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A-RU

225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
805-686-9001
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Ranked #12 of 37 restaurants in Buellton
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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85% Recommend
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English first
Solvang, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Los Olivos, California, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

There's no reason to go anywhere else in the County for sushi! Jina, owner and sushi chef is a master! The fish is fresh and the rolls and specials are so creative. My favorites are the A-Ru Roll, Red Dragon Roll and the Spider Roll. Jina's sushi always melts in my mouth. Service is impeccable!

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great food, very good service, and Gina, the owner, is always there, attentive and making sure food and service are wonderful. We go often.

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Santa Ynez, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is fresh, well prepared, tasty, yummy and I could go on. Anyone who says this place is not good has no taste. Nice and clean inside and the staff is attentive. Great sushi and sashimi for any location. Easy parking and easy on and off the freeway. Perfect for the foodie traveler. Some think it is over priced. I... More

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Santa Ynez, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Top quality - always fresh & perfectly prepared! I am very selective where I eat sushi & this place is clean, excellent fresh fish & service is friendly. If you have a large group you may want to make a reservation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice to have sushi in this area, and it was ok, not great. We were tired of heavy meals, so it was refreshing to have this option.

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Mojave, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

For my birthday I was treated to dinner at A-RU and it did not disappoint. Family members ordered a variety of sushi and I chose grilled salmon. The miso soup was very good and the sticky rice with blace sesame seeds was a perfect addition.

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Staff always greets when you enter the restaurant. Food is fresh and good quality. Really like this place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I am not sure why this restaurant is getting such high reviews. The food is not very good, and the fish used in the sushi was not fresh at all. DON'T EXPECT THE STAFF TO BE FRIENDLY, unless you consider the insects crawling around the place to be members of the restaurant's staff. But hey, the BUGS have lots to... More

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