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About The Land and Water Co.

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.

2978 Carlsbad Blvd
#110
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, French, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 3pm – 9:30pm
Happy Hour ~ $5.00 Craft Cocktails & $2.00 off all drinks ~ 3pm – 5:30pm
Dinner ~ 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday & Saturday 3pm – 10:30pm
Happy Hour ~ $5.00 Craft Cocktails & $2.00 off all drinks ~ 3pm – 5:30pm
Dinner ~ 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Sunday 3pm – 9:30pm
Happy Hour ~ $5.00 Craft Cocktails & $2.00 off all drinks ~ 3pm – 5:30pm
Dinner ~ 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 729-5263

Website:
http://www.landandwaterco.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment.

Catering:
We do not offer regular catering but at Chef's discretion we can do off site dining for sushi and hot food.

Parking Details:
Center and Street Parking

Public Transit:
Coaster Stop 1 block away

Executive Chef:
Robert Ruiz

Private Party Facilities:
We have two spots. One is reservation only area for public and the other is reservation only for guests at the discretion of management. For special dinners and parties over 6 please visit our website and click on http://www.landandwaterco.com/events-at-lwc/

Private Party Contact:
Pamela Harper: (760) 729-5263

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Land and Water Co. Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (9)
Casual (8)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was my first time dining here and I will return. The service was good and friendly without being too intrusive. They helped with choosing the right food. I recommend the sushi it was delicious as well as the pork schnitzel. The drinks were very good as well and creative. The Thai curry dish was just ok the others were amazing so I would definitely return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the staff and chefs go up and beyond. This is a foodie delight. Be sure and sit with the chef and let him be as creative as he wants! It won’t disappoint.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was visiting from Arizona, and found this restaurant haphazardly. What a treat! The food was absolutely delicious and very creative. I never would have blended some of the flavors that they did, and the results were outstanding. The noise level is high, or at least it was the night I was there, which was not during the weekend. The staff was great!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Live Music, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful meal - as always! Love Land and Water.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The variety of food selections is terrific! Something for everyone. I go for the Sushi selections and I bring friends who generally are Sushi lovers.
All the friends I have taken have thoroughly loved the food they’ve ordered and want to return again. We are all from Orange County except for the couple I brought who is from England
Rob is a fabulous , creative chef (and conscientious owner) who believes in “clean” and organic food and ordering and presenting the best food products possible. It is very evident that he cares that his customers have a fabulous culinary experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was very slow, yes they were slammed but still. Took forever to get a drink. For the money, portions were rather small. Hip happening and loud.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server was very helpful. The food was amazing too. My only complaint would be that we were a group of 6 and it was hard to hear what the people were saying at the other end of the table. It was a loud restaurant and I enjoy talking to the people we go with.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant is primarily sushi but offers several other options. The Butter Butter salad was amazing and the sushi was super fresh. I shared a Banana Pie slice for dessert and it was so different & yummy that you really need to save room for this tasty treat! Overall, the food was delish. My only disappointment was that we were there New Years Eve and the wait staff were less than attentive - the iced tea was warm, the glasses didn’t sparkle, we had to ask for a spoon for the chicken pot pie (which was very very good), the table was sticky, and the windows were less than clean. It’s the overall ambiance that can make or break a place but the food was great!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Every time we come to Carlsbad for a weekend, this is our must-go-to dinner spot. We love sitting at the sushi bar, ordering some ‘land’ items and then allowing the sushi chefs creative license to entertain our taste buds and fully satiate our appetites. All the chefs and service staff here are friendly, engaging and fun.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The drinks, Sushi, steak and banana dessert were excellent. The food takes a little more time to get because it is custom made but it is worth it. The chicken appetizer was below par for the rest of the meal. I'll be back again and again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We went to Land and Water to celebrate our son’s (31yrs) birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed the sharing table set-up with many of the appetizers and the sushi menu. We had a lot of fun choosing which things we wanted to try and talking with each other. There were six of us at the table and with the sofa style bench on one side and chairs on the other, it felt like a family gathering. The cocktails were (if slightly on the costly side) scrumptious. They brought a handcrafted peppermint ice cream to our son for his birthday and enough spoons for all of us to get a taste. It was yummy, but the entire meal was yummy. I would encourage friends to go there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

While the food was good (after I poured a little red wine over my very dry schnitzle), the waitress who waited on us, seemed to be a little anxious for us to be done & gone. I had indicated on the 7:00 PM reservation that we were dining in celebration of our anniversary. The waitress never said anything about our anniversary and in fact never once even asked if we enjoyed our food or if everything was acceptable. A second waitress did give more water when my glass was close to empty. The noise level was quite high and not very conducive to talking with my wife over a drink. But that kind of thing happens, so we just yelled at each other! Since it was so loud, it seemed like out order was spread out over a considerable length of time. The ten piece Nigiri sushi platter was quite good, but the best was the pear salad (the only reason I would ever go back) which was unbelievably tasty. Overall, for the quality of the food and service, the price was substantial enough for at least a second entree or another round of drinks. Hopefully you diners out there will fare better than we did if you are brave enough to visit. Good luck!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The chefs at the sushi bar and in the kitchen never fail to deliver. As well, the waitstaff and bar stay on top of needs efficiently.
Remembering names is a plus, but it is the food that shows craftsmanship in the flavors and plating.
Always a comfort and joy to return here.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was not great. Very slow. Got our order wrong and undercooked our steak.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

