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Japanese Restaurant Goshi

4.9
4.9
438 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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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 438 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Overall

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Best Value

  • California Central Coast

    Special Occasion

  • 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 Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for Groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for Lunch

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasion

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. ST

    SamT

    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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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 

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!

  8. 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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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!!

  10. KC

    KathyC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!! Best sushi quality and service

  11. EY

    EvelynY

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s always phenomenal to eat at Goshi.

  12. CP

    CarlaP

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Apart from Japan, this is the Best sushi we’ve ever eaten!

  13. H

    Happy

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous

  14. M

    Matt

    Central Coast

    247 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    247 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. CK

    CandiceK

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, good service. Would definitely recommend.

  16. LV

    LisaV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fresh and delicious food, friendly staff too! we came for the lunch special on my birthday and was given a complimentary dessert.

  17. JA

    JenniferA

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We”ve been coming for years and continue to love it. We’re local and have tried all the sushi places on the coast. This is best. Not a place for small children who can’t wait patiently. Everything is freshly made and delis ipus!

  18. EY

    EvelynY

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s absolutely amazing!!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi in town!

  20. VC

    VinoChic

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Really enjoyed the mushroom salad. The tempura shrimp was nicely done. The sushi was fine, but nothing “special”. Service was solid.

  21. MA

    MikaA

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is excellent. I’ve been a customer since 1989. They are consistent and meet my expectations 100% every single time.

  22. E

    Emily

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Japanese food perfected!

  23. DL

    DaleL

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding sushi, friendly service

  24. C

    Casey

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wish I got our servers name. She was amazing! Very friendly, helpful, and very attentive. I hope I get her next time! She is the best!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing sushi & impeccable service. Love this place

  26. P

    Phil

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down the best place in SLO if not California to get top quality fish. Been eating with the same family for over 30 years.

  27. MW

    MaryW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The menu changed so my favorite combo wasn’t on the menu but what I got was close and good. I miss the pre- shutdown days, the restaurant had a different vibe but I’m so glad they are still open. I’ll go again.

  28. MM

    MaxM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great lunch with my friends. Goshi has the best sushi on the central coast. No contest

  29. P

    Phil

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always top knotch service and the freshest seafood..

  30. SP

    SharonP

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They are always very welcoming and the food is always fresh. Mistro is very accomplished as well as the rest of the staff. True Japanese food. A joy to eat there.

  31. JH

    JeffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always appreciate going to Goshi. The food is fantastic quality and is always delicious. The service is consistently friendly and efficient.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was exceptional this evening!

  33. C

    Casey

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as usual! Our drink host was amazing!! Great service all around! Very accommodating!! Thank you Goshi!! See you soon!!

  34. O

    Ojaiorange

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very difficult to get a reservation here, they do not answer the phone. Pretty solid Japanese food. Really liked the large variety or dishes. They have a good sake menu. We had sunomono, tempura, agadashi tofu, the eel roll and various nigiri. The only negative was the fish on the nigiri all had a metallic taste and it was dry as if it was precut cut. Fun place will come back.

  35. SH

    SushiHunter

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm hospitality, delicious dishes, quiet atmosphere and great care of Covid stuff!!

  36. H

    Happy

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Lovely Lovely

  37. HG

    HapaGirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Goshi was delicious! Our reservations were at 12 but we showed up 30 mins early and they were able to get us in. All employees were masked and the tables were had plenty of room in between them (no outdoor seating). Our waiter was very attentive as well as our busser. The sukiyaki is my all time favorite and portions are plentiful. I'm am cost conscious and find the prices are very good. The menu has several combo meals which are the best deals. I highly recommend Goshi

  38. S

    Sushi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have coming to Goshi since 1991. It is our favorite restaurant - it never disappoints!!!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Terrible service and totally unapologetic about it. Only decent sushi place in SLO and they act like they know that.

  40. DH

    DavidH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant. Artisanal Japanese cuisine, carefully crafted.

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Japanese Restaurant Goshi is rated 4.9 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

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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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