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Arigato Sushi

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1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2607
+1 805-965-6074
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:15
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visit SB a lot and this is one of our favorite spots. We love the gold shots (uni shooters) and carpaccio, when we sit at the bar, the sushi chefs give us whatever they think is best. Always a great meal!

Thank psymphony8
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time dining here. Good points. Fish for sushi and sashimi of excellent quality. The toro sushi melted in my mouth and exploded with flavor. Nicely spiced edamame and pleasant tofu. Bad points - skip the tempura coated ice cream. It doesn't work. As might be expected the tempura was soggy. And no reservations so there WILL be a wait.... More 

Thank Nina S
Edwards, Illinois, United States
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a couples visit. We had been warned it might be hard to get in, but we only had 2 people and were seated right away at 6:30. The sushi was very good and fresh. We were happy with our meal, but it was by no means remarkable. Also, we didn't find the prices to be unreasonably... More 

Thank Michelle M
Carmel Valley, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to sit at the sushi bar at this very busy place. Great food and beautifully presented. The Hamachi carpaccio was amazing but everything looked fantastic. They do not take reservations but it was not much of a wait. I would recommend Arigato to anyone. Jose was my favorite sushi chef - very nice and accommodating. I wish we... More 

Thank Brandon W
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we had was fun to eat and delicious. Definitely order the yellowfin tuna. Excellent. Our wait on Friday night was not as long as predicted, which was nice.

Thank cathiehodgson
Weston, Connecticut
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best sushi I have had. Really enjoyable. The grilled beef was extremely tender and tasteful. Great sushi rolls. Very fresh. Takes no reservations. Opens for dinner at 5:30 pm, but lines begin before then. Have gone back several times.

Thank RL987654
Chicago, Illinois
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1,186 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My partner and I were visiting Santa Barbara and were in the mood for sushi. It'd been years since I'd been to Arigato, so we decided to give it a try on a Saturday night. Even around 8:30p, there was a long line. However, the host was very nice and gave us a 45 minute wait time. He took my... More 

Thank brmusicman
Kolding, Denmark
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We got this place recommended from other guest at our hotel, and decided to give it a try... We got a table outside, which was very nice. The menu here is huge, and there a tons of different things to choice from. We had a hard time to decide, and wanted to share, so we could try many different things.... More 

Thank Syswatch
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We don't get to SB often but when we do, Arigato sushi is a must and our latest visit was no exception. The food is always outstanding. I don't ever remember trying anything that I didn't like and usually I am wowed by everything, even things that are my standard orders like miso soup. This time we sat at the... More 

Thank SFKAT3
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We went here with friends and it's a fun atmosphere. Unfortunately, the fish quality is not good. We were excited to order the ultimate, Bluefin Tuna. However, it certainly wasn't sushi quality. It wasn't even fully-cooked quality. It was so tough, with so many striations, that both my husband & I could not chew it. I was embarrassed when I... More 

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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, 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?