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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
+1 805-965-6074
17:30 - 22:15
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:15
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
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Crockett, Texas
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get here when it opens because they are always busy. The seafood is all delicious and the service is fast and pleasant.

Thank Nancy55690
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed the sushi at Arigato. The quality was quite good, and it was indeed flavorful, although I think the value was questionable (but, hey...it's Southern California!).

Thank Nicholas G
New Jersey
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is by far the best Japanese restaurant we have ever visited. The food was exceptional. Every bite was delicious. The night we went there was a line outside around 5:20. It opens at 5:30. So we got on line and waited for it to open. By the time we were seated every seat was taken. We wanted to return... More 

Thank 6Miles01
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is packed every single night of the week and tough to get a table. The top locals place for Japanese food. My company in Japan owns hotels with restaurants and wine bars and this place is the real thing and enjoy the quality.

Thank Dave M
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arigato is outstanding. It is a small restaurant that doesn't take reservations. So either go early (5:30-6:00) or late, which we did (9:00) if you don't want to wait. However, whenever you go it is worth it! Sushi is absolutely first rate.

Thank bw43
New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner of our B & B (The Simpson House Inn) recommended this as the best sushi in the world, and said she had eaten sushi all over the world. I have eaten sushi all over New York, I am more limited I must admit, but she was right. It was amazing, and the menu very extensive. I would go... More 

Thank Dancesonbeach
Bergamo, Italy
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh fish, unusual taste. I suggest you the rolls/uramaki (all good!). Nice place in the beautiful main street of Santa Barbara.

Thank Cassandra009
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'm a sushi lover and this was honestly the best sushi I have ever had. Everything was so fresh, and they had a great selection of different rolls that I have never tried. The restaurant does not take reservations, but I would recommend arriving as soon as they open. When we went there was a line, but we were able... More 

Thank Jenny K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went back to this restaurant *just* to get the Magic Mushrooms sushi...and it didn't disappoint!!! We also tried the steak nigiri (YUM) and the Meditteranean roll (also YUM).

Thank Lisa S
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Counted about twenty guys behind the counter cranking out real good stuff..nice room friendly and lightning fast service

Thank harrygonzo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-6074

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