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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
+1 805-773-3535
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (60 reviews)
“fried rice” (7 reviews)
“rainbow roll” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
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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...More

1  Thank Rod B
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...More

1  Thank Monika L
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....More

Thank JohnF514
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.

Thank Aaron R
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.

Thank brent b
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...More

Thank Mhgretsch
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.

Thank 667induz
Reviewed March 24, 2015

"Sengyo" in Japanese means fresh fish!! That is the absolute sina qua non of sushi and sashimi. I know Yanagi can't be buying it daily from the famous Tjukuiji market in Tokyo, but whatever their source, it's very good. How do you know it's fresh?...More

2  Thank StephenMcArthur
Reviewed March 19, 2015

disappointed in this visit. Usually find the restaurant to be very good, but this time the meal did not measure up! Had the rainbow roll, sashimi: tuna, and salmon, all but tasteless.. The restaurant was very noisy as they had cooks preparing meals around a...More

Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you like to relax and enjoy lunch, do not come here. The service is perfunctory, even unfriendly. The ambience is noisy to the point of needing earplugs. Avoid being seated near the exhibition cooking. The clanging of the knives is disconcerting. The food is...More

Thank Fred C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 805-773-3535
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