If Murasaki had been located in Los Angeles, Chefs Dai and Tomu’san would have a lot more clout with the ladies as Z-list celebrities
Places like Sushi Gen in DTLA’s Little Tokyo always gets over hyped because of all the sheeple in L.A. hyping it up as “the best place ever (I’ve been there, and if you haven’t, it’s because I’m cooler than you)” mentality. If you don’t buy into unjustified hype, it’s because you’re one cool MOFO.
If you have seen or have not seen my top sushi bars in Orange County, Murasaki is on this list for good reason (the examples below back that up).
Each item here has more effort put into it than the effort I put into deciding what to eat for lunch which by the way, I put in a ton of effort into deciding. The amount of effort than can take upwards of two hours checking reviews, number of stars, reading who is making the comments, you know, the standard procedure (I can’t risk having a bad meal).
BTW, if you have seen other posts, this one may look differently because I’m struggling on using the new editor to create these pages.
The teriyaki chicken and beef combos are very commonplace with Japanese restaurants in the U.S., but at Manpuku, even their teriyaki combo’s are better than the vast majority of restaurants out there charging a whole lot more.
A balanced meal that doesn’t include a bottomless bucket of fries.
TIP: Leave the plastic in the wallet and try to pay with cash because they will give you a small discount if you do.
The best Japanese restaurant in Orange County (and beyond) not only for their sushi, but also for the kitchen menu. One such kitchen item is the “grilled snow crab grilled in the shell w/crab miso, bok choy, and mushrooms for $14.5. Pricing overall is very affordable with omakase starting at only $50!
Trying to come here for lunch on a Monday, the day they’re closed.
The best in Orange County
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