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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Of course, we sat at the Teppan table. The food was outstanding and lots of it. I asked the server that I wanted my vegetable very well done and no broccoli. The cook even let me taste my vegetables to make sure they were to my liking. Loved it. Will go back there again when we're in that area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Monika L
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Pioneertown, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Pioneertown, California
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Of course, we sat at the Teppan table. The food was outstanding and lots of it. I asked the server that I wanted my vegetable very well done and no broccoli. The cook even let me taste my vegetables to make sure they were to my liking. Loved it. Will go back there again when we're in that area.

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Apple Valley, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I must have been invisible. I could not get anyone to wait on me. I finally took my napkin and stood up and waved it in the air above my head. The cook saw me and directed a waiter over. Annoyed they took my order. I almost called them on my cell phone to tell them I was in their... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First the resturant is Korean not Japanese. That being said the staff was polite and the food was not bad. Service was good.

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arroyo grande,ca
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great sushi. they specialize in rolls but the sushi and sushimi are both very good. several yanagis on central coast. all are good.

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Bellevue, Washington
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Family took us here for dinner last night, and it was great! Our chef had a great personality, the service was excellent, and the food was amazing. Our group ordered a variety of proteins...tuna, salmon, squid, filet steak, chicken & shrimp...and all were cooked to order, to perfection. Would definitely eat here again and recommend it to friends & family.

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

e went there for a quick lunch. It was very good, fast, friendly service. Is the last restaurant on this mall, can’t record the name. But great go there.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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