Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

4.7
870 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Please call for reservations of 7+ (760) 271-0531

Founded in 2013 by Davin and Jessica Waite, Wrench & Rodent is a space for culinary exploration and collaboration. This cozy, eclectic restaurant quickly became a destination for those who appreciated Chef Davin’s creative approach to celebrating local and responsibly sourced fish and produce.

In addition to a set sushi menu, Wrench offers an omakase as well as a list of specials that change daily. The team is committed to reducing waste and enhancing flavor by elevating all cuts of fish and veggies, as well as featuring a diverse range of species. Many menu items are simple, fresh and creative, with a lesser-known fish species complimented by ingredients from the backyard garden. Byproduct utilization drives the menu as well, and recent explorations with aging techniques have led to a dry aged fish program. Plant-forward preparations are also celebrated, and a vegan omakase is available upon request.

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Lencho89
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a couple of rolls and shrimp fried rice. Everything was delicious!

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GinaM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing as we chose to have the chefs experience. The service was good , but felt there was several delays in between courses and at the end felt rushed out. Put in the reservation that it was my friends birthday to surprise her and the host mentioned when we arrived which kind of ruined the surprise but the server never mentioned anything to make it special. I would go back because the food was amazing but feel a personal touch could be added.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best seafood in town! Ramen is to die for and make sure to get the spicy sauce and garlic chips.

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vipSandB
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! Our waiter was great. Food was fabulous.Thank you!!

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday dinner. Husband and I shared the chefs choice sushi/sashimi tasting menu. It's was beautiful. The quality of the fish impeccable. Great wine selection and I believe an extreme value on the price for quality of food.

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MichaelT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh and creative sushi in a low key setting.

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DortheS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall great experience! Food tasty and great service. The sashimi pieces have decreased in size since our last visit. Backyard dining experience and white table cloths is a great addition

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CamilleF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Try the chefs choice for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food I’m a Corporate Chef for a large company and really appreciate the thought behind the dishes etc

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and amazing service!!! Will come back!!

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OlgaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprises all around with this delicious menu that changes:)!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a 9pm reservation and they were rushing us, brought all of our food out in under 10 minutes, and starting closing down the restaurant during our meal. They brought out our sushi before our seaweed salad and apps. If you want to close earlier… don’t have a 9pm reservation….

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Scotty
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good / drinks are a bit high priced - $4.50 for a soft drink is ridiculous. $12 for small glass Of sparkling wine ! Service started off well but fizzled out and it wasn’t busy.
Loved that they have veggie rolls - Patrick the Great .. yum

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Jean
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a total gem! It has an unassuming exterior but the FOOD, people... THE FOOD! The chefs there are total artists and the plates look like works of art. The sushi itself is melt in your mouth and buttery (mmm that Toro especially). We got the ceviche tostada, yellowtail with Tom Kha puree, Chronic and Holiday In Cambodia rolls, Toro nigiri, Matcha panna cotta, and Sayuri Nigori sake. As we bit into every plate, my fiancé and I went "ahhhh" and sunk into our seats a little more. It was that good!! Our server was lovely too; sadly we didn't catch her name, but she was Server W on our receipt. Do yourself a favor and come here!

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CaitlinD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - perfect small space with amazing ambiance.

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Girlaskew12
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Very uniques sushi rolls at a reasonable price. We sat on the patio and it was a secluded, lovely atmosphere. Great service.

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mhksuccess
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place. Great food and different presentations.The omikase is amazing.

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vipMichaelM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Omakase was excellent. Nice selection and very well done.

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vipsjpotter
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dry aged tuna. Overall excellent flavors but a fair amount of tempura in rolls.

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Rosemary
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always. The food, service, ambience and general atmosphere is wonderful. I had guests from Chicago and the outside dining is perfect.
I have been enjoying this restaurant for a very long time and will continue to do so!!!!
A real treat.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime Ive eaten sushi at other places, Ive left comparing it to here, and I've left disappointed. Hands down the best, freshest fish offered. I'll drive from another county to each here.

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BrianM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi and music in town. Hands down.

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dining experience-unique menu…very appealing to vegans! Excellent service-everyone was pleasant and happy to accommodate! It was my husbands birthday and we had a memorable time!! We will definitely return!!

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RobinS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service! We sat outside and there were many flies.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time we pass through Oceanside we stop here for dinner. It is always one of the highlights of our trip.

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BrianM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in San Diego!

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vipHungryMan
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 4th dinning experience here and we’ve not been disappointed. We had items off their 9/5/2021 “Special” menu. We loved everything including the Opah green eggs and ham, very unique and delicious. We were not as crazy about the smoked salmon collar, it was undercooked in some areas and others were charred black. Not sure how that is “smoked”…. Lastly, we enjoyed the peach dessert, it was light and refreshing without being too sweet.

The service was excellent and the server even grabbed a fresh fig from their fig tree! We’ll be back for the variety and great tastes!

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vipSelllhi
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

After this restaurant was named ‘best sushi’ by SD Magazine’s Troy Johnson, we made the 45 minute drive to Oceanside on a Friday evening. We didn’t really like the atmosphere - more British pub than sushi restaurant. The service was attentive and the food tasted fresh, but it was in no way worthy of being called ‘San Diego’s best’. The prices were very reasonable, however!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and our first time there. The food was amazing!!! We ordered omakase “chefs choice” and we were blown away! I will def be back again!

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GreatSanDiegoEats
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh seafood. Always good. One of our favorite places in San Diego area.

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vipmoofish32
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a hidden gem in south Oceanside. Their menu is creative and the fish is so fresh. Can't wait to go back!

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Vegan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan omakase was beyond amazing. Innovative, creative, and delicious. It even won over the non vegan !

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IsabelleS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I took the Omakase menu. I really enjoyed the sushi but the other courses didn't impress me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fish was really fresh. Had the smoked kampachi special, cod with truffle oil and the Holiday in Cambodia roll.

Started with the roasted cauliflower.
Good recommendations from Rai our waitress. The experience was really excellent. Just get passed the name. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good or great. Love the always changing specials. Excellent seafood and plant based options. Been here many times and always a treat.

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vipPammy
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I must be a sushi purest since everyone seems to like this and I just didn’t. I won’t be back but I can see how others enjoy.

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vipRob20
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and well prepared fresh foods and seafood with friendly service

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Andrea
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the back patio. Relaxing ambiance, friendly staff, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I applaud the creativity but the balance was off. The sauces were too strong for the fish and the sushi rice was not done well

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vipgris
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! Definitely a hidden gem in North County!

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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 4.7 stars by 870 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.