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About Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

Please call for reservations of 7+ (760) 271-0531

Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub in Oceanside, CA is located at 1815 South Coast Highway. Executive Chef Davin Waite, founder of The Fish Joint and Café Japengo veteran, is conjuring up a menu relying on the highest quality, chef-selected fish and produce. Ingredients are carefully chosen, grown, or made from scratch. Offerings include Loch Duart and Mt. Cook salmon with a caper tapenade, a ceviche flight that changes daily, and the freshest, most exciting specialty items from Catalina Offshore Products, Specialty Produce, local fishermen, divers and growers.

1815 South Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Seafood, Creative Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Please call to make a reservation for Parties of 7+

SUSHI BAR
We do our best to accommodate sushi bar requests, but will place guests at a table when there is no available bar seating. Please call to confirm.

Cross Street:
Cassidy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 271-0531

Website:
http://seabasstropub.com/

Catering:
Onsite sushi chef or delivery service available. The Seabasstropub offers PG Catering as an option for intimate private parties as well as large corporate events.

Parking Details:
Small parking lot available, much convenient neighborhood parking as well.

Executive Chef:
Davin Waite

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (10)
Authentic (10)
Organic (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vegan (6)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Servers did not really understand the beer list. Brought my mate the wrong beer [we did not say anything]. Music was loud for a restaurant - bar volume and style for sure. Cash out software set to default to 20% [with tax ? - I don't know cuz the screen was not an itemized break down]...I changed the tip to 14$ from $15.75-ish [20%] - just because....and when I received my printed receipt I was billed the %20 value. Not too cool. I like the food and service much better at the Flying Pig and LTH.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is awesome! If you like sushi, you will love this place. There are a lot of vegan options as well as meaty so come on over and try it out :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Spicy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Incredible creative chef Davin is a master and loves his work

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This place is always busy and the staff is always great ! The food is awesome !

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The hype is true, this place rocks out your mouth! Sashimi with fruit and sublime sauces, great presentations. We appreciated the server giving us choices on price points for the omakase. This place can cost you a good portion of your weekly allowance, that not withstanding—it was worth it for the quality.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a pleasure to come to this place , great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The sushi was SO fresh & sooo good! We loved how eclectic the resturaunt was, and our waitress, Quincy, was SO friendly and went out of her way to make sure whatever we ordered did not contain dairy products (as I'm allergic). Quincy even brought out a vegan cupcake for my birthday treat and it was delicious! She even took my boyfriend and I outside to their romantic dining area to take a cute photo of us! She went above and beyond! And the food was amazing! Thanks for making me feel so special on my birthday! Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service! Best sushi in North County by far!

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

My new go-to omakase spot! No question. I am new to San Diego and this was my first time here - I fell in love. Sushi bar chefs were great, Alex is very friendly and knew lots of the regulars. Got great recommendations from our neighbors at the sushi bar, and all praised the chefs for their creativity and amazing flavor combos! Honestly, I wanted to come back the next day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

After hearing about this place for months I finally made it up for a father / daughter dinner. It lived up to everything we had heard with unique preparations including local ingredients. I wanted to order the whole menu! We will be back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

High quality ingredients and creative execution! Loved everything from the cucumber salad to the smoked eel, to the sashimi. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently the best food, let alone Sushi around.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had heard about this place from the locals and it did not disappoint

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing! We went back two days in a row during our four day vacation. My only regret is we didn't discover it earlier!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place is so good. Out of control good. Make a reservation, trust me

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Every time we go we try something new and are never disappointed. So many great choices on the menu. Great cozy atmosphere. Love to go with friends and share! Highly recommend.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a great experience and phenomenal food. I don't eat this type of food anywhere else.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is the best, creative, fresh sushi I have had locally.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The very best sushi and other special creations from the sea that we have ever eaten. And, we have sampled the coastal areas of the world. Friendly sushi bar without too much noise, friendly chefs and wonderful, gracious energy. Bob and Joyce Simpson

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I called and asked for outside table which they said yes, very nicely but as we got there they didn't hold an outside table and asked we wait 30 minutes. I said no and they sat us in corner with very lousy service. I am sad as the food can be very well done but consistently is an issue here.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our favorite place to eat no matter what. Ok so 50 characters or more how about how we love the crew. Dave, Alex, Torrey, Dave's brother, the young man who always takes care of us and we should know his name. The wahoo, chronic roll and the sculpin is the best we've ever had and all the rest of the goodies they have us try. Just the best, keep it up you have a great following.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The menu is unique. Sushi is excellent. There are other crazy-wonderful options. Beer is great - not surprising, around here. But they offer a Carruth wine - the Solana Beach winery---NICE!!!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

we always enjoy the food and the "friends" at W and R.
OPEN table mistakenly show us as a no show but we were merely late. thanks
Melissa

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Honestly, the food at this restaurant is like no other. Everything we ordered was like nothing else we've ever had!!! Fantastic!!!!!!!!The value is amazing and so was the service. Get a reservation as it really fills out and for good reason.
We had "Cronic", Mango sushi, cucumber salad with salmon. Those are just the one's I remember.
Will be going back and sending all my family and friends!!
Go there, you won't be disappointed!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great place! It is a gem, food is always great. Tried the baked Scallops they were amazing. Great service and food is DELICIOUS!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Goofy name and funky atmosphere with unique but tasty food options. We shared a delicious salad and enjoyed several sushi staples. All were very scrumptitious and fun. Would recommend for couple or small group as the place is "cozy". Have local brews and what we enjoyed, a local sake!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

sit at the bar and have the "chef's choice" excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

One of my favorite places ever. Phenomenal food, great casual vibe but still good for special occasions

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Early Saturday night dinner - great food as always and good portions for the price. We had a little of everything, and a couple of house rolls. The "Wet Brain" was fantastic.

I'm always full after eating here, but not stuffed. Great food and service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The dishes looked pretty with creative names but did not taste as good as they looked (basically lack of flavor). We had high expectations due to the great reviews and were disappointed. Also pricey for what it is. Also crowded, and staff was unorganized and frazzled. Thu. night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This joint is the best place to get sushi in North County. My husband and I have always sat at the bar - and have enjoyed the best service, the best tasting fish and ingredients you just KNOW are fresh. We tend to stray from the menu a bit and ask for whatever the sushi chef may feel like making - and it never disappoints.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great Sushi and team service, as always! Let the chefs do the driving, and you'll never be dissatisfied...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The W/R continues to amaze. Simply wonderful.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent food! Outside seating was challenging at times due to sometimes very loud traffic noise and wobbly seating/table.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Tapas
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

As always great food, great staff, great time!!! Best place for sushi, highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food, loved the firecracker green beans!
Very unique seafood and not your run of the mill sushi!
Only drawback is the limited beer and wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was very good which interesting takes on sushi. The ambience depends on where you sit. The front room is nice, the back room is dark and outside is rather noisy with traffic. The service was fine but not exceptional. Overall a slight disappointment after hearing good things.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was very good but the service was awful. I had been warned by a friend who had had the same experience. With so many good places to choose from in all of San Diego area, I just wouldn't recommend Wrench and Roadant. I know they like there reputation of being "what you see is what you get" & they don't give a darn , but come on. My party and I are usually very good tippers but in this case I just couldn't see giving more than 15% and not our usual 20.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always a favorite. Never a bad meal. Sit at the bar and enjoy Davin's omakase. We appreciate the low key vibe and unpretentious atmosphere but always with excellent food and service. You won't be disappointed!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The specialty rolls where terrific!

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