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130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
+1 760-634-2746
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

I know Sushi Ono is supposed to be the best but this place is smaller, more intimate and has friendly helpful staff. The sushi is delicious and there is a good variety of fish available.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Eater.com rated this the best restaurant in San Diego...not just best sushi restaurant...but ANY kind of restaurant. I can see why. It was light and artfully created. Different from any other sushi I've had. I wanted to order everything on the menu! And the prices are reasonable...I'm proud it's in my neighborhood!

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Thank DevMarc
San Diego, California, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great sushi bar for omakase, that is trust the chef to select something excellent. I learned this was the way to go at a top bar in LA that was 5 minutes from my house. Very few sushi places do this well... usually safe or unimaginative. Went to Kaito last night for the first time and trusted our chef, Joe.... More 

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California
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

The sushi was good, but I felt like it was a little overpriced. $12 for a roll seemed a little expensive. The service was quick and the restaurant was clean. We had a group of 9 and they seated us promptly without a reservation.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was referred to this restaurant by a couple of japanese friends of mine. Somewhat hard to find, as it is located in a section of a mall. Very low key, so make sure you google the address. It is a small but cozy place run by husband and japanese wife and 2 main chefs behind the sushi bar. We... More 

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Thank Mentalwais
Encinitas, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

I would have give them a better rating if I am just reviewing their food. They have very good sushi, fresh fish and tender texture. However the service was unexpectedly SLOW!! We waited for 40 minutes after we placed order without being served. I had to ask the waitress twice how much longer we had to wait, each time she... More 

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Thank Helena9504
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We're huge sushi fans. Fish quality was a bit above average. My wife ordered uni (sea urchin), $9 per order. Sushi chef for some reason took the liberty of giving us two orders, which we didn't realize til we got the bill. His explanation? - "there were two of you." Argued with us in very broken English. Apologized, but didn't... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of a few Japanese restaurants that is not owned by some pretenders. If you don't like "sweet" sushi or restaurants that have no respect for Japanese food, you will love this place. The sushi chefs and staff are very nice and they prepare the dishes to your satisfaction. For appetizer, I highly recommend beef tongue. For sushi, you can't... More 

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Thank Leaurouge
North Hollywood
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

During our time in Encinitas , we came upon this unassuming little sushi restaurant in a strip mall. I enjoyed a fresh and delicious selection of sushi. They even had live scallops, you have the main body as sushi, they cook the other little bits in a light broth - delicous and very authentic. My favorite was a marinated slice... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Simply the best sushi in San Diego. FIsh comes fresh from Japan and other countries each day. The two sushi chefs are friendly and experts. It's almost a show to watch them with their knives. Tonite Kaito hand sliced a scallop into about 20 slices, thinner than potato chips. Fair prices, but get their early as the tiny place fills... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2746

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