Sushi Bars and Restaurants in San Luis Obispo

Tuna, salmon, eel? No matter what kind of sushi you’re craving, the Japanese restaurants in San Luis Obispo can give you your fix. There are several sushi bars and restaurants in the area that offer nigiri, rolls, and sashimi with deals nearly any day of the week—there is no shortage of options when it comes to sushi in SLO.

The Best Sushi in San Luis Obispo

Goshi

570 Higuera Street #155, San Luis Obispo

Tucked away in The Creamery, Goshi is a traditional Japanese restaurant with authentic, fresh sushi that melts in your mouth. If you and your plus one are feeling ambitious, order the Kanpai Boat for 2 that includes 12 pieces of sushi, 10 pieces of sashimi and two rolls, on top of other sides and appetizers. Oh, and don’t forget about the sake and tasty Japanese beer.

Sushiya

11560 Los Osos Valley Road #160, San Luis Obispo

Sushiya has dozens of rolls that are far from traditional, including fried, baked and uniquely named rolls like the Garlic Escobar and Kiss on the Beach. Spend over $15 before taxes on rolls from their yellow menu and receive 50% off. They’re tasty, robust and most of all, affordable.

Shashimi Salad from SUSHIYA in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @ianmdelinger

Aisuru Sushi

1023 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

Located in Downtown San Luis Obispo next to Fremont Theater, Aisuru Sushi has deals every day of the week on various menu items. Visit Monday for $2.50 ninja rolls, Tuesday for $1.99 California rolls, Wednesday for spicy tuna rolls and Thursday for the house special. Aisuru is a locals’ favorite to celebrate, so don’t be surprised if you find a group enjoying sake bombs – feel free to join the fun the Aisuru way.

Arigato Sushi

667 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo

Right off of Marsh Street, in the center of town, Arigato Sushi provides an upscale modern vibe to the SLO sushi restaurant scene. Offering a fusion menu, every plate is a work of art showcasing fresh fish from around the world including Japan, Hawaii and Spain. Arigato is more than a restaurant—it’s an experience.

Yanagi Sushi and Grill

1203 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo

Yanagi Sushi in SLO is one of three locations in San Luis Obispo County. This cozy restaurant offers a popular late happy hour from 8:30 p.m. to close with $3 beers and sake as well as deals on rolls and appetizers. If you’re in the mood for something other than sushi, Yanagi also offers several delicious Korean dishes from their extensive menu.

Yanagi Sushi in San Luis Obispo
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Sushi Kokku

285 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

At Sushi Kokku, you’ll be greeted with a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. The restaurant offers traditional Japanese food like udon, tempura and teriyaki bowls as well as sushi rolls. This location just off of Madonna Road, which is one of three in SLO County, lies just a short walk or drive away from most bustling areas and hotels in San Luis Obispo.

A California Roll from Sushi Kokku in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @marywest530

Kumi Ko

3830 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo

Kumi Ko is the closest sushi restaurant to the SLO County Regional Airport, so it’s a perfect spot to stop at after arriving into San Luis Obispo. Kumi Ko offers unique Japanese tapas, offering items like Spicy Sesame Tuna Balls and Scallop Ceviche. Bring some friends to conquer one of three boats with various rolls, nigiri or teriyaki, or just order the “omakase.”

Sashimi and Special Sushi Roll Combo from Kumi Ko in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @kumikoslo

HaHa Sushi

1065 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo

If you’re looking for a place that has grab-and-go $2 California rolls on Tuesdays, HaHa is your place. Be cautious—although they have tons of California rolls on deck, there is almost always a line out the door. If you stop in during a less busy time, enjoy a sit-down meal with their unique rolls and rent out karaoke if you’re bringing the whole gang in.

Oysters, Sushi rolls, and fresh fish from HaHa Sushi in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @amyrebeccayang

No matter what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for in a sushi restaurant, SLO has it all. From the traditional to the unconventional, San Luis Obispo is a hub for tasty Japanese restaurants that will leave you feeling full and happy. And, if by chance you’re craving something else there are countless restaurants around town that offer everything from Mexican, Thai, Italian and more.

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