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130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-2746
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Ranked #81 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
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- May 21, 2014
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87% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We're huge sushi fans. Fish quality was a bit above average. My wife ordered uni (sea urchin), $9 per order. Sushi chef for some reason took the liberty of giving us two orders, which we didn't realize til we got the bill. His explanation? - "there were two of you." Argued with us in very broken English. Apologized, but didn't... More

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of a few Japanese restaurants that is not owned by some pretenders. If you don't like "sweet" sushi or restaurants that have no respect for Japanese food, you will love this place. The sushi chefs and staff are very nice and they prepare the dishes to your satisfaction. For appetizer, I highly recommend beef tongue. For sushi, you can't... More

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North Hollywood
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

During our time in Encinitas , we came upon this unassuming little sushi restaurant in a strip mall. I enjoyed a fresh and delicious selection of sushi. They even had live scallops, you have the main body as sushi, they cook the other little bits in a light broth - delicous and very authentic. My favorite was a marinated slice... More

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Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Simply the best sushi in San Diego. FIsh comes fresh from Japan and other countries each day. The two sushi chefs are friendly and experts. It's almost a show to watch them with their knives. Tonite Kaito hand sliced a scallop into about 20 slices, thinner than potato chips. Fair prices, but get their early as the tiny place fills... More

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San Diego, California
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670 reviews 670 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
1,350 helpful votes 1,350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

First of all, the address Trip Advisor is not correct so hopefully they change it. The address is now 130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. It's in a strip mall a few doors down from Five Guys Burgers for frame of reference. I was meeting my friend for our weekly lunch/dinner and we always like to try out... More

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Oceanside, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a mixture of soup, sushi and chicken and rice. The tempora rolls were awesome as was the red tail rolls. It was a great place to grab some sushi and a Japanese beer. If you have not tried it check it out you will not be disappointed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Sashimi was excellent but the sushi led to a lower score. Kaito is a small Japanese restaurant in a very large outdoor strip mall. I would not rate them average but if you are going for sushi, then it would be good, not very good. It can be a bit confusing to find if you arrive a foggy night... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

the service was extremely slow ( few patrons in restaurant ) , but the food was awful. I grew up in Hawaii and have been eating sushi for 50 years, I would not recommend this place , it was so expensive and far below standard food !!! What a disappointment ! Look elsewhere for sushi !!

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Small unassuming sushi spot. Traditional style and extremely fresh fish. Had Bluefin toro that melted in your mouth. DFR and Suncoast rolls were excellent. the Seared ono on top of the DFR roll was a great texture contrast to the spicy tuna inside. The Suncoast with pickled vegetables and scallions worked well with the spicy tuna as well. Staff were... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great place. Check out the chef specials for a group. Superb presentation and delicious eating. It is a place that you want to return to try other items on the menu.

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