Kappo Suzumaru

17292 McFadden Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
Critics' Pick


  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat 12pm-2:30pm Sun-Thu, 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm,
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Small though it is, Kappo Suzumaru is really two restaurants-a fast-paced sushi bar with comforting (California) and confounding (fermented soy bean?) rolls, and a leisurely main dining room separated by paper lanterns and banners stitched with slogans in katakana and kanji script. At some point, get the ochazuke: rice plum soup that's hearty but viciously tart-something that will comfort and enthrall you the rest of the day.

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