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Sakana Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
+1 805-565-2014
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“black cod” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Excellent sushi rolls and box press are especially good. You'll get some combinations here that you won't get anywhere else and worth a visit for that. The black cod also super good, get a large portion rather than appetiser - as good as I've had...More

Thank marcm50
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in suburban shopping centre location. We were pleased to get a table on a Friday evening - it was very busy. The menu was extensive and varied. The service was helpful & attentive. Food high quality and tasty.

Thank Luckysquirrel4
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My Love of Sushi pulled me right to this wonderful place with Sister, who lives here, help! It is very small in size but Large in wonderful food and great service. We had a very short wait and were waited on quickly. Hugh selection of...More

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have encountered more and more Japanese restaurants lately that seem to value "sensationalism" (exotic sauces, expressive names of rolls, etc.) over simple, ultra-high quality dishes -- the style found in Japan. Sakana has been around a long time (the owners' first restaurant in town...More

1  Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was told that Sakana was the place to go for great sushi so I decided to try it out last weekend. The place is small but well-appointed. The service is pretty good considering how quickly they need to get people in and out since...More

Thank Tamar A
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were on our honeymoon and told the hostess so when we first got there. Although there was a long line, she did her best to get us in as soon as possible. At the end of the meal, they surprised us with a free...More

Thank Elaine1990
Reviewed 16 November 2016

First, the rating should be a 5, but the reduction is due to ambiance. Picky, yes. The service is excellent and the presentation of the various and way too numerous choices is akin to fine art. As proper sushi should be. Oysters! Salmon! Tofu! All...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for a to-go order, which means I cannot judge the service. But the food !! We took several of their specialty sushi and sashimi, as well as their gorgeous miso soup. All I can tell is that I do not remember eating such...More

1  Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 27 August 2016

After three days of business meetings and lunches I was looking for a simple dinner out. We walked from our hotel to Sakana. This place is small but worth the wait. We had some excellent Sushi here and everything was fresh and tasty. I'm glad...More

Thank BajanFan
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My sister and I meet here every couple of months, so I can attest to the quality and consistency of this quaint restaurant. I have to say that when we first started going there the service from the servers was terrible, but it has improved...More

Thank gayle S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1046 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2732
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-2014
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