Himitsu

4.9
506 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food made by friendly and welcoming folks. We had so much fun and felt happy for hours after dinner.

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KS29
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Omakase and it was incredible. The service was also impeccable and the chef personally came out and chatted with us with for quite some time. Felt extremely welcome.

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RobertoL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for lunch on her birthday. We didn’t get a free cake or dessert with a candle on it or anything but we really enjoyed the food. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience! Definitely recommend coming here for date night

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Kitteren
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This maybe the best sushi place in San Diego. It’s our 4th time here in less than 2 months and I still get”wowed” by their food.

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vipBoomster
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small restaurant, just off a parking lot downtown but well architected so you don't notice. Really among the very best sushi I've had anywhere -- creative, fresh, great knowledgeable service, really a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice, omakase was exceptional for lunch. Bar sitting is the best seat for omakase

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as it usually is!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi bar

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vipErikT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish, friendly service, charming ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!
Friendly stuff.
Must visit 🤩

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vipTammyF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVED Himitsu but were a bit frustrated after literally spending 400$ to be rushed out so they could seat another party. Beyond that, everything was delicious and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just impeccable the omakase experience was top notch. Watching the chefs breakdown fish for the evening is incredible and entertaining. The staff was so nice and the service was next level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall not terrible. The fish was fresh but the portion size was very small. I get it businesses have profit margins they need to maintain especially after COVID but we spent 210$ on food and drink and could’ve easily ate more food on the way home. Great warm little spot in the village of La Jolla but word to the wise don’t go here if you’re extremely hungry unless you want to spend hundreds of dollars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% worth it! The food is delicious, I recommend the rib eye katsu sando as a starter and the tasha roll, the seafood is super fresh! also the service was very good, thanks to jack and ivanna!

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jonni2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We’ve been to Himitsu before and it’s one of our favorite restaurants but the last time we came it was disappointing.

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vipDavid
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase lunch was spectacular. Very fresh fish, plenty of interesting courses and good Exchange with the sushi chefs at the sushi bar. A really excellent experience

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Haley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had! Highly recommend ordering omakase and sitting at the chef’s table. Huge thank you to chef and the Himitsu team for an unforgettable evening. ❤️

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ArnoldO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you love sushi then this is the place to go to. The restaurant is small but their food will leave a big impression.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Favorite sushi in San Diego hands down- highly recommend sitting at the bar.

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Eujay
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish. Quality and service was on point. One of my fave sushi restaurants in SD.

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vipAlltravis
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great omakase experience. Attentive staff. Super.

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angela
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed sitting at the bar and talking to the chefs during our dinner. We had omakase and they asked us what we liked or didn't like so they could help curate our dishes. Everything we had was delicious. Everyone who sat at the bar had been there before so it's definitely a place to come back to. Definitely pricey but all quality sushi restaurants are and it was perfect for date night.

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Louie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. The host, servers and chef were all fantastic. Very kind and respectful. Made extra efforts to seat us even though we arrived well before our reservation. Food was DELICIOUS. Legitimately some of the best sushi I have had in my life. Food came out in a timely manner. I recommend sitting at the sushi bar, it is very entertaining to watch the chef cook in front of you. I loved my experience at Himitsu. 10/10. Will be returning if I am in the area!

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BillL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at Himitsu. The selection of sushi and sashimi was excellent, very fresh and beautifully presented. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was served promptly, little time between when we ordered and when it arrived. Value for money was excellent!

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RamizJ
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

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FredD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had in my life.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Himitsu! Food is exceptional.

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vipWilliamH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and great service. Delightful restaurant that brought me back to Tokyo. Only bummer was that we asked for a shady spot, they couldn’t accommodate that request and our table was directly in the sun and it got really hot.

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JanetD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service, presentation, and freshness was outstanding per usual. This is a wonderful restaurant for a special dinner or just for a most enjoyable lunch. Himitsu ingredients are the best And the presentation is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time trying out sushi like this and it was amazing!

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vipBillyb
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is for people who appreciate high quality sushi and don’t mind small portion sizes. Wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like uni is very good

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Sunshine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good sushi. Very good service, we are out doors and we didn’t feel cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best sushi, everything from the hand rolls to the daily specials. Can’t be beat.

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vipJosie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute location, high quality seafood, adorable and comfortable patio seating with indoor/outdoor feel. What more could you want? Definitely going to be a regular here.

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RandyR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh amazing sashimi!!!! I HIGHLY recommend going here if you want quality authentic Japanese food. Can't wait to go back!!!

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LarissaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food. I will definitely be back.

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vip2foodlovers
San Diego
105 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual, but the service was below par. It was a new server and she needs some more training. She was extremely polite and I'm sure she will improve. We ordered all our favorites like hamachi tostadas, blue fin tuna sashimi and gindara and they were all perfect.

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vipGGGG
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was tasty (always is), though I've never seen such a tiny edamame dish.

The service was far from great, with everything taking long to e served, an appetizer arriving after the main course (and only after we asked).

FAQs

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

Himitsu is rated 4.9 stars by 506 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.