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225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
+1 805-686-9001
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hiding ina strip mall, you'd never guess there would be quality sushi as well as Kal-bi, and many other cooked items. Gina, the owner and chef does a fantastic job!

Thank dwalker0320
Poulsbo, Washington
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

All of the positive reviews I read before going to this restaurant were true. It is a classy restaurant, very welcoming. All of the staff were friendly and helpful to my hubby who is not into Japanese foods. Staff assisted him in making choices and he liked all of it. Everything is freshly made and delicious. I was thrilled to... More 

Thank SunshineInWA
Level Contributor
115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Some of the best sushi rolls and tempura we have ever had. Some of the top sushi rolls to consider are the A.Ru and the Sunset rolls; awesome! Also recommend the Vegetable and Shrimp tempura appetizer. Very fresh ingredients!

Thank Mike m
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hard to believe I know. It doesn't look like much from the outside. All the locals have figured it out and you can too

Thank Betty M
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We ended up here after trying to go to Firestone Walker (we got there 5 minutes too late). The food was good, seemed to be fresh, and the price wasn't outrageous. Very glad we had a chance to try this place.

Thank Devon G
Orcutt, California
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Being fans of Sushi we decided to try the only place in town that we could find. We found it on the Chamber of Commerce map. The waiters were very good and helpful with the menu. There were a lot of different rolls offered as well as I believe nightly specials. We had the Miso Soup, That had Nori and... More 

Thank Jim M
Oxnard, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Although the customer service was outstanding. The food quality was fair at best. We found it to be very very pricey for the quality and quantity. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was over cooked and a very small portions for the price. I ordered the salmon roll and it had carrots and asparagus inside the middle. Customer service... More 

Thank 2cusmile
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Aru has been serving fresh and tasty dinners for many years. Fairly quiet and intimate setting but not stuffy. Very friendly staff. We are lucky to have such good quality Sushi in our small town.

Thank 54sunshine
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

The service here is good, but the sushi is really expensive for what it is worth. Not a lot of bang for your buck

Thank Sandyslippas
Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Best sushi in the Santa Ynez Valley (only fresh sushi in the valley!). For a local place in Buellton, their final product is very good. I would eat the sushi and other creations here before I would eat at the dozens of sushi stops in Santa Barbara.

Thank chrisX1674PT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-9001

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