Review: Sushi Ii in Newport Beach feels like a private sanctum

Critic Brad A. Johnson says Sushi Ii is the swankiest sushi restaurant ever to open in Orange County, and while indoor dining is currently paused, stellar takeout is available.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • July 16, 2020
“I need to take your temperature if you don’t mind. It’s touchless,” says the manager at the entrance to Sushi Ii as she gingerly points a handheld device at my forehead. “And if you would please…” she says, not finishing her sentence but instead...
The full article can be read on the Orange County Register website.

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