Crystal Cove Promenade, 7952 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Adroit chef Takashi Abe applies his considerable talents to pristine ingredients he fashions into gorgeous works of edible Japanese art. Specialties include a shark-fin flan and a scallop-uni ravioli. His omakase is transcendent (and cheaper at lunch). The setting is suitably spare and visually soothing. Superior sake selection.