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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 218
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Creative sushi rolls. Fresh Fish. Awesome chocolate torte for dessert. Good service. Even on a busy Friday night, it was only a 15 minute wait and they'll call you when your table is ready so you can walk around State St. Supposedly the best sushi in Santa Barbara. Will come back next time we're in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Donna G
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Santa Monica
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Creative sushi rolls. Fresh Fish. Awesome chocolate torte for dessert. Good service. Even on a busy Friday night, it was only a 15 minute wait and they'll call you when your table is ready so you can walk around State St. Supposedly the best sushi in Santa Barbara. Will come back next time we're in town.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Took my son for dinner here while getting him settled at college.We walked in, it was very busy, but we were seated immediately inside. Had a wonderful Japanese eggplant app. Ordered four rolls. They were all beautifully presented and fresh. Cool space, and good people watching. Only complaint …last roll took forever to come out. Finally asked for it to... More 

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Arcadia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Made reservations here on July 4th for dinner. Wasn't told that they will be closing early due to the fireworks. Not sure why they close early for that. Rushed to order and was told we had a certain amount of time to eat. There were other patrons in there that were all rushing as well. Was very excited to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It's easy to rack up a late night sushi bill at Arigato, with friends. Aside from the top tier quality and taste, you will savor the warm and exciting atmosphere. Take your time, and soak it in.

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Channel Islands National Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Bustling extremely busy space with excellent sushi. It's loud and boisterous but the staff is friendly and the plates come out fast.... once you're seated! It's worth the wait

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love sushi and have been to quite a few really good sushi restaurants so I feel a little bit qualified to say this...great sushi! We went with several other couples and everyone enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommended.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been going to Arigato for 15 years, but hadn't been back in SB for almost a decade…Darrell still remembered me! That's how great the service is. The menu hasn't changed which makes me very happy! The Pro Melt is my absolute favorite! This is a must try restaurant! It gets very crowded even during the week so go early!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A cozy little restaurant, full of people, friendly staff and fresh food. The place could be very busy so if you can wait, it's worth it! The outside seating is very inviting as well so if you get the chance to sit there, you must! Price wise, it's on the expensive side but I'm sure that's already expected in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The patio was so inviting and pleasant, the Uni shots were delicious, the presentation of the food was beautiful. The quality of fish was delicious! I was super impressed by the staff and their willingness to chat about local wines and favorite dishes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I absolutely ADORE this restaurant. The manager remembered that I like to sit at the bar so he seats me there every time(^o^)/. The food is awesome. The salmon eggs are really salty and you might not like them if you don't like salt but I love salt so yeah. The salmon sushi is really nice, although one time it... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions
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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