Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge

4.6
179 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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Full Moon Sushi and Kitchen Bar specializes in the freshest exotic fish from around the world, our kitchen is internationally influenced tapas style. The ambiance is earthy sheikh and perfect for any occasion.

Reservations do not guarantee a dining room table. Parties may be sat at a high-top table, in the lounge, or sushi bar.

Happy Hour is Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm!

For parties 8+ please call to make reservation. Parties of 6 or larger are subject to a $15 per person cancellation or no-show fee if less than 24 hours notice is given.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 233-3711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sung Kim
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Catering
We offer catering please contact Alicia@fullmoonsd.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway or E St
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Parking details
Valet across the Street from Restaurant with LAZ
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Public transit
5th and Broadway
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Entertainment
The ambiance is lively and full of energy. Sit at the Sushi Bar to be wowed by the quick hands of our talented Sushi Chefs. Many Sake options and a nice variety of Schochu cocktails.
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour Tues- Thursday 5-6:30
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 179 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would have liked a full bar

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Meeting a good friend I have not seen in a long time.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We chose this place last minute for a nice dinner. They were able to accommodate no questions asked. The service was outstanding as well as the food. We were pleasantly surprised and left extremely satisfied. We would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a surprise to find such an energetic location, Amazing food & amazing server!!

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ND
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another fantastic repast at Full Moon, and a wonderful evening to boot! Our group totaled 7, and, with a wide variety of orders (starters, small plates, sushi, cooked entrees, adult as well as nonalcoholic beverages), EVERYONE was more than pleased. Jairus, a truly amazing server and great human being, never missed a beat; was professional, informative, friendly and efficient; and was a joy to watch orchestrate the parade of beautifully prepared and delicious items we ordered. I know for certain: We will all be back ... SOON! Thanks, Jairus and Full Moon team!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW - this place is just flat out amazing. The service was exceptional and the sushi is a grand slam home run! I’ve enjoyed some phenomenal sushi in many of America’s West Coast cities - San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, Portland - but tonight was some of the BEST I’ve ever had!!! It was off the charts good! Presentation was a sight to behold as well!!!

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C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a little early for our reservations, they greeted us and sat us right away. All staff was friendly and the food was great.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great ambience, great service. Really enjoyed it.😁

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JP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously some of the best sushi we’ve ever had, and we eat sushi a lot! HIGHLY recommend this plaice, with a big thumbs up on the full moon roll. We will definitely go back.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

VERY expensive for what they served. Food decoration is good but hit and miss. Some are fresh some are ok. Not recommended.

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SW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went in after my son’s graduation in UCSD. This is the 2nd time I dine here, foods is excellent, service is great, a bit on the expensive side though. But u won’t regret if u come for an occasion. Try different rolls from the menu would be something u want to do & u do not know what to do for a new adventure!!!

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AF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite sushi spots in San Diego - ambiance is unlike any other sushi spot I've been to. The grilled oysters are amazing, a must-try! Quality of the fish is top-notch, I also recommend the fatty tuna nigiri and the Eclipse roll!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a dinner with my wife

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, one of the best Sushi I have ever had. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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ND
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another superb Full Moon experience!! Yolanda called us around 45 minutes before our reservation to ascertain our preferred seating ... WOW! Upon arrival, she welcomed us and escorted the 4 of us to a lovely table. Ariel, our principal server, was professional, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. She took our request to "be in and out in just over an hour" (because of showtime a few blocks away) in complete stride. She and the Full Moon team provided us with superb, efficient service in spite of our multiple orders ... and we never felt rushed. Jairus, who has served us previously, stopped by and welcomed us by name. Every item we ordered was truly exceptional. We were so enjoying ourselves that Ariel, very professionally, reminded us of our timeline at the one hour point, and we had no trouble getting to the theatre in time. Thank you, Full Moon team! We'll be back!!

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

The best sushi restaurant in all of San Diego!!! Amazing quality sushi bursting with all kinds of amazing flavors!

