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130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
+1 760-634-2746
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
13 Mar 2018
“the real thing”
13 Dec 2017
“Mind blowing sushi”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The way to immediately tell whether a sushi restaurant is legit is to look at its customers- if they are mainly Japanese you can be sure they are not trying to do the gaijin scam. Kaito is one of the few old-style Nipponese places in...More

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

A friend wanted to show us his favorite sushi spot (said his top 5 sushi spot in the entire world... and he’s been to Japan dozens of times!) This place is downright amazing! Don’t plan on going to eat “generic” sushi like California rolls. The...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews thought this was going to much more enjoyable. Restaurant is small, decent service, pricey, quality ok. Sushi was ok yet teriyaki bowl was bland and unenjoyable.

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you've lived in Japan, SF, or Manhattan, then you know that none of the sushi joints in San Diego can compare. As such, I'm rating Kaito solely as to how it compares to sushi places in SD. i.e., compared to Kabuto in Las Vegas,...More

Thank Sameer R
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I know Sushi Ono is supposed to be the best but this place is smaller, more intimate and has friendly helpful staff. The sushi is delicious and there is a good variety of fish available.

Thank m p
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Eater.com rated this the best restaurant in San Diego...not just best sushi restaurant...but ANY kind of restaurant. I can see why. It was light and artfully created. Different from any other sushi I've had. I wanted to order everything on the menu! And the prices...More

Thank DevMarc
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Great sushi bar for omakase, that is trust the chef to select something excellent. I learned this was the way to go at a top bar in LA that was 5 minutes from my house. Very few sushi places do this well... usually safe or...More

Thank encinitas53
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The sushi was good, but I felt like it was a little overpriced. $12 for a roll seemed a little expensive. The service was quick and the restaurant was clean. We had a group of 9 and they seated us promptly without a reservation.

Thank Bound4NZ
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I was referred to this restaurant by a couple of japanese friends of mine. Somewhat hard to find, as it is located in a section of a mall. Very low key, so make sure you google the address. It is a small but cozy place...More

Thank Mentalwais
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I would have give them a better rating if I am just reviewing their food. They have very good sushi, fresh fish and tender texture. However the service was unexpectedly SLOW!! We waited for 40 minutes after we placed order without being served. I had...More

Thank Helena9504
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2746
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