Bang Bang

4.7
222 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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The doors of Bang Bang were opened July 2013 providing the public with an exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and remarkable venue. The tunneled stairway entrance, reminiscent of a Tokyo subway station, will bring you into Bang Bang’s unique dimension to create a memorable experience with our excellent service, outstanding food and drink, and our unparalleled hospitality. The three different spaces of our venue and custom menus can accommodate any private event from birthday parties, company parties, corporate, social and cocktail events, to business presentations, symposiums and dinner gatherings. Our custom lighting system and AV capabilities are perfect for utilizing desired branding for your private event requirements. Events available for individual rooms and buyouts. Please note that all members of your party must be 21 or older.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Select Sundays
21 & up
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Phone number
(619) 677-2264
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Becerra
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Private party facilities
Three different rooms of our venue and custom menus can accommodate any private event, from birthday parties to symposiums and dinner gatherings.
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Private party contact
Ben Bianchini: (707) 481-1503
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th st and Market St
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Closest parking structure is "Park it on Market" on the corner of 6th and Market st.
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Public transit
5th and Market st
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Entertainment
Bang Bang offers world class entertainment bookings, under the largest disco ball on the West Coast.
On our sold out show nights, we have a $25 per person minimum for dinner reservations.
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Special events & promotions
Events@bangbangsd.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 222 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Food was great. Atmosphere is awesome.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Bang Bang has always been a regular favorite of mine. Little hidden gem
in downtown with the best sushi in 92101.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food and service here was amazing! you will not be disappointed. There were at least four other groups here who were celebrating, however our food still came out pretty fast. The only downfall was that we came with a huge group and we wanted to split the tab by per couples, but they didn't have that option. Everything had to be on one tab, so at the end figuring out the cost and split was time consuming on our end.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

If you like sushi you need to try this place. It is in a great location in the Gas Lamp district.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We were not seated until 10 PM, for a 9:15 reservation.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Nice atmosphere, but very dark. Food value was good. The presentation was great! Our service was very good. It was our first stop based on a recommendation for our “food tour” of gaslamp. We enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a blast. From the first moments, you know that you're in a restaurant specializing in atmosphere because you have to walk upstairs as if you're entering an NYC subway. Our server was super patient and attentive. Loved the choices available, and we happened to be there during happy hour when a lot of great rolls and appetizers were 50% off. All the food was tasty.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was awesome, as usual, But the place fairly pretentious. More than usual. The bouncer downstears said couldnt find my name on his reservations list so I wouldnt be able to come in at all. It was only after good 10 mins of insistance, showing my OpenTable app AND my confirmation email that he allowed to get in. Place was not so full for dinner. Maybe at 50% so dont know why so picky. Inside they wanted to give me a table not on the main area, even while empty tables were available. It took politely asking several times if they could double check for them to accept giving me one of the "good ones".
Ambience is nice and food is great, but I dont see why they are making it so hard when the place is not evem full. Certainly it did get crowded past 11pm for the club, but at that time kitchen is closed already, so it shouldnt matter for people going there earlier for dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Energetic, trendy hot spot for a fabulous sushi meal. The service was top shelf and menu selections were huge. Our server, Kristen, guided us through and we paced ourselves. Although my husband isn’t fond of raw fish, the kitchen accommodated his palate by searing some of his choices and he left quite happy. Although the main dining room was very dark and loud they also have a smaller, more traditional dining area where you could watch the chefs prep the rolls and plates. Fun experience.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great place to go for dinner before hitting up the club scene in San Diego!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My husband and I came for dinner before a DJ set and were very pleased. The service was great and the quality of the sushi was excellent. We shared an appetizer and sashimi sampling. All the fish was delicious and we even tried a new fish (to us). Great way to start our evening!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Loved it! Perfect bachelorette event ;) THANKS SO MUCH

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Food was good but it was dark and extremely loud. Not a great atmosphere to try to talk.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Bang bang is always a solid choice. One of the best sushi spots in downtown. Great rolls, high quality fish, great service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food and service were both great! Our server (Kyle) was super friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Waited over an 1 1/2 hours for our expensive boat is sushi (which wasn’t that great). Kept asking for more plates and utensils since we had a party of six and never received, shared chopsticks with my hubby. Waitress never checked on us for more drinks. By the time we got our food she pretty much dropped off our check and told us to get our own drinks at the bar because the dinning area was closing. Really wanted to like the place but wish there was better service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great sushi, fun ambiance, and even better service!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The place has a loungey feel to it, its very nice and the sushi was great. It also feels very instagrammy and has cool decor. I definitely recommend it!

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I made a reservation through Open Table as a Sushi restaurant. We made it for 9:15 pm. After we got there we found out that it becomes a Club too after 9 pm. My daughter is a minor and we couldn't get it. This happened over Memorial Weekend so needless to say all other restaurants were busy.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Came here for my birthday and I loved the ambiance! There's so many photo ops and I had a great time. The music could have been diversified a bit more but overall a great dinner/clubbing experience.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Loud, dark venue with loud music and videos. Hard to hear conversation

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a great happy hour (great food and great service) with friends before the Padre game -

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A group of friends and I went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We had a great time with good food, music and drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I made reservations here this past weekend for my best friend's bachelorette party and it was a perfect choice for the occasion! We had a very large group and the waitress was amazing at being patient splitting up all of our payments and even spoke with her boss about getting us a deal on a round of shots for the whole table. The mood inside was vibrant and fun and the bathrooms were so unique. Definitely a must see restaurant in San Diego! The group was a mix of girls and moms and everyone was so pleased with this restaurant! I love Bang Bang!! Get one in Dallas :)

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great for groups and a perfect place to celebrate a bachelorette party! Plus the Ryan Gosling bathroom is amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I simply love the food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My experience was awesome. Loved the food, the atmosphere, the music and the service. We all want to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food, great people... always a fabulous time!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great fun and food. Will be back on our next trip in November.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The rolls were okay - nothing to write home about. The best item I had was the salmon sashimi.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had a great time and the food was fantastic! Highly recommend this spot to eat and chill

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food is amazing. Very accessible. Great fusion of flavors and styles. Not too expensive. 2 of us ate several plates and had 2 cocktails for $120 with tip. Not cheap. But we were full and had a little buzz from the Tiki drinks!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Overall cool fun place. Sushi was great, drinks ok.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great place for dinner! Awesome vibes, and the perfect place for date night. Sushi was delicious and wait wasn't too long. If you love Ryan Gosling, this is definitely the place for you.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun place! Yummy food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best Sushi & The Best Drinks! Our server Nicole was really sweet and attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and atmosphere was an experience but the staff was not customer service orientated.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Was sat way in the far corner, invisible if there’s a big party around you. Server would ask table next to us if they needed something, tend to forget our table. As far as the food, omg, the rainbow roll, delicious, I ordered it twice. We didn’t stay for the club part, dine and out.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had an awesome night... I celebrated my friend’s bachelorette with 11 other people( total 12 persons) and it was the best service ever!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday dinner. Our waitress Holly was pretty much nonexistent. Had to hunt her down

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