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Samurai Restaurant

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979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
+1 858-481-0032
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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ENCINITAS
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Had dinner here before a concert at The Bellyup tavern. Food is very good. Not quite as good as Sushi Ota though.

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Thank Pamela A
San Diego, California
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We dine here frequently before the theater in the same complex. All staff are so helpful, friendly & EFFICIENT. Sushi is all excellent, we love to try different combos each time. Enjoy coming here very much. Nice wine pour too.

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Thank Travelingnurse055
Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

These guys have been in the same high-end strip mall since I was 8 and i'm 36. They are not the most 'hip' or 'cutting edge' place BUT if you are a foodie and you like sushi....this is your place. They actually get GIANT CLAM, SPANISH MAKREL, TORO, etc. THE REAL STUFF! I need to go there more often and... More 

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Thank brittany h
Del Mar
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is the best sushi in all of San Diego/North County. I do not know why so many people do not know about it. The sushi bar is huge. We eat here about once a week, and it never disappoints. I usually call the restaurant for a reservation, or sometimes ten minutes in advance to ensure we can be seated... More 

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Thank slwsweet
San Diego, California
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We came here with a group of 9 the week of Thanksgiving. They were great at serving our large group, and we really enjoyed our food and sake. they were very fast and attentive (bordering on rushed, but we didn't feel pressured to leave early and that type of efficiency is common in japanese restaurants). Unfortunately, it was way too... More 

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Thank 581lily
Del Mar
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We met friends for happy hour which we have done several times. This time the size of the portions were much smaller. The sushi rolls seemed very skimpy. My friend said something to our server and she told us the size was the same as it always has been. Very disappointing. Maybe it was just that night because we have... More 

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Thank LMODelMar
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at Samurai for the past 10+ years on every visit out to see my brother. It's timelessly delicious with fresh sushi that just melts in your mouth. The wine list is top notch and the atmosphere is great. Sit at the bar with Mako and make sure you get the Hamachi Truffle appetizer. You will not be... More 

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Thank Hayley F
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant Had a great organic cold sake followed by delicious Mahi Mahi hibachi dinner The chef was very gracious and skilled They give you a lot of food so be prepared to take some with you for next day lunch.

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Thank sal19652015
Vista, California
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I having been coming here for several years. The quality of the fish is always top notch! Hamachi, tuna, uni are great! We typically sit at the sushi bar, but last night (sat of Memorial Day weekend) we came in with a party of 10 and were accommodated quickly at a table in the dining room. We... More 

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Thank Denise C
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great ambiance with Japanese lanterns and decor. The sashimi is fresh and the rolls are delicious, as is the tempura. You can enjoy a quiet setting and a fun experience. A good place for lunch or dinner with friends or for business. The service is pretty quick, though they also don't rush you if you would like to linger a... More 

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Thank Kristin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-0032

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