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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 41
    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
great sushi.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
brent b
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arroyo grande,ca
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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arroyo grande,ca
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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, Sushi

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