Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

4.8
784 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
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.
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BrianM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in San Diego period.

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CathyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best. I always get the chefs special roll. Always a one of a kind and never disappoints!!
And our server Amy was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Alex and Loren always create such amazing dishes. Thanks as always for being such a great place to dine.

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amyo
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my all time favorites ! The food is phenomenal and I love how all the rolls are so unique and different . Love the back patio addition and new seating !

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Excellent
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional, as was the service. I’m already planning my return. The dragonfly roll was amazing with a great combination of flavors. Everything was very fresh, and plated nicely. Plenty of seating with patios in the front, side, and back. Highly recommend.

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vipPickyPalate
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I had high expectations because of the high rating for this restaurant. Ordered the following rolls: Chronic, Del Mar, Hedgehog and Dragonfly. Maybe it’s an off night?? The taste was sadly mediocre. We were starving so we still devoured a couple of rolls easy but nothing as exceptional as the 4+ rating.

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BrianS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I LOVE this place under NORMAL circumstances. I always order the Omakase and it is normally a fantastic experience. I love getting the food descriptions from the chef directly. He's a character, and I love it. However, this last time we went, due to covid, they offered the "Omakase - on the run". The selection was great. food tasted amazing as usual, but it simply was not the same. The selections were pre chosen and capped at only 3 courses. I came with an appetite expecting to be fed until i bust, as is the Omakase way. I found my self disappointed and looking for more, which we ordered. I have told literally anyone that will listen about the Traditional Omakase offering here and all about the chef. This time we brought my sister and brother-in-law to experience this, and i feel we were short changed.

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vipCCL2019
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We ordered a bunch of rolls and two kids meals. The kids each had a nice plate of salmon and rice but it would have been nice to include some broccoli or other vegetable. The sushi was mediocre and much too rice heavy. We were disappointed by the food but appreciated the friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japanese yellowtail is unreal

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DanE
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service, food is always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy and so fresh and unique tastes

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MonicaU
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have recently been following on Instagram after seeing they shop Tuna dockside fish market. The food and atmosphere were exceptional and we enjoyed our date night. Looking forward to visiting again when in the area for sure!!!

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vipHumDrum
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was in town and booked this weeks ago.
Looking at their Instagram pics etc I was really looking forward to it.
Husbands chicken ramen noodle dinner was tasty but chicken was dry.
My salmon nigiri was ok, my yellowtail nigiri had no flavor and was cut very thin, wasn’t thrilled at all.
Salmon skin hand roll was good, but substantially more rice than salmon skin.
Tofu cut roll was fair at best.
Won’t return upon moving back to Oceanside, many other options.

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Foodguy007
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Server was excellent. Outside dining on PCH was loud and obnoxious. Food was average.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chef davin was amazing, food was amazing, stuff was amazing all amazing best place in entire state

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Aliciaz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible.....quality, fresh, taste! Can’t wait to go back!

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MelanieE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so romantic sitting outside on the patio! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was great!

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BrianaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing quality food. It was my first time eating here and I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dining with my daughter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, with some very unique dishes like the swordfish bone marrow shot and vertebrae. Incredible value for the quality and portion size. I would go here everyday to get my sushi fix!

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Laniebanie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Sushi. Ever. Creative nigiri concepts. I highly recommend going omakase and letting the chefs create some if the best recipes you will ever put on your taste buds.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Incredible food comes out of the kitchen. Plate after plate was curated wonderfully and made the drive from downtown SD so so worth it. The Sculpin special was delicious and the rolls were perfect as well, especially the one topped with truffle!!

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vipfoiegrasandhotdogs
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite spot in greater San Diego

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ShellyH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I thought it was pricey and a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

It was particularly poor in almost every aspect.
Will not be returning.
I have no idea who posted such good reviews.

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GabeG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE how this place has adapted the outdoor space for COVID. The food was so good that the place could have survived mediocre service, but that was NOT the case. The staff was FANTASTIC, which made the experience 100%. They have great VEGAN options, and the key lime parfait was AMAZING... Great work everyone, keep up the good work!

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vipGaryO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was amazing. Had a great time

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vipJuliannaN
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic as was the food. Recommend this venue!

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SofyT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated early Valentine’s Day on Wednesday and it was amazing!! We always have nothing but good things to say about Wrench but here we are again saying this was one of the best meals ever! We did the omekase (tasting menu) and we weren’t disappointed. We left happy, full, and smiling! Service was just as good as the food, Quincy made the experience great & Morgan finished our table off and he did too! :) Thanks for making such a special evening!

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vipKevinS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good, always interesting, always creative. so pleased that this place is still alive during COVID, and will be here after. they are great people, who make great food.

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vipDanC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and great service. The outdoor setup for Covid is really well done.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner. The food is always incredible and the patio was perfect. It’s one of our favorite spots in Oceanside.

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CorinnaG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about the Wrench! Amazing food and staff. Such a staple in the Oside culture!

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TennilleH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! This is one of my favorite sushi spots. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look foreword to dining at W&R
So much talent and artistic expression in ever meal.
We enjoy chefs to make us items that are not found on the menu. Never disappointed

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AnaR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite place, we love it. Delicious food and great service

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GabbyR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh and beautiful food. I have never been disappointed.

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite sushi place in Oce side, the food is fresh and everything I have ordered is a 10 out of 10. I highly recommend this place to anyone that loves good sushi and a great atmosphere.

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GeeBee
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the COVID world ambience was acceptable, though sitting outside was a little chilly ... to the feet. Wife (the seafood eater) definitely appreciated the food and daresay, loved it too.
Me, more of a land-guy, had the chicken noodle dish (Yakisoba?) and found it acceptable. I am not their target crowd, so no hard feelings there.

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You can order delivery directly from Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub using the Order Online button. Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 271-0531.

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub is rated 4.8 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.