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“Depending on the weather...”
Review of Sushi a go go

Sushi a go go
Ranked #140 of 531 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“Depending on the weather...”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

this is really a take away with outdoor seating - so you can sit down and eat outside, but you order and pay inside, and it might be rather cold to enjoy your meal, so it is definitely a place which are very depending on sunshine and nice weather :)
sushi was good - not exceptional, but ok.
miso soup arrived after we were almost finished, we did not know it was included in the combo and they obviously mixed it up and served it a bit late.
not pricy - but on the other hand, it should not be rated as a restaurant but more like a take away with sit down options.

  • Visited May 2011
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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199 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Quick Casual Sushi At The Marina, And That's A Good Thing!”
Reviewed April 2, 2011

We love sushi...I mean we LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi and enjoy it several times a week. We love high end sushi, we love middle of the road sushi, we love sushi boat sushi, and we love quick on-the-go sushi because there is a time and a place for all range of sushi and sashimi in my world.

While enjoying the activity of the Marina in Santa Barbara we stumbled upon this casual little place that advertised a combination lunch of chicken teriyaki, sushi rolls, soft drink and salad for a very reasonable price. Yes, it is a small hole in the wall walk up restaurant, yes it targets tourists as their customers for their lunch combos, and yes it is super casual. But they serve sushi on the water in this beautiful and bustling marina! How great is that?

When we spotted Sushi A Go Go we were hungry, especially for sushi....So, why not? We each enjoyed the combination meal that was a super value for the money and found it to be more than fine. The sun was shining, our little outdoor table was shady & perfect for people watching and enjoying the activities in the harbor. And the food was, well, it was good! It was presented nicely on white platters and the service was quite friendly.

Later, after enjoying the afternoon relaxing on the nearby sandy beach, we walked past Sushi A Go Go again and decided we needed an afternoon snack. This time, we shared a sashimi/sushi platter, and found the tuna to be just right, the salmon to be soft and sweet, the spicy tuna rolls delightful! And the price was super reasonable, too.

If you find yourself at the Marina hungry for a quick sushi fix, give this place a chance. Sometimes a casual lunch or snack of sushi is just what one needs to perfect their day at the beach. The fish quality was quite good, presentation nice, service friendly, the value great for "outdoor dining on the water" and the casual beach atmosphere perfect.

Thank you Sushi A Go Go! I hope we send sushi lovers your way. As for us, we will be back again.

  • Visited April 2011
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very friendly service. However, only...”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

Very friendly service. However, only mediocre value for money: it is afforable but you definitely don't get premium fish quality. The tuna lookrd unappealing, with a rough texture. The sushi was also slightly warm... Best thing we had was salmon nigiri.
Go there if hungry, but nit if looking for great sushi.

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santa barbara
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22 reviews
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“We love this place. It is a take-out...”
Reviewed February 15, 2010

We love this place. It is a take-out stand and you can sit outside and watch the fishing boats unload and enjoy the panoramic mountain view with the harbor in the foreground. The owners are really friendly and it is a great value for the price.

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