Sushi San Diego

Sushi San Diego 2017

San Diego Sushi is some of the best selection and quality outside of Japan. Look below for some of San Diego’s many sushi restaurants.

San Diego Sushi is some of the best selection and quality outside of Japan.

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Business nameAddressWebsite
Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge7007 Friars Rd Fashion Valley MallWebsite
Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar926 5th AveWebsite
H2O Sushi & Izakaya3930 5th AveWebsite
Harborside Thai, Lao & Sushi2844 Main St Ste BWebsite
Ken Sushi Workshop11375 El Camino RealWebsite
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar4609 Convoy St Ste FWebsite
Kyoto Sushi3166 Midway Dr Ste 108Website
Matua’s Sushi Bar & Islander Grill1620 National AveWebsite
Ototo Sushi Co.5651 Balboa AveWebsite
Ramaki1139 6th AveWebsite
Shino Sushi + Kappo838 W Ash StWebsite
Sushi Diner7530 Mesa College Dr Ste BWebsite
Sushi Fish Attack4575 Clairemont DrWebsite
Sushi Kuchi2408 Northside DrWebsite
Sushiya2558 Laning Rd Ste C103Website


Over the years, it has become quite common knowledge that Nobu is simply one of the top destinations for truly fine sushi and Japanese-Fusion cuisine in San Diego. Located within the Hard Rock Hotel on Fifth Avenue, this is a hot spot for tourists, and the Gaslamp Quarter is always bustling with locals in search of a good meal.
With more than forty sushi and sashimi options, in addition to a broad selection of specialty tempura, salads, special cold dishes, brick oven entrees, and many different hot dishes, including tobanyaki-style beef, vegetables, mixed seafood or tofu.

Nobu 3.5 star rating 1024 reviews
Lailanee P.'s Review Lailanee P.
5.0 star rating

Best sushi I've ever had.

This is actually my 2nd time Nobu, we celebrated my boyfriends birthday.

We ordered the 8 course meal which was absolutely mouth...

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Michele I.'s Review Michele I.
5.0 star rating

We had a wonderful dining experience during our trip out to SD. The menu is a reflection of traditional cuisine mixed with modern influences- thus the...

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Nigel P.'s Review Nigel P.
5.0 star rating

Delicious food, but more of an experience than a meal.

Visiting my home state of California, I was very excited to go to Nobu, but honestly about 3/4...

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Mon-5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue-5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed-5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu-5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri-5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat-5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sun-5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sabuku Sushi

Sabuku Sushi offers fresh, traditional seafood combined with vibrant sushi creations. Experience a variety of daily specials, including Happy Hour, Monday Madness, Tuna Tuesday, Woohoo Wednesday or the local favorite, Naughty Nights. Later in the evenings, after 9:00pm, just request the “Naughty Menu” which lists popular rolls and special prices that will blow you away. Along with the many specials, Sabuku offers sensible retail pricing across the menu, so everyone can enjoy a meal without breaking the bank. Ranked as one of the best sushi restaurants in San Diego, Sabuku is aesthetically pleasing and the décor joins modern style.

Mon-12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tue-12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed-12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thu-12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri-12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat-12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun- 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Shogun is located in Kearny Mesa and offers both teppanyaki and sushi dining options. Natural wood tables match the simple décor, creating an environment that suits almost any occasion. Shogun offers an extensive menu of traditional Japanese fare with lunch and dinner specials. There are nearly thirty sushi and sashimi options and a large variety of combinations for their bento boxes. The sushi is presented without the flourishes that the restaurant’s teppanyaki counterpart is known for, but the skilled chefs coax the most out of the simple dishes. The specialty rolls are garnished with the traditional accoutrements and nothing more.


Tucked away in the back corner of one of Convoy’s many Korean restaurant filled plazas, is Nozomi, a quaint Japanese sushi, noodles, and teriyaki eatery. Nozomi’s menu showcases an almost overwhelming variety of fresh sushi, specialty rolls, bento boxes, combo plates, and hot pots. Their specials change daily and they even offer an “all you can eat” deal. Nozomi rolls arrive in style on huge plates in a flower like or animal shaped presentations that come decorated with various sauces and an orchid. Dishes are colorful and fresh and portion sizes are generous and can easily be shared.