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I found this place on Yelp and was hoping to have a nice dinner for a friend's birthday. Sushi is her absolute favorite food and she was looking forward to getting some quality sushi. The food was great but I will never go back to this place because the service was atrocious. We couldn't get our waiter's attention and the wait staff was honestly very rude. I do not recommend this restaurant. You can easily find another sushi place in San Diego and hopefully they will have better service than this hole.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing grilled oysters. The black cod was wonderful and the rolls too.

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Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated at the exact time of our reservation even though the restaurant seemed full. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed two chef’s special sushi rolls, one with lobster which was outstanding, and the other with
Tempers shrimp which was very tasty. In addition we ordered sashimi from their “exotic” fish list which was unusual and very fresh and delicious. We would definitely recommend Full Moon and return again when in San Diego.

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SC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Full moon was great. Our server Ariel was very attentive and nice. We tried 5-6 things off the menu and everything we had was really good but our favorite was the spicy tuna and crispy rice! The place is very cute and trendy and they take reservations! Great sushi place in downtown

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. The waiter couldn’t even pretend we existed. Threw our checks on the table - didn’t bother handing them. Drinks didn’t come out until the food came out.

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AN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We did not get a big table like we asked for even though that was requested in the reservation since we order a lot. Waitress was nice but out of an hour in a half of dining she was gone most of the time and was not that attentive. Waited for water 15 to 20 mins after I drank it all. Near the end of the meals was when the water came more frequently. Love the seasonal nigiri and fresh delicious rolls. Just wish they had more staff to cater to you. Bus boys were on top of their game in taking our dishes away right when we finish since our table was really small.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool spot. 9 out of 10 for sushi!!! Very surprised will go back anytime I’m in town.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Told jung the chef to cook up what he wanted. The one dish we ordered off the menu was by far the worst of the evening. His dishes were amazing

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome as usual!

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l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed date night with my husband. Our server was great, she took care of us and our dinner was fast and very tasty.

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LL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi rolls are unique and very tasty. The service is quick and prompt, without being rushed. I will definitely be back!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I love coming to this restaurant. The sushi chefs are amazing at creating a wonderful dining experience. It has become our favorite sushi place

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FS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food delivered promptly and at a great value. Every bit as good as Nobu without the sticker shock.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was so good and affordable. I didn't like one of the rolls and was offered another one no charge. I didn't expect it to be free, we took a gamble and didn't like the dish. I would have had no problem paying for it but loved the offer. That's great business model. We will be back for the food, so good!

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AJ
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a spectacular experience! I love seeing whats new on the exotic fish menu each time I go in. Quality, flavors and service always on point. One warning however, Full moon will ruin you forever! Highly recommend!

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PV
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service called me to make sure I was still going for my reservation for my girlfriend birthday day dinner. Amazing food great prices as well and the location was awesome walked to the club right after dinner will be back soon !

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w
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Full Moon Sushi far exceeded my expectations with the incredible quality of the choices on the menu, the service and entire atmosphere. If excellence is a core value, Full Moon is achieving that with great success. Highly recommend!

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RG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food! Eclipse roll My favorite!! I went to dinner with my girlfrien without expectations, and it turned out to a great experience and great time. Would recommend this place to everyone.

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H
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fresh fish. High quality all around, the fish sparkled and the roll I had, no rice with lots of fish, was perfect.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A diverse menu with plenty of fresh options from raw to cooked. The server was very helpful with our selection of small plates which included the temporato provide our taste buds a

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G
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was lacking. While our server was nice, the pace of the entire meal was very slow, there were too many cooks in the kitchen and poor execution. The flow of the serving was ridiculously slow. There was another table that ordered a few minutes ahead of us, but our food was served 20 minutes later, and the delivery time between each item was not timed well, more than 20 minutes for a couple of the items. Taste of the rolls we ordered was ok, nothing to celebrate about for that price point. Very disappointing, especially when the reviews seemed to give this place high remarks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Some of the best sushi I have ever had. Staff had great knowledge on all of the menu items and did a great job making recommendations on their fairly large list if saki. Made for a great date night spot!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their exotic fish options were top notch and the service was excellent. Highly recommend for omakase lovers as well

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PL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decor was hip and food delish! The Garlic Edamame is a must!

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