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225 McMurray Rd Ste D, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
+1 805-686-9001
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“sushi” (26 reviews)
“tempura” (3 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
225 McMurray Rd Ste D, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We eat here about once a month and have been doing so for about 5 years. The food is always fresh and of excellent quality. The service is very good and it has a very nice ambience.

Thank adventuretravelerPH
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Don't let the exterior fool you. This small Japanese restaurant tucked inside of a strip mall with a chain grocery store, will definitely not disappoint you. After a day of wine tasting and touring Solvang, we wanted to look for a local spot, that is...More

Thank SleepyHungryTraveler
Reviewed 14 December 2017

excellent food, great service, will definitely go there again, interesting art work, enjoyed the dining experience

Thank msipiora
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This great little gem has been open for many years now, and I have eaten here often. Since I also own a restaurant, I don't get out much but this is one of my favorites when I do get that time. Gina is always such...More

Thank just...d
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I discovered A-RU during a previous trip and enjoyed it so much that we returned on our recent stop in the area. The food is of good quality, fresh and artfully prepared. My husband really enjoyed the Golden Beet and Ahi tuna...More

Thank DAG908
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been frequenting this fine restaurant for a decade since moving from the Los Angeles area. I have been remiss in not reviewing it sooner. It quite simply is as fine a Japanese restaurant as can be found on California 's...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We love eating sushi, and finding a place for that serve good fish is not always easy... In the Buellton / Solvang, CA. area there are just two sushi places, so we took a shoot in the dark and decided to tried A-Ru, and was...More

Thank Miguel B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant has been in the same location for over 15 years. The sushi and Japanese food is very fine. Walking in you immediately stop to admire the layout and minimalist decorations. It is on the side street next to Albertsons. There is seating in...More

Thank toadandbear
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Here's the thing. Everyone takes their food home. In a box. Normal. You pay the bill, go home, put it in the fridge, you go sleep, and next day - you wake up and think - I'll have that that stuff from last night for...More

Thank michael c
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Sushi is as good if not better than anywhere in the tri counties. Gina does beautiful work.

Thank AliKat600
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 McMurray Rd Ste D, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-9001
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