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Yu Me Ya - Sake House

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1246 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1441
+1 760-633-4288
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Leucadia, California
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place is so quaint and comfortable. It feels authentic, like you are on vacation at a local place. They make you feel very welcome and the food is delicious. They have a large assortment of Saki and the waitstaff always spends time explaining the different nuances.

Thank Kelly D
Encinitas, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

YuMeYa has been consistently one of my favorite restaurants for years. You never had a bad meal or time here. No where else like it in this country!

Thank JesseandSean
Encinitas, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is easily our favorite restaurant to go to for special occasions or just for a great night out. It is small, cozy, and casual with a fun, cheery atmosphere. The food is delicious and the presentation beautiful. We especially enjoy the octopus balls, calamari, scallops, and noodles. They have a large selection of beer and sake, and the stories... More 

Thank Kathryn554
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Man, oh man, this restaurant is incredible! The sake menu is gigantic, and I had no idea what to order, so I asked the waitress for a suggestion. She brought me a gorgeous traditional New Years sake with little flakes of gold floating in it. How cool is that? I ate a yam appetizer, tempura (who ever heard of a... More 

Thank Hollingmorris
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Tiny, crowded, friendly, plenty of seating for a solo traveler. I ate calamari (amazing), tempura (who ever had a jalapeño tempura??? It was great) California rolls (good) and fried yams (incredible). I asked the waitress to select a sake for me and she chose a New Years one with little flecks of gold in it... More 

Thank Cynthia H
Oceanside, California
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327 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2015

This tiny cozy establishment located on North Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia is super popular for a reason: there’s friendly family service with a smile serving outstanding Japanese comfort food. The succulent shrimp appetizer tucked into a deep fried cocoon and cavernous bowl of udon noodles were tremendous.

Thank CoastalCruiser27
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Really enjoyed the casual and family like atmosphere of an upretentious but delicious dinner. Because of driving, I could not enjoy Sake but admired the passion and listened to the Sake Master presentation.

Thank thierry0101
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

The food is great, served in small portions but u are easily filled as they stacked up. Start with sake tasting. You get to taste 4 out of > 50 varieties n then choose one as your accompanying drink. Then go for the beef salad or shrimp tempura. The tempura is crispy n not too oily. As they are freshly... More 

Thank GimTan
Encinitas, California
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has a large selection of sake, and it's not your average sake. This is legit. The food is very good as well, though some items may be a bit pricey. It's worth it for a special occasion. Inside is very small, go make a reservation or get there early.

1 Thank MorganSurf
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

this little restaurant has some great food. the blackened cod was incredible. the spicy tuna in the wonton cup was delicious as well. tempura was also good. the only thing I wouldn't get again is the fried eggplant. very nice wait staff. during the week make reservations. it gets busy all the time. they don't take reservations on the weekend... More 

2 Thank Lynn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1441
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-633-4288

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