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Arigato Japanese Restaurant

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5575 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-1700
(619)469-3157
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Arigato is a smallbut good restaurant. We have tried sushi and variuos tempura dishes and have always enjoyed our visits.

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Thank jsb1953
Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a small, casual place located in a strip mall (surely nothing fancy) with really yummy Japanese food. We tried it on a recommendation from friends, and heard about the super-fresh rolls (and they have quite a menu of rolls and other sushi). They have 1/2 price on some of the rolls during happy hour (2-5, 8-close on M-F)... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We used a groupon to discover tgis place, it was really good. I loved the flavors, and the service was good. I highly recommend the appetizers like the monkey balls and the shrimp shu mai. The seaweed salad was a good portion, and it is well priced

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We hadn't been to our favorite sushi restaurant for several weeks. This place is NOT the same! No familiar faces working there. The rolls were skinny with lower quality fish. Also, a poor presentation. Gosh, now this place left a bad taste in my mouth. Yikes!

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McCammon, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Arigato is tucked into a little strip mall in a largely residential area. The food is authentic and reasonably priced (although, of course, there are sushi rolls etc. that cater to the California market). The restaurant started out as a virtual hole-in-the-wall operation and has expanded. Its survival and growth in a non-ethnic neighborhood attests to the quality and value... More 

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McCammon, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Located in San Diego's La Mesa suburb, Arigato is a good, no frills Japanese restaurant with authentic dishes and a friendly atmosphere. It started some years ago as a small enterprise and has expanded into adjacent property to more than double in size--a good reflection of what locals, the primary customers, think of it. The nabeyaki udon is especially good;... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

there is nothing that makes this restaurant stand out but it is a good little traditional Japanese sushi place. They do not deep fry their sushi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

Pretty good local japanese/sushi restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5575 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-1700
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: (619)469-3157

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