3850 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606-1202

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  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
Sagami is a Japanese restaurant in Irvine. They serve Nagoya-style dishes that turn this small space next to Subway as serious a temple to tradition as the sandwich shop is to the opposite. Try the hitsumabushi, roasted eel on rice served in a wide-brimmed bowl that you eat in three stages: first with just the rice; second with a sprinkle of nori, scallions, and wasabi; then, finally, with dashi broth for the finish.

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