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English first
Goleta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Japanese food in santa barbara. They have just moved locations from SB to goleta and right now service is suffering. However its the same staff just a larger area for them to cover. Im sure it will work out fine. The food is authentic and delicious. A great choice and good value for japanese food, which can get expensive sometimes.

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Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I stop in here now and then. I always get a simple Bento Box for lunch. Never been disappointed. Very nicely priced and good service. Never had dinner there.

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Additional Information about Itsuki

Address: 7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: (805) 968-1838
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
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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