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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best sushi i had in a very long time. We went there around 8.30pm and we didnt need to wait for a table. Go there, you wont regret it!

Thank Christophe S
Cali, Colombia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is hands down some of the best sushi I've ever had. The roll work is creative and delicious. The fish is fresh and has great flavour. This is the first place I've eaten blue fin sushi, and now I'm hooked. Get there early. The door opens at 5:30, and there is always a line. If you get there later,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2 of us had dinner there week of August 15th. The restaurant was very busy but our server was friendly and took excellent care of us. Neither of us had the rolls, of which there are many special ones to choose from; but I had the sizzling beef a la cart and my friend had the salmon entree. Both dishes... More 

Thank Judy H
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the best Sushi in Santa Barbara, Arigato can not be beat! Prepared with only the top grade fish in the most creative manner this is the place to visit. Everything is excellent.

Thank Steve C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was prompt and excellent. Both rolls I ate were fresh and delicious, and my husband remarked that the miso mushroom soup was made with fresh ingredients. I highly recommend this place to anyone who finds themselves in Santa Barbara and wants an excellent sushi experience.

Thank Maribel C
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible.!! Went there at about 8:50 on a Wednesday night, and were seated immediately upstairs. It was busy when we arrived, but cleared out quickly upstairs, the main floor of the restaurant still had multiple tables occupied when we left, as well as people at the sushi bar, and seated outside, so I know that we weren't keeping people from... More 

Thank Hedgie18
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Arigato. We shared the Tiger Melt roll, the Blue Man roll, and the Seared Beef sushi. All delicious. Also had the chocolate torte for dessert. The restaurant itself is small and the tables are close together but the atmosphere is enjoyable.

Thank Lebasi10
northern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sushi here is very creative and tasty. I was pleased to see so many creative dishes offered. Service was good- a bit rushed though.

Thank travelgalagala
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded place, with people lining up before they open the doors. We tried a variety of sushi, rolls and salads. Good but no wow. Attentive staff

Thank MarijnHG
Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Arigatos since they were in a tiny room behind State Street. The sushi was very good and the service is attentive. We sat outside on the patio. They do not take reservations and there is usually a wait.

Thank Travelmom143

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-965-6074

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