There were four of us dinning. We weren't quite sure what to expect after browsing the menu online. Surprisingly happy about the food, which was absolutely delicious! Mostly sushi, but we did have some great sliders and French fries that were the hit of the night. Also took a tour of the Speakeasy downstairs. Next trip we'll have one of their signature cocktails. Loved the history lesson! Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, Land and Water was amazing. The sushi plates are incredible. I love their seasonal menus it let's you have new choices. Jamie, our waitress was the best. Everything she recommended was perfect including the craft cocktails.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great time with my wife in a comfortable and well presented ambiance. We would go back for sure!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good spot for excellent suhi as well as other items on the menu. Casual dinning, friendly staff although when asked for wasabi and extra ginger we almost finished the meal before these items were brought to the table. On the other hand because we had to wait a bit for the main dishes, they brought the table excellent appetizers off the menu - a nice treat. The desserts menu was limited to 3 dishes, however the two we tried were mediocre. Overall a good experience if you don't mind noise level at a decibel so high you had to scream to be heard by your table companions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came to celebrate my birthday and the food quality was amazing ! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Land and Water is a step above almost all other reataurants in Carlsbad. Their combination of flavors, insanly fresh seafood, and awesome service make them one of the best restaurants in North County

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Like the decor. My first dinner here was amazing. The second time around I was disappointed by the limited menu. I also don't like to see into the clothing store from the restaurant. Service was good. Will give it another try for haps hour, but not sure it will make the list for a rare night out without kids.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent service. Good food. Comfortable seating.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went here on Sunday (Oct 1) for our anniversary - they seemed to be a little short on wait staff but they were amazing anyway - they didn't let this stop their excellent food and excellent service! We always LOVE coming here and probably frequent this restaurant more than any other in San Diego or North County - thanks guys!!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our food was excellent, but our server was overwhelmed. Luckily for her my date and I were in no hurry and enjoyed our time.

The door into Sun Diego being open is a bit odd - who wants to get up in the middle of their meal and buy a bathing suit?

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

amazing food- fresh and flavorful. Our waitress really knew the menu and had amazing recommendations. We stumbled across this via looking online and it is well worth it! There were 5 of us and we ordered a bunch of dishes to share. AMAZING! Sushi great, ( water roll soo good) you cant pick a bad thing - just order everything! :)

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome atmosphere, with great tasting food! Our waitress was very nice and upbeat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Sushi presentation - excellent. Creative dishes, great flavors. Disappointed with the Japanese Crispy chicken - more like chicken nuggets w mayonnaise. Main problem was time from order to delivery. L&W tells you everything prepared fresh, so takes longer - OK (so does Georges Modern) - but we waited an hour for anything to come to table and then another 30 minutes or so for the balance. Wait staff very attentive and apologetic for time it takes. Side note, restaurant has beautiful windows but they hadn't been cleaned in a while. Looks grubby.

Not sure we'll invest time and energy to go back ...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our table was sticky, service was slow, food was not fresh nor thoughtfully presented. Cocktails were not great either. The room was very hot and staff is poorly trained but pleasant if extremely inefficient. Kitchen also seemed chaotic with food coming out at weird intervals.
For a real meal in Carlsbad try Paon, West or Campfire. They will put first quality, beautifully prepared dishes out every time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Big mistake. I thought I heard that this place was worth trying. Heard that they get their fish from Catalina Offshore. Anyway, this venue is very LOUD. Like a noisy bar. Got seated outside and the music was really loud. Looked at menu, and did not see any grilled fish on the larger plate selection. Lots of sushi, sashimi and non-fish options.

Ordered a couple glasses of wine and an appetizer. Wine showed up. No appetizer. Long wait. Eventually , we decided to leave with no dinner. no appetizer. what a disappointment

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Dirty menus and aweful Service. We left before we ordered!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I love this place and always make sure to stop in when I'm in California!

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We are new to the area and are so glad to have found Land and Water Co. not only is the food exceptional but the customer service is top notch!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Romantic, Disabled Access, Organic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great Beer, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very disappointing; table lamps were not lite; unattractive lighting; krisby beef was basically deep fried fat! Menus was limited mainly tuna roles dressed up differently.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was amazing! If it was warmer next time, I would like to dine outside to enjoy the ocean breeze.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great rolls and great cocktails.
The Duck Steamed Buns are excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We like sitting at the sushi bar. L&W is not the typical sushi bar. Yes, you can get the sushi straight up, but you can also enjoy the artistry in taste and sight by enjoying the creations from its different sushi chefs. We are typically served by Chef Keone but since he didn't work on a Tuesday, we were served by RJ. RJ was great too. He had a different style, but it was just as enjoyable. During dinner I just casually mentioned to my party I wonder when the Japanese started eating raw fish. RJ jumped in with a short history of sushi. I learned something while enjoying the food. His sushi was just a great blend of flavors.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

It was pretty good. Overall pretty good. Not pretty awesome or pretty fantastic, but pretty good. The food was extremely ok. Get my gist? Small amounts of fish in the sushi rolls with lots of sauce and frivolous accoutrements to hide the absence of fish; great fish being the essence of a great sushi spot. The Sake was good and expensive, the beef skewer was just weird. The servers were extremely professional, friendly and courteous. The room was extremely loud. I was worried that my small children would cause a fuss and their little whines and fusses were completely drowned by the environmental noise. Also upon entrance to the building the smell was something akin to the burn pit on our base overseas where we burnt our own waste. Probably should have started with that last point. Take it as you will. I think the place is very hip and trendy but ultimately akin to a Ford Focus with candy paint and racing tires, a dressed up bunch of pretty dang ok. And it's exceedingly expensive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sushi rolls were out of this world! Vegetarian bowl was excellent. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent sushi with a wonderful selection of specialty rolls and sushimi. My husband ordered the filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked with caramelized onions, and the best onion rings he'd ever tasted. I had the water roll, outstanding!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband had the 6 oz filet burger - it was divine - and just the right size. My sushi was phenomenal. We'll be going again for sure!

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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