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Itsuki

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7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
+1 805-968-1838
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Itsuki in over a year and was really impressed with improvements in service and food. We had the okonomiyaki appetizer (savory pancake with meat and vegetables) that was as good as those I've had in Japan! We followed with a course of sushi - yellowtail belly, ama edi (sweet shrimp), Japanese mackerel, snapper, and uni, all... More 

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Thank jlab4949
SoCal
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been dining at Itsuki for decades, since they started as a tiny hole in the wall cafe on outer, upper State Street. The food was wonderful there, and the service, too. Of course we came to the new location when the business reopened after a family misfortune, but sadly, the service has gone downhill terribly even as the... More 

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Thank ohtryit
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you want good, traditional Japanese food in Goleta, Itsuki is the natural place to go to. They have all the basics staples of udon, ramen, tonkatsu, teriyaki, and tempura and you won't be disappointed. Gaku Chiba, the owner has taught his staff well. The sushi is above average, we like the spicy tuna and salmon. Most of the staff... More 

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Thank Irontak
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is our go to place for Japanese. The sushi is really excellent -very fresh, good selection and beautifully prepared. I've not tried the rolls, just the nigiri and sashimi. I love their Tsukemen ramen. The spicy ramen is good too. Another great favorite is the mushroom tempura appetizer.

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Thank ExportIng
Naperville, Illinois
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237 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The wait staff was wonderful. My dinner friend ordered the incorrect meal - the restaurant made a new one without a charge! Wow. The sushi is very good. The menu is large. There are lots of tables and plenty of parking as the restaurant is in a mall area. If you like sushi - you'll like this restaurant.

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46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Better than average, not my first pick but in Goleta this would be my choice for Japanese. I did prefer the small little restaurant it was before, and thought the food was better there. Nonetheless, the lunch bentos are a good deal, and large portions overall. The rolls were average, but the ramen was tasty. There are many menu items,... More 

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Thank emmyish
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We came and were very pleased with the food. Which is what you come here for I guess... but never got a refill of water and waited way too long for the bill. Long enough to complete this review and its not even terribly crowded on a Friday night 5 star on food. 2.5 star on service.

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Thank Devildog8411
Santa Barbara, California
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Very good sushi and sashimi with a wide assortment of fish available. Also a wide assortment of sake - and the special sakes were excellent. There was also an extensive menu of oter Japanese food, including Bento boxes and ramen noodles. Pleasant room and good service

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Thank marcia93110
Santa Barbara, California
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This place has fantastic food! I love giving good reviews, especially when a place has fantastic food but the service here was horrible. We had to wait over 25 minutes for a table, half the restaurant was empty. The hostess had no idea how to run the show. When asked for the manager, it turned out that the hostess was... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Itsuki is great for Japanese food and sushi. Sushi is always fresh, also enjoy ramen and other cooked Japanese food here. Location is open, clean and can take a group of people on the patio easily. Service is generally ok but can be a bit slow if they are busy, which makes sense. I appreciate the freshness of the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-1838

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