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Kai Sushi

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13425 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4713
+1 858-668-1745
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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bellevue, wa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My wife had the sashimi salad, I had the chirashi. Sashimi was fresh and tasty. Friendly prices of $17 for charity, $16 for sashimi salad. However, we found the accompanying miso soup watery and lacking a robust taste of miso. We told this to the server and had him take back the miso soup. Wanted to see how he would... More 

Thank newtofiji
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I come to Kai a lot when in town and over the last few months had seen a deterioration in cleanliness and quality of wait staff. I went twice this week for dinner and have been impressed by Kai once again. Huge turnaround in this place. New management? New owner? Whatever changed - keep it up!

Thank DStankey
El Paso, Texas
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Firstly, the sushi, or sashimi, was "okay". The eel was delicate (and delicious), however the RAW, raw sushi had elements of "rubbery" texture. Dry. The baked rolls (scallop) had a delicious sauce - super delectable. Hats off for that recipe. The scallops themselves were tiny. Like fetus scallops. Or Scallop fetus. Also, they had a bit of a preservative after... More 

Thank Monica Micah R
Poway, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Always good. Really like the red dragon roll, and there bento for lunch is hard to beat. Always friendly service.

Thank Scott S
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

We eat Sushi at least twice a week. This is by far, the best Sushi in Poway and in fact, it's the best Sushi in San Diego County. Always fresh...always delicious. Try the "Hug" roll which is made without rice. The Hamachi or Salmon Kama is breathtakingly wonderful. All of the rolls are made to perfection. My new favorite Sushi... More 

Thank RadioLady2011
Oceanside, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was my second time to this restaurant. I was thinking about ordering the sashimi for one, it comes with about 7 pieces. So, I asked the waitress what type of fish would I get or if I can choose. She said she didn't know & that I could not choose. So, I said, "HMMM, so it's a surprise then..."... More 

Thank Stacey W
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We go there everytime we feel like sushi! They sometimes even have toro fish, all fresh and ready to be eaten! Most pf the stuff comes from freezers btw, we were told by staff, still its very nice, not too pricy and always leaves our bellies asking for moooore! Service is fast, bathrooms are clean, food is gorgeous, it's aaaalll... More 

Thank Ieva O
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Super fun atmosphere! The sushi chefs are AMAZING! They have the freshest sushi around as well as the best tasting rolls! Family owned and operated, and they are such awesome down to earth people!

Thank VictoriaFay
Twentynine Palms, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

We made it in during their happy hour and were able to spend 50 for an appetizer, two beers, dessert, a sushi roll, and two entrees. The service was great, our waiter Tee was attentive, quick to answer any questions, and provided excellent service. We ordered the tempura appetizer. It was great and was served quickly. We got for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13425 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: +1 858-668-1745

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