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Discover the Best Sushi in San Diego

The OpenTable Team

You’re in San Diego for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best of the best among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best sushi in San Diego—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Himitsu, Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar, Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhoods:La Jolla, North Park, Oceanside
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Himitsu

$$$$·Sushi·
La Jolla
384 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in La Jolla, Himitsu calls itself a bistro. The name means secret, and this fits because you have to know about Himitsu in order to find it. The restaurant consists of a tiRead more
85% recommended
Best Food in San Diego
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Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
North Park
152 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
Sushi anchors the menu at Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar San Diego, located in Coronado and considered one of the spots for the best Sushi in San Diego. However, while there is an extensRead more
86% recommended
Best Food in San Diego

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
593 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
Its name might not let on what the restaurant is actually all about, but Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub is a sushi restaurant that focuses on local fisherman and growers when makiRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Diego

Shimbashi Izakaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Del Mar
399 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Authentic
Shimbashi Izakaya is an izakaya that is in Del Mar, and diners say it has some of the best sushi in San Diego. While the restaurant has excellent sushi, they are also well known foRead more

Saiko Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Coronado
271 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Saiko is a restaurant that people primarily go to for the sake list. The list has several different categories of sake for those interested in trying what different sakes taste likRead more
93% recommended

Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / Gaslamp
351 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Located in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp District is Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge. Full Moon has a festive lounge-like atmosphere with a large sushi bar in the center of iRead more
82% recommended

Nobu San Diego

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,630 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Also located in the Gaslamp District is Nobu San Diego. Like Nobu locations all over the world, Nobu San Diego offers an upscale fine dining sushi experience with a classy atmospheRead more
86% recommended

Bang Bang

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / Gaslamp
326 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Fun
Diners who want to combine eating sushi and dancing should head to Bang Bang, a combination sushi restaurant and night club. Situated in the Gaslamp, Bang Bang serves up a classic Read more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in San Diego
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Cannonball

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission Bay
272 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
For sushi with a view, there's Cannonball, a rooftop sushi spot with unbeatable views of the ocean. (In fact, Cannonball is San Diego's largest ocean top rooftop!) The menu at CannRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Diego
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Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Scripps Ranch
916 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
At Gyu-Kaku San Diego, diners can cook various meats and vegetables at a grill in the middle of their table. For those with a hankering for sushi, Gyu-Kaku offers other Japanese opRead more
95% recommended

Benihana - San Diego

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission Valley
3,603 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
Benihana is a worldwide chain for sushi and steak (as well as hibachi). The location in San Diego offers up an extensive sushi menu, which diners can enjoy alongside their companioRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego

Benihana - Carlsbad

$$$$·Japanese·
Carlsbad
1,735 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
The Carlsbad location of Benihana offers diners the option to eat hibachi menu items at communal teppanyaki tables or to order a la carte in the lounge area. For diners who want suRead more
82% recommended
Kid Friendly in North San Diego

Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
La Mesa
191 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
For the best sushi in La Mesa, diners head to Banbu Sushi Bar and Grill. This restaurant has beautiful outdoor dining options with firepits, so head here on a nice night, no matterRead more
88% recommended
Seafood in San Diego

Roy's - La Jolla

$$$$·Seafood·
University City/Golden Triangle
1,278 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Roy's is a high-end Hawaiian fusion restaurant in the heart of the La Jolla business district. For a tropical escape with outstanding beachy drinks and sushi that reminds diners thRead more
86% recommended

King's Fish House - Mission Valley

$$$$·Seafood·
Mission Valley
659 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
Mission Valley's most popular sushi option is King's Fish House, a seafood restaurant that has cooked fish classics in addition to sushi. Diners can order grilled seafood and meat Read more
93% recommended

Cloak + Petal

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
Little Italy
534 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Cloak + Petal calls itself a place of “intimacy and companionship.” This restaurant offers spaces for diners to gather together at long communal tables, or to find a private nook tRead more
100% recommended
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JRDN Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
1,538 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
JRDN is a beloved spot in Pacific Beach for sushi. The rolls at JRDN are innovative and unique. Find options like the lobster roll (featuring tempura fried spicy lobster), and the Read more
93% recommended

The Fish Market - San Diego

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,103 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
Fish Market San Diego is a town classic. They are known for serving fresh fish caught daily, as well as a refreshing sushi menu that pairs well with the Southern California sunshinRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego

The Land and Water Co.

$$$$·American·
Carlsbad
629 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Located in Carlsbad, CA, the Land and Water Co. is an upscale restaurant where the chefs pay as much attention to its appearance as they do to its taste. The restaurant has a menu Read more
81% recommended
American in San Diego
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Seasalt - Del Mar

$$$$·Seafood·
Del Mar
603 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Another spot in Del Mar serving some of the best sushi in San Diego is Del Mar. This restaurant is an Italian cafe and sushi bar combined, so pair a delicious plate of pasta with sRead more
89% recommended
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