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Sakana Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

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1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
+1 805-565-2014
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“black cod” (2 reviews)
“strip mall” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for excellent quality sushi and other Japanese dishes, this is your spot. One warning however, the restaurant is very small, lacking romantic ambiance and usually packed. All that being said I enjoy it almost every week!

Thank Chad C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Akana staff were very friendly and provided very good service. There was a significant wait between the time our meals were ordered and when they were brought to th table. I won't fault that because it was a busy night. The miso soup was good...More

Thank Greg-Seattle
Reviewed August 18, 2017

All the usual favorites plus a huge selection of wildly creative sushi options that I'd never even imagined. Everything was very, very fresh. Two sushi chefs working during dinner so the food was served quickly and with lovely presentation. We also split a vegetable tempura...More

Thank PamelaAlaska
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Excellent sushi rolls and box press are especially good. You'll get some combinations here that you won't get anywhere else and worth a visit for that. The black cod also super good, get a large portion rather than appetiser - as good as I've had...More

Thank marcm50
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in suburban shopping centre location. We were pleased to get a table on a Friday evening - it was very busy. The menu was extensive and varied. The service was helpful & attentive. Food high quality and tasty.

Thank Luckysquirrel4
Reviewed March 25, 2017

My Love of Sushi pulled me right to this wonderful place with Sister, who lives here, help! It is very small in size but Large in wonderful food and great service. We had a very short wait and were waited on quickly. Hugh selection of...More

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have encountered more and more Japanese restaurants lately that seem to value "sensationalism" (exotic sauces, expressive names of rolls, etc.) over simple, ultra-high quality dishes -- the style found in Japan. Sakana has been around a long time (the owners' first restaurant in town...More

1  Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I was told that Sakana was the place to go for great sushi so I decided to try it out last weekend. The place is small but well-appointed. The service is pretty good considering how quickly they need to get people in and out since...More

Thank Tamar A
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We were on our honeymoon and told the hostess so when we first got there. Although there was a long line, she did her best to get us in as soon as possible. At the end of the meal, they surprised us with a free...More

Thank Elaine1990
Reviewed November 16, 2016

First, the rating should be a 5, but the reduction is due to ambiance. Picky, yes. The service is excellent and the presentation of the various and way too numerous choices is akin to fine art. As proper sushi should be. Oysters! Salmon! Tofu! All...More

Thank Marc B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-2014
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