8 San Luis Obispo Sushi Bars You’ll Love

  • Weber Team
  • 11/19/21

Best known for historic architecture, vineyards, and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo offers a laid-back kind of luxury to residents. The town’s affluent residents of the last 30 years have brought a market for fine cuisine with them, and a truly amazing market for sushi has sprung up inside this Californian coastal town.

Read on to learn more about the best places to eat sushi in SLO.

 

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Goshi: Japanese Restaurant

Goshi is located in the Creamery Marketplace. With its simple decor and a large selection of sushi and other traditional Japanese favorites, Goshi is an authentic spot for Japanese food. This includes their list of sake and Japanese beer. The restaurant has been a local favorite for years and is a must-visit for tourists or new residents of San Luis Obispo. 

The hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Goshi is closed Sunday and Monday. There are dine-in, and takeout options available. Masks are required to dine indoors and to pick up your order for takeout.

Address: 570 Higuera St #155, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

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Yanagi Sushi and Grill

While Yanagi Sushi and Grill isn't just a sushi bar, the lengthy sushi menu is highly coveted. They pride themselves on preparing authentic sushi for their patrons. A favorite roll is the Truffle Seared Salmon Roll, which is spicy tuna, avocado, and cucumber with seared salmon, ponzu, truffle oil, with yuzu salt on top. This place has great service, great pricing, and great fish.

See their website for updated hours of operation. There are dine-in, no-contact delivery, and takeout options available, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required to dine indoors and to pick an order for takeout.

Address: 1203 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

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Arigato Sushi

Arigato Sushi offers consistently excellent Japanese cuisine, and service without pretension. Local patrons love that they present their sushi dishes in unique, fun ways—and that they have a long menu of delightful, filling rolls. Arigato Sushi is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day, and are closed on Tuesdays. Both dine-in and takeout options available. 

Address: 667 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

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Suski Kokku

Located inside the Madonna Plaza Shopping Center, Sushi Kokku offers variety and value. With a large diversity of rolls, tempura, bowls, salads, and noodles, their restaurants are a convenient go-to for fast sushi in the city. The hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day. There are dine-in, no-contact delivery, and takeout options available. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required to dine indoors and to pick up your order for takeout.

Address: 285 Madonna Rd STE C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

 

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HaHa Sushi and Ramen

Known for its relaxing atmosphere and familiar sushi, sashimi, and teriyaki offerings, HaHa Sushi and Ramen is a restaurant that locals love. Patrons often comment on how generous this place is with their larger sushi rolls.

The hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day of the week.  There are dine-in, delivery, and takeout options available. Masks are required to dine indoors and to pick up your order for takeout.

Address: 1065 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

 

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Sushiya

Located in the Laguna Village Shopping Center, Sushiya is a family-friendly Japanese and Korean spot, with teppan grills, sushi, teriyaki, and tempura. With a lively atmosphere, this place is very popular amongst younger SLO residents. And if you like sushi as well as singing your heart out at karaoke, check out Sushiya for a great evening.

The hours of operation are from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch, then 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday. There are dine-in, delivery, and takeout options available. Masks are required to dine indoors and to pick up your order for takeout.

Address: 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd #160, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

 

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Shin’s Sushi

Shin’s Sushi is a locally owned spot with a diverse menu and affordable prices. They also have daily happy-hour specials, which are creative, delicious, and affordable.

Daily specials are Ninja rolls for $2.99 on Monday, California rolls for $2.59 on Tuesday, Golden California rolls for $4.59 on Wednesday, House Special hand rolls for $2.59 on Thursday, and Shrimp Tempura hand rolls for $2.59 on Sundays. 

The hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There are dine-in, and takeout options available. Masks are required to dine indoors and to pick up your order for takeout.

Address: 1023 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

 

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Kumi Ko 

Located in the Dignity Health Laboratories/Marigold Shopping Center, Kumi Ko is a casual and contemporary Japanese restaurant, stocked with a full sushi bar. They offer daily lunch specials, and a number of Japanese entrées to choose from. Kumi Ko prides itself on serving everything at the peak of freshness.

There are a variety of choices for appetizers and salads, entrées, rolls, and happy hour drinks. For a quick bite during lunch, or to meet up with friends at happy hour, this Kumi Ko should be on your list.

The hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. There are dine-in, no-contact delivery, and takeout options available. 

Address: 3830 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 

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