Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge

4.6
279 reviews
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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.
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Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, ambiance, friendly staff. Sushi was fantastic.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious sushi, amazing fish quality.

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TP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I thought pears the end of the night near closing time the waiters and or employees decided opening the door was cool, but it actually caused me not to want to tip as much so moving forward don’t open the door on a cool SD night.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding in taste, presentation to freshness. Sushi Chef is a master and his attention to detail was reflected in our dishes

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M
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, atmosphere, food and costumer service!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Full moon sushi was great. The decor is modern and trendy, the food was delicious (a tad on the pricey side but that's normal for good sushi), solid drink menu and the service was prompt. I would go back and I would recommend. Plus the location is great, you can eat a yummy dinner and when you're done you're in the Gaslamp and can take advantage of the other bars and activities.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! The sushi was excellent, our service was great too! The waiter made recommendations and was attentive without being pushy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back!

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JB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best sushi I’ve had recently and the service was outstanding!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! Everything was outstanding

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very very crowded and chaotic. Even the staff struggled to get around. Our server said she was new, but she was the highlight of our experience! The food was good, not great and definitely not worth the discomfort of how crammed everyone was. We made advanced reservations for a quiet dinner to celebrate my husband returning home from deployment, and we couldn’t even hear one another across the incredibly tiny table. Even the bar drinks were subpar, and way over priced. Overall it was a total letdown.

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Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have come every year for the past three years to this restaurant and always have fresh and delicious sushi that is well prepared. They are great at accommodating gluten-free and it is fun to try new fish off of the exotic menu!

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KP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service. Can’t go wrong with the rolls. Really excellent.

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DY
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Let me preface this review by saying the food was amazing. All the fish was fresh and the vegetables crisp. Try the Miso Cod.

The atmosphere is hip and the place has good vibes. The music is not intrusive and matches the aesthetic. Loud enough to notice, but not too loud that you can't have a conversation.

That being said, we felt very rushed. Numerous people hovering and just waiting to take a plate away. We did not want drinks to start off and they took the menu immediately, even after we said we may order a drink later. There was a long wait to get the food as well. People who were seated after us and ordered after us were getting their rolls before us. Reservations are definitely recommended if you even want to get a spot.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre. It was fusion sushi with brown rice and other healthy toppings. Expensive for non-high-quality fish.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi / Asian in San Diego, well worth a visit!

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MG
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from La Quinta. Cozy ambiance. Adara, our beautiful server, was very attentive, helpful with menu choices, prompt and courteous. Backup crew most efficient also. Food delicious including lobster carpaccio and cucumber protein roll. Recommend highly.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostesses were a little spacey, but the food and service was amazing. Adara was our server and she made amazing recommendations on both food and drinks. We’ll be back because of her wonderful selections.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ariel took great care of us. Service was superb. Food was incredible. We were there for a high school friends get together. My favorite roll was the Full Moon. Shannon, the manager, did a fantastic job. - Andy

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was good!

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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant for many years and the sushi keeps getting better. We kept trying other places in the area and keep coming back for their quality. The fish on their exotic menu are the best. Work your way down that list and you can’t go wrong. Norma was the nicest and helped make the night fun. Expensive but worth it. You get what you pay for.

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and fresh with great service. Would definitely go again

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EC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Innovative sushi with nice presentation- great cocktails (Their personal twist on a mule is delicious) Definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly service who went out of their way for a delicious meal!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice spot for Sushi. Welcoming environment, tables are on top of each other, inside and outside eating. Service was okay. Didn't fill up drinks or ask if we wanted more beer. Prices were reasonable too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good, quick sushi. Slightly loud electronic music made it hard to focus on conversation but overall a good experience.

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1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Mediocre service with meh wine but good sashimi that was over priced.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute favorite sushi place! Service never disappoints and food is served quickly!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was on the slower side. The sushi was ok, but there are better spots in San Diego. I suspect this place was rated high due to the location. I won’t be returning.

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KT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and deliciously fresh sushi!!

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DM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and unique offerings. Pretty expensive for what you get though.

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1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 21 year old son and girlfriend out before a comedy show. It was a real hit of upscale sushi and wonderful atmosphere and service!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. A bit pricy, but it’s the Gaslamp.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

my favorite spot for exotic sashimi and usuzukuri in CA!!!

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JC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and service. The “Half Moon” and “Blue Moon” are extremely tasty!

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DD
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were searching for a new restaurant option for dinner before an event at the Balboa Theater. After reading the other reviews we decided to give Full Moon Sushi a try. It was great! Really creative dishes as well as sushi for purists. We will definitely be back again.

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San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but pricey for what we ordered. Spot was cool but it was loud.

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Good!!! Yummy in tummy!!!! Me want more!!!

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