Bang Bang

4.6
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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 232 People Are Saying
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LZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

add visuals! change your visuals! the dance floor is so cool and you have such good djs but other than the discoball, the atmosphere is lame/ always the same!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was okay but the service was horrible. We saw our server twice in the whole night.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saw a great DJ there. The restaurant temp. was a little too chilly, food was good, our waitress was great.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took 16 of my daughters girlfriends for her 23rd birthday. Great party food menu and drinks.
The sushi was amazing, my only 'complaint' is that it could have had a bit more lighting so we could see what we were eating... we will definitely be back! We had an amazing time!

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SL
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Why did it get 1 star?

We did not eat here. Why? We sat down, were immediately given headaches by the hello kitty night club vibes and said "no".

Asked if we could sit by the sushi bar and they said "no", the AC is broken. The other side of the restaurant was the the only half decent looking area of the restaurant and it was closed because of the AC.

The few customers in there were tools and the wait staff was pushy.

Walked down the block to sushi lounge and loved our meal there. This place was an actual joke. I want sushi, not a strobe light in a dark room where I can't even see my food.

Really glad I took my money elsewhere and so was my date. (brownie points for calling this crap out for what it was and LEAVING before ordering a drink.)

Really a shame because the sushi menu "looked" good.

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun vibes. Service was great, food was excellent! Perfect spot to celebrate my birthday. The lantern room was hot so we asked to move into the disco ball room where the ac and music was blasting! So fun for our large group🎉 Would totally go again

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MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. We were there for happy hour and were contemplating ordering more food when a server came up to us and told us there was a 2 hour maximum and we had to go. I could understand this if the place was packed but there were literally 7 empty tables around us and more than half the bar was open.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bang Bang was very tasty and the sushi party roll boat with impressively affordable and delicious. I wasn't a huge fan of how loud the music was in the dining area. It was hard to talk and the DJ was kind of weird the night we went. There were people on the dance floor but it wasn't lit.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty, service was beyond amazing, such a cute a fun design!

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T
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service, and fantastic ambiance!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Atmosphere is awesome.

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AS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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m
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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t
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

If you like sushi you need to try this place. It is in a great location in the Gas Lamp district. However, sent them a private note on something they should fix and received no reply. So, I have revised my review and downgraded the service rating. The server was very good. Management, not so much for not replying on an important issue.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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e
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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BC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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G
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Perfect bachelorette event ;) THANKS SO MUCH

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BS
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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AS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi, fun ambiance, and even better service!

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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R
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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E
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Y
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply love the food and drinks.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DJ
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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