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Ahi Sushi

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3631 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2521
+1 805-687-6942
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I can't even, so good. Chef Ken-san is a genius in the kitchen, and they have the freshest most delicious sushi I've tasted in SB. If you want a dining experience like Arigato, without the high tone attitude, then Ahi is the place for you! I absolutely love it. A must every time I am in SB. Monday nights offer... More 

Thank Michelle M
Santa Barbara, California
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

First and last time at this restaurant. Got seated immediately and they had only one guy waiting the entire restaurant. It was half full. He literally was running from table to kitchen. We did not get our dinner order in for at least 45 minutes. They brought a bowl of udon noodles instead of the ramen that was ordered. Shouldn't... More 

Thank Carters4
Santa Barbara, California
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Use to be one of our favorite places. Arrived around 8:15 on a Thursday night. New menu with way, way too many foo foo rolls. One sushi chef, fish in the case looked very tired. Sushi served without wasabi. (Had to come from kitchen) Ordered teriyaki chicken, looked attractive but dry and over cooked. Yanikuni beef however was excellent. Around... More 

Thank Mpclaw
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

The sushi is very good. Best quality I've had in a long time. The outside of the restaurant looks like a total dive. It's right next to a Donut Shop. But it's really worth trying once. Very expensive though. You pay for the good fish. Not great for families. I recommend go with a date or friends.

Thank PerkinsPartyof6
San Ramon, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I went Ahi Sushi with my boyfriend as the reviews I read were fairly decent. When we arrived, I was unimpressed by the decor but I wasn't going to judge a book by its cover. We were told to pick any table so I chose a table in the back. We immedialy received numerous confusing menu's. After more than ten... More 

Thank Rachel2974
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Let's just start by saying the food tastes better than how the place looks. It's not that I think the place looks hideous but...all I get from the look is "meh", it doesn't start you off on the right side. I've been there a few times and the food wasn't bad but only a few dishes made think about it... More 

Thank DaveWandersDotcom
Salt Lake City, Utah
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93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The sushi offerings are mostly just average, but the eel and a special of fresh fish cooked with chef's sauce was truly excellent: made you know that the ocean was close at hand.

Thank Salt_City_Sue
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2014

OK, So never before have I ever been so pissed off at a restaurant as I am at Ahi sushi. This was my first time ever coming to Ahi Sushi and I will never be going back again. So I like most people know what like and usually stick to what I know and I've tried almost every sushi place... More 

Thank Alex R
Santa Ynez, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Ahi Sushi is great choice for solid well priced everyday sushi. Both sushi and cooked dishes are of excellent quality. Service was fast and waiters were attentive. Décor of the restaurant is very basic.

Thank leo L
Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is my second visit to Ahi Sushi, and the sushi was pretty good the service was very attentive but the general ambiance and cleanliness were unacceptable. The whole place seriously needs a good cleaning and facelift. First off it was a very warm night and the AC wasn't working and the whole place had kind of a dank and... More 

Thank Michael H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3631 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-6942

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