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1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
805-922-0025
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Sushi in Santa Maria, CA

Great place to eat sushi! Good variety and always great quality. If you are in Santa Maria and hungry give this place a try. Not open on Mondays

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
eilerman5000
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Santa Maria, California
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Maria, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great place to eat sushi! Good variety and always great quality. If you are in Santa Maria and hungry give this place a try. Not open on Mondays

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Santa Maria, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't like sushi, so I can't rate this part of the restaurant. The cooked Japanese offerings are good, comparable to other Japanese restaurants I've in around the country. Pleasant environment. Quiet (ah, that's nice). Service good but also quiet (ah, that's good, too)

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Los Alamos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

atari ya: the same owner for almost 30 years! will give sushi bars in Los Angeles a good run for the money. The rolls are huge. Almost too big for one person. Friendly and clean.

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finger lakes NY
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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340 reviews 340 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: 805-922-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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