Japanese Restaurant Goshi

4.8
246 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo downtown, serving authentic Japanese food starting from Sushi and traditional tei-shoku. Don't forget to enjoy soothing sake and Japanese beer!
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BH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent, fresh sushi, sashimi and rolls. Nothing fancy ambience wise but the food makes up for it. The service was another story. Our waitress was very inhospitable and borderline rude. We will return but won’t sit in her section. We spent almost $300.00 for 4 people. The boat for 2 is huge!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goshi has long been my benchmark against which all other sushi restaurants are measured. Tonight’s experience did not disappoint. This is the real deal! - authentic yet relaxed; exquisite yet not remotely pretentious. Yasu is an artist; a creative master who deeply understands his raw ingredients and can play with flavor combinations that truly are greater than the sum of their parts. Sit at the bar. Put yourself entirely in his hands (“omakase”) and trust him. I promise you an exceptional experience!

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LE
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Japanese restaurant on the Central Coast. Everything is well prepared and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in San Luis Obispo! They sat us right away and great service.

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GS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, our experience for dinner was great. Food was wonderful, and once we sat down, our service impeccable.
Had reservations for opening time, 5:00 and arrived about 5 minutes before, where there were at least a dozen or more others waiting to get in. Was a signup sheet with no directions on whether it was for reservations or walk-ins or both. Went in to ask woman at hostess station, and she did not know whether we should sign in or not. At 5:05, hostess came out to select a particular family for seating. Being hungry, and having a reservation, I went up to hostess to give her my name. She seems surprised - I may have been too bold doing this, but she did seat us at our reserved table. I thought there should have been better communication when they started letting people in, as to who should go first. That said, overall, my experience was great.

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FY
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place used to be a hidden gem. It’s become bigger and crowded over the years. But I’m pleasantly surprised that the sushi quality is still top notched and service is wonderful. Excellent freshness and selection of sushi, many are imported directly from Japan. Artistic presentation of the sashimi platter and great selection of sake just make the overall dining experience awesome. Still my all time favorite!

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FF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice to have a reservation, our table was waiting for us and service was great. This place is popular, and for good reason. Excellent sushi, super fresh fish, light and crispy tempura, even the salad is tasty! As an appetizer, try the salmon and avocado sushi roll. Delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Graduation

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ZM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Highly recommended! Get the kanpai boat!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in SLO! It’s a tradition in town and the only place we’ll eat sushi. The fish is always top grade and prepared beautifully !

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E
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Generally good sushi although very heavy on the rice in the rolls. Service was meh

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DM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely superb food and excellent.service.

The restaurant, however appears dirty and also needs a good makeover in the entrance area and original part of the space not renovated.

R. Morse

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CN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I have ever had. The Chef puts a lot of thought and experience to the fish selection. It's worth my 3 hour drive!

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OL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goshi offers very good lunch options at reasonable prices. It serves high quality meals and some unusual, interesting desserts.

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LA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious every time!

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E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi is San Luis Obispo, and one of the best sushi restaurants I've been to in general. The fish is always so fresh, and all their non sushi items are really good as well

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JK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very consistent every time we visit, both food quality and service. Would have no problem recommending this place.

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L
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic! The chirashi sushi was the best I’ve ever had. My husband had the grilled black cod with tempura. What quality dishes! So happy my friend Hitomi recommended Goshi SLO. Thank you for a delicious and relaxing meal, we will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi!!

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SL
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Goshi's is our favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo. We enjoy meeting friends at Goshi's for lunch or dinner, and it is always where we go for special celebrations. Goshi is family owned.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I dont know if our server was new but she wasnt listening to what we asked and didnt seem very bright . She didn't bring part if my meal when she brought the others food . I've been there many times and this was the worst service I've ever had

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EH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in San Luis Obispo, and we have tried them all. All fish is always fresh and the owner makes sure of that. Yes, it may seem a little pricy but it is well worth it. Nice variety of sakes and the Asahi, on tap, is so refreshing you'll need two! Apart from sushi they have great Tempura, noodles, broiled fish, and Katsu.

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T
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome! He was very attentative. Thank you, would come again.

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e
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a family favorite. The food is authentic and delicious. The service was perfect. The atmosphere is warm and very friendly.

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GE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic quality of food, flavors, and attentiveness from the chefs. This is my favorite foodie spot in SLO, if I lived in town I would constantly be going there for lunch and dinner.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese food we have found in California

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good. And they work very hard to help with food allergies. I highly recommend.

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m
Central Coast
143 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

First time here — heard so many good things and it’s always packed so I figured it must be the best sushi around. It was fine, but honestly I’m not sure what all the hype is about. There are much better sushi restaurants in SLO county. Service was good. Inside is nothing special.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and exceptional service

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O
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Japanese restaurant in SLO County !!! The lunch set meals are delicious and a best deal. Chef Yasoo San is an honorable and kind Host and amazingly consistent in his high quality food quality and presentation. It is always a special treat coming to eat at GOSHI's !!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful top quality food ! The sushi chefs are the best in the area.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food.. love the service.
Definitely will come back again.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in the county by far and I always feel like I paid way too little

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AD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service! Glad we made a reservation though👌🏼

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonable price point for premium sushi. Legit selection of nigiri. Firefly squid, Horse mackerel....nuff said.

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N
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend came with me, and she lives in Tokyo. She said it was the most authentic Japanese restaurant she has eaten at in California. High praise from a woman who is a "foodie".

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E
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The sushi was phenomenal and the service was good. Even though I asked for a table along a wall, our table was in the middle of the room. They have expanded but we were seated in the original restaurant and it is a little cramped and noisy beside the sushi bar.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great..service was not. We waited for everything even our change for almost 20 minutes

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Japanese quinine, sushi is fresh and many varieties including Wild from Japanese waters. Highly recommended.

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