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Nippon Sushi Bar

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532 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
+1 619-544-9779
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As a group we tried several rolls and they were overall good. The staff was very accommodating for a large group and had very good service.

Thank Sarah P
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153 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I have been there with colleagues while visiting for a congress. Nice selection of rolls at affordable price. In the hearth of gaslamp

Thank Moreno_chicago
Vaughan, Canada
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This restaurant was promoted in the tourist guid book offered by AUA 2016! to sum it up, the sushi here were just okay! nothing special! received the first oder of our sushi in a timely manner however the sashimi took over 30 minutes! when asked the staff for the reason for the delay, they said “we only have one chef... More 

Thank NumptyBoy5
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

High quality of fish, super clean restaurant and the price is very affordable. Love the music very relaxing and you can still hear your partner lol. Highly recommended Nipon Sushi Bar!

Thank Jocabet
Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

If you're in the mood for sushi, this is a nice quiet place with reasonable prices and wide selection. Very rarely has it been too busy, and that is good. I come here at least a couple of times when I'm at comic con because its fairly close in the gaslamp district but not too central so its not easily... More 

Thank YEthanO
Espoo, Finland
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Tried many restaurants in San Diego with very fluctuating results. Should have opted for sushi earlier. At least in this establishment it was quick fresh friendly and plenty lunch offer. And 3 dollar a draught beer of Sapporo:)

1 Thank tohtoritytsy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

dropped in for a quick lunch with my niece who was visiting - just an overall bad experience the server was nice when she actually came to the table but she only came twice in 45 min and we still had not received our food - in the meantime the sushi bar filled up and received and left and about... More 

Thank mrs u
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Nice little place, located in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Food and service were good. Reasonable prices. Laid back sophisticated atmosphere. Check out the black rice!

Thank Dean W
Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

I stopped by for the sushi and stayed for the Thai. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I had a couple of the sushi rolls - both were very good. I ordered one of the less spicy Thai - absolutely outstanding. The restaurant is a block off the main street through the Gaslamp district. It is... More 

Thank MidwestWanderer
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I ate alone while attending a conference and got excellent treatment from the sushi chef and waitress. The selection was an odd but nice mix of sushi and Thai. I had a great Panang curry which was well-prepared with just the right amount off spice and good sides. It was a good solution for dinner.

Thank Krystinka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-544-9779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?