Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

4.7
522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and new adventure. Something new and original.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a reasonable price for seafood restaurant

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not sure how this place gets any bad reviews. The food is excellent and the meal was reasonably priced.

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CZ
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this plan!!!! Best spot in Oside!

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DS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was good, not great. Definitely white people sushi. Too much going on, on most dishes. The fish bone was amazing though. Service was also kind of lacking

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PE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great experience. Our guests are still talking about it!

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SL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This place was ok. I was expecting to be blown away after the the buzz that has been going on about this place. Server wasn't very helpful in helping to chose what to eat. It was our first time and anytime I asked they just responded "its good". The NZ Mt. Cook salmon sashimi was to die for but everything else was just ok. I am hoping for a better experience next time.

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Wrench and Rodents for several years now, and I have never had a bad meal or experience. Wrench and Rodents truly is, one of a kind.

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MM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wrench is one of our favorite places. Really fresh, creative and great service.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & presentation were absolutely wonderful 😍, we went for an anniversary dinner & found our new place , very cool neighborhood bar vibe ,we will be back , can’t wait 😋

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible experience on all categories, but the overall winner is the food. if your palate prefers freshness you can taste and your fantasy demands imaginative innovation and execution... this is the experience for you.

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OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

had a delicious dinner, enjoyed chattingvw our neighboring table!

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R
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place every time I spend an evening there. Creative and delicious food and service always great. I will continue to return...over and over and will recommend it highly to all of my friends!

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SP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant take on Japanese food that I've never seen captured anywhere else - truly a gourmet experience! You have to try it to believe it!

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AC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were spending a lovely evening on our 7th wedding Anniversary at this wonderful establishment... Thank you W&R for making this memorable for us. My only criticism would be the lack of parking… But other than that everything was wonderful!

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KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Legitimately one of the top places to eat in North County, and particularly in South O.
Owned & run by locals who live here, doing crazy inventive sushi & fresh seafood dishes, which you can mix & match with the Ramen shop they own next door. Is a loud boisterous dive bar of a sushi place, staffed by happy energetic people throwing out fantastic food. Love this place.

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True artists behind the sushi bar. Great service and the best food what more do you need!

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a pleasure to experience the amazing creations that W&R produce!

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

great food, reasonable price for the quality. I would definitely come back again

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in all the world. The inventiveness of the food, the flavors, the atmosphere, and the service all combine to make this a truly must-eat if you’re ever ANYWHERE near San Diego.

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T
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual atmosphere. Friendly and efficient service. We chose the omakase option and were so glad we did. Every single dish was amazing. Davin's heterodox approach to sushi is incredibly refreshing. We will definitely be back. Definitely check out the well executed website to find out more about the owners and their food.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All our visits(3) have been excellent. Now I want to return for omakase at the bar and interact with Maistro and the chefs!

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BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were incredible. My friends and I enjoyed our meal- we had the omakase and left the dishes up to the chef. Highly recommend!

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always top notch.

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M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok, service was ok. Ambience is underwhelming and felt a little dirty. Menus were filthy, had to request clean ones. Menu selection is sparse for a sushi joint. Value isn't really there, it's overpriced for what you get.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great spot- only for special occasions for us though. Definitely a low-key vibe in the place with amazing(!) and creative seafood focused dishes. The only reason it's more for special occasions in my mind is the price. I don't mind paying a fair price for locally, fairly sourced and awesome food, which this is, but it doesn't mean I can afford it all the time. Will definitely go back, even if the service was a bit slow that night. The baked scallop appetizer was fantastic; though we will definitely try their Omakase "chef's choice" next time to get a chance to try even more!

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f
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good but a little bit over-hyped. Chef is innovative experimenting with flavors sweets and salts with sushi. The entree items were creative and perhaps a little better than the sushi.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit at the bar and request chefs choice! Those guys are complete sushi artists and enjoy what they do!! Highly recommend.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was a sweet kind young man who may have forgotten a few items we ordered at the end, but that didn’t matter to us! He was still very attentive and sure to make our experience delightful, the food was incredible, great birthday dinner.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic spot! The dishes are amazing- definitely recommend opting in to the omakase. Cool ambiance to top things off!

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OT
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the most unique sushi I have ever encountered. Every item we ordered was delicious to the point my wife (who usually does not eat sushi) coulnd not say which was the best. They were all great. Service is perfect and knowledgeable and while the seating area is tight and noisy, the ambience is still there.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Over priced, disappointing omakase. Cost over $180 for 2 people with 8 "tastings", 1 beer, 1 glass wine and a $15 corkage fee. Ridiculously expensive, left hungry and felt taken advantage of with the pricing. Wish I had ordered off the menu instead. The service and food quality were fine only half the meal was good. The other half consisted of overly sweetened fish and lackluster kitchen offerings. Definitely not going back any time soon.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok. Service was good but over priced

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SO
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! Everything we ordered was delicious!

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BO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful food and company. Best sushi in town.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat at the sushi bar and ordered omakase. The chefs brought me everything from prepared food and sashimi from set menu to unique dishes not available on the menu. I wish I lived closer so I could go back all the time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Terrible vegetarian options

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ME
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique culinary experience. Every time I dine here I am blown away!

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J
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and the specials were terrific. The cod exceptional and so was the pork bellies with mushrooms

Fun and funky with terrific food.

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GH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing people. Remember Mandatory Chronic Roll!

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