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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best place to eat in encinitas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Lynn L
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
70 helpful votes 70 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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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is the best Japanese tapas place I've ever been to. the food is amazing and the restaurant is family run so it feels very cozy. it's always super packed, so make sure you reserve a table before going there. I love the two sisters, they're super sweet.

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San Diego
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I've been wanting to try this restaurant since I saw it recommened in the San Diego Magazine. After a few failed attempts at finding it including going on a Monday when it is closed I finally went last Tuesday. It was all that everyone said about it plus. I took my adventourous daughter with me and we sat at the... 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
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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