant. Great place right by Lido. One... More 

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Thank John D
Costa Mesa, California
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229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

The place is not what you may call top notch, but the food is fresh and well combined for presentation. One of my all time favorite sushi restaurants in Newport Beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4472
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-4203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?