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Himitsu, La Jolla, CA

Himitsu

4.9
4.9
583 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi

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.

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Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 263-4463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mitsu Aihara

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Served Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 - 2:00 PM

Salad

  • Sashimi Salad$16.00

    with Tuna, Albacore, Yellowtail, and Salmon with Mixed Greens and Seaweed with Ginger Dressing

    Donburis

    All bowls include a side salad and miso soup

    • Himitsu Bowl$16.00

      Choose Option of Salmon / Yellowtail / Tuna / Albacore with Jalapeño, Lemon Juice, Avocado, Micro Cilantro, Seaweed, Sesame Seed, Sushi Rice

      • Chirashi$19.00

        Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Albacore, Octopus, Shrimp with Shiso Leaf, Daikon Radish, Sesame Seed, Seaweed, Tostada Sauce, Sushi Rice

        • Tuna Heaven$24.00

          Toro, Tuna, Spicy Tuna, Chopped Toro with Green Onion, Chopped Jalapeño, Daikon Radish, Shiso Leaf, Sesame Seed, Seaweed, Sushi Rice

          • Karaage Bowl$12.00

            Chicken Karaage, Teriyaki Sauce, Cabbage, Green Onion, Steam Rice

            • Treasure Bowl$24.00

              Toro, Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Octopus, Albacore, White Fish, Uni, Salmon Eggs with Gold Flakes and Sushi Rice

              Sushi Set

              All Sushi Sets include a side salad and miso soup

              • Sushi Lover$20.00

                Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Albacore, Shrimp, White Fish, Sea Eel, and Choose Option of Spicy Tuna Roll / Spicy Salmon Roll / Spicy Yellowtail Roll

                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                What 583 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.9
                4.9 based on recent ratings
                • 4.9Food
                • 4.9Service
                • 4.7Ambience
                • 4.5Value

                NoiseModerate

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                1. s

                  shaenak

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Gabriela was the best waitress! So knowledgeable about Sushi and overall a wonderful server.

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything is amazing. This is the best sushi restaurant around. And the service is so fantastic.

                3. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We love Himitsu! Every time we come here the food is fresh and amazing. Perfect place to enjoy a high quality sushi for a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

                4. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This was our first visit to Himitsu and the food was amazing!! Everything was tasty and the sashimi literally melted in our mouths. Our Sushi Chef, Ivan, was very friendly, described all the fish that we had ordered along with info where they were sourced. We loved the experience and will definitely be returning for another visit!

                5. BH

                  BitaH

                  San Diego

                  15 reviews

                  5.0

                  15 reviews

                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food and service both excellent. My new favorite sushi joint.

                6. A

                  Andrew

                  Seattle

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  My girlfriend and I booked a late reservation. Everyone on staff was super nice and friendly. We ended up going with the omakase, and every piece of food was superb. We never felt rushed, despite also being the last ones to leave. Would highly recommend!

                7. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  Excelent Food and cutie place ✨

                8. MN

                  MichelleN

                  San Diego

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Outstanding lunch service that is comparable to dinner service. We tried their Lunch Omakase and it is truly worth every penny.

                9. NF

                  NathanF

                  New Mexico

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything we ate was excellent especially the tostada, the katsu sando and the chefs choice sashimi plate. The staff was very friendly, attentive I’ve and helpful.

                10. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything about this place was excellent. Our party of six all had the omakase with the higher price menu that included more exotic fish. Everything the chef served up was fresh and delicious (especially the snow crab tempura and sweet shrimp). After the dinner service was complete, the manager and chef both came out to thank us and ask how the dinner and service went. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed what Himitsu had to offer and would come back again for the food and great service.

                11. MP

                  MelissaP

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had an amazing experience - the service was outstanding. Our seating outside was cozy and comfortable.

                12. LR

                  LeonardR

                  San Francisco

                  2 reviews

                  3.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                  The food was just ok, nothing special. Cute place, but not a sushi lovers dream.

                13. AM

                  AmberM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Great quality sushi grade fish. Excellent service.

                14. D

                  Dana

                  San Diego

                  6 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The sushi and sashimi is very good! The service is absolutely spectacular

                15. D

                  David

                  San Diego

                  29 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  29 reviews

                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Always a great meal at Himitsu. They are getting very busy now, and we had to wait for our reservation, which hasn't happened before. But worth waiting for!

                16. MB

                  MarisaB

                  Seattle

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing!! Definitely a must for sushi perfection.

