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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
+1 805-965-6074
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is packed every single night of the week and tough to get a table. The top locals place for Japanese food. My company in Japan owns hotels with restaurants and wine bars and this place is the real thing and enjoy the quality.

Thank Dave M
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arigato is outstanding. It is a small restaurant that doesn't take reservations. So either go early (5:30-6:00) or late, which we did (9:00) if you don't want to wait. However, whenever you go it is worth it! Sushi is absolutely first rate.

Thank bw43
New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The owner of our B & B (The Simpson House Inn) recommended this as the best sushi in the world, and said she had eaten sushi all over the world. I have eaten sushi all over New York, I am more limited I must admit, but she was right. It was amazing, and the menu very extensive. I would go... More 

Thank Dancesonbeach
Bergamo, Italy
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish, unusual taste. I suggest you the rolls/uramaki (all good!). Nice place in the beautiful main street of Santa Barbara.

Thank Cassandra009
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a sushi lover and this was honestly the best sushi I have ever had. Everything was so fresh, and they had a great selection of different rolls that I have never tried. The restaurant does not take reservations, but I would recommend arriving as soon as they open. When we went there was a line, but we were able... More 

Thank Jenny K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went back to this restaurant *just* to get the Magic Mushrooms sushi...and it didn't disappoint!!! We also tried the steak nigiri (YUM) and the Meditteranean roll (also YUM).

Thank Lisa S
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Counted about twenty guys behind the counter cranking out real good stuff..nice room friendly and lightning fast service

Thank harrygonzo
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Loved finding this gem on State Street - faultless food. We enjoyed every mouthful. No booking is possible but we gave our name and only had to wait about half an hour for a table which gave us the chance to do a little shopping.

Thank Wizardmate
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My wife and I visit SB a lot and this is one of our favorite spots. We love the gold shots (uni shooters) and carpaccio, when we sit at the bar, the sushi chefs give us whatever they think is best. Always a great meal!

Thank psymphony8
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

First time dining here. Good points. Fish for sushi and sashimi of excellent quality. The toro sushi melted in my mouth and exploded with flavor. Nicely spiced edamame and pleasant tofu. Bad points - skip the tempura coated ice cream. It doesn't work. As might be expected the tempura was soggy. And no reservations so there WILL be a wait.... More 

Thank Nina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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: +1 805-965-6074

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