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225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
805-686-9001
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gina the owner knows exactly what she is doing.

Aru is capable of competing with some of the finest sushi bars in Los angeles I am so glad they are in the central coast Bravo!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
DougTaub
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Los Alamos
via mobile
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Los Alamos
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Aru is capable of competing with some of the finest sushi bars in Los angeles I am so glad they are in the central coast Bravo!

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Santa Ynez, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The owner is the sushi chef. You rarely see a woman and boy is she good! I mean seriously the best sushi I've eaten this side of Los Angeles. The service was really really slow. Get there early like 5 when they open. It fills up very fast. A little pricy but when you're out away from civilization in the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been coming here for years, but just now decided to write a review. This place is awesome. Absolutely fresh and never disappoints. We came here for Valentine's Day to celebrate. Get the A-Ru roll for sure. And the Kal-Bi short ribs are great. Other places in town are fine, but if you are a foodie, no other sushi... More 

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HUNTINGTON BEACH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good food. A bit on the expensive side for Japanese food. The name on the front says it's a sushi place but they have more than sushi. The Korean short ribs were tasty but not very large. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was very good. The Alaska sushi roll was also good. The crunch shrimp roll was just ok.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The reason for the 5 rating is besides the quality being one of the best, the ambiance in the restaurant is quiet, unpretentious, friendly and enough room between tables for privacy and private conversations. Their is a friendly counter for solo diners and several options on the menu for vegetarians, the owner/sushi chef is very accommodating. Nice staff, friendly service.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Here they serve the traditional sashimi and nigiri as well as freshly made miso soup with organic mushrooms. Grab the Japanese scallops if you can or the salmon nigiri, my favorite!

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Santa Ynez, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Superb quality sushi, interesting selection of fish. Cooked food is excellent, good variety. A bit slow preparing sushi. Service is attentive.

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Camarillo, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We almost did not give this place a try for lunch given the bad review, but decided to check it out anyways. We were glad we did! Although it's a bit pricey, you get what you pay for. It was very tasty.

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Solvang, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Always good food, service is great. I really like their vege rolls, love that they cater to gluten-free diners.

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Lompoc, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Great sushi in Santa Ynez valley. Service was excellent, menu has a wide variety of food and drink. The sea food was fresh and presentation was beautiful. Our first time here but we are already thinking of a return visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-9001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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