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Yu Me Ya - Sake House

1246 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 633-4288
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Ranked #10 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 23, 2014
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English first
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in Encinitas bc people visiting are missing out and makes me wonder how Tripadvisor does its rating system and if it is outdated.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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 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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New York, New York, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have been eating here since the first month they opened a few years back. I split my time between here and NYC, and can say with out a doubt it's on my top ten of both cities combined. Food is INCREDIBLE, and you cannot go wrong with anything you choose. My fav: Scallops & mushroom, miso cod, tuna cups,... More

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Woodland Hills
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

It felt as if we were back in Japan ordering multiple dishes for all five of us to try! We understood that two sisters were out front with us and their parents from Osaka were in the kitchen preparing all sorts of fabulous dishes. I don't care for Tofu; but, the way they serve Tofu makes it completely enjoyable. Must... More

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Encinitas, CA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

This is a very small restaurant (more seats at bar I think than at tables) and there are lines on weekends. Get there soon after 5pm or make a reservation if you want a table. The food is very good--it is an authentic Japanese Izakaya. The family is from Osaka and the father made udon noodles there and does fresh... More

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