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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Real Deal

"Sengyo" in Japanese means fresh fish!! That is the absolute sina qua non of sushi and sashimi. I know Yanagi can't be buying it daily from the famous Tjukuiji market in Tokyo, but whatever their source, it's very good. How do you know it's fresh? It's completely reflected in the taste and texture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
StephenMcArthur
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Montpelier, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montpelier, Vermont
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

"Sengyo" in Japanese means fresh fish!! That is the absolute sina qua non of sushi and sashimi. I know Yanagi can't be buying it daily from the famous Tjukuiji market in Tokyo, but whatever their source, it's very good. How do you know it's fresh? It's completely reflected in the taste and texture of each piece, the lack of any... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

disappointed in this visit. Usually find the restaurant to be very good, but this time the meal did not measure up! Had the rainbow roll, sashimi: tuna, and salmon, all but tasteless.. The restaurant was very noisy as they had cooks preparing meals around a griiddle, and screaming. The service was also lacking, di not see my server once after... More 

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Nipomo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you like to relax and enjoy lunch, do not come here. The service is perfunctory, even unfriendly. The ambience is noisy to the point of needing earplugs. Avoid being seated near the exhibition cooking. The clanging of the knives is disconcerting. The food is professional but definitely on the high end of the price range. There are other Sushi... More 

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Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-3535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?