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130 N El Camino Real Ste A, Encinitas, CA 92024-2880
+1 760-634-2746
17:00 - 21:30
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Solana Beach, California
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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, thinner than potato chips. Fair prices, but get their early as the tiny place fills... More 

Thank sdphil
San Diego, California
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757 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,410 helpful votes
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 was meeting my friend for our weekly lunch/dinner and we always like to try out... More 

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Oceanside, California
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 will not be disappointed.

Thank gaburlison
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 good. It can be a bit confusing to find if you arrive a foggy night... More 

Thank Beemer87
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 food !!! What a disappointment ! Look elsewhere for sushi !!

Thank GoSusan
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 with pickled vegetables and scallions worked well with the spicy tuna as well. Staff were... More 

Thank Dglesq
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We have been eating at Kaito for several years now and it never fails to be fresh, excellent and simply the most delicious sushi and sashimi I have ever been lucky enough to eat. Koz is amazing!

Thank jacquiejune
Encinitas, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

We sat at the sushi bar, and enjoyed the specials of the chef. A luxury was the blue fin tuna sashimi. We had a good time, and all was exceptional.

Thank s111star
San Diego
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Best Sushi EVER! Fresh and high quality. Excellent service. Perfect atmosphere for both family and business.

Thank LisaStocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?