Himitsu

4.8
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$31 to $50
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A sushi bar and Japanese bistro. Inspired by the sushi bars in Tokyo. Himitsu introduces Japanese culture, design, and hospitality to San Diego.

Our 8 person sushi bar and 20 person patio is located in a discrete corner of La Jolla, a setting well suited to our name, which translate to "Secret" in Japanese.

Chef Mitsu Aihara presents a menu of traditional sushi and nigiri, along with Japanese style tapas using the high quality products and ingredients.
What 415 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual!!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding ! We sat at the sushi bar and the chefs recommendations were fantastic.

CC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good sushi but somewhat limited roll selections and wine by the glass. For the price should have nicer ambience but it’s cozy. Only complaint is that when you order they tend to bring a lot of it out at once. If I order appetizer and rolls and something hot in a particular order I don’t expect it all to be served at once. It’s rushed and doesn’t give a dining experience to eat your appetizer, main course - hot and cold food at same time.

Other than that, it’s decent high quality seafood.

GG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food is very good. Prices are high.

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great healthy lunch!

NM
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent izakaya style Japanese restaurant. Delicious and interesting dishes. Extremely fresh and well prepared sushi. Only one small criticism: Less wasabi in the wasabi caesar salad! Everything else was perfect,,,

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Incredible food. The service was not exactly on-point, but otherwise we were pleased.

MA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sashimi... great service. Very nice, quaint place, away from the touristy heart of La Jolla. Really enjoyed our NYE meal....

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

YB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Sushi is made with love. I love their ceramics and Japanese tableware

M
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good sushi great fresh and creative but lots of repetition

MW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Local vibe. Great quality.

f
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The portions were small and not worth the price. Would not recommend

k
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese sushi’s house in town !

SW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional sushi and service. Himitsu does not disappoint!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Sat with mitsu and had a blast. Do omakase!!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service distracted, not as good as in the past.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service sitting at the sushi bar.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent newer Japanese restaurant. Fish is extremely fresh. There is only a handful of quality sushi restaurants in San Diego and this is absolutely on that very short list.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very good service. Staff was really accommodating

LJ
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place!
The quality and presentation are top notch!
The sushi chefs are all extremely talented and very communicative and informative so you know the details of the ingredients.
I can’t wait to go back again and again. 🍣

CC
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, especially at the sushi bar

AH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sashimi, freindly staff. This is my favorite thing to do in La Jolla!

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi spot in San Diego! I would highly recommend Himitsu to anyone who enjoys quality sushi.

SM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. The restaurant is very small but cozy. I’d go back anytime.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

KY
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very welcoming setting and the food was delicious. I want to go back every week if I could afford you.

K
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Went there for my son's birthday and let the host know ahead of time for a little surprise celebration. Service was slow and inattentive. And no special treat for the birthday boy. Food was good, but overall very disappointing.

MW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant restaurant with excellent service, serving the best sushi I’ve had in many years.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi. Pretty expensive.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Better Sushi places with better service and better food that is not as pricy.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience. Great quality fish and fast service. From the King Crab Tempura to Nigiri, everything was great!

KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Always such incredible sushi!!

KM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point! One of our friends has celiacs and our server did an outstanding job of helping her find what she could eat on the menu.
Food was delicious and the oysters were one of my favorite dishes. The food is on the pricier end, however it is well worth it for some good sushi!! We will be back!

BZ
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Authentic. Creative and reasonably priced for highest quality sushi. Very Japanese and excellent. Will absolutely go back!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time! Best in San Diego

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in SoCal! Feels more like a great sushi bar in NYC than in San Diego. Amaaaaaazing!

L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We love this place: The atmosphere and energy are positive; the sushi masters are exquisite to watch (at bar seating) as they do their magic to the fresh, smooth, tasty fish. Every detail has been covered from the freshest ginger to the teacups with indentations for your fingers. There is love, humor, unique sushi and an invigorating evening every time we eat at Himitsu!