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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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food. OK service

We came and were very pleased with the food. Which is what you come here for I guess... but never got a refill of water and waited way too long for the bill. Long enough to complete this review and its not even terribly crowded on a Friday night 5 star on food. 2.5 star on service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Devildog8411
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We came and were very pleased with the food. Which is what you come here for I guess... but never got a refill of water and waited way too long for the bill. Long enough to complete this review and its not even terribly crowded on a Friday night 5 star on food. 2.5 star on service.

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Thank Devildog8411
Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very good sushi and sashimi with a wide assortment of fish available. Also a wide assortment of sake - and the special sakes were excellent. There was also an extensive menu of oter Japanese food, including Bento boxes and ramen noodles. Pleasant room and good service

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Thank marcia93110
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This place has fantastic food! I love giving good reviews, especially when a place has fantastic food but the service here was horrible. We had to wait over 25 minutes for a table, half the restaurant was empty. The hostess had no idea how to run the show. When asked for the manager, it turned out that the hostess was... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Itsuki is great for Japanese food and sushi. Sushi is always fresh, also enjoy ramen and other cooked Japanese food here. Location is open, clean and can take a group of people on the patio easily. Service is generally ok but can be a bit slow if they are busy, which makes sense. I appreciate the freshness of the food... More 

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Thank Christine K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having lived in Japan and returning stateside I am always looking for what I cannot find...The authentic taste and atmosphere of Japan. I finally found it. It feels like someone plucked this restaurant out of the middle of Japan and set it right here in Goleta employees and all. Other restaurants are good but they miss the unique flavors and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I spent a lot of time in Japan, living with Japanese families. I learned the food. Itsuki has the food. I'm impressed that they can serve a top notch meal at the sushi bar, and turn out multiple homemade broths for Ramen, Udon, or Soba noodles. They do the work of what would be multiple restaurants in Japan. For what... More 

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Thank 1269NHD
Laguna Beach, California
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430 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

if you want great service go elsewhere, but the food was really good. Started with edamame and 2 orders of gyoza. Great start. Very slow service, 4 of us were there for dinner, 3 received their entrees and waited 15 minutes for the other. All the sushi was very good, California volcano roll was great

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Thank atlagunabeach
Goleta, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant is in northern Goleta, has lots of parking and makes the best sushi around! You can't go wrong. It's not fancy, but if you're looking for a nice, reasonably priced meal, this is it.

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Thank Diane961
Mercer Island, Washington
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My family and I were on vacation and craving authentic Japanese food. The concierge at our hotel recommended Itsuki, which is located in a strip mall. We enjoyed delicious traditional Japanese food, with attentive service. We were greeted and seated right away. The wait staff checked on us frequently. We enjoyed our meal so much, we went back for lunch... More 

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Thank jrjca
Goleta, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you like traditional Nigiri and Sashimi or just traditional style rolls, Itsuki is the only place in the county I would recommend. Some of the other menu items were not that amazing. The ramen is nice, the yakisoba was pretty good, the chicken teriyaki was subpar, but the sushi is good. Most importantly the rolls are actual cuts of... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?