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“Fabulous Custom Sushi with Relaxed Ambience and Great Service a Few Blocks from the Pacific”

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub
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Ranked #10 of 410 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A couple of my brothers and I visited Wrench and Rodent on a Wednesday evening around 7:00 and the place was busy. There was one table left and after being seated we ordered a couple of the local beers (on tap) and some filtered sake. After studying the menu for a few minutes, we indicated what we wanted on an order card. We got a variety of sushi (see picture for some) and related dishes, including spicy calamari, anchovies, eel, local yellowtail, octopus, and something called a "wet brain." By the time we were done, we'd ordered two more sakes. The staff brought out our food in shifts since we ordered quite a bit, and it worked out perfectly so we finished one set of items as the next one came out. Although Wrench and Rodent has standard sushi offerings, the restaurant also has its own spin on sushi and related food. For example, I got the oysters, and they are garnished with fish eggs (caviar) and something else I couldn't identify, although it was slightly sweet - the order comes with four oysters and they are delicious. The "wet brain" is mushroom stuffed with crab, tuna and avocado, deep fried with a teriyaki and garnished with shaved bonito. One brother and I also tried the "ginger devil," which is tuna with shrimp tempura inside of it and topped with albacore, avocado, and onion sauce - very tasty. I also got something called "fish rib karaage," but never did figure out exactly what kind of fish it was; nevertheless, it was also delicious. Several waitresses brought out food and drink while we at the restaurant, and we were very well taken care of. The bill is brought out in a CD case (clever although unusual), and with some fish skeletons on the ceilings, other fish on the wall, and various other decorations, the experience was excellent.

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1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

tried a variety of local seafood dishes, ceviche, seared grouper, all were prepared to perfection. Prices were reasonable for high quality of seafood. Service was great. Very unique sushi and overall experience was great.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We unknowingly arrived 30 minutes before closing and the staff didn't flinch! We were served our food in quick order and it was DELICIOUS. The truth is that we were skeptical about the place because of the name but we were referred to this place by many people. We are only here for one more week but we will return here for at least one more meal. I'll close by saying I normally can't be bothered to write a review, however this place merits a shout out.

1  Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Come here for the freshest fish..... if you want something different and fantastic...don't come here if you are expecting the same old cookie cutter cali and spicy tuna roll. Davin and Jessica the owners love what they do and it comes thru in their food!! Be adventurous!!! They also have a rad Ramen place next door!!! Try it all people!

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Thank Heidi B
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

A small, cozy, and intimate restaurant and bar where all the dishes are an adventure. We love sushi and fish so there are many things to pick from. Their hot cookies with unique flavors of homemade ice creams are divine.

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