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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
805-965-6074
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner Spot

The food was great. The restaurant is small but the service is great. For the price you get good, quality food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
D F
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was great. The restaurant is small but the service is great. For the price you get good, quality food.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tuck away on upper State street and away from tourist attraction is Santa Barbara best sushi restaurant! If you like soft shell crab you will be delighted with their version, which offers the whole crab unburdened by unnecessary rice! I highly recommend their carpaccio dish! Everything we tasted there so far have been fresh and presented thoughtfully by the sushi... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I loved Arigato. Super friendly staff (what we found to be a rarity in SB), fun atmosphere and excellent and different sushi rolls. This was one of our favorite restaurants we tried on our trip. We would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to Arigato Sushi last week while doing a road trip around California. The sushi was absolutely fantastic! Very fresh and a VERY comprehensive menu! They also have a lovely terrace in the front. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

By far the best and most consistent sushi in SB. Always fresh, never over done with sauces. It's the real thing. It's work waiting for a table. Daryl is a kind hearted manager and great host!

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Goleta, California
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

People line up. People treat this place as a destination sushi restaurant. I have lived here for years and have never understood the hype. Being an adventurer and damn good cook, I decided to once again give this joint a try. Here's the lowdown. After awaiting a table, we were seated by uber professional staff. An A in my book.... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our host indicated Arigato had the best sushi he ever had, and we quickly experienced why. This is ridiculously good sushi & sashimi and fairly priced. We picked out a number of plates that sounded good deviating from the standard rolls, and then let the waitress pick a few options for us. It was all good. The service was excellent.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Ridiculous. The place is always packed and I never hear a bad word. I know people that drive from LA for this spot

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Birmingham, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I saw Arigato come up on a listing of best sushi restaurants & recommended my daughter to try it since she attends UCSB - she hadn't made it but when I came to visit this was the first place we ate. I could eat every meal while in SB at Arigato. Absolutely the freshest, most well crafted sushi ever. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant whilst walking up State St and liked the look of it, you can't book a table but we were lucky enough to time it right and got a table outside. it has a lovely feel to it and the service was spot on. Our waitress was really helpful in suggesting what to have. The sushi... More 

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Additional Information about Arigato Sushi

Address: 1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
Phone Number: 805-965-6074
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-965-6074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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