Did you ever contemplate not writing a review on a great place because you don't want the restaurant to become more popular than it already is? Well therein lies my quandary as the wait at San Shi Go is already long enough! But what the heck...they deserve a great review!
Located on the top floor of 3-story business/retail building right on Pacific Coast Hwy (about a mile south of downtown Laguna Beach), this sushi-lover's gem is nothing less than delightfully, delectably delicious! The sushi and sashimi is fresh (albeit a tad on the small cut size) and the selection is "Nobu-esque". (if you're sitting at the sushi bar, which I think is a must, be sure to ask the chefs about things not on the menu...like the marinated fish). The amazing food mirrors the wonderful attitude of the staff who are attentive, informative and quite often entertaining. A few of the "senior" sushi chefs are downright hilarious....dishing out dry humor along with their creative delights. Another phenomenon that happens hear (and is rare for protective and litigious population of Orange County) is that we meet new friends while sitting at the sushi bar every time! I think this happens because everyone is happy when they're here...it's all part of the perfect atmosphere made up of good food, good drink and a not-to-fancy environment. This is one of the few places that still reminds me of the way Laguna Beach used to be...full of fun, artsy, diverse and easy going people.
Make a reservation...you'll need it...even for the sushi bar. Enjoy............and think twice before you add another fab review to the roster!!! LOL!!!
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