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Kitani Sushi

1631 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1333
707-942-6857
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Ranked #35 of 36 restaurants in Calistoga
Cuisines: Sushi
Most recent review
- May 27, 2014
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English first
CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was warned about Kitani before I went. I live locally, and friends said the food wasn't great and the service was horrible. I treated a friend for her birthday, and this is the restaurant she chose. First I was disappointed they didn't have real crab, so I ordered a tuna roll and rock n roll (eel). My friend ordered... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I think the service is great. I wish the sushi was a little better. I can not put my finger on it but I did not love it. It was fine though.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Worst sushi ever! I had to spit out the salmon, and asked to have it removed from my bill. The older Asian waitress argued with me that the other diners didn't complain about the salmon. I told her it was NOT FRESH, it was mushy and had a brownish lifeless look to it when I shined my light on it!... More

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Napa, CA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Wow... you would think that being a local that I would have known better than to eat at this restaurant. My lunch there last week was infuriating. Somewhat tasty, but infuriating. And nothing like being infuriated to cause indigestion. For starters, both the husband and wife owners lorded over my very well-behaved children like they were juvenile delinquents and incapable... More

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Vacaville, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There is no excuse that this Sushi Restaurant can't be a good one. The place looked shabby and the fish was.... unremarkable.... Don't bother.

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Calistoga, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have no idea how this place is still in business...It is gas station quality sushi in a strange location with bizzare owners that stare at you while you are eating with no air conditioning and flies everywhere. I would not ever want to go back here even though it's the only sushi for 15 miles, and I love sushi....Seriously... More

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Wailuku
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The fish WAS NOT fresh: the hamachi was a bit slimey; the tuna was greying some; california role "crab" was flavorless; even the sushi-rice was over-vinegered and sharp. Also, I picked up an unambiguous 'loathing vibe' from the women who served us. Sounds strange for a person in business to loath a customer but the feeling was undeniable and unprovoked.... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I have to say this was the worst restaurant experience my husband and I have ever had. We were staying across the street at the wonderful Indian Springs and after a nice, relaxing day of taking the waters we were ready for a mid-afternoon snack. We were happy to see the OPEN sign on just across the street at Kitani.... More

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Top Contributor
708 reviews 708 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
1,671 helpful votes 1,671 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

After spending the night at Indian Springs Resort and enjoying the mud baths and mineral pools, we checked out at 5:00 feeling very relaxed and refreshed. I know there are soo many places where we could have had our last meal in the area but I chose Kitani for the convenience and I really wanted Japanese food. I had read... More

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Southwestern US
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Kitani Sushi should be renamed "Kittanai Sushi" (Dirty sushi). Don't just walk away, run! My girlfriend and I were new residences to Calistoga and needed a sushi fix so check this "sushi restaurant" out (and I use that term loosely). It is run down and the two owners are not Japanese in any sense of the term. Japanese restaurants take... More

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