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7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1838
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food, expensive, but currently about the nicest restaurant in Goleta!

I have been here 4 times; twice for lunch and twice for celebratory dinners. As with most Japanese food, it's expensive! Since we were celebrating birthdays and I love sashimi and rarely get it, I have ordered the sashimi combo twice. Both times it was presented beautifully and extremely fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
ClawMarks
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have been here 4 times; twice for lunch and twice for celebratory dinners. As with most Japanese food, it's expensive! Since we were celebrating birthdays and I love sashimi and rarely get it, I have ordered the sashimi combo twice. Both times it was presented beautifully and extremely fresh. The sake sampler is fun and "pretty"...the lighting is nice...the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went for an early dinner mid-week with a extended family of 7 including two young children (5 and 2 years old). Wait staff were attentive as there were not a lot of people around when we first arrived - very close to their opening time. It was a surprise to see many more trickle in over the course of our... More 

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Goleta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We waited for close to 10 minutes to be seated despite there being plenty of open tables. The staff barely even acknowledged we were waiting and not because they were too busy or understaffed. When someone waitress knew walked in she had the audacity to ask us “can I skip you and seat them first?” I said sure…and we walked... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

As in off the beaten path but worth the trip. A friend took me here recently for lunch and it was a pleasant discovery. Food is fresh, tasty and has eye appeal. Make the trek, it is well worth it. This could be your next favorite for Japanese fare.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Loved this restaurant since it was just a small café in a Santa Barbara strip mall. Fairly recently relocated to Goleta; has more table space and outside patio dining, but still manages to feel intimate. Staff are mostly native Japanese; friendly service & extensive menu to much more than sushi. Expect to pay $9-$15 per entree.

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We came here very hungry and our orders came promptly to our delight. The food was very delicious especially the albacore, tempura and the squid balls. Would definitely be back,

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Since moving from their previous location, this family run, family friendly Japaneese restaurant is now in a location that may not be as convenient as before but it's well worth the short drive to the far reaches of Goleta. Located next to Pacific Sales near the Goleta DMV, the new expanded location offers shorter waits although many regulars have not... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

After spending $35 for dinner. I felt hungry, ripped off and the dinner didn't include soup or salad and was a small portion. The atmosphere was tight and loud. I would try other japanese restaurants in the area versus this one.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

food is still very good but the atmosphere of the new place not so good - crowded, lack of charm, felt like a McDonalds inside

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I've been going to Itsuki for years and was concerned the move would change everything I love about the restaurant. Well, happily, the move has only made them better. Great food, as always, and nicely renovated restaurant to go with it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 968-1838
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?