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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”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We're huge sushi fans. Fish quality was a bit above average. My wife ordered uni (sea urchin), $9 per order. Sushi chef for some reason took the liberty of giving us two orders, which we didn't realize til we got the bill. His explanation? -...More

1  Thank Vladislav N
Reviewed 24 December 2013

One of a few Japanese restaurants that is not owned by some pretenders. If you don't like "sweet" sushi or restaurants that have no respect for Japanese food, you will love this place. The sushi chefs and staff are very nice and they prepare the...More

Thank Leaurouge
Reviewed 10 November 2013

During our time in Encinitas , we came upon this unassuming little sushi restaurant in a strip mall. I enjoyed a fresh and delicious selection of sushi. They even had live scallops, you have the main body as sushi, they cook the other little bits...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Simply the best sushi in San Diego. FIsh comes fresh from Japan and other countries each day. The two sushi chefs are friendly and experts. It's almost a show to watch them with their knives. Tonite Kaito hand sliced a scallop into about 20 slices,...More

Thank sdphil
Reviewed 26 January 2013

First of all, the address Trip Advisor is not correct so hopefully they change it. The address is now 130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. It's in a strip mall a few doors down from Five Guys Burgers for frame of reference. I...More

1  Thank saintba
Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

We had a mixture of soup, sushi and chicken and rice. The tempora rolls were awesome as was the red tail rolls. It was a great place to grab some sushi and a Japanese beer. If you have not tried it check it out you...More

Thank gaburlison
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The Sashimi was excellent but the sushi led to a lower score. Kaito is a small Japanese restaurant in a very large outdoor strip mall. I would not rate them average but if you are going for sushi, then it would be good, not very...More

Thank Beemer87
Reviewed 26 October 2012

the service was extremely slow ( few patrons in restaurant ) , but the food was awful. I grew up in Hawaii and have been eating sushi for 50 years, I would not recommend this place , it was so expensive and far below standard...More

Thank GoSusan
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Small unassuming sushi spot. Traditional style and extremely fresh fish. Had Bluefin toro that melted in your mouth. DFR and Suncoast rolls were excellent. the Seared ono on top of the DFR roll was a great texture contrast to the spicy tuna inside. The Suncoast...More

Thank Dglesq
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Great place. Check out the chef specials for a group. Superb presentation and delicious eating. It is a place that you want to return to try other items on the menu.

Thank jackstras
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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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