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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

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  • 217
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    Very good
  • 23
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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
Late night deliciousness

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
David J
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place never disappoints. Their sushi chefs are the best and the staff very courteous and friendly. It can get a bit crowed with significant wait times to go early or late. The outside seating is limited but is worth the wait to snag a table and watch the never-ending sights of State Street.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well done from start to finish. We ate outside with an old friend and everything was awesome. The food. The service. Fun environment.

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Little Rock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent sushi here - the same as the last time we were in Santa Barbara. We especially liked the Arigato Roll and the Tuna Carpaccio.

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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, Doing business
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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