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225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
+1 805-686-9001
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here's the thing. Everyone takes their food home. In a box. Normal. You pay the bill, go home, put it in the fridge, you go sleep, and next day - you wake up and think - I'll have that that stuff from last night for lunch. Agreed. So next day, lunch time, I take the typical styro-foam foldy box from... More 

Thank michael c
Buellton, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Sushi is as good if not better than anywhere in the tri counties. Gina does beautiful work.

Thank AliKat600
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hiding ina strip mall, you'd never guess there would be quality sushi as well as Kal-bi, and many other cooked items. Gina, the owner and chef does a fantastic job!

Thank dwalker0320
Poulsbo, Washington
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

All of the positive reviews I read before going to this restaurant were true. It is a classy restaurant, very welcoming. All of the staff were friendly and helpful to my hubby who is not into Japanese foods. Staff assisted him in making choices and he liked all of it. Everything is freshly made and delicious. I was thrilled to... More 

Thank SunshineInWA
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Some of the best sushi rolls and tempura we have ever had. Some of the top sushi rolls to consider are the A.Ru and the Sunset rolls; awesome! Also recommend the Vegetable and Shrimp tempura appetizer. Very fresh ingredients!

Thank Mike m
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hard to believe I know. It doesn't look like much from the outside. All the locals have figured it out and you can too

Thank Betty M
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We ended up here after trying to go to Firestone Walker (we got there 5 minutes too late). The food was good, seemed to be fresh, and the price wasn't outrageous. Very glad we had a chance to try this place.

Thank Devon G
Orcutt, California
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Being fans of Sushi we decided to try the only place in town that we could find. We found it on the Chamber of Commerce map. The waiters were very good and helpful with the menu. There were a lot of different rolls offered as well as I believe nightly specials. We had the Miso Soup, That had Nori and... More 

Thank 923JimM923
Oxnard, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Although the customer service was outstanding. The food quality was fair at best. We found it to be very very pricey for the quality and quantity. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was over cooked and a very small portions for the price. I ordered the salmon roll and it had carrots and asparagus inside the middle. Customer service... More 

Thank 2cusmile
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Aru has been serving fresh and tasty dinners for many years. Fairly quiet and intimate setting but not stuffy. Very friendly staff. We are lucky to have such good quality Sushi in our small town.

Thank 54sunshine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Mcmurray Rd., Ste. D, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-9001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?