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San Setto, Santa Barbara, CA
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San Setto

4.4
4.4
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
“An intimate lounge featuring a contemporary
Japanese menu highlighting fresh sushi, saké, craft cocktails, and occidental spirits.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Parking details

    Valet also available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

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  1. n

    nikkit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and incredibly kind, helpful staff. You will not regret coming here!
  2. AT

    ATTECT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Zen. Fantastic fresh sushi and great wine selection...all overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  3. NM

    NickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant experience, will recommend to any one staying at resort
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was incredibly slow. An hour and 15 for drinks an appetizer
  5. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Incredibly delicious and innovative dishes. Try anything with Wagyu beef.
  6. MS

    MarniS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, atmosphere and food. Order less - the portions are big.
  7. BH

    BrantH

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was phenomenal. Excellent wine list as well.
  8. S

    Sara

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Overall wonderful staff. Food was not particularly great to be honest. It was just ok. Wish we ate at Angel Oak instead.
  9. s

    saral

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Loved the spicy tuna.
  10. AB

    AlBB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & friendly staff! We very much enjoyed it.
  11. JP

    JayP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Decent sushi but $16 per piece nigiri? $28 cocktails. In a boxy little room with no charm?
  12. E

    Eric

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambiance, wonderful service. Enjoying the week at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara resort. Beautiful location and outstanding restaurants. Only complaint is that you definitely pay for the quality. Can’t complain because you know what you are getting but $40+ for a sushi roll is still a little eye watering.
  13. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful meal and fabulous service. I can’t wait to return again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Over priced, limited menu. We figured that since it was at the Ritz it had to be good. We were extremely disappointed with the restaurant. Shame!
  15. LM

    LillianM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Elijah, is so delightful. He went out of his way to make sure we had a wonderful experience. Sushi is great and the view is breathtaking.
  16. JB

    JeffB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sommelier, Felicia, was outstanding. Great service and sushi. Highly recommend.
  17. K

    Kiry

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    First time at San Setto, and initially when I read the reviews I felt iffy but glad we gave it a try anyways. The outdoor patio offers beautiful ocean views. It's not often you find a sushi spot with an ocean view. Amazing crispy rice with tuna, delicious and large cup of miso soup. The sushi rolls were simple and tasteful. If you know your fish, you will notice it is high quality fish. That is what makes this place stand out. The service was decent. I actually appreciate when places like this give you the opportunity to take your time and not rush through the dining process. Especially at a higher price tag meal. Highly looking forward to our return next time at RC.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Sushi was bland and overpriced. Our server was attentive and nice.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely but pricing too exoensive
  20. F

    Fred

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Ordering was very chaotic and time over time we did not get what we ordered.
  21. RB

    RebeccaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We book this restaurant on our first night stay at the Ritz because of advertised ‘break taking sunsets overlooking the pacific ocean’ … upon arriving after a long day of travel and a hungry family, all windows and views were boarded off. So the only view we had was of plywood and our meal was $300 for a very sub ritz standard experience. Will never go here again
  22. AF

    AshleyF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Atrocious food. Slightly better than supermarket sushi.
  23. a

    andrewh

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Just wasn’t worth the value. Food was bland and not worth the money. I don’t mind spending money when warranted, but this didn’t hit the mark. I’m very seasoned with sushi and know what is and isn’t good. Very disappointed, I really wanted to love this place because Bacara holds a special place in our hearts.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  25. o

    opentable1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of sushi was great. Had a wonderful cocktail and my server Zen was really pleasant and attentive. Definitely pricey but can't beat the views.
  26. T

    Taylor

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Some of the best sushi rolls we’ve ever tasted (Waygu roll is incredible!!). Service was average and food is overpriced. Overall recommend for uniqueness of flavors but nothing remarkably special otherwise.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience and delicious food!
  28. JW

    JustinW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    There are only about 8 food items on the menu, the portions were very small for the cost. 3 rolls and Sapporo's and it was $140, the staff is very accommodating but you can tell they are new.
  29. AW

    AlanW

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Couldn't tell you if it was the server or the kitchen but the service was exceptionally slow and long periods of zero communication on status. Food was quite good but the service truly put a damper on the evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Elijah was absolutely charming! Very knowledgeable and kind! Their bartender Shalom made some amazing drinks for my friend and I! Amazing service, beautiful views, great sushi, and even better dessert. If you ever come to visit San Setto be sure to ask for Elijah!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting. Menu small which is perfect.
  32. H

    Heythere

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi, amazing sunset and ocean view. Service was excellent. We had a lovely evening.
  33. A

    Aaron

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    If, you're going for the sushi, you'd be better off buying a roll from whole foods and pulling up a lawn chair outside the restaurant. If you're going for the sunset views, they won't disappoint from this place. However, you can get the same views from Angel Oak which is right next door and a superior restaurant in terms of food quality in my opinion.
  34. KB

    KatarinaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting and excellent service. The food is just ok. The rolls tasted like they were premade and it the refrigerator for several hours before they were served.
  35. N

    Noinouanne

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nice setting outdoors. We had a nice quiet table. We like to go to a sushi place where we live and love sushi which is why we booked San Setto. We thought the sushi rolls lacked fish especially for the price. When we saw that one sushi cost $13 we decided not to order any. Usually sushi come in pairs so you can share a plate. Although the ambiance was good we felt that it was way overpriced. $15 for a bowl of miso soup. That is just too much.
  36. JM

    JakeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality and presentation is superb. Last time I had sushi that good was in Tokyo. It’s a new restaurant and not many people know about it. Go and experience it before it becomes more popular. I can see it being a very busy sushi experience in the future.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Utterly fantastic! The food and service were outstanding. A gem!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

San Setto is rated 4.4 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for San Setto

8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet also available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Efe Onoglu

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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