Nozomi La Jolla
Nozomi La Jolla 3.5 star rating 616 reviews
Sheila K.'s Review Sheila K.
5.0 star rating

Amazing happy hour!! You do not find prices like this too often in San Diego.

The customer service was also great. I couldn't tell you exactly who my...

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Team C.'s Review Team C.
3.0 star rating

4-Stars! I'd come back, food wise.
3-Star, due to service.

Would I likely return? Yes!

Scheduled a meet-up with a few friends. We blindly ordered a boat...

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Annie T.'s Review Annie T.
4.0 star rating

Nice to know there's Nozomi in the Utc area

Food is great, the sashimi is fresh and they offer various types of rolls

Price on the sushi is fair, and...

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Yu Me Ya Sake House

Every family member at Yu Me Ya Sake House puts their heart into providing consistent, high-quality, home-style Japanese cuisine, and the cozy dining room accentuates a philosophy of family dining. Try refreshing cold and hot appetizers from the extensive menu, followed by Vegetable, California, and Crunchy Sushi Rolls, which can be customized and served with brown rice upon request. Yu Me Ya Sake House also offers potatoes, calamari and chicken, breaded and deep-fried on a stick for a low price every day of the week. Explore a plentiful sake menu including a variety of grades from different regions throughout Japan.

Sally’s Seafood

For years, diners have been heading to Seaport Village for a day of fresh air, shopping, and amazing dining. Many have already discovered the delectable cuisine at Sally’s Seafood on the Water, while others haven’t yet experienced the unique cuisine of Chef Sarah Linkenheil. While Sally’s is renowned for its seafood, shellfish, and sushi, it also serves excellent soups, salads, and meat dishes that have mouths watering as soon as the menu is opened. Weekly specials and happy hours make the restaurant an ideal location for a quick bite after work, and there is a large selection at the bar.

Sushi Ki Ku Ya

Sushi Ki Ku Ya offers a complete sushi bar operated by Master Sushi Chef Yutaka Nakanote, formerly of Shogun in La Jolla. With his terrific talents, Chef “Naka” aims to create delightful traditional Japanese and Korean entrees that are equally appetizing and visually pleasing. His playful specialty rolls are the menu’s highlight, but the restaurant serves everything from sashimi to tofu, and skewered yakitori to noodles. The restaurant offers casual dining and a friendly atmosphere. Chef “Naka” and the wait staff are very responsive to patrons’ needs and will create a dish catering to your individual tastes.

Sushi Yaro

Sushi Yaro, literally translating to, “Let’s do sushi,” is an appropriate name for this local gem tucked away in the backstreets of Kearny Mesa. Chef and owner Sam Cha discovered his culinary passion for sushi while stationed in Japan. In a traditional style sushi bar, Sushi Yaro boasts the expected large sushi bar where patrons can sit back and marvel at Chef Cha’s distinctive style and see his personality come alive through his edible artwork. Accents of Japanese culture subtlety show themselves through artwork and details along the bar. This menu is home to conventional Japanese cuisine of fresh hand.

Sushi Yaro
Sushi Yaro 4.0 star rating 560 reviews
Desiree B.'s Review Desiree B.
4.0 star rating

I really enjoyed this place! Its a block walk from convoy and the parking isn't too crazy.

We ordered a lot of sushi ( too much to remember) but all of it...

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Evan K.'s Review Evan K.
3.0 star rating

Sushi was good for the most part- our waiter took our orders without writing anything down, and it would've been impressive had he not gotten two of our...

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Sushi Mura

Boasting exceptionally fresh and authentic Japanese cuisine, a unique sake list, and international beer and wine, Sushi Mura at Liberty Station in Point Loma is one of San Diego’s finest sushi destinations. Sushi Mura is dedicated to integrating seasonal ingredients into the regularly evolving menu, in the company of the delectable house made soy sauce. Patrons will savor sushi classics like the beloved Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll, or more unique offerings like the Hurricane Roll with in-snow crab, cucumber, avocado, jalepeno, albacore, and crispy onion with garlic ponzu. Other mouth watering menu selections include the Hamachi Jalapeno, Teriyaki.

