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“Fantastic sushi that focuses on sustainability!”
Review of Harney Sushi

Harney Sushi
Ranked #63 of 4,804 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Fantastic sushi that focuses on sustainability!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

A friend took me here for dinner one night. I'd never been. Our regular sushi joint was packed and he had been here before and loved it. Needless to say, this is our new regular sushi joint.

What I like:
The staff. Our server, Tracy, was fantastic. She was attentive, fast and could answer any question about the menu (drinks or food) we had.

The food is delicious! They really put emphasis on sustainable fish, which is a nice thing to see. AS a result you won't see traditional items like hamachi, but instead other suitable replacements. I was skeptical at first, but I found the menu just opened me up to new things, and I learned something in the process. Win-win! (check the picture - hopefully you can read what it says about sustainability)

The restaurant has a hip vibe to it. It's not a traditional sushi joint by any means. Its a nice local style flair restaurant that really works well.

What I didn't like.
Not much. Parking can be a pain. Make a reservation (although 25-30% of their tables are for walk in only), come open minded.

  • Visited March 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
593 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
“Good Sushi”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Located in Old Town, this is a good sushi restaurant. The staff are nice and the restaurant is clean. A little annoying in that during the middle of the day they had some dude in the corner with a boom box playing music. Just weird...

Visited November 2012
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san diego
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Oh, so good”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This place has hip atmosphere. The music typically is loud so don't expect a quiet dinner. And it's always busy here, but that's for a reason. The sushi is always good! It can get a little pricey, especially if you have an apetite. They have a lot of rolls to choose from and pretty much everything tastes awesome. The bottom line is, this is not a cheap sushi joint, but whatever you order is going to be a good choice.

  • Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perhaps the best Japanese food I've ever had”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We sat at the sushi bar and had excellent food and personal service. The tatter todds were exceptional. A friend took us to Harney Sushi after raving about it and we were totally satisfied.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Sushi in Old Town?”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Mexican food is the standard in Old Town so if you want a change of pace, try sushi. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very attentive even though we sat outside away from the main crowd. Inside the music was loud but outside we were able to carry on a conversation without yelling. Our dinner was pricier than what we had paid at the Mexican restaurants but the food was so good. I had the vegetable tempura and the veggies were fresh. We will definitely visit again.

Visited December 2012
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