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Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant

1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
+1 805-922-0025
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steamed rice” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent traditional Japanese food. From Yosenabe to Sushi to Cold Soba plate. And the waitress is precious.

Thank Joy D
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here with 4, based on other reviews. We had the Atari-Ya special, chicken teriyaki and special of the week which were all great. Nice and friendly staff, kitchen is open which I always find a positive aspect. Prices are ok, ate (+ 3...More

Thank micha_lv96
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We have been to Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant approx. 10 times in the last 20 years. One that has been consistent is the in-consistent of the fresh fish. We have had some very good meals here and a few that were not as good. Keep in...More

Thank Aqualung A
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Best sushi around. Owners and staff are very friendly. Food is high quality! Hungry thinking about it...

Thank Tobster311
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Its off the beaten path, but well worth the eats. We love the sushi and sashimi and the staff are very efficient.

Thank gsutter2016
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The place is in a shopping plaza, hidden treasure for sure. The exterior was not appealing at all but don't let it turn you off or fool you! Walked in with no reservation 15 minutes before they closed for lunch, place was filled but we...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We decided to eat at this restaurant after reading so many positive reviews. When we arrived at the Plaza though I was a little hesitant to go in. The Plaza and store fronts looked run down and old. We went in and were pleasantly surprised....More

Thank countdown6
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Tucked away in the back of the Stowell Center Plaza this is a very good sushi restaurant. We have dined three times and every time walked away thinking this is much better than the others in Santa Maria. There is a good reason it has...More

1  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Always the best!! I have been going there since they opened over 30 years ago, before there was any other sushi in Santa Maria. They still surpass any of the sushi bars that have followed them!

Thank Ladyhawk555
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Went there with 4 people and the place is kind of a dumpy hole in the wall in a strip mall. Looks like the area around there is kind of sketchy, so go before dark. But do they know their foods. Great service, great selection...More

Thank Kevin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-922-0025
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