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8TH Ave & Mission Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 625-4470
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here at least a few times a year. New owner has had it last few years. Reasonably priced. Moslty good service. Head Sushi chef is a local, and owner has one other place on the Peninsula in another town. Only two other Japanese/sushi places in town. One of which's service and quality [cold miso for heavens sake] bottomed... More 

Thank Local93921
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Super small restaurant. One server, one bus boy and the sushi chef. Simple. Staff is attentive and quick. I eat sushi all over and this is some of the best that I have had... We ordered sweet shrimp with heads, yellowtail, samon roe and a lot of other sashimi.. My son had some rolls. Everything was great. I will definitely... More 

Thank michael_clarkeNYC
Monterey, California
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This cozy Japanese restaurant serves excellent sushi and other delicious Japanese dishes. It is very tiny, so reservations are recommended especially during peak times. I especially like the soft shell crab rolls.

Thank Anne S
Washington, DC
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195 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had our heart set on the Mission Ranch restaurant. We called and were told no reservations taken - first come first served. When we visited, we found a 1-2 hour waiting list. As a general rule, I believe that when any restaurant is that busy, there must be some other restaurant equally good or better looking for business and... More 

Thank rimjhim1
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

After reading reviews posted here and Yelp, I was prepared to leave if not satisfied by service and/or food offerings. I was most pleasantly surprised by our server's welcoming greeting upon our arrival as Guests 4 & 5. Within 5-10 minutes after our arrival, 14-15 more guests arrived in separate parties and maxed out both room and sushi bar capacity... More 

Thank stephaniew0ng
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff was so rude and wasted it was just hard to believe this was not a bad dream. They acted as if we did not exist. We were the only customers there at 8:00 Saturday night and they still managed to ignore us. They were so loud we could barely hear ourselves talk. Then their friends arrived and the... More 

Thank Carman379
Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Almost, but not entirely. This restaurant has such a good rating that surely my experience must be the exception. To further apologize my wife and I did order the bento boxes so surely their rolls must be better. The salad was brown and wilted and laying in a pool of watery sauce. When questioned about this the server said, "well... More 

Thank Bemartinjr
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife here on a trip to Carmel, and her sushi was exquisite. I my own, I had a bento box with the greatest gyoza I have ever had. A treasure in a town full of great meals!

Thank Brett H
Woodside, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This restaurant is bit off the beaten track in a side street, but was within walking distance from our hotel. It was not busy during a weekday night. Our bento box arrived quickly and our sushi rolls and raw fish were very good. The price was quite reasonable.

Thank Gerda D
Kingsburg, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Some resturarnats in Carmel are hard to find but if you ware carving Japanese, check this place out! They have quick and friendly service and all the food was good. There's free parking across the street (as of this posting) and it's up the street from the Hardware store, easy to find. I had the Bento box, which the waitress... More 

Thank Romelia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8TH Ave & Mission Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 625-4470

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