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All 90 Pismo Beach Restaurants

Yanagi Sushi & Grill

555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
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Ranked #46 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We had a fairly miserable evening last night at the Yanagai Sushi & Grill in Pismo Beach. We made a Teppen Grill table reservation for 7pm for a party of 7. When we arrived at 6:55 we were told that our table had been given to a group of 3 because 'our policy is that we can't turn walk-ins away".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Here from New Jersey visiting family and wanted good sushi. Not disappointed, great sushi! We got take out and enjoyed the meal at home.

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Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Yanagi Sushi, Pismo Beach: Excellent menu and food: I liked the fact that they take the time and effort to make there dishes with there own ideas in taste and presentation, Very cool! Service: Gets slow as they fill up Atmosphere: I give a four out of five, It gets quit loud at times.

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Fresno, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We've eaten here before, but think it has slipped a bit. The maki rolls were OK, not great. The Katsu bowl was lukewarm and is not served with the traditional katsu sauce. As others have commented, the atmosphere is just too raucous, especially with the Teppenyaki (and tipsy customers, which the staff encourage to an even higher din). The beautiful... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had become one of my favourite go-to joints when on the Central Coast. While not the cheapest, the quality of ingredients is second-to-none. Superb Dragon Roll and this time, Scallops and Shrimp with fried rice of which there was an ample amount and both succulent and plump. Mouthwatering grub! If you can be there as the sun sets, it's quiet... More 

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Goleta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We love Yanagi Sushi, but we usually go to their sister restaurant WOW sushi because Yanagi's is uncomfortably noisy. We had friends visiting from out of town and Yanagi has the million dollar view, so we went there. I actually think the sushi is better there than WOW, but we could hardly converse. The Teppan tables contribute to the noise,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came here and got GREAT service from TK the sushi chef!! He was AWESOME!! Probably my best sushi experience ever!!

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Santa Cruz CA, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Teppan style dining is as much for the show as for the food. We started out with drinks and some excellent sushi, then the chef Tiger rolled up his cart and went to work. He was very entertaining as he sliced, diced, and grilled. The steak was quite tender, the scallops were HUGE, and the shrimp and veggies were delicious.... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We come here 1-2 times annually as we grew up on bennihanas and this is the closest thing to it.... The last two visits have been such a disappointment. The women servers for teppan service are so rude ans make u feel so rushed. The cooks are in and out and do way less of a show. The food is... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've had the cheap knock off's but this place does it right every single time. Our favorite's are the firecracker, hot night and caterpillar roll. I love spicy tuna when it's prepared correctly and they do just that. A tip though, definitely call ahead for a reservation to the 5 cities drive location, the oak park is more for locals... More 

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Additional Information about Yanagi Sushi & Grill

Address: 555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
Phone Number: 805-773-3535
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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