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MICHELIN Guide California

Sushi | Bar Montecito

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

Sushi | Bar Montecito

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

Though it’s right by the tony Montecito Inn, this eatery from Chefs/owners Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee is no ordinary omakase spot. Head sushi chef Lennon Silvers-Lee's nigiri are not just supremely finessed but also infused with original touches—like the dab of sweet corn “pudding” and sourdough breadcrumbs that coat slices of hamachi. Even traditional pairings become transcendent with his house-fermented soy sauce.

The iconoclastic vibe extends to the beverages, including cocktails, sake, and beer. Despite such originality, this "bar" does indeed adhere strictly to one tradition: a mini counter with seating for just ten to ensure a deeply personalized experience. Your time here is bound to pass in a blissful haze of convivial chatter.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Facilities & Services

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

Information

+1 805-845-9310
Opening hours
Closed: lunch: Monday-Sunday

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