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Uoko Japanese Cuisine

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23600 Rockfield Blvd Ste 2-1, El Toro, CA 92630-1624
+1 949-837-7231
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Gebze, Turkey
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love sushi, and get it often. Uoko is our sushi-joint of choice in Southern Orange County. When my husband first came to the US back in 2003, a bunch of us took him to Uoko, just assuming he'd love sushi like we did. He was polite, but insisted on ordering just some chicken teriyaki for dinner, finally admitting he... More 

Thank elsie31
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for a fancy sushi bar, this is not the place. However, if you are looking for an authentic sushi restaurant that serves good quality fish, one that is not doused with all kinds of sauce at reasonable prices, this is the place for you. This establishment has been here for over 30 years. The interior of the... More 

Thank Prizilla C
Chino Hills, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I was fooled by the reviews! On paper, this place should excel. They even have a location in Tokyo, so this place should be legit, right? Unfortunately our experience left a lot to be desired. When we arrived, we awkwardly stood at the front of the restaurant for about 10 minutes before being acknowledged and led to a table. The... More 

1 Thank caesarspal
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We had a short visit to Lake Forest. We visited Uoko Japanese Cuisine. The food was so good and tasty.

Thank Mahimai
Laguna Beach
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156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Small, family owned restaurant. Authentic, delicious, consistent (I have been here dozens of times). Good service.

Thank 4SIGHT
Lake Forest, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

I have eaten at every sushi bar in southern California and this is by far the best if you consider price, service, parking, and quality of food. The lunch special is outstanding. Ken the sushi chef is outstanding and has an unbelievable memory. He always remember my entire order. I really, really like this place. I love to complain and... More 

Thank Damon B
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383 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I loved the selection of fresh fish, oysters, ama rbi... toro... the prices were a little on the high side but it was worth the price.

Thank Cooking_Hawaiian
Jakarta, Indonesia
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903 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Since the closing of Sushi Wok in Laguna Woods, we have been looking for a high quality sushi bar. We think we have found it in Uoko. Uoko is small, and the tables are very close together. We sat at a table next to a young couple who talked to each other so loudly that we wound up sitting at... More 

Thank Staidthere
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

What a great find in Lake Forest!! I love the mom-'n-pop feel of this restaurant. My hubby and I had ramen and udon. Great authentic tasting Japanese noodles! Koji made us feel right at home. We can't wait to come back and try the sushi. Don't let the negative reviews fool you; you will not be disappointed in the food... More 

Thank jacknlily
The OC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

I have been eating at Uoko for the last 25 years and I go there around once a month! Very authentic Japanese flavor, extremely fresh seafood, best salad and miso soup anywhere, in a true Japanese style family atmosphere. One of the highlights in Lake Forest / El Toro. It's also very close to the freeway with easy access. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23600 Rockfield Blvd Ste 2-1, El Toro, CA 92630-1624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  El Toro
  • Phone Number: +1 949-837-7231

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