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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
805-773-3535
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy hot food with an unbeatable view

We stopped here on our way back to Santa Maria and arrived just after they reopened for dinner. The service was fantastic as we were only the second table to be seated but the restaurant soon had many guests. Our food was excellent and brought out quickly and very fresh. We had one roll and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We heard positive comments from our grown Sons and my Parents on a previous visit, so my wife and I took my Parents there on Saturday night. We have maybe 100 experiences with Japanese/Sushi bars across the country but mostly West Coast. Yanagi's layout is a typical combination of sushi bar, regular tables and teppan tables. Pismo Beach is a... More 

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Thank TotheCORE
USA
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way back to Santa Maria and arrived just after they reopened for dinner. The service was fantastic as we were only the second table to be seated but the restaurant soon had many guests. Our food was excellent and brought out quickly and very fresh. We had one roll and then main dishes.

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Thank lvnative_63
Sao Paulo, SP
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

comfortable, beautiful and a wonderful view of Pismo Beach. Great food and the chef cooks in front of you! He is quite a show man too.

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Thank Almir M
San Jose, California
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have a weekend place in the Five Cities area and have been coming down for the last four year, have always seen Yanagi Sushi sitting on the top of the hill off highway 101, and wanted to try, but never had. We decided to go on a weeknight for less of a crowd and were not disappointed in the... More 

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Thank Rod B
Pioneertown, California
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Of course, we sat at the Teppan table. The food was outstanding and lots of it. I asked the server that I wanted my vegetable very well done and no broccoli. The cook even let me taste my vegetables to make sure they were to my liking. Loved it. Will go back there again when we're in that area.

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Thank Monika L
Apple Valley, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I must have been invisible. I could not get anyone to wait on me. I finally took my napkin and stood up and waved it in the air above my head. The cook saw me and directed a waiter over. Annoyed they took my order. I almost called them on my cell phone to tell them I was in their... More 

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Thank John F
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

First the resturant is Korean not Japanese. That being said the staff was polite and the food was not bad. Service was good.

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Thank Aaron R
arroyo grande,ca
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great sushi. they specialize in rolls but the sushi and sushimi are both very good. several yanagis on central coast. all are good.

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Thank brent b
Bellevue, Washington
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Family took us here for dinner last night, and it was great! Our chef had a great personality, the service was excellent, and the food was amazing. Our group ordered a variety of proteins...tuna, salmon, squid, filet steak, chicken & shrimp...and all were cooked to order, to perfection. Would definitely eat here again and recommend it to friends & family.

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Thank Mhgretsch
South San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

e went there for a quick lunch. It was very good, fast, friendly service. Is the last restaurant on this mall, can’t record the name. But great go there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-3535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?