242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

Japanese in Laguna Beach

One of the only female sushi chefs in Orange County, Miki Izumisawa slices and rolls organic rice into Laguna’s best sushi, artfully presented. The place seats maybe two dozen people at a time, so expect a wait or come early. The ‘sexy’ handroll – spicy ahi and scallops with mint, cilantro, avocado and crispy potato – is date-enhancing.