Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge
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.
Got a recommendation from a friend - who is now a Great friend! I had never heard of this restaurant before but I will never forget it. Four of us dined on a Friday night. It was busy but not crowded or rushed. Service was so pleasant and efficient. The food - oh the food. I have had sushi that was very very good but this beat them all. The fish is so fresh and succulent that it just melts in your mouth. One thing I liked about the menu that most places don't do, is they have full descriptions on all the food items so you aren't guessing in the dark. We ordered more food than usual and was not disappointed in any of it. The house sake was Way upgraded from other places - and now I'm dying to try the 'good stuff' because of it.
I don't live close but will definitely make time to go again. Fabulous.
We hadn't heard of Full Moon prior to booking but the reviews were good and we wanted to eat near the Balboa Theater. This place exceeded our expectations. Cool decor, friendly staff - our waiter didnt scold me for asking for a straw!), over the top delicious food. My *one* complaint...being a vertically challenged person, the booth side of the booth seats were not comfortable. I actually asked for a booster seat, phone book, etc - no luck. I had to sit with my legs tucked under me, which made the 2 hour dinner pretty uncomfortable. Perhaps adding a couple more layers of batting inside the cushions would do the trick.
Jarius our waiter always makes our visits to Full Moon memorable. If the food is good, which it is at the Full Moon, and the service/waiter is exceptional, which it is with Jarius,, the result is a winning combination.
Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Good!!! Yummy in tummy!!!! Me want more!!!
The food is good but really pricy. If you Don’t have a budget it’s worth trying
We sat at the end of the bar, which wasn't the most pleasant place to sit because the servers come through regularly and it's distracting. We ordered the peach sake bottle and it was really nice. Not sweet and definitely had the peach flavor. Our server was friendly and attentive, but her check-ins felt more clumsy than casual. The food was excellent. Great sushi rolls and we ordered the peppers to start and they were fantastic! The bussers were way too quick to take your plate away. It was really upsetting to have someone swipe your plate while being mid-bite with your last piece of sushi. Overall, I would recommend this place to a friend to enjoy the food and ambiance. To the management, work with your staff to better enhance the customer experience.
Outstanding sushi! Super fresh fish, excellent presentation.
Delicious! Exceeded our expectations. Can’t believe I’ve never heard of this place. Service was very good initially, waned toward the end. Definitely will go back.
Our dinner at the Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar was just an okay experience. The restaurant is trendy and that’s fine. Service was very good and our server was attentive and willing to talk us through their menu if we needed help. Their food was good but nothing to rave about. My husband had the crispy rice with spicy tuna and the tempura roll. Nowhere in the description of the crispy rice/tuna dish say that it was nigiri sushi style. It leads you to believe that its a bowl. His tempura roll was fine but something you can get anywhere. I ordered the Tsukimi Chirashi. Taste wise it was fine. I love Saba and found that in the dish but was surprised to find it since most people don’t like the fishy taste of Saba. This is the first time that I have seen the fish in a Chirashi dish cut in chunks and it looks like it’s done this way to make everything fit into the serving container. All sushi restaurants that I’ve been to always slice their fish with care and the presentation is just so. Not in this case and I couldn’t get past that. Was the fish fresh? I would like to think so but again, my fish pieces were cut into small chunks and I felt like I got more tamago than fish in the dish.
Great menu, service, and ambiance. I will be back often.
Great sushi! A little pricey for my budget but great for those special occasions.
Place is smaller and noisy for a romantic dinner and bench seats against the wall are a bit uncomfortable. Otherwise great experience.
Server was friendly and informative. I’d go back if ever visiting DTSD.
Magnificent food. Friendly excellent service!!! Great sushi!
The owner/chef took care of us. We asked him to select our dishes. It was amazing. Everything was fresh, delicious and tasty. Thank you chef! Sincerely, Lee and Tammy
All the food is good. Ordered sashimi. Menu shows 35, but bill is $85, asked waitress, she said it’s chef’s special sashimi, it would be nice to know the price before ordering it since it was not listed on the menu.
Great food and great service! I recently went with friends and had a few of their creative appetizers and awesome sushi rolls!
The sushi was very good but the portion size for Nagiri was tiny very skimpy. I recommend if in the area go to Old Town and Harney’s
Absolutely fantastic sushi with very creative and tasty rolls. Service was fabulous. I'm going back when I come back to San Diego.
The food was amazing! We sat at the sushi bar and the chef was super nice and when we had time he would ask if we needed anything - he was super busy. The service could have been better. We stayed here for about 3.5 hours, mainly because the waitress either forgot what we ordered or never came around to take our order nor to see if we wanted to order anything else. Luckily, the sushi was the best tasting sushi we've ever had. We were just disappointed on the overall service.
The service is fantastic, very friendly staff and extremely well-timed service. We ordered several courses and they came at a good pace. The food is delicious and the ambiance is lovely. Will definitely be back.
Fun place with a neat vibe. Service was excellent. We will be back.
Try it. You will not be disappointed. Omakase FTW
Food was great, customer service was great , nice environment,2nd time coming back and meet all the expectations just like the forts time ,great place worth the 1 hr. Drive
This restaurant was great! Food was delicious and service was awesome. Most definitely going to return.
Modern decor, awesome sushi (the chef had some unique presentations)
Amazing sushi! I ordered full moon sushi and I was just speechless. It tasted so fresh I would def go back there! It just became my favorite sushi spot! My fiancé ordered California and shrimp tempura also very delicious and tasty. Great alcohol selection as well. Tokyo mule was delicious.
Great ambiance and decor, excellent service, extensive menu of delicious food. We ordered sake sashimi, a Blue Moon roll (without sauce), and the filet mignon followed up with mango and chocolate mochi. Everything was excellent.
Sushi was fair to average nothing to make me want to come back
Excellent food and the service was great! Staff is very friendly and offers recommendations. Try the “Third Quarter Roll” you wont be disappointed. We enjoyed the restaurant so much we went back two nights later for dinner again.
I travel all the time for work, and this is now probably one of my top favorite places. I’ll definitely be coming back here. Food was amazing -eclipse roll did not disappoint- and the service was impeccable. Also, I never had Mochi before and now I’m in love! Thanks for a great dining experience!
Wonderfully knowledgeable staff. Found was outstanding, and was brought out quickly. Seemed like a fairly busy place.
Our server Jared/Jarod was outstanding, we’ve been fortunate have been served by several other times, and I would recommend requesting his station when being seated.
Worst service we’ve ever had anywhere. Our server ruined our entire evening
Good food and ambiance. The wine could be better. The Pinot wasn’t great. The food was very fresh and very flavorful.
Great selection of fresh fish. You can’t find these fish else where. We love Kurodai, Gindara and Madai.
This place was great for an out-of-town foodie! We enjoyed the sushi and the peach ski. The staff was excellent, helpful and accommodating. Thanks for making my San Diego visit complete!
Birthday celebration! Perfect evening
Great sushi. Very fresh and different flavors. We loved the ambiance. Very vibrant and the Halloween decorations were real cool. They has a personal menu printed out for my daughter with her name and a happy birthday message on it which was a great personal touch. I would definitely go back with friends and family. We were also pleasantly surprised of the reasonable prices, affordable bill.
Terrible service. Average food. Overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant.
The company we were with were amazing.
Food was fine but overpriced. Seating was uncomfortable with tables very close together and two larger round tables (not for seating) blocking the path purposely for some reason—that required guests, servers and bussers to maneuver between and around the table while carrying food/belongings in an already crowded space—strange.