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Arigato Sushi

1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
805-965-6074
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Ranked #9 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 went here for an early dinner. We were seated right away and service was quick. The menu was creative and original with roll combinations that I've never seen before. My vegetarian daughter also had many options to choose from. The sushi was amazing!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is some of the best sushi I've ever had. And better than that, it's the freshest. If you go on a weekend you can expect to wait for a little while, but you can always put your name down and grab a drink nearby-it's worth the wait. The wait staff is attentive, the manager is hilarious and this place... More

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Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Reading through the reviews here we had big expectations to this place and believe me, we've been to many sushi restaurants all over the world. The Arigato even went beyond our expectations! Just amazing tasty sushi, a lot of choice and wonderful service! Here are my two favorite rolls: - Rock'n Roll (others call that one rainbow roll, we had... More

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Humble, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Attended a business dinner on a Wednesday evening. It was a 40 min wait (downside) but the sushi was outstanding and the staff were extremely attentive. Great meal. Rolls were between 10-18 each so pretty reasonable

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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love this place..... Just had an amazing dinner. It has been a while since we were here but it has only gotten better. I can wait to cone back

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We learned of this restaurant from the "pet friendly dining" list provided by our hotel. Although they greeted us warmly and seated us on the lovely patio, the (very nice) dog-friendly nature of the restaurant pales in comparison to the incredible meal we had. We go out for sushi often at our local upscale sushi restaurant in San Jose, but... More

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Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The mushroom roll was one of the best sushi rolls we have ever had. Ate at the sushi bar and was delighted with the food, atmosphere and service. Food was well priced for the quality indigents that were used and staff was extremely professional and courteous.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was given a recommendation to go to this place and it didn't disappoint, we ended up going 3 times in 4 days, I love sushi and I honestly think this is the joint best I've ever had. We sat outside and at the bar (fun) and upstairs, upstairs isn't great but it doesn't take away from the great sushi... More

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Mrs. and I stopped into Arigato for dinner and were absolutely floored by their sushi. We both agreed it was the BEST sushi we've had. It's a small place and can be a little noisy but do not let that deter you from trying Arigato. We sat at the sushi bar and our sushi chef was great. He made... More

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Really interesting menu beyond traditional sushi and sashimi. Service is fast and you can get to the restaurant using a 25 cent shuttle from the beach!

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