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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 - 10:15 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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 187
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Outstanding quality, amazing sushi

Great quality, well located, a little pricey but You get BIg pieces and quality food. I always enjoy arigato and it's one of my favorite places in Santa Barbara

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lucyinba
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Santa Barbara, CA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santa Barbara, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great quality, well located, a little pricey but You get BIg pieces and quality food. I always enjoy arigato and it's one of my favorite places in Santa Barbara

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Thompson, CT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here on a Friday night in January and although most of the other restaurants in the area seemed deserted,this one was booming. We went in and although it was crowded they found us a table upstairs right away. We tasted a variety of items and all were outstanding. The servers were a little over worked and actually forgot... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

best sushi I've had, world wide. The chefs are giving a special and flavorful touch that goes beyond standard sushi fare. The tuna carpaccio, and seared scallops are omigod wonderful. There's a wide variety of types of things, so even if you're with someone who's scared of raw fish and seaweed, there's plenty to choose from.

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

we dined at busy saturday night, feb 2015. the staff was very friendly and courteous. the food ( sashimi was Excellent !! i think they can use more staff though. we were sitting outside, away from the main dining area and was hard to get waitress's attention. (no fault of her, she was just too busy)

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santa ynez ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Arigato is my first choice for sushi, because of the freshness of the fish and the choice of different sushi combinations and rolls. Service is outstanding, front of house terrific, and all the chefs there are great. The selection is amazing and we have had great meals. Most wonderful on a warm evening! But good anytime you feel like sushi.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I started going to Arigato when they were located in small intimate restaurant around the corner from where they are now located. The new place is larger yet has retained it's great atmosphere,food quality, and friendly customer service!!!! It is always full of cheerful people!! They tucked in the Art Center and Theater district of Santa Barbara.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a busy, happening place where the staff are rushed and the noise level is high. They offer a number of hot dishes and specialty rolls as well as nigiri sushi. There may be some real gems in there, but what we had was distinctly ordinary. We began with a sashimi selection, which gave us a reading on what... More 

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New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful Arigato Sushi is. Let me begin by noting that after many years as a sushi afficionado and having eaten it in Asia, New York, LA and San Francisco this is the unequivocal most interesting and best I've tasted. The Nigiri sushi and, especially, the last page of the menu listing of house specials... More 

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Santa Barbara, Cal., USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best sushi in Santa Barbara. Be prepared for a long wait to get seated on the weekends. The seafood is always the freshest and the preparation is to die for. It is on the expensive side but well worth the price. At dinner, four of us spent almost $300 with wine. certainly can't eat here daily. But it is THE... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Love love love! So glad w picked Arigato for dinner. The entire menu is awesome. Sushi is the best - fresh and superb. Our waitress was very helpful suggesting what to get. Highly recommend going here hungry and you will leave feeling full and happy.

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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: Sushi, Japanese

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?