The Land and Water Co.

4.4
583 reviews
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We serve only the very best from the land and water. Responsible, traceable seafood, humanely raised and purely natural terrestrial proteins…organically grown and locally harvested produce. Our seasonal menu is crafted from scratch by our chefs, who contribute years of experience into each dish.
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1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have an amazing atmosphere, incredible staff, and a great menu with some of the most inventive sushi in San Diego. I love that their menu is sustainably sourced as well. Love this place.

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! It’s the best sushi in San Diego.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

From the minute we arrived it was pretty bad. The hostess seemed lost & unsure about how to find our reservation. When she found it she said to another person, “oh I have that table to the wrong person”, and proceeded to seat us in a back dark room even when there were multiple tables open in the main room that had light, energy & people. We asked for a better table & it took her a while to figure out to put us up front. First bad feeling.

Then we sat & waited for ANYONE to come by to greet us & take a drink order. After 10 minutes we flagged down someone & they promised to get our server.

When our server arrived we ordered drinks, asked about the ingredients that were in one of the special cocktails but the waitress had no clue how to answer AND she talked so low it was virtually impossible to hear her. She left to find out the answer and didn’t come back for another 10 minutes. When she returned she had the answer but no other drinks! I went to say I didn’t want that drink but she just left assuming I would take that. My husband had to get up to tell her my correct order AND to tell her we were ready to order some food. It’s now bordering on 30 minutes & we have nothing. Not even water!

Because I’m exhausted and bored with this review I will cut to the chase. Our waitress had no clue about the menu & the ordering went the same way as the drinks. The food was mediocre. My friend said she was glad she didn’t pick the place which I had been really excited to try. We all concluded the person that did a phenomenal job was the PR company. They were just perfect in seducing me to try out this new place that had such promise. I was embarrassed at getting sucker punched. The place looks like they food an old fish restaurant & dusted off the cobwebs. Judge a place by how dirty they keep the bathrooms which were a mess with overflowing garbage.

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S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff was very nice. We thought we wanted to be outside but we got cold. They were nice enough to move us back inside even though they were busy. Sushi was delicious!

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Waitress was horrible. Ruined the ENTIRE experience. Manager explained that “ she was on her way out” so that’s why service was so poor. We were celebrating my daughters birthday so it was supposed to be special. Refunded our dessert. Expected better. Food was really good

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, fun location

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AG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has everything you’re looking for. Happy hour is 100% worth it!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was great, service was fast and they were quick to remove plates, fill drinks, and ask if we needed anything (but weren’t annoying). A little bummed that I had put it was my husbands bday on our reservation and they didn’t do anything for that. It also got a little loud around 7. But we would go again in a heartbeat. The food was delicious!

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AN
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ingredients were fresh! The best sushi ever. We will definitely be returning.

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KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Very creative dishes such as the mushrooms with a poached egg and the beef skewers with tongue are so good you will want to order more. Sushi is really fresh and the have great cocktail selections as well.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Outstanding sushi.
Service mediocre at best.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great even though the combinations of flavors were a bit unique. The service was horrible. We waited for almost 15 minutes before even getting water. Our meals, when they finally started coming 20-30 minutes after ordering, came out piece meal and took another 30 minutes plus.

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KS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my husband‘s 50th birthday here and had a wonderful time. The cocktails we’re super tasty… I had the Fire and Honey one and it was awesome. We ordered four different appetizers and they were all outstanding. I had the Braised short ribs-DELICIOUS and my husband had the Jidori curry chicken which was equally good. Presentation was on point and service was quite good!

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d
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but over the top noise.

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G
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Land and Water was awesome as usual. The Surf and Turf is the go to for me.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best sushi I've had. So fresh and full of flavor!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite sushi place in America! The quality and freshness are as good as any Michelin starred restaurant. In fact, Land and Water deserves a Michelin star. I love it that much.

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KP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and initimate setting, except we were sat right next to the store and it was a little too bright for a romantic dinner

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RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous sushi and food items. The Happy Hour offerings are great. Everything is so fresh, that it just melts in your mouth. Some of the sushi items are different, which is fun! Loved everything.

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MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, management, staff, and atmosphere, a neighborhood gem!

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m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Land and Water is my go to place for fresh and amazing sushi. The water roll is amazing. One of the best sushi places I have every been to

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LL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu was different than what was published on the web site. Basically, second rate sushi.

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SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

freshest sushi, delicious beets, great happy hour price on wine which was unexpected on a friday night.

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Portland
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the sushi was very good, the service was good, only downer was the fact that they are infamiliar with traditional sushi...good food but another place focused on rolls

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Best sushi in SD county

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious. Been here twice and everything (drinks and food) was great, each time.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Food took a long time to arrive but expected on a busy night I suppose. Overall 7/10

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Land and Water is one of our favorites and never disappoints. We sat at the bar with Rob and as usual he made it another great visit. I have and will continue to recommend this place.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service so slow, you might think the staff had stepped out to go on strike. Poor follow up on requests. Food was "okay" but given the terrible service, I would not recommend.

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CM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Only complaint was the noise - not a good spot for sitting around the dinner table and catching-up with old friends.

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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

This was our third visit and each time the service has been poor.
On this visit it took over 30 minutes to get a cocktail and almost an hour to receive our food. The restaurant seemed understaffed and was not overly busy.
Overall the food is delicious, I love the history of the building (amazing) but event the restaurant was freezing on this evening and it was very uncomfortable.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chad is the best!

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi, great terrasse. Too bad there was no propane in outside heater tanks, we had to come inside. But overall, this is a great place, must-see.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi is out of this world!!!

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m
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Land and Water has the best sushi I have ever had. The service is also amazing

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CD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Sushi! It’s all good! Great service and all around great food! Will be back!

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

Love everything about this place only wish the music was a lower volume. It makes it a bit difficult to carry on a conversation.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything! Can’t wait to go back!

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T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent The beef skewers are incredible. We had Fishermans stew with shark (the catch of the day), also excellent. We also got a to go order and the bartender at the to-go counter was an absolute JERK (long hair, probably late 20s). Will not be going back! I saw our food at the to go counter in the to go box, I thought I would ust walk over to grab it, but I didn't want to be rude, so I waited to make eye contact with him to get the okay from him, and he yells. "bro, I WILL GET IT FOR YOU", very rudely. We live in Carlsbad and we go to the village to eat all the time, I'll never go back to this place after that.

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LP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sushi was delicious and our sushi chefs had awesome knife skills, we’ll definitely come again!

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