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Michelin Star Restaurants

Michelin Star Restaurants in Orange County

With the only two Michelin Star restaurants in Orange County, Costa Mesa is your perfect spot for an Eatcation®!
Check out these two amazing restaurants in Costa Mesa with one Michelin Star and several others recognized in the California Michelin Guide.

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Hana re Sushi's chef Atsushi Yokoyama was awarded a Michelin Star for 2019. Hana re Sushi is an exclusive omakase dining experience offering fresh sashimi and nigiri in Orange County's haven of fresh seafood. But Hana re is NOT just another sushi bar. Located in The LAB Anti-Mall, Hana re boasts just two tables and 10 seats at its "chef's table," which is what Executive Chef Atsushi Yokoyama calls the sushi bar, and those seats are coveted!

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Knife Pleat received a Michelin star in 2021! It's now the 3rd Michelin-starred restaurant in Orange County. Knife Pleat is a French restaurant created by Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi. As one of Southern California's top French chefs, Esnault brings delicious French cuisine to Costa Mesa. Knife Pleat has an "elegant yet approachable" atmosphere that reflects Esnault's modern interpretation of classic French techniques and career experience.

Costa Mesa's recognized Michelin Guide restaurants:

  • AnQi Bistro, South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa; anqibistro.com
  • Arc Food & Libations, SOCO & OC Mix, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite F, Costa Mesa; arcrestaurant.com
  • Habana, The LAB Anti-Mall, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa; restauranthabana.com
  • Ikko, 735 Baker St., C, Costa Mesa; 714-556-7822
  • Shunka,369 E. 17th St., #17, Costa Mesa; shunkasushi.com
  • Vaca,South Coast Plaza, 695 Towne Center Drive, Ste. 170 Costa Mesa; vacarestaurant.com

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