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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I were visiting Santa Barbara and were in the mood for sushi. It'd been years since I'd been to Arigato, so we decided to give it a try on a Saturday night. Even around 8:30p, there was a long line. However, the host was very nice and gave us a 45 minute wait time. He took my... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got this place recommended from other guest at our hotel, and decided to give it a try... We got a table outside, which was very nice. The menu here is huge, and there a tons of different things to choice from. We had a hard time to decide, and wanted to share, so we could try many different things.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We don't get to SB often but when we do, Arigato sushi is a must and our latest visit was no exception. The food is always outstanding. I don't ever remember trying anything that I didn't like and usually I am wowed by everything, even things that are my standard orders like miso soup. This time we sat at the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here with friends and it's a fun atmosphere. Unfortunately, the fish quality is not good. We were excited to order the ultimate, Bluefin Tuna. However, it certainly wasn't sushi quality. It wasn't even fully-cooked quality. It was so tough, with so many striations, that both my husband & I could not chew it. I was embarrassed when I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would Not come back. $100 is too much for the amount of food Plus Not such a Nice place. Need a makeup to look more japanese.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great find! Delicious meal with great suggestions from Michelle - she was awesome! Lots to do on state street if you have to wait for a table - the good lion had a couple of very good cocktails! Enjoy!

Thank DoodleFamilyQuispams
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time here, no reservations, got lucky. Went on a Thursday at 7:30 and got 2 seats at the sushi bar which I preferred. Place is small, loud and packed. Kevin was our Sushi Chef, all the Chef behind the bar were very entertaining. We ordered Sake as we reviewed the menu. One thing I noticed is how extensive,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't make a reservation but were told to come back 30 mins later. As soon as we walked in they had a table for us. The food was fresh and delicious. I would have loved to have more room in my tummy to have ordered more. I had the Scallop special roll (scallop sushimi, avocado, cucumber, roe, child aioli)... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Arigato over the years and dined there last Saturday night. Our two appetizers were very good and it was downhill from there except for the Wiki Wiki dish. There was little fish in the other four rolls we ordered and the Pink roll was really not good and the Tiger roll was tasteless. It will be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a great atmosphere at this restaurant. Tables are close together, but that adds to the ambiance. If you do not like either the closeness or noise, you can sit outside. BUT KNOW, there are only about 8 tables ousted and they go FAST!!!!! So get there early. Had it not been for a few missteps with our order,... More 

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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
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?