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Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill

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8555 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA 91942-3060
+1 619-589-0071
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant, attentive service, good food and ambiance, very acceptable price take advantage of happy hour, parking a little difficult.

Thank Oscar M
La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love sushi but my mom does not but they have great food for both. A bit noisy if you sit out in the open floor. If you ask for a booth it is quite plus they have outside seating that is great on a beautiful San Diego day.

Thank Cabral1964
San Diego, California
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Banbu Sushi is so authentic and Chef Horita so superbly talented without being rigid or stuffy, that this restaurant my go-to place when I want to make my Tokyo friends gladly eat their words when they insist there is no good sushi in the U.S., much less in San Diego. Warm and inviting, the decor is astonishingly attractive, humming with... More 

Thank KatrinkaSD
Dulzura, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had appetizer soy beans and vegetarian rolls. This restaurant has a large. Menu lots of choices and variety. Little noisy inside and is very busy at lunch time.

Thank squinklesus
Meridian, Idaho
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The sushi is expensive so I recommend going on a Monday or Tuesday because happy hour is all day. The Dynamite appetizer and Cobe roll are really good!

Thank oldmanJenkins
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

While the sushi and rolls are excellent the prices are overboard and, if you have table service, the servers are consistently less than friendly. The people at the bar seem more pleased than those at a table. I returned here after many months to find the food even better than I remembered it but the prices, whew!

Thank David L
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Banbu is the best sushi restaurant in San Diego! Unfortunately, we haven't been to Banbu in over a year. The rolls are just as great as we remembered, but the prices have increased quite a bit. Specialty rolls are about $18 a piece. We ordered the Rose Roll, Seared Ahi Jalepeno Roll and the Kobe Roll. They were delicious!

Thank Jaleisha J
Santee, CA
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I stopped here on a Friday night. I'm sure the happy hour deals are great but the full price menu was pretty expensive. Our tab was $100! Good sushi, wish it were cheaper.

Thank riceburnergrace
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I was lucky enough to dine with a friend who was also previously employed here. She said having worked there that she knows how meticulous the staff is in prepping the food. Everything she recommended was excellent. The prices were also very reasonable and I will visit again the next time I'm in the area.

Thank mtnzoo
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

It is always a great experience whether doing take out or dining in - great ambiance, friendly staff and a wide variety of sushi plus other items. They have adequate free parking, and a full bar. I always get the green dragon (been going there for some time) which is Midori Liqueur and unfiltered sake. It is no longer on... More 

Thank Jalses

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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$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8555 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA 91942-3060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-589-0071

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