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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
7:00 PM
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

4.7
330 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Seafood, Creative Japanese
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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.
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Phone number
(760) 271-0531
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Davin Waite
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cassidy
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Parking details
Small parking lot available, much convenient neighborhood parking as well.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places to go. Everyone there takes such good care of us and as far as the food goes, I don’t think you can find anything like it anywhere. I Love this place

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The sushi are amazing and delicious. I would highly recommend any dish on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. The restaurant itself is quite bohemian but super fun. Music was not my taste but part of the experience...highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food and service with a positive vibe. This is my family’s go to spot because of the fresh sushi and creative dishes. I highly suggest this spot. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We love Nobu but the food here was as good or better and it was a nice casual environment.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

What a wonderful restaurant. Inventive sushi with no attitude. Love coming here and just let the chef make the choices. All the 5 star reviews are there for a reason!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best creative (non-traditional) sushi I have had in a long time. Fresh fish, inventive flavors and a warm staff. Everyone was happy with every dish. That is truly rare.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great great food and service. Tables are cramped and too small but great food makes up for it!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Eclectic small space. Insane vibrant food flavors. Super creative. Worth a drive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We heard a lot about the place via Facebook/Instagram so gave it a try. With vegan options it was worth the try. Food was good and the choices were plentiful - for both vegan and non-vegan diners. Would recommend if looking for a casual - almost sushi - restaurant for vegans.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I recall a dish I ordered on my first visit; it's an outstanding sashimi preparation called "Powerbowl." No skimpy portions here; it's very generous with the most fantastic salad, a real work of art! I almost didn't try the salad, it was so gorgeous! I've ordered this dish 3 times in my last 3 visits. A real masterpiece.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always amazing food , energy and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food and service as always. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Place is awesome. Best sushi I have had. New favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Creatively and carefully prepared Japanese cuisine that is respectful of the high quality seafood we are lucky enough to have in San Diego. Chef Waite and staff understand the philosophy of Japanese cooking.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing place for sushi. Freshest fish I have had, with great dining options. The owners make it a wonderful experience. The prices are reasonable

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best sushi in San Diego County HANDS DOWN! It's all about the food here, creative, fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food -- creative sushi and seafood related options. friendly helpful service. loved it.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We tried the omakase for a birthday celebration and each seafood dish brought to us was extremely fresh and artfully presented. It's a modern take on sushi that delights with creative and surprising flavors. Really wish this place was located a bit closer to San Diego, however if you're heading to Oceanside, this is a must visit. The overall ambiance of the place is unassuming and laid back, the restaurant name is bewildering and off putting, yet if you can get past all that and try the food, you are in for an unexpected treat. The staff was also friendly, welcoming and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

never a better spot to eat the most delicious flavor pairings, in the most hip, magnanimous atmosphere to boot! Still salivating over our plates!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The W&R team NEVER disappoints. We go to an annual convention every year in Orange County, and have been driving down to Oceanside every year for our Saturday Night Dinner. There may be other sushi restaurants in the US with as good of sushi - be none equal the flavors the team incorporated into their dishes. We've been coming the first weekend of March for 5 years now - and the team has NEVER disappointed us.

For a truly special dining extravaganza - just ask them to surprise you with their best - you won't be disappointed. Everything is fresh - and best of class.

Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wrench has been our go-to sushi place since we discovered it a few years ago. We always go 'omakase' because the genius creations placed before you are simply amazing & delicious. Always a "wow!" for us. Thank you, keep it up guys.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The service was fantastic and the food was stellar, sushi chef Nick wowed us with so many savory sensational varieties. He was also very informative on every type of dish he presented us. A++

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Davin and crew deliver the best sushi creatively in a way I've never experienced. He really loves his work and uses locally sourced, and reliable seafood and produce - again I can't say enough about how amazing he is!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Best sushi I've had awesome experience. The omakase was amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

great food with a twist on traditional sushi... unique flavors

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We love this restaurant, the food is always imaginative and outstanding. The service is also always great. The seating is very tight so be prepared to be close to the conversations of those around you. I look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The wait staff were friendly and very efficient. The food was amazing! Lots of familiar fare with a fun twist. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. What a terrific restaurant.
Best sushi in Southern California. No tude,, Just the best fish around. Go omakase and be dazzled!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Perfection. Davin is a creative genius with food... it is always amazing and super delicious...

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Didn’t live up to its reputation.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great find! Incredible food!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

very cool place! food was excellent and creative (especially the sushi and sashimi). we didn't try noodles but friends say great. will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This place is one of my favorite sushi places of all time. Something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I were on vacation and had an absolutely fabulous meal here. The service, food and drinks were perfect! Everything was fresh and creative. We highly recommend this fun place!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant is one of our favorites. It’s quaint and the food is creative and amazing.
We also enjoyed the collaborative dinner Davin/chef did with the 608 chef.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome. Just awesome.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Best meal in Southern California!! The oysters with caviar were outstanding, had a double order! Everything was fresh and delicious. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The sushi rolls and specials were incredibly fresh and delicious! All of the sauces they use are uniquely flavorful and paired well with the dishes- I wanted sides of all of them. This is by far our favorite sushi restaurant- wish we had one like this in the Bay Area!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Such great takes on sushi - everything we tried was something new that we hadn't found at any other sushi restaurant. And, on top of that, the staff and owner are great folks to hang out with. Looking forward to going again and again and again.

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