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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

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1813 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-5321
+1 760-840-1976
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ready for a change, be sure to try the "Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub"...a small restaurant adjacent to the Whet Noodle and share a common kitchen. OK, enough of the background information...the food was "out-of-bounds" to paraphrase a well known TV personality. From the scrumptious sashimi, to numerous types of seafood nigiri to the unusually creative 'rolls' filled... More 

Thank HikingLee
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here because it was open a little later. There was a sushi side and a noodle side. Had sushi. Many different inventive menu items with everything fresh and well prepared. Had crispy cauliflower, hot and sour miso soup, several different rolls that featured so many different preparations that I'd never seen before. Our favorite was the hedgehog roll, which... More 

Thank Susan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't live in the area so I don't feel too bad about giving away this gem. The chef's are artistes here. Seriously if you can go, go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the premier sushi, fish source in North San Diego County, if not all of San Diego. This is THE place, growing by word of mouth. These folks have the freshest seafood, prepared in the most creative ways imaginable. Don't be put off by the location or the "ambience". It's funky and intimate, and truly a novel experience. We've... More 

Thank Al S
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely intimate cafe for an evening of sharing Sushi and Sashimi. They have indoor/outdoor seating. The sushi rolls were generous, larger rolls than I typically see and the Sashimi was thickly sliced and yummy. The wait staff was attentive and did a great job at recommending something spicy. The Kombucha was fantastic and the dessert cupcake which we took... More 

Thank Dancinkwn
San Marcos, California
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895 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for New Year's Eve. Very busy somewhat small restaurant. Parking is not great and it's hard to see. It has came on door with another restaurant. But its fabulous. Good service and fantastic food. Had the chronic the hedgehog and the wet brain rolls. All were super. Also had the beef teriyaki and it was even better. Definitely... More 

Thank JimmyJackk
Anderson Island, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in the San Diego area, you owe it to yourself to visit the Wrench and Rodent. Chef Davin Waite and his wife Jessica have created something so unique you won't believe your eyes and taste buds. Do what we did, choose the "Chef's Choice" and let them surprise you. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

Thank danagerstlauer
Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We decided to try this place with friends from out of town, always a risk but in this case it was wonderful! They are "foodies" and travel around the world so when they say "this is amazing" or "best scallops anywhere" and so on you can trust that they know what they are saying. We ordered 8 or 10 dishes... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place was a revelation! I'm glad we made a reservation (which was cheerfully changed for us when we were running late) because the restaurant is tiny and fills up quickly. It felt as if most of the diners were regulars, and it's easy to see why: the chef of Wrench and Rodent (the name is a play on traditional... More 

Thank willowsong
Lincoln, NE
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232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A couple of my brothers and I visited Wrench and Rodent on a Wednesday evening around 7:00 and the place was busy. There was one table left and after being seated we ordered a couple of the local beers (on tap) and some filtered sake. After studying the menu for a few minutes, we indicated what we wanted on an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1813 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-5321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-840-1976

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