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36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
831-424-7553
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exotic sushi rolls

Who would have thought there was such a great sushi place in Salinas? We were there for a family birthday, and ordered an assortment of sushi rolls, plus a couple salads and very good white miso soup. We had a vegetarian along, who got by fine on the futomaki and monkey roll. A warning, though: the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jilara
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We had some great sushi and tempura here. Highly recommend. However, the tempura took 20 minutes to come out and the sushi tool well over 30 minutes. No refills on water or tea, no boxes offered, and we had to flag a different gal down to get our bill. Everyone who worked there seems to be just standing around. Still... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Who would have thought there was such a great sushi place in Salinas? We were there for a family birthday, and ordered an assortment of sushi rolls, plus a couple salads and very good white miso soup. We had a vegetarian along, who got by fine on the futomaki and monkey roll. A warning, though: the "Hawaiian poke" is about... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Customer service was great went for happy hour and got a great deal on edamame and tempura. We got our favorite rolls the Raiders and Green dragon. And for dessert we had a fried banana with mango ice cream. Everything was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Im in love with their shrimp tempura roll and crunch roll so fresh. I like that they do take out too. Staff was friendly too ^_^

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Salinas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food is good here if you get what you ordered on a pick up. Call for a pickup order and get there to pick it up and it still takes 30 flipping minutes. It's like what the point of calling in ahead of time to order?? I don't get that!! Both of the ladies that helped me were on the... More 

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Salinas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You must always remember you are here to fine. Don't be in a hurry or you will become angry. Service is slow but food is great. Love salad! Love rolls and the dinner choices. We come often just plan for a long relaxing evening.

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Fresno, California
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48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The menu has changed a little with new owners, but it offers the same standard bento boxes for lunch. Service was average given the lunch crowd, which still fills the place up. We were able to be seated, even without reservations, so were in and out in an hour. Portions were good-sized.

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Monterey, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nes and Joey put out great food. Usually get it to go but always fun to sit at the bar and enjoy a good conversation. Highly recommend.

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washington state
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The place was crowded at lunch but the food was just above passable. The service was not great and the loud music doesn't appeal to this diner. I looked around and most of the people there were my age or older, electronica doesn't appeal to good digestion. We had a sushi combination and a bento and it was okay, when... More 

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Monterey, California
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Great selection of rolls. Come here often, as it is the favorite place of my teenagers. They love the baked rolls, with the sauce, such as Lion King, Bay Island and Jordan Roll. I prefer the Golden Gate roll (spicy tuna.) Always good and fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-424-7553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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