Hive Sushi Lounge

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$30 and under
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Hive Sushi Lounge is a place where you will find quality sushi and craft cocktails, drafts and sakes with a fun, rock & roll, neighborhood experience. Casual, fine dining with happy hour twice a day, every day. Let us fill your bellies with sexy sushi and exotic libations.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was awesome. Thanks again

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vipjennifer
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although we had a reservation, we were sent downstairs to the bar area, which allowed the cigarette smoke to waft in to us. Our waitperson was wonderful, and my yellow jacket rolls were the BEST rolls I have ever had. We’ve had better miso soup and edamame, but I’m definitely returning for those rolls.

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BarryS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unassuming from the outside, this is a hidden gem in the neighborhood. Quality food and great selection. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very happy with the food and the people serving it.

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AmandaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lava rolls are the best!!!!

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vipdrrobertj
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I saw the location and place and had my doubts. But I was wrong. The food was flawless and the staff was super friendly. It’s a bit off the path if staying downtown but you can’t beat the price
And menu.

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Trisha
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The sushi quality was excellent and presentation was beautiful. We really enjoyed it all, but would highly suggest the GFR, bubble bee, and garlic edamame (very spicy)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality!

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Nando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great drinks! Chef Chris cooks amazingly well.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome place with a lot of memories for my wife and I. Noise level was a little high but the sushi was delicious and the server made sure each plate we ordered made it to our table in a paced and appropriate manner. Will continue to go for years to come, even though they took away our “sexy corner” booth where my wife and I agreed to get married.

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Gigi
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in town. The service is amazing. Will be back again for sure.

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MarcoV
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

its was a very busy Sunday reservation but we got seated quickly and our food was brought out steadily with the staff was busy but attentive. the food was great always a good sushi place

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vipMrsJ92107
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had the 1904, yellow jacket, and two others.
Food was delicious!!
Service was lack luster.

There was a wait for the sushi but we will be back.

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TravisP
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall experience was fair. The food was good, prices reasonable, drinks good. We had long durations between refills and orders while we waited for service. We also put in the special remarks that it was a birthday and expected at least acknowledgement for the birthday. None was given. Several times one of our guests went to the bar to order drinks because our server was too busy with other tables. Perhaps they were short staffed. The staff that helped us was friendly and apologetic, and again the food and atmosphere was good.

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mrs5t
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great first visit here on Saturday evening. Three rolls was more than enough for the two of us!

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BryntQ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic evening just sitting at the bar with my brother and eating the best sushi San Diego has to offer. It was absolutely fantastic. Staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and creative with the new streamlined menu.

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Elizabeth
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good first experience. Thank you! We will be back.

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vipRicardoA
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was surprisingly delicious, well above and beyond all expectations that I may have had. Rice and sushi well seasoned and built. Well done... service was a bit slow, considering the joint was almost empty at the time, but the personnel’s attention was a good balance.

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LV24
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love the food here but I normally get it delivered. 4 stars because the food took longer dining in than it does to get it delivered. They only had a few parties at the time too. If your not in a rush or ordering to go I recommend it though. The 1904 and kobe beef are awesome, good hamachi too.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Linda, Bobby and all the staff at The Hive!! You guys did an excellent job helping us celebrate our vow renewal. The food was tasty as always. The service was impeccable. You guys really made our night perfect and memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. The salmon in olive oil and orange was unbelievable. I will go there whenever I visit San Diego

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newyorker
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

horrible service, would never recommend to anyone, rude servers and literally every single piece of food came out one by one regardless of who it belonged to so half the table was finished their meal and the other half got their food 45 minutes later as we all sat there

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Loved it. Would definitely go back.

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DavidS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This is my favorite sushi place in San Diego although the service tends to be leisurely. We particularly enjoy coming here before the Tuesday Evening Live Jazz concerts at City College across the street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were BEYOND accommodating and so wonderful!! I couldn’t have asked for more. We will be back!

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Tina
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Cocktails were good and salmon was nice size but but service was poor and food was hit or miss. We also had dirty plates sent back but staff didn’t seem to feel bothered by that like it was not unusual.

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DavidL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sushi was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend !!!

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Jennifer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time eating at Hive and everything was just as delicious as the first. Great service!!

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GiuseppeV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Ok I am going to start by saying that the food was great but it for over shadowed by the poor service and disorganization. It took over 45 minutes for us to get our food. There were 3 tables being served and All orders were placed with the chef at the same time even though our table was sat and ordered first. So all food came sporadically and even though we ordered first we were not served first. Service and attention was real poor is why the low rating. Food was exceptional.

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vipTafelspitzlow
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Korean mastery of the neighborhood Sushi spot devoid of good Japanese run spots.
Locally sourced sashimi is the best bet; hamachi.
Miso soup was hot but came after a reminder, vegetable selection was sparse. Many americana style rolls, tempura and hand rolls were passable.
Overall might want to head south to more Japanese style shores albeit all the way to Del Mar.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim is the best sushi chef!!!

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vipjames
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know the chef was an awesome menu item, great sashimi boat! Super service, great fish and creative dishes.

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KristinL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our water glasses were crusty, our edamame had hair in it, they didn’t have one Pinot noir, even the one on the menu. They put the sauce we requested on the side all over the app, they only served fake crab (krab). When we brought all of this to their attention, they took one app off our bill and acted like we were crazy for being upset.

Will never go here again.

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vipDominic
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4serv