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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Yoichi’s

  • 230 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 93101, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Japanese
Take Away

Limited to-go menu of sushi & other signature specials, plus wine, beer, and sake for curbside pick-up Fri-Tues.

MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Yoichi’s

  • 230 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 93101, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This quaint little house run by a husband-wife team just happens to be one of the area's favorite spots for traditional Japanese dining. This should be no surprise, as Chef Yoichi Kawabata’s background includes cooking at Nobu Tokyo. The dining room is quiet and serene, filled with white walls and dark wood tables—there is no sushi counter. Service is both friendly and informative.

The seven-course menu respects all the rules of kaiseki dining, using top seasonal ingredients and pristine, top-class fish. Meals begin with an array of four appetizers (zenzai) including delectable Wagyu beef that has been grilled and glazed in a sansho pepper sauce. Then grilled duck breast may be prepared with perfect tenderness in sweet soy sauce with green peppers.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 805-962-6627
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Sunday

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