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Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant

1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
805-922-0025
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Ranked #6 of 207 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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finger lakes NY
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Santa Maria is a way-stop (and, I'm told, the Strawberry Capitol of the USA) between LA & SFO. We just spent the night here, and looked at Tripadvisor for a recommendation. Atari-Ya was well reviewed, and we're close enough to the coast, so gave it a try. I'll note here that my companion has lived extensively in Japan, is fluent... More

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So Cal
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249 reviews 249 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

However, Santa Maria is not comparable to the many more restaurants in LA. While the food for me was "aight", it was a nice Japanese restaurant owned by Japanese. While the only sushi I had was the California Roll, I'm sure they can make good sushi had I ordered them (which I did not order due to my restrictive dinner... More

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Santa Maria, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service and food is always good and fresh at this particular restaurant. The family that owns Atari-Ya has always been very nice to me and my husband and we have never had any problems with our food. You can even order your food to go over the phone.

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Santa Maria, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The food here is awesome because it is fresh and very delicious. The nice thing about eating here is that the people that work there treat you like a real person and the service is good. I can also say that this is one place that I don't get sick from. Thank you to all the employees of atari-ya.

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La Mirada, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Wow ... a Japanese-owned and run restaurant in Santa Maria & celebrating its 29th anniversary this year! Stopped by for lunch on the way back to Los Angeles with wife & 4 kids. Ordered the restaurant specials, Tofu udon & also tempura shrimp roll - excellent food - Oishi :)) and really value for money :)). Not surprising that kids... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The rolls are huge!! great quality sushi, friendly staff. Make sure you order one roll at a time or you may end up with a lot of leftovers.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is good. I was told the sushi chef had 37 years experience here and in Japan. Very friendly staff. Lots of locals coming in and out calling them by name. A nice family place.

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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

sushi very fresh, good service clean and there oyster shooters are the bomb.... will be coming back for more....

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Hidden Japanese restaurant. It is a great spot with great food owned and staffed by the original japanese owners.

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Santa Maria, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

They have good sushi bar and returning local happy customers

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