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Japanese Restaurant Goshi

4.8
4.8
464 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tempura

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 543-8942

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for Lunch

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Goshi is an incredible restaurant and the most authentic Japanese on the Central Coast. We drive a half-hour to eat here and it is very much worth it. The food is beyond amazing, the service is fantastic. The quality and variety of fish in different dishes clearly shows the talent of the chefs. The difficult part of the restaurant is how popular it is. Either get a reservation or expect to get there at least a half hour before it opens to write yourself down on the list. So very much worth it though. It is my favorite restaurant on the coast and I recommend it 100% to anyone who loves Japanese food, especially authentic Japanese.
  2. SM

    SteM

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  3. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place best sushi in all of the 805 maybe even all of California.
  4. F

    Foodlover

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too salty, but probably that is a classic feature of Asian soy sauces.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite never disappoints!
  6. M

    Mike

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The locals said this place was the best in town. The food and service was very good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great Service!!
  8. S

    Shan

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Not a great experience this time. The service was great but the food was just so so. Being charged for eel sauce when you are spending $100 on dinner… hmmm We were sat at a tiny 2 top smack in the middle of the restaurant which felt like we were on display. The restaurant looks dirty and VERY outdated and in need of a face lift.
  9. k

    kazk

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sins birthday
  10. K

    Kiwi

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. We come every week. Great local family run business. Best sushi in town!
  11. YH

    YoonHee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service AWESOME!!! Food is good and quality is excellent. Only thing that I give it star overall because the parking lot. Other than servers are kinds and quick foods services.
  12. SP

    SharonP

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 45th anniversary
  13. K

    Kerik

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Best sushi in the area.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I’m literally sitting in the parking lot outside of the restaurant still so upset and angry over what happened. The staff at this restaurant is incredibly homophobic and transphobic. My partner and I dined here for my birthday. We sat next to each other shared some kisses throughout. When the brought us the check, the server had the audacity to tell us to cut back on the PDA. I couldn’t even believe what I was hearing. He tried to say that customers were complaining but that’s not even the case because there was only one other couple next to us. He said that PDA in public is frowned upon and we shouldn’t be doing that. I told him that that is not true nobody frowns on PDA here and told him that we would never be returning. Absolutely ridiculous. I have never been treated like this ever in any place that I have dined at. To think that someone could really feel the need to say that to a customer is beyond me. This honestly felt so targeted because my partner is trans. So I’m guessing that the staff was uncomfortable and then decided to tell us something just because of this.
  15. TV

    TracieV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Love this place and the food is delicious. Traditional Japanese.
  16. JH

    JimH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This Japanese restaurant looks tiny from the outside but is spacious on thr inside. The Naguri and genuine crab California rolls were excellent!
  17. C

    Casey

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food.! Excellent service! Our waiter was absolutely outstanding!!!! One of my favorite restaurants in SLO!!!! Thanks again Goshi!!!! See you soon!!!!!
  18. L

    Lovetotrynewrestaurants

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was mediocre. They definitely need more wait staff. Our waitress was having a hard time keeping up with taking orders, delivering good and checking back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese food around!!!!
  20. DK

    DianaK

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was magnificent, definitely one of the best japanese restaurantes we have been at
  21. H

    Happy

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOSHI HAS BEEN OUR FAVORITE PLACE FOR YEARS... ALWAYS A TREAT !!! SPOT ON QUALITY, AND CONSTANTLY A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. DEDICATED STAFF WHO TREAT US LIKE THEIR FAMILY. THANK YOU, ALWAYS. THE LYKES FAMILY
  22. C

    Casey

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!!! Never had a bad meal here and never will! The staff truly care about the food and service. I love love love this place and can’t wait to go back soon!!!! Thank you Goshi!!!!!!
  23. AT

    AshliT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Sushi around!! We will definitely be back soon!!
  24. C

    Carol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every meal at Goshi is delicious and beautiful! It is a delight to go there.
  25. M

    Miki

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The amount of pride and care Goshi takes in every aspect of quality is rare. Most high-end restaurants value superficial ambience and presentation, while serving underwhelming food. It's crystal clear Goshi values the perfection of taste and quality over shallow values. For example, not even the mundane things like side salads are exempt. They only use the deep green lettuce parts, never the yellow or white parts. On the high side, their omakase nigiri is an indescribable quantum leap above anything else I have ever found outside of Japan. And bewilderingly, their prices are two-thirds to half of fair value. If you're looking for "dragon roll," find a fake Chinese-owned Japanese restaurant.
  26. AP

    AudreyP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful for a date night - we ordered the Sushi Kanpai boat for two and were delighted by the presentation and quality.
  27. JJ

    JuJu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oishi desu! Yum yum. The chef here is a true Maestro.
  28. LA

    LANM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came to celebrate my husband's retirement with a special lunch. The food was excellent! We enjoyed a variety of chef's special fish. The chef showed us many interesting ingredients and explained what they were. Our waiter was terrific and as friendly as he was when he waited on us during our first visit a month ago. However, when we were leaving, the host ridiculed me for insulting the chef. The chef never gave any indication of insult. This reduced the enjoyment of what was supposed to be a special lunch visit.
  29. ST

    SamT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi and authentic Japanese food for 3 hours in either direction. A must stop in the area
  30. G

    Ginni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Japanese cuisine I have had in years. The menu is diverse and the food is brilliantly presented. We sat at the sushi bar and still had a server who provided excellent service and recommended lovely options. There is also a small parking lot as well as street parking in quaint downtown SLO. I highly recommend reservations be made, as this is a very popular place!
  31. E

    Eren

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi in SLO and rivals the best in the bigger cities.
  32. SC

    SeanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone in SLO and SB Counties knows Goshi is simply the pinnacle in Japanese cuisine in the Central Coast. It has been for a very long time. Some of my friends have been known to measure time in "Goshis", as in the length of time between visits. A Goshi experience happens only so often, but when it does, it is memorable 
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  34. C

    loveCarmel

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We always liked Goshi. But our latest visit was a bit disappointing. Attaching a picture of the seaweed “salad”. It was exactly 2 bites at a price of $3 each.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi!! The best meal we had in SLO. Delicious and fresh sushi with the best service. We will definitely be back again!!
  36. KC

    KathyC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!! Best sushi quality and service
  37. EY

    EvelynY

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always phenomenal to eat at Goshi.
  38. CP

    CarlaP

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Apart from Japan, this is the Best sushi we’ve ever eaten!
  39. H

    Happy

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous
  40. M

    Matt

    Central Coast

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best Japanese food in SLO! The service is excellent, and the fish today was perfection.

FAQs

Japanese Restaurant Goshi is rated 4.8 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Japanese Restaurant Goshi

570 Higuera St, Ste 155, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nipomo

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tempura

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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