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Sushi Tao

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768 18th St, Arcata, CA 95521-5616
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Consistently Good!

Our favorite place to go for Sushi for the past several years. The rice is cooked perfectly and consistently good. The fish is always fresh. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Arcata, CA
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Arcata, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three good spots for sushi in Arcata and this one is the least expensive and has great food. The dragon roll and unagi are my favorites, but everything I've had there has been good.

Thank raevin67
Arcata, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our favorite place to go for Sushi for the past several years. The rice is cooked perfectly and consistently good. The fish is always fresh. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is very attentive.

Thank gallerylady
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Definitely quality. And I am always amazed at how fast they are! I was there with a group of 10 once and it was as quick as if it were just two of us. Wish there were more non tempura option.

Thank Jaclyn T
San Ramon, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This intimate restaurant prepares excellent nigiri sushi and sushi rolls. My only complaint is the lack of quail eggs on the menu.

1 Thank 326jeffd
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I had taken our grandson camping in Northern Humboldt County and into Southern Coastal Oregon and our last night back in Arcata we took our ex daughter-in-law and grandson out to dinner. She recommended Sushi Tao. I loved the place the minute I walked in! It was clean, peaceful, and charmingly decorated! Our waitress (Gabby) had the... More 

Thank Sherry P
Rocklin, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Affordable sushi in Arcata. Fresh seafood, fast service, good presentation. The seaweed salad is always good and I especially like their miso soup. I like most of the house special rolls and they have good green tea mochi for dessert. The place is small and I always wonder why they don't get a bigger place, they sure have enough business... More 

Thank Loca_Lisa707
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When did cream cheese become a staple in sushi restaurants? Humboldt county has by far the cheesiest sushi. The cheap elevator music in this place was blasting Kenny G-like and the waitresses looked like they were hosting a garage sale. The sushi that wasn't imitation crab was drab and lifeless. The rolls were so teeny it looked like they were... More 

Thank Sarina N
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

How disappointing and cheesy! The prices are high enough for real crab (especially in crab season here!) and real tea. The best I can say for this place is that is is away from the hubbub of the Arcata Plaza area and nice and quiet. The portions are not especially generous and the atmosphere is unremarkable. Arcata has several sushi... More 

Thank Traveloscopy F
Arcata, CA
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tucked away near Humboldt State University is a great little sushi restaurant. Our favorite is "Firecracker" but I've never been disappointed by the sashimi plate either. I've been to Japan a couple of times and this isn't far from that experience.

1 Thank Soilsaver
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Never thought the sushi is that good! Finally went there, and then was surprised! Really nice sushi, owner was so sweet and offered us free miso soup! I mean, if you like some valuable sushi just for your sushi mood and you don't want to go by downtown Arcata to sushi spot/tomo, this is the place you can come and... More 

1 Thank Bobbyaisss

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 768 18th St, Arcata, CA 95521-5616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-826-1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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