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Mitsuwa Marketplace

665 Paularino Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Costa Mesa | 714-557-6699

Location Description:

This is a Japanese market and food court where you can buy bobble-headed Hula dolls and good-luck cat erasers alongside sushi plates in bulk. When you get to the food court, try the mouth-friendly noodles, sushi or the tempura.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Grocery, Japanese, Market
  • Hours: Daily 9am-8pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Features: Wheelchair Accessible

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