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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
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Ranked #38 of 90 restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were there for sushi. The gyoza was ok, the sunamono salad was pretty good. My spouse loved his sashimi, and my brother and I liked our sushi a lot (except the spicy salmon hand roll.) We couldn't quite figure out how they got the rolls out so fast. We would definitely go back- the view was amazing and the... More

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Food and service were both better than average. Lots of flavor and generous portions in the various dishes. I have eaten here twice and both service and food was consistent - not brilliant but not a 1 or a 2 either

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Grover Beach, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The reason I gave the rating of poor instead of terrible is because the service was decent. I live in the area and was very dissapointed. The flavors were bland and the wasabi wasn't even hot. The best part about our meal was the free edaname that came with the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, unfortunately.... More

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arroyo grande, ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Million dollar view of the ocean! Always fun to sit at the teppan grill and watch the chef do his magic with the food. If you can get a reservation so you can watch the sunset.

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

There is good and not so good here. The sushi is usually very good and the service is fast. But the service can be SO fast that you feel as though they are begging you to leave so they can turn the table. They provide a "birthday song" which is so loud and obnoxious that it prevents any conversation by... More

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Felton, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We met a friend for sushi at Yanagi's in Pismo Beach while vacationing in the area. Absolutely the WORST sushi I have ever had. My boyfriend and I ordered the Special Combo which included 8 pieces of chef's choice sushi and a choice of roll--we chose the Spider Roll, normally one of my favorites at other restaurants. Yuck. The whole... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have been staying at the hotel across the street and decided to walk over with a group of us and check this place out. We were delightfully surprised that it is not only a sushi place but also a hibachi grill place. The sushi I had was unreal and everyone else seemed to really enjoy their food. The staff... More

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Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was looking for a late evening meal, and this was recommended by the hotel concierge. I had a sashimi platter (3 type of fish, 4 each) and a firecracker maki with a hot sake. The platter was ok, fish was not as fresh as I liked it to be (having tasted really fresh sashimi elsewhere) but edible. The firecracker... More

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arroyo grande, ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a great special occasion restaurant for a large (8-16) party. Reserve the teppan grill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean with a million dollar view. The grill chefs always put on a good show as they are preparing you food on the grill. The more interactive you are with them the more they will "perform". Food has always been... More

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Sun City, California, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

What an Awesome view.. The restaurant sits right off the 101 on a little hill where you can see the bay from most tables. Yanagi offers Teppan, Sushi & traditional Japanese food. Service is fast & friendly. The cuts of fish (sushi/sashimi) are generous & the presentation is very nice (we eat Sushi a lot & are particular about freshness... More

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