My wife and I have been there 3 times now. Our local favorite place is in a remodel mode and not sure when it will reopen. So we have been going here instead.
Not sure if the past reviews are having any impact on the service but they seem to be very concerned about it. Still could use a little improvement.
I understand things like this. Its a local restaurant, not a corporate go to the freezer get the box kinda place. So little things like in any small business will be very visible. The staff was very nice and if we needed anything, they were right on it.
All in all its a nice little place. Just last Friday we had everything from grilled pork on sticks to UNI. Everything was prefect. When it comes to Sushi my wife is Very picky. She is from Japan after all. The Uni was second to none. Very fresh and chilled just how I like it.
As far as price, well the better you understand how to order sushi the more reasonable the total will be. I never knew how to order until my wife explained the way menus are laid out. Its that way in most any restaurant that serves ala cart items.
Our bill came to just over $50. That was with 2 draft beers and 2 orders of uni, along with the other items we had. We walked out not feeling hungry. Happy and content actually.
I would guess that if you go there, try to NOT put yourself in a mood where you will be disappointed. Take it for what it is. The food we had was done very well. The service staff was Par, the kitchen and sushi chef were wonderful.
So if you are from out of town visiting Santa Barbara, relax. Isn't that what most people come here for anyway?