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Yu Me Ya - Sake House

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1246 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 633-4288
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Jap food & sake in this area.

The food is great, served in small portions but u are easily filled as they stacked up. Start with sake tasting. You get to taste 4 out of> 50 varieties n then choose one as your accompanying drink. Then go for the beef salad or shrimp tempura. The tempura is crispy n not too oily. As they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
GimTan
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food is great, served in small portions but u are easily filled as they stacked up. Start with sake tasting. You get to taste 4 out of > 50 varieties n then choose one as your accompanying drink. Then go for the beef salad or shrimp tempura. The tempura is crispy n not too oily. As they are freshly... More 

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Encinitas, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has a large selection of sake, and it's not your average sake. This is legit. The food is very good as well, though some items may be a bit pricey. It's worth it for a special occasion. Inside is very small, go make a reservation or get there early.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this little restaurant has some great food. the blackened cod was incredible. the spicy tuna in the wonton cup was delicious as well. tempura was also good. the only thing I wouldn't get again is the fried eggplant. very nice wait staff. during the week make reservations. it gets busy all the time. they don't take reservations on the weekend... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A friend told us we had to eat here when we were in San Diego so we did. We went on a Saturday night. It was so busy we came back during the week. It was worth it. We sat at the bar as there was a wait for a table even with a reservation. Yuka, daughter of the owner... More 

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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Truly a one of a kind place. Very small but cozy inside. Super friendly service. Owner came over and helped us choose which Sake we would like and told us a bit of the tradition and showed us how to take first sip as a couple. Very fun. All of the dishes are small plates and fun to share and... More 

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Encinitas, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place has the best Japanese tapas. I know thats not a usually thing but it is awesome. I'm surprised its not in the top ten in Encinitas bc people visiting are missing out and makes me wonder how Tripadvisor does its rating system and if it is outdated. Try the calamari or the blackened cod. The seaweed salad is... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Deep Gratitude for this amazingly perfect New Years' Eve experience. Never thought there would be such an authentic izakaya outside of Japan! True Okinawan warmth and hospitality from this lovely family - thank you for the exquisite food and impeccable sake selection!

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My wife and I like the smaller portions and intimate restaurants. Sake House or Yumeya is an authentic Japanese tapas place. You can order as much or as little as one desires. They have a wide variety of authentic Japanese beer and sake. It does remind me of the smaller restaurants in Tokyo or even Kyoto which I have experienced.... More 

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jcohen75
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This place is the real deal. Food was out of this world. Staff was great. Awesome selection of Sake. Udon Noodles were outstanding. This is a place I will return to on future trips.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Yu Me Ya Sake House is by far my favorite place in all of San Diego to eat. The moment you walk inside you definitely do not feel like you are in Leucadia. The ambiance is incredible. From the music to the lighting and even little origami animals at each place setting.The food is out of this world! It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1246 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 633-4288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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