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7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2859
+1 805-968-1838
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Falsterbo, Sweden
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Japanese food, great service and very friendly atmosphere. Went there without expectations and had a great night. Had the salmon teriyaki and yakiniku. Both were very good. Everything was value for many from portion size to quality. Worth a visit for a casual night out!

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Thank Johan P
Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to Itsuki in over a year and was really impressed with improvements in service and food. We had the okonomiyaki appetizer (savory pancake with meat and vegetables) that was as good as those I've had in Japan! We followed with a course of sushi - yellowtail belly, ama edi (sweet shrimp), Japanese mackerel, snapper, and uni, all... More 

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Thank jlab4949
SoCal
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been dining at Itsuki for decades, since they started as a tiny hole in the wall cafe on outer, upper State Street. The food was wonderful there, and the service, too. Of course we came to the new location when the business reopened after a family misfortune, but sadly, the service has gone downhill terribly even as the... More 

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Thank ohtryit
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you want good, traditional Japanese food in Goleta, Itsuki is the natural place to go to. They have all the basics staples of udon, ramen, tonkatsu, teriyaki, and tempura and you won't be disappointed. Gaku Chiba, the owner has taught his staff well. The sushi is above average, we like the spicy tuna and salmon. Most of the staff... More 

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Thank Irontak
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is our go to place for Japanese. The sushi is really excellent -very fresh, good selection and beautifully prepared. I've not tried the rolls, just the nigiri and sashimi. I love their Tsukemen ramen. The spicy ramen is good too. Another great favorite is the mushroom tempura appetizer.

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Thank ExportIng
Naperville, Illinois
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257 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The wait staff was wonderful. My dinner friend ordered the incorrect meal - the restaurant made a new one without a charge! Wow. The sushi is very good. The menu is large. There are lots of tables and plenty of parking as the restaurant is in a mall area. If you like sushi - you'll like this restaurant.

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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Better than average, not my first pick but in Goleta this would be my choice for Japanese. I did prefer the small little restaurant it was before, and thought the food was better there. Nonetheless, the lunch bentos are a good deal, and large portions overall. The rolls were average, but the ramen was tasty. There are many menu items,... More 

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Thank emmyish
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We came and were very pleased with the food. Which is what you come here for I guess... but never got a refill of water and waited way too long for the bill. Long enough to complete this review and its not even terribly crowded on a Friday night 5 star on food. 2.5 star on service.

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Thank Devildog8411
Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Very good sushi and sashimi with a wide assortment of fish available. Also a wide assortment of sake - and the special sakes were excellent. There was also an extensive menu of oter Japanese food, including Bento boxes and ramen noodles. Pleasant room and good service

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Thank marcia93110
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This place has fantastic food! I love giving good reviews, especially when a place has fantastic food but the service here was horrible. We had to wait over 25 minutes for a table, half the restaurant was empty. The hostess had no idea how to run the show. When asked for the manager, it turned out that the hostess was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2859
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-968-1838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?