Robata Ya Oton

In a contemporary, cozy, and calming atmosphere, Robata Ya Oton offers patrons traditional Japanese fare that some Japanese restaurants have strayed away from. Located in Kearny Mesa, Robata Ya Oton specializes in the art of “Robatayaki”: the original Japanese barbecue, cooked in front of customers and served direct, similar to the style of sushi. The chef sits in plain view of the customers and surrounds himself with selected ingredients he has on display for all. This offers a lively setting and one-on-one interaction with the chef to help him create the quintessential dish for each guest. Delve into traditional Yakimono.

Robataya Oton
Robataya Oton 4.0 star rating 272 reviews
Maria P.'s Review Maria P.
5.0 star rating

Lunch here for the first time with Yaron. As I walked in it felt like I was walking into a hole in the wall authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo.


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Kelvin C.'s Review Kelvin C.
5.0 star rating

Appears from the outside to be a quaint little corner restaurant that is off the beaten path from Convoy st - but inside is full of culture and flavor....

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Ikiru Japanese Restaurant

Ikiru Japanese Restaurant is tucked into the historic Liberty Station in Point Loma, offering quality sushi and Japanese fare in a casual and quiet setting. Just beyond the sometimes chaotic scene of San Diego’s beach communities, Ikiru is a choice destination for both creative and more traditional sushi rolls, along with authentic seafood and meat dishes. Ikiru’s enticing lunch specials are always reason enough to stop in, and their full bar featuring a palate-warming variety of sake Japanese beers can turn a meal into an experience.

Niban Japanese Restaurant

A bustling lunch crowd advertises the popularity of Niban Japanese Restaurant in Kearny Mesa and an outdoor patio makes it an enticing opportunity to get outside for a lunch break. It’s not uncommon to see a line out the door , and the friendly and attentive staff consistently delivers food quickly to the table, no matter the size of the crowd. Menu items are reasonably priced and along with weekly changing specialty rolls like the Spicy Scallop Roll, which are available for $5. All food is freshly prepared and curries, noodle dishes, bento boxes, as well as teriyaki bowls.


Roy’s, a Hawaiian fusion restaurant, is based on the technique using “new directions,” blending freely the European techniques with ingredients of Asia and the Pacific. The first Roy’s Restaurant was opened in1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and its La Jolla location maintains the fine dining mantra with innovative and flavorful dishes. Using the freshest ingredients of any locale, Roy’s exemplifies the same sense of fun and freedom found in the original restaurants in Hawaii. At Roy’s, you can get a taste of paradise without having to fly across the Pacific.

Ocean Room

Boasting fresh sushi and an oyster bar overlooking an open kitchen, Ocean Room also offers fresh seafood including shellfish cooked to perfection using a kettle steaming technique. This is something that is rarely seen here on the west coast as it is a technique utilized more in the southern region of the United States, particularly Louisiana. Located in the center of Fifth Avenue in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, Ocean Room’s contemporary décor, friendly staff, and flavorful seafood creations – headed up by Chef Felix Frias – will be a sure bet to indulge in.


Seafood enthusiasts flock to Onami-TORA’s all-you-can-eat Japanese seafood buffet stocked with fresh salads, a vast spread of sushi, gourmet hot food, fresh baked goods, and more. With so many tasty offerings to choose from, diners revisit their buffet favorites again and again. And lucky for everyone, Onami-TORA’s reasonable prices make the prospect of coming back a definite reality. Fresh produce and seafood is delivered daily for Onami-TORA’s staff of professional chefs to work their magic on—new dishes are always finding their way to the forefront for guests to enjoy. Known for having a light, relaxed, and clean atmosphere.


Overlooking beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Tomiko offers a well–rounded and approachable menu of traditional Japanese and contemporary Asian cuisine. While Tomiko’s sushi is the featured attraction, the chefs work hard to please all guests, with items like lamb chops and filet mignon on the menu. The sushi bar and lounge provide a casually-elegant setting that is a destination in itself. The full service bar mixes up playful signature drinks like the Moonlight Cooler, and serves from a rich selection of sakes, wines, and beers. The restaurant focuses on healthy and environmentally conscious foods, utilizing sustainable fish, gluten-free products, and more.