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Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant

1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
+1 805-922-0025
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Mar 2018
“Ranks Among The Best”
26 Feb 2018
“Occasionally one is lucky enough to stumble over a gem of a restaurant”
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Small but very good. Family run, good service, nice place. Sushi Bar and Dinner Menu are both great options.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

this is an ordinary little restaurant, but it clearly serves a Japanese community. You can tell from the moment you walk in the place. Several of the tables had Japanese visitors, some speaking entirely in Japanese. My kind of authentic Japanese dining! One way you...More

Thank hanafifraval
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Atari-Ya is a hidden gem in a rather run down strip mall. Once you're inside, it's a hopping place. The service is slow, but the food is well worth the slow service! Their rolls are huge and the nigiri pieces are twice the normal size....More

Thank VicksVaporRub
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent traditional Japanese food. From Yosenabe to Sushi to Cold Soba plate. And the waitress is precious.

Thank Joy D
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here with 4, based on other reviews. We had the Atari-Ya special, chicken teriyaki and special of the week which were all great. Nice and friendly staff, kitchen is open which I always find a positive aspect. Prices are ok, ate (+ 3...More

Thank micha_lv96
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We have been to Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant approx. 10 times in the last 20 years. One that has been consistent is the in-consistent of the fresh fish. We have had some very good meals here and a few that were not as good. Keep in...More

Thank Aqualung A
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Best sushi around. Owners and staff are very friendly. Food is high quality! Hungry thinking about it...

Thank Tobster311
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Its off the beaten path, but well worth the eats. We love the sushi and sashimi and the staff are very efficient.

Thank gsutter2016
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

The place is in a shopping plaza, hidden treasure for sure. The exterior was not appealing at all but don't let it turn you off or fool you! Walked in with no reservation 15 minutes before they closed for lunch, place was filled but we...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We decided to eat at this restaurant after reading so many positive reviews. When we arrived at the Plaza though I was a little hesitant to go in. The Plaza and store fronts looked run down and old. We went in and were pleasantly surprised....More

Thank countdown6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Stowell Center Plz, Santa Maria, CA 93458-7121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-922-0025
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