Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge

4.6
189 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 189 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined a day ago

Order was incorrectly delivered and had to wait for things like ginger and water to be replenished

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

By far, the most outstanding Sushi Restaurant in San Diego. Limiting these chefs under the term 'Sushi' is a disservice. Very creative menu and my only regret is my wallet wouldn't let me try each and every one of their creations. Even the 'simple' things.....I order a 2nd round of their seaweed salad....like no other I've ever experienced. Simply outstanding

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing everything. We had the Spicy Tuna Crispy Rise, Third Quarter, Half Moon, Spicy Tuna Roll, Waning Gibbous, Eclipse, Shrimp Tempura Roll and edamame. The Kurasawa Nigori Sake is the smoothest I've ever had and for a much sweeter sake the Coconut Sake they have is also good. Highly recommend the eclipse, third quarter, waning gibbous and half moon. The others were also exceptional in that they have very good cuts of fish throughout their menu.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We went for a birthday dinner, just my daughter and me. The prices were a little high. Our appetizers we superior to our specialty rolls. In the back corner was a couple with a chihuahua type dog that kept barking and begging for food. Super annoying but I’m sure the employees were between a rock and a hard place. Everyone cries service animal nowadays even when it clearly wasn’t!

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

My husband and I are visiting San Diego and chose this restaurant based on good reviews. It was a Tuesday night and it was packed- I guess because the food is so good. However, it took us an hour and a half to get all of our food. I was served both of my rolls and my husband was sitting waiting for his for over an hour. Not a great experience.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The best sushi I've ever had! The yellowtail carpaccio was fresh and delicious. Our server was outstanding and recommended rolls that matched our tastes.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Outstanding food & service. Best sushi ever!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Love the food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back again!(:

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was very good and so was our waitress. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was amazing!! Sushi rolls were creative but on the expensive side (~$20 per). All in all loved the experience!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Would have liked a full bar

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

It was a dinner with my wife

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Awesome as usual!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

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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