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Off The Hook

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$$ - $$$
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2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7718
+1 530-544-5599
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The food was exceptional and the service was great. I will become a regular customer from now on. The atmosphere was clean and fresh and the fish was delicious. Try the gyozas they were fantastic.

Thank Dianenasser
Merced, California
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184 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We are taking Spanish immersion at Lake Tahoe Community College the first week of August. But that's another story - be sure to check it out. The owner of our B&B suggested Off the Hook, a favorite with the locals. It's easy to see why they like it. Great sushi, miso soup and service - and great prices if uou... More 

Thank Photom299
Vallejo, California
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

WIth a group of 7 it's always a challenge to find a place all will agree upon. Luckily we all agreed to give Off the Hook a shot and all of us were glad we did. For a place way up in the Sierras the the range of choice was very impressive.The Honey Walnut Prawns and Nabeyaki Udon were especially... More 

Thank John F
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place was recommended, and glad we went. Fresh fish, good service, good pricing. Nice Sake selection too. Ordered lots of small plates. Shrimp tempura-good batter and cooked nicely. Edamame, kalbi ribs- great marinade, honey walnut prawns-wow-so good. Sunomono salad-refreshing, creamy scallop-yum. Last but not least, spicy tuna roll-loved it. Place was really busy, service was good-tho they were hopping.... More 

Thank shewholovestoeat
San Francisco, California
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298 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Indoor and outdoor seating and giant chalk boards to keep the kids occupied. The prices here are not outrageous and within normal range. The quality and appearance are ver good. Sake and Japanese beers available.

Thank Arnold C
Rancho Murieta, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was really surprised at this place - kind of chaotic, small, obviously a local crowd - but it was really excellent with great service, too! Love all the apps (crunchy rock shrimp, esp), and lots of different kinds of sushi. Plus we were able to try a few different sakes that went really well with the meal. Service was... More 

Thank 4csueback
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Probably the best sushi we have eaten. The tea itself is the best tea and I am still craving it. We had the Holy smokes roll, Flying tiger, and the granola roll. They were all tasty and the use of macademia nuts gave it texture. Clarabell was out waitress and she was as impressive as the rolls. If you love... More 

Thank Cruisingrace
Salt Lake City, Utah
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Dinner for four on a Tuesday night. Rolls and nigiri were fresh, reasonably generous and tasty. Pricing is reasonable and 4:30-6:00 Happy Hour pricing is very good (regular menu rolls at $4-7). Only one server was working the entire restaurant and register at 7:30 when we dined, so service was painfully slow. I like the understated ambiance and 70s rock... More 

Thank eppikureeus
South Lake Tahoe, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place has no competitors! You won't find sushi this good or unique anywhere! I really hate to tell everyone about this place because I'm afraid it'll get too busy to get a table! Haha! Really good quality fresh fish and other ingredients. I love ordering the Fire in the Sky roll that is flash fried. Always cooked perfectly on... More 

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious and great service! Friendly staff seemed to know the regular customers. Desserts looked delicious. Great for families and large groups.

Thank Janice G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-5599
Locally owned and operated since 2004, Off the Hook has quickly become the locals' favorite spot for delicious food in a fun, upbeat, inviting atmosphere. Far from a traditional sushi restaurant, this California-style sushi bar puts a Western twist on an ancient Eastern food idea, offering so many unique flavors and ingredients you won't find anywhere else. There are over 40 rolls on the menu, but the Dragon Balls, Fire in the Sky and Gambler are a must try. The sushi is undeniably fresh as the chefs take the utmost care in breaking down and preparing the best quality fish available from whole into delectable bites for their customers. If sushi isn't your thing, the menu also includes a variety of cooked items, such as Tempura, Teriyaki, Bento Boxes, Udon Noodle Bowls, and cooked fish entrees. You'll even find Honey Walnut Prawns, Ahi Poke Salad, and Korean-Style Kalbi Ribs. The homemade desserts (tempura green tea ice-cream!)and extensive sake selection are as equally enticing! Located right in the middle of town on Highway 50, Off the Hook continues to strive to be a casual, yet high qaulity restaurant, cutting no corners when it comes to the customers' dining experience. Find out for yourself why Off the Hook has been voted "Best Sushi" by Tahoe locals for the last six years! Check out their Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 - 6 pm where many of their rolls, appetizers and drinks are discounted.

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