Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge

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We are no longer taking reservations through Opentable. Please go to our https://www.yelp.com/biz/full-moon-sushi-and-kitchen-bar-san-diego or call us at 619-233-3711.


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.
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AliD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and well executed combinations! We ordered sushi, black cod and lamb; all were delicious!

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JanT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only downside was the amount of time we had to wait for our food. It was too much time.

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vipCommonEater
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi spot! High quality, fresh fish. Good for sushi purists or for people looking for those saucy rolls. Loved the toro and the sake negiri. Rice was done properly and not packed too tight. Good vibe too - busy. Ideal for a date, group of friends, or business dinner. Not cheap, but you never want your sushi to be. Pony up. I definitely recommend. FYI not a fully licensed bar but plenty good wine, beer, sake choices.

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vipDianeC
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome fresh sushi, however service sucked... we think waitress forgot us and didn't even take our order for 30 mins. She seemed overwhelmed on a week night. Really bad service ruins this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Can’t wait to eat there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is amazing. Everything we tried was perfect.

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Rokhsan
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing sushi creations and loved my Lychee martini. Service was a touch slow, but I think it was just our waiter.

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VanessaT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but small portions for the price. Atmosphere was nice.

RT
RonTheITGuy
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up about five minutes from our reservation time. We were seated within a minute. Our waitress was well attended. I ordered a Tokyo Mule. Great beverage! We ordered three different sushi rolls. All good! What we noticed comparing to the many other sushi places we been to, their rolls were filling but felt lighter. We are not sure how to describe it. Just get some yourself. If you are planning to take your infant here for weekend dinner, I would advise not to. I am a father to one. Since it was my birthday, they gave me a big scoop of cookie and cream ice cream. Thank you.

GF
vipGoodFoodServiceOff
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The specialty sushi was very tasty. Regular rolls were also good, although were not rolled tight. We also had the grilled salmon and that was very good and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love full moon sushi!!! Best sushi in San Diego! It is always sooo fresh and just phenomenal! I can’t say enough good things about it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We were party of 8 and they put us in a small table in the corner. Food wasn’t authentic Japanese. Miso soup was salty, oyster was too sweet, sashimi was very thinly sliced it’s ridiculous. We ordered a lot more and it was just average, nothing special.

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mailal
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I usually don’t post anything especially if it’s negative but this place really needs to step up with service. We informed our server and the manager that we were in a 1 hour time crunch because we had to get to a comedy show on time. There were only 4 of us and the people who sat after us (they were 4 people too) got their food first. Then 2 out of 4 of our sushi rolls were never put in but my husband had paid the full bill at this time. So they had to void the sale to remove the 2 rolls we never got which took another 15 min. We barely made it to the show on time. The food was mediocre at best. It was overpriced with the amount of food you were getting. I don’t think we will be coming back

JS
JuanS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by the entire staff, quality and creative plates! Love this place and the staff make it special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was very slow — it took at least 15 minutes to get our drinks. But it was some of the bests sushi we have ever had!

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PLay
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is pretty good, but it does locate at the end of the downtown area where is a less desirable area to hang out, but overall we had great time and the food was excellent!

PL
vipPLMA
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I just dined at FMS for the first time based on positive reviews and we really enjoyed the experience. Nice contemporary, fun venue with excellent service and we liked every dish we ordered.

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Bear
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our food was incredible, but for putting that our reservation was for a special occasion (my husband's 40th birthday!), we were seated at a coffee table in the front of the restaurant and the table came below our knees! One of my friends is over 6'2", this was ridiculous. We were holding our plates in our hands to eat. The food was very good, the service was awkward and the seating was outright absurd. There were tables available in the back of the restaurant, and we were sitting at a couch and two ottomans without backs. We didn't even have a window to look out onto the Gaslamp night life. So very strange for such a nice and pricey place. This place was recommended and we chose it for our special occasion, but left feeling less than special since we were seated at the kids table in the corner! I don't care if it's chic, it was tacky, and how do you eat sushi seated like that? I would have rather sat on the floor.

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Stevey
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a craving for sushi and this was the spot I chose. My husband and I love contemporary/modern vibes so the reviews sounded right up our alley. We loved it. Loved the mood, loved the food. Every sushi roll we tried was delicious. Made a reservation, and we were in and out in an hour. Would definitely go back. The only thing I’d say is that it wouldn’t be a great spot for a big party. It’s not a huge space and didn’t look like it could accommodate a big group.

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Pianolover17
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing uni I have ever had! Sashimi cuts were really fresh, robata was delicious and rolls were also delicious. We also had top notch service!

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vipMatt
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The sushi wasn’t as great as previous reviews had led us to believe and it was very pricey for what we got.

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vipashleym
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow, but the food was great ! Sake, beer and wine only ( so bar menu is limited) . Sushi was very fresh . I would go again !

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Fantastic. Get the salmon tartare and be sure to order sashimi/nigiri off specialty fish menu. Relaxing comfortable setting, great service and fantastic sushi!!!!

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vipLumpy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I thought the food was very good but the service was lacking in that the two of us who ordered Sushi received and had consumed 5 different orders BEFORE our other three guests ever received the Salmon dinners they ordered. NOT COOL! Serve all together unless it is an appetizer - and, bring a complimentary item if the kitchen or server screws up on ordering properly so that items can be plated at the same time.

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Roberta
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS sushi and the peach saki was also tasty!

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Endrinko
Orange County
4 reviews