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Arigato Sushi

1225 State St. (Victoria St.) Send to Phone
805-965-6074 | Menu
Downtown Santa Barbara’s go-to spot for fresh, artfully presented sushi.
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Arigato Sushi Restaurant Review

: This hip sushi restaurant is always fun and always crowded. No reservations are accepted; come early or take your place in the colorful queue of locals and visitors. Sit downstairs by the warm brick walls or outside on a balmier night, then order one of 20 sakés or any of a host of beers or wines. But the faithful aren’t drawn by the booze; the magnet is fresh fish and seafood, prepared and presented with artful flair. Bluefin belly sashimi is treated with a truffle soy oil marinade. Ahi carpaccio --- thin slices of translucent tuna dressed with minced scallions, red onions, smelt roe and a Japanese vinaigrette --- is a favorite starter, as is the sautéed edamame with spicy garlic sauce. The long list of appetizers is worth perusing --- sushi pizza, homemade gyoza and miso-glazed cod are tried-and-true selections. Don’t miss specials board items like hokki clam, Spanish mackerel, monkfish liver and kanpachi. Desserts, such as ginger ice cream or plum wine sherbet, are soothing.

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