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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 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank monced
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Penny1968
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Coyote-Travelerz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start by saying the food was actually really good. However, they open at 5:30pm for dinner (a little late considering so many people eat here before a 7pm show at the SB Bowl). There was a LINE out the door by 5:05pm and I was a little irked that they would not let anyone in until exactly 5:30. They... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered multiple rolls such as Dragon, Yellow, etc which were okay. Fish did not have much flavor and rolls definitely had a local twist. Great service, staff and nice ambiance.

Thank V R
Santa Barbara, California
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101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go anywhere else for sushi...this is the best place in town. I have been going here for years and have tried every other sushi place in SB and this one is the best! Quality service, incredible food and a great atmosphere!

Thank Lucky7Traveler
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was wonderful, but i particularly recommend the Tai sashimi and the chicken pot stickers. One of the more interesting sushi menus i have seen.

Thank Anson3000
Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best sushi I have been for in Santa Barbara. Coming from the large city Houston i have high expectations and I was not disappointed. The food was exceptional, everything was delicious. My favorites were the chef special, seared yellow tail sushi and pepper tuna sushi with mango topping. The only downside was you can not... More 

Thank John2249
Purdys, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm new to the sushi world (little late) .... Tried five different rolls upon the waitress' recommendations, all amazing! Setting is cool (sat outside), food was great & service was exceptional. Def a must if you love sushi!

Thank Zuka M
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved every aspect about this place. The meal was perfect and the price-point was also very reasonable for high grade sushi. I would return.

Thank Kate G

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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: 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?