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225 McMurray Rd Ste D, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
805-686-9001
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Some of the best sushi rolls and tempura we have ever had. Some of the top sushi rolls to consider are the A.Ru and the Sunset rolls; awesome! Also recommend the Vegetable and Shrimp tempura appetizer. Very fresh ingredients!

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Thank Mike m
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Hard to believe I know. It doesn't look like much from the outside. All the locals have figured it out and you can too

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Thank Betty M
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We ended up here after trying to go to Firestone Walker (we got there 5 minutes too late). The food was good, seemed to be fresh, and the price wasn't outrageous. Very glad we had a chance to try this place.

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Thank Devon G
Orcutt, California
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Being fans of Sushi we decided to try the only place in town that we could find. We found it on the Chamber of Commerce map. The waiters were very good and helpful with the menu. There were a lot of different rolls offered as well as I believe nightly specials. We had the Miso Soup, That had Nori and... More 

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Thank Jim M
Oxnard, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Although the customer service was outstanding. The food quality was fair at best. We found it to be very very pricey for the quality and quantity. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was over cooked and a very small portions for the price. I ordered the salmon roll and it had carrots and asparagus inside the middle. Customer service... More 

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Thank 2cusmile
Buellton
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Aru has been serving fresh and tasty dinners for many years. Fairly quiet and intimate setting but not stuffy. Very friendly staff. We are lucky to have such good quality Sushi in our small town.

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Thank 54sunshine
Santa Barbara, California
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The service here is good, but the sushi is really expensive for what it is worth. Not a lot of bang for your buck

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Thank Sandyslippas
Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Best sushi in the Santa Ynez Valley (only fresh sushi in the valley!). For a local place in Buellton, their final product is very good. I would eat the sushi and other creations here before I would eat at the dozens of sushi stops in Santa Barbara.

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Thank chrisX1674PT
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Great sushi! Definitely a repeater. Used Trip Advisor's ranking and reviews before going; great recommendations.

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Thank Mike m
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I happen to know the owner who goes to great lengths to secure the freshest catch for her sushi chefs. The food quality is outstanding but be prepared for a pricey meal. But... sometimes you only get what you pay for. Expensive yes, but fresh and tasty!

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Thank CaptainBusy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 McMurray Rd Ste D, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-9001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?