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502 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-966-6607
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Taken here with a group of friends, it's good fun and good food without being great. There is an element of theatre about the cooking process. The food was good and the portions huge. Service was a bit so so, but as a fun place to eat (especially with kids as we had) it's a good place to go.

Thank James O
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food here is really delicious and you get a show with your meal. Highly recommend this place while visiting Santa Barbara.

Thank sbartglass
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sitting around the heated grill we enjoy the cook's routine of coming and cooking with us. Our grandkids love the flaming tower of onions and we love the filet and shrimp!

Thank Denny W
Ascot, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went on recommendation (albeit some time ago) and whilst not awful there was a lack of sparkle to the performance cooking that is Japanese Teppanyaki. Nothing intrinsically wrong, food was tasty and nicley cooked, wine was reasonably priced, just lacked that sparkel that makes the experience.

Thank Neil R
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is some thing shocking now, this is getting worse and worse when it comes to go and eat out. Last Sunday we went or to eat at somethin's fishy and we go there very frequently because we love the fried rice and the Mexican Rolls. We always seat at the sushi area but we have never been charge the... More 

Thank triunfador03
Redmond Or
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My girl and I really enjoy sushi and wanted to try this place after reading the reviews. The staff is very friendly and the food okay. We sat at the bar, so we cannot comment on the table service and show. Food came out in good time. Took a little while to place the order though. Give it a try!

Thank Coyotedavid
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The cook right in front of you! A nice experiance. And the food is absolutely tasty! The plates are really big almost too much. Its a bit expensive but its worth it. Enjoy!

Thank Philip G
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

this place never disappoints and always delivers. i came here for multiple graduation dinners a couple weekends ago and even though i've come here so many times, i am still in love with their fried rice. fried rice + chili sauce with the seeds = heaven

Thank mikechu777
Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were hesitant about this place based on all the positive reviews. We asked a couple locals and they just smiled... and proceeded to tell us just how good the fried rices is. There are 3 sides to the restaurant - teppanyaki, sushi bar, and table seating. We specifically chose this destination for the teppanyaki, but ordered sushi while we... More 

Thank JL3AZ
Folsom, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This was the worst "sushi" if that's what you want to call it, we've ever had. Sat at the sushi bar, chefs were rude, place smelled really bad, and we got stomach aches after dinner. All over a bad experience. Don't go here

Thank A W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-6607

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?