                17. SD

                  SDfoodie1851

                  New York Area

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Absolutely fantastic evening with the best quality fish. My wife and I ordered the omakase at the counter and it was incredible. Chef worked with our likes and dislikes and kept checking if we were full.

                18. MK

                  MathieuK

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Must eat if you like Sushi and are located in San Diego!

                19. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Baja California

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excelente todo

                20. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful experience as always.

                21. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Seattle

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Best sushi ever! So fresh and delicious. The only thing missing was cocktail options.

                22. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Philadelphia

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent sushi and service!

                23. C

                  Cocopep

                  Philadelphia

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Awesome in every way. Staff, ambiance, food - all 5 out of 5. Delicious!!

                24. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Hawaii

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  GLUTEN FREE ALERT! They make their soy sauce in house so all the sauces are gluten free!!! You can eat everything except the breaded friend stuff it's amazing! 😍

                25. LR

                  LinR

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Himitsu was nothing short of an amazing experience. Every dish was delicious and fresh. Portion sizes were great and the ambience was just what we were looking for. Highly recommend this spot.

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent service

                27. DD

                  DoDo

                  Tokyo

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  We visited this Sushi restaurant to enjoy local seafood in San Diego. I am a Japanese and have been to many Sushi restaurants in Tokyo. I would say Sushi in this restaurant is perfectly authentic and nice. Seafoods are fresh. Especially, the local sea urchin was amazing, it was better than ones I had at Hokkaido (Shakotan and Rishiri) where is the most famous place for sea urchin in Japan.

                28. b

                  bb316

                  San Diego

                  47 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  47 reviews

                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We ordered the Omakase (Chef's Choice), and it was excellent! All the seafood was super fresh and the service was wonderful.

                29. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Tokyo

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This was amazing! I love every aspect of the dining experience! Be sure to get the soft shell crab and the sashimi plate

                30. J

                  Jackson

                  San Diego

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on March 23, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great service, great food all at a very reasonable price for the quality

                31. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Denver

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We are gluten free and it was so nice to have good sushi that was allergen free. Highly recommend for anyone the good was great.

                32. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Chicago

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Sitting at the bar was a wonderful experience. I could rely more directly on the sushi chef to recommend different fishes and nigiri to try and got to hear about which ones they just received. Highly recommend.

                33. V

                  Veronica

                  New York Area

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  It was great! The sushi chefs Mitsu and Ivan were awesome! Would definitely come back!

                34. D

                  David

                  San Diego

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on March 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent - lovely manager and staff

                35. B

                  Buntz

                  Philadelphia

                  808 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  808 reviews

                  Dined on March 15, 2022

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  Nice meal in Himitsu’s outdoor patio to celebrate a birthday. Tasty and well-prepared Japanese food. Kudos to a young woman staff member who went beyond the call of duty to help us resolve a personal situation that arose.

                36. RL

                  RitaLee

                  New York Area

                  7 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  This is a gem in the La Jolla area. The food is great, we had chirashi, the fish is so fresh and the sushi rice made just right. Service is excellent.

                37. SB

                  StacyB

                  San Francisco

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  The best sushi I’ve had in a long time! The service and food are both excellent. We’ll worth the visit.

                38. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  17 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  17 reviews

                  Dined on March 10, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had everything from sushi to sashimi, wagyu beef was amazing!!! Filet mignon sandwich wow Even the seaweed salad was excellent

                39. MN

                  MichelleN

                  San Diego

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on March 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Words don't do Himitsu justice - you have to go in and experience the amazing dining service yourself to truly understand why it's one of my favorite Sushi restaurants in San Diego. Chef Mitsu, Chef Ivan and all the staff members are always attentive to their customers, delivering nothing but the highest quality of food and ensuring you have a great time throughout your meal. Fish is absolutely delicious - their Kanpachi is yet to be beaten by any other restaurant. 100% recommend sitting at the bar for the full experience, although the food is good wherever you end up sitting.

                40. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Baja California Sur

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined on March 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Awesome. Love this place. The people & the Food

                FAQs

                Himitsu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 263-4463.

                Himitsu is rated 4.9 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                Make a reservation

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                Booked 38 times today
                Google Map for Himitsu

                1030 Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

                Additional information

                • Neighborhood

                  La Jolla

                • Hours of operation

                  Lunch
                  Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
                  Dinner
                  Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Sushi, Japanese

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking details

                  None

                • Payment options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive chef

                  Mitsu Aihara

                • Additional

                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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