Top 10 Sushi Restaurants In San Diego, California

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San Diego is well-known for its finest restaurants–all kinds of food establishments to accommodate visitors looking for a little more experience of international cuisine. For sushi lovers, well, there is a wide array of well-cultured sushi restaurants to treat your taste buds. With the advantage of the sea at bay, this city is blessed with some of the most spectacular showcases for seafood. Get ready to indulge in the most classic sushi that will blow your mind and leave you begging for more. While visiting, try the best sushi in town with these top sushi restaurants in San Diego, California.

1. Sushi Ota

Posted by Sushi Ota on Saturday, 11 May 2013

This is an exquisite restaurant owned by Japanese master chef Ota in Pacific Beach. It is a haven for lovers of high-quality, super fresh sushi from around San Diego and abroad. Japanese visitors frequent this place since it’s well known for its wide variety of seafood that seems to beat all other places. Besides the usual tuna and shrimp sushi, there are daily specials such as sea urchin or surf clam sushi or a soft-shell crab roll tasting menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged if you are visiting this place in order to have a ready table for you before you arrive.

Sushi Ota

Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, California, 92109, USA

Website: Sushi Ota

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2:00pm (lunch) / Mon - Fri: 5:30pm - 10:30pm / Sat & Sun: 5:00 - 10:30 (dinner)

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2. Sushi Diner

If you are a sushi lover, this is one of those places you really need to check out if you are visiting San Diego. The rolls are very fairly priced and so huge and delicious, and the menu is so vast, you’ll be sure to find something you like. Just like most Japanese restaurants, please make reservations before you go to avoid the disappointment of finding the place full.

Sushi Diner

Address: 7530 Mesa College Dr Ste B San Diego, CA 92111

Website: Sushi Diner

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3:00pm / 5:30 pm - 9:00pm (daily)

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3. Sushi Kuchi

Looking for world-class sushi that will blow your mind? Sushi Kuchi is the ideal place to check out for any San Diego visitor looking for the ultimate Japanese dining experience. This place has the widest variety of sushi and rolls that you can try out. Even better, the waiters are always ready to help with the meal selection in case you are lost for choice with the kind of meal you would want to pick. You will fall in love with the ambiance of this place that takes you right back to Asia while still in the heart of San Diego.

Sushi Kuchi

Address: 2408 Northside Dr San Diego, CA 92108

Website: Sushi Kuchi

Opening hours: 11:00am - 9:30pm (daily)

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4. Harney Sushi

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Posted by Harney Sushi on Monday, 18 February 2019

Harney Sushi has been serving up San Diego’s best sushi since 2001. This is the place where experimentation mixes with celebration, where fine dining service and knowledge fuses with beaming personality and style. Come check out the restaurant’s featured Japanese specials, brunch, live music, happy hour, and private dining. Make sure to try the signature rolls prepared fresh by Head Chef Miguel Castillo who will wow you with some of the best Asian meals in town. Not into the raw stuff? Don’t worry, there are a number of baked sea meals you can pick from the menu to try out. If you have a child, you need not worry because the restaurant serves kids’ menus, too.

Harney Sushi

Address: 3964 Harney St San Diego, CA 92110

Website: Harney Sushi

Opening hours: 11:30am - 11:00pm (daily)

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5. Sushi Deli 3

For travelers who crave the best sushi and rolls, Sushi Deli 3 is the spot where you can have all that and more. This restaurant has a cool feature where you can have the chef’s choice of sushi rolls for the month, which are usually very delicious. From the rainbow roll to Verano roll to crunchy roll, you can never have enough of this place. Make sure to step into this place and get ready to have a sushi dining experience like no other.

Sushi Deli 3

Address: 7986 Armour St San Diego, CA 92111

Website: Sushi Deli 3

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9:00pm / Sat & Sun: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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6. Katana Sushi

"Chef's Happyday Roll!"

Posted by Katana Sushi & Sake on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

You will love Katana Sushi if you are a sushi lover looking for the finest sushi in San Diego. Whether you are on the sushi love boat, or there for the baked rolls, you will have a hard time trying to take your pick. To make it even better, the restaurant has a new set of special offer for rolls–50% off if you dine in, or 30% off if you take out–giving you so much good food for such great prices. You will never leave hungry if you enter this place and the super-friendly staff will ensure that you have the best service while in this restaurant. Make sure to also to try out the Crunchy Spicy Tuna, Dragon, Hawaiian, Popcorn, Rainbow, Shrimp Crunchy, and Tiger (these are all always offered on the regular menu.)

Katana Sushi

Address:12750 Carmel Country Rd Ste 107 San Diego, CA 92130

Website: Katana Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm / Sat & Sun: 11:30am - 10:00pm

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7. Azuki Sushi

Azuki is an urban sushi lounge with a relaxed dining style that focuses on small plates you share with the table. To make it even better, the menu is based on the seasons, savoring the peak flavor of the ingredients. The sushi chefs deliver an array of Japanese cuisines, respecting the individual ingredients in order to retain the natural organic flavors that will leave you wanting more. Make sure to try out this restaurant if you are a curious sushi lover looking for style and great Asian service.

Azuki Sushi

Address: 2321 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Website: Azuki Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:00pm / Sat - Sun: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

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8. Hane Sushi

This an upscale chic Japanese restaurant in a fairly quiet area a couple of miles north of the downtown area of San Diego. Hane Sushi has a casual feel, with bare tables, paper napkins, and a sushi bar with bar stools which gives you a truly Japanese feel once you enter. The menu has a variety of sushi and baked roll meals that are accompanied by various sauces to crown your sushi-dining experience.

Hane Sushi

Address: 2760 5th Ave, Ste 105, San Diego, CA 92103-6330

Website: Hane Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 10:00pm / Sat - Sun: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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9. Full Moon SD

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Posted by Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar Lounge on Thursday, 13 April 2017

This is a restaurant that specializes in the freshest exotic fish from around the world. The sushi kitchen is internationally influenced and the ambiance is well-suited for any occasion. The blend of appetizers, soups, salads, and amazing sushi keeps drawing in visitors to try the menu offerings that are the ultimate blend of Japanese cuisine mastery and finesse. Make reservations to have a table prepared for you beforehand.

Full Moon SD

Address: 926 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101

Website: Full Moon SD

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 5:00pm - 9:30pm / Fri & Sat: 5:00pm - 10:30pm / Sun: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

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10. Sushi Tadokoro

Ankimo - Steamed Monk Fish Liver $6.50

Posted by Sushi Tadokoro on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sushi Tadokoro is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar known to serve traditional cuisines and contemporary flavors blended with age-old recipes. The restaurant has an elegant, stylish, and neat look with simple furnishings that create a cordial ambiance. The waiting staff at Sushi Tadokoro are hospitable and the place is usually buzzing with sushi lovers from all around, especially during dinnertime. Make sure to sample the chawanmushi, aji, saba salmon toro, fried shrimps and sweet shrimp sushi if you are visiting this restaurant for a Japanese dining experience.

Sushi Tadokoro

Address: 2244 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Website: Sushi Tadokoro

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10:00pm (closed on Sundays)

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Visit San Diego for the ultimate sushi dining experience

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Traveling is all about enjoying new experiences and cultures. In San Diego, you can enjoy amazing international cuisines while you tour. Visit this great city and enjoy the finest variety of sushi delicacies you’ll ever come across in America.

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