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Nara Sushi

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895 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
+1 619-696-8810
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We experienced a great sushi bar in Little Italy, extra spicy rolls and great sashimi! They even had Onikoroshi (demon slayer) sake, which we were very pleasantly surprised about. Our server operated at light speed but was very effective in taking and delivering our orders. We had and recommend the El Diablo roll if you like extra spice in sushi.... More 

Thank TravelGal9876
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went there for lunch. I eat Japanese food a few times a month and have eaten at different levels for, dives to 5 stars. This one ranks fairly well. I had a roll to start. It was well put together and tasted well. I had the Salmon Bento box....plenty of selection, good cook on the fish and especially tasty Tempura.... More 

Thank Larry B
Paris, France
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Although fresh, food is nothing special. Good selection of sushi/making. Service is quick. Prices reasonable.

Thank Dindu
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is not a fancy restaurant. It's a bit random inside and feel very much a neighbourhood place. However the service was friendly and attentive and the food itself was excellent. We eat a lot of sushi and thought this was excellent. Very fresh and tasty with a beautiful buttery texture- none of the sinewy fish you can get in... More 

Thank potap123
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

They don't have much selections but service was nice. I had pink roll(regular salmon roll)& my husband had sesame chicken bento. Chicken was not greasy and crispy and flavorful.

Thank akjusttobehonest
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you wanna have good Sushi in Downtown and close to 5th Avenue go to Nara Sushi. The Sushi is delicious.

Thank RonnySarina
Cary, North Carolina
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went with 6 coworkers, all ordered sushi rolls and we shared. I love Bulgogi so I ordered that in a Bento as well. Overall, excellent service and excellent sushi. The Bulgogi was good, but not great. It was inexpensive so I cant really complain too much. The spicy edamame was the bomb, I could have eaten a gallon of it.... More 

Thank CarissaJohnson
Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We entered Nara sushi not expecting so much but were surprised by how tasty and authentic the food was. Miso soup was strong and reminded me of Tokyo small restaurants, very well made. Tempura was slightly oily but still fine and sushi, though American style, was nice enough. The salmon teriyaki was extraordinary value for money and service was impeccable... More 

Thank AusverGeorge
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Easy going restaurant..not modern..but sushi was very tasty..i loved the yummy salmon roll and there is a big variety to choose from. There is a good selection of starters and of non sushi entrees. No happy hour.

Thank robinhenry
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Well had seen this last time here few years ago remember few places make good salmon skin roll. Then older man and hand roll. Made roll with unsmoked skin and didn't overdo with the sauce good balance sweet for umami. Chef seemed almost insulted when asked to make sure wasn't smoked salmon skin. I only eat fish and got the... More 

Thank gtsyldy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 895 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-8810

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