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Arigato Sushi

1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
805-965-6074
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Ranked #10 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
new york
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed it. We were walk ins on a Monday night, and fortunately there was a no show reservation for 2 at the sushi bar. Perfect. We were seated directly in front of the main sushi chef. He took good care of us. They had no shortage of the Santa Barbara uni, something we were unable to get at... More

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San Diego, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Terrific rolls - smaller sized and delicate - terrific combinations. Upstairs seating is more quiet and there is no lag in service. Out super friendly waitress had great suggestions and never missed a beat. This is a new destination for us when in town.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Arigato does sushi better than almost anyone. The fish is super fresh, menu items are very creative and the service is solid. Sushi chefs have long time tenure in many cases and they treat customers well. The Uni here is stupendous, don't need to say more. If you like Uni then just go here and try it. They have some... More

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Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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