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3030 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Costa Mesa | 714-436-5798

Location Description:

The servers aren't Japanese. The cooks probably aren't either. But this is probably the most Japanese diner south of Little Tokyo. Why? Well, first of all, it has a library of manga--an entire curated collection full of fantasy, adventure and comedy cartoons in a separate room that any connoisseur would consider Mecca. Then there are great dishes like asparagus with bacon, donburi this and udon that. They have a green tea shaved ice thing that requires two people to conquer, chock to the brim with fruit and red beans sweeter than a schoolgirl's giggle.

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