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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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Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best reviews in Yelp so we checked it out. The restaurant did not disappoint. The entire experience from first call, to a text confirmation the moment I hung up the phone, to the dining and service experience, was first rate. Our server Adriana was fabulous; she gave us recommendations that suited our tastes perfectly. She was... More 

Thank kjhebert
Chula Vista, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not my first time here! Knowing the service and the quality of the menu was crucial in choosing this venue to meet the parents of my daughter's boyfriend. As expected the food was delicious and the service spectacular. Another advantage for this restaurant for this event was the style of serving the food. The sushi is served "family style" on... More 

Thank John H
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we started going to Banbu about 11 years ago and they have consistently been great over all that time! Always fresh and always really attentive. The beers and Saki are pretty good. For me the cocktails are the weak link in the chain, but that's okay because you go there for sushi not cocktails! Have Fun!!

Thank FreddySan3
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 17 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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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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
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
Reviewed 8 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 3 helpful votes
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
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

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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?