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Sushi | Bar

  • 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, 93108, United States
  • 110 USD • Japanese, Seafood
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MICHELIN Guide California

Sushi | Bar

  • 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, 93108, United States
  • 110 USD • Japanese, Seafood
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Though it’s nestled next to the tony Montecito Inn, this is no ordinary omakase eatery. Head Chef Lennon Silvers-Lee, hails from Van Nuys, not Japan, and his nigiri are not just premium, but infused with original touches—think sweet corn “pudding” or sourdough breadcrumbs that coat slices of hamachi. Even the classic pairings, like lightly torched otoro with fresh wasabi, become transcendent with a touch of the house-fermented soy sauce.

This iconoclastic vibe extends to beverages, like cocktails, sake, wine, and beer. And yet, the chef does indeed adhere to one omakase rule: a counter with seating for just ten guests. The vibe is convivial and the tunes set to Japanese jazz. You'll want more, even after the last bite of matcha and makrut lime ice cream.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • K Valet parking
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Counter dining
  • f Car park
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Booking essential - dinner
  • 1 Notable sake list

Information

+1 805-845-9310
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday

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