We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Niban Japanese Restaurant

7081 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-1044
+1 858-268-0465
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
17 Oct 2017
“Great 1st. Impression”
30 Sep 2017
“ Always good food, ever friendly serive”
Closes in 26 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
7081 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-1044
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went to lunch for first time at Niban off Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and it was a home run. Katsudon Curry noodles for under $10 ! Fast service, clean friendly environment and right across the street. I will be back for sure.

Thank panama4573
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Niban Japanese Restaurant is my family's 'go to' Japanese restaurant where the food is always good and the service is ever friendly. Their sushi rolls are always prepared with fresh ingredients. We always look forward to their lunch and dinner specials especially the bento sets...More

Thank iluv2eatntravel
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Always love going to Niban. Prices are good, sushi is great, and staff are very nice and helpful - always a smile!

Thank robinmW5697HK
Reviewed 15 December 2015

My family and I have been going to this casual Japanese restaurant for years. My son swears that it has the best sushi for the best price in town (and believe me, he should know). Although there is usually a line out the door, things...More

Thank SanDiegoCalgirl
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Been coming here for years. For cheap Japanese food this is the place to go. There is always specials in the front cabinet when you come in the front door

Thank rj o
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful sushi spot, great variety of specialty rolls and hand rolls. Food came out very quickly and was very fresh. The shrimp tempura was perfectly fried. The tuna was very flavorful. My favorite was the fried calamari roll with krab on top and spicy mayo...More

Thank floridian019
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I go to this restaurant regularly. Their sushi is good, but not great. Sometimes the sushi chefs are good and sometimes my sushi is not sized properly or it falls apart. They have weekly specials and I like to go for those. Service is usually...More

Thank pchampion25
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is our go-to Japanese restaurant in San Diego for many many years. It was only 1/3 the size of the present one then and the lines were always long during the lunch and dinner hours. Having lived in Japan for 9 years, this restaurant...More

Thank Edgar I
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant. We were actually looking for another restaurant when we came across this one purely by accident. Decided to give it a try as we both really like Tempura. We both had the shrimp tempura dinner. You order at a...More

Thank Rocky R
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This restaurant is always busy. If you get there in the middle of lunch there is a line out the door for people waiting to order. I like to bypass the crowd and sit at the sushi bar. They offer sushi and hot food and...More

Thank pchampion25
Nearby Restaurants
71 reviews
.06 miles away
Tea N More
5 reviews
.32 miles away
6 reviews
.13 miles away
Katsu Cafe Birthday Club
6 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kilowatt Brewing
6 reviews
.54 miles away
Divergent Realities
61 reviews
.32 miles away
A Plus Limos
10 reviews
.47 miles away
The Gun Range San Diego
11 reviews
1.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Niban Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7081 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-1044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-268-0465
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing