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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

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555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
+1 805-773-3535
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz CA, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Teppan style dining is as much for the show as for the food. We started out with drinks and some excellent sushi, then the chef Tiger rolled up his cart and went to work. He was very entertaining as he sliced, diced, and grilled. The steak was quite tender, the scallops were HUGE, and the shrimp and veggies were delicious.... More 

1 Thank Michael F
Morro Bay, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We come here 1-2 times annually as we grew up on bennihanas and this is the closest thing to it.... The last two visits have been such a disappointment. The women servers for teppan service are so rude ans make u feel so rushed. The cooks are in and out and do way less of a show. The food is... More 

Thank KCJC808
Pismo Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I've had the cheap knock off's but this place does it right every single time. Our favorite's are the firecracker, hot night and caterpillar roll. I love spicy tuna when it's prepared correctly and they do just that. A tip though, definitely call ahead for a reservation to the 5 cities drive location, the oak park is more for locals... More 

Thank Bythebeachgal
Charlotte, North Carolina
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219 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We were there for sushi. The gyoza was ok, the sunamono salad was pretty good. My spouse loved his sashimi, and my brother and I liked our sushi a lot (except the spicy salmon hand roll.) We couldn't quite figure out how they got the rolls out so fast. We would definitely go back- the view was amazing and the... More 

Thank revjcs
Oakland, California
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Food and service were both better than average. Lots of flavor and generous portions in the various dishes. I have eaten here twice and both service and food was consistent - not brilliant but not a 1 or a 2 either

Thank mfags
Grover Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The reason I gave the rating of poor instead of terrible is because the service was decent. I live in the area and was very dissapointed. The flavors were bland and the wasabi wasn't even hot. The best part about our meal was the free edaname that came with the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, unfortunately.... More 

Thank creilly2014
arroyo grande, ca
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Million dollar view of the ocean! Always fun to sit at the teppan grill and watch the chef do his magic with the food. If you can get a reservation so you can watch the sunset.

Thank vterry805
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377 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

There is good and not so good here. The sushi is usually very good and the service is fast. But the service can be SO fast that you feel as though they are begging you to leave so they can turn the table. They provide a "birthday song" which is so loud and obnoxious that it prevents any conversation by... More 

Thank PismoLulu
Felton, CA
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We met a friend for sushi at Yanagi's in Pismo Beach while vacationing in the area. Absolutely the WORST sushi I have ever had. My boyfriend and I ordered the Special Combo which included 8 pieces of chef's choice sushi and a choice of roll--we chose the Spider Roll, normally one of my favorites at other restaurants. Yuck. The whole... More 

1 Thank Brigitgoddess
Kansas City, Missouri
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have been staying at the hotel across the street and decided to walk over with a group of us and check this place out. We were delightfully surprised that it is not only a sushi place but also a hibachi grill place. The sushi I had was unreal and everyone else seemed to really enjoy their food. The staff... More 

1 Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-3501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-3535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
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