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Yume Sushi
428 Chapala St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 965-8873

  • Category: Japanese
  • Hours: Monday Friday 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 5 10 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Price: $10 - $20
  • Serving: Lunch & Dinner
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Reviews by the General Public

The bomb
Reviewer: Rene from Santa Barbara, CA
Definitely the best Sushi place in Santa Barabara , quality of fish and service was awesome. Would recommend to everyone , need to try it!

Pork or Pepper dish
Reviewer: mike from Santa Barbara, CA
I ordered the ginger pork. The dish had a few thin slices of pork and 14 three inch hot peppers. The menu didn't list this as a spicy item and the sauce was too strong. My friends all liked their food and I will go back and try the place again. Waiter was nice and said he would tell the chef I wasn't happy with the dish.

Will go back for the Cold Ramen!
Reviewer: Don from Buellton, CA
Was trying to find parking for the nearby Himalayan restaurant when I saw Yume and decided I wanted to try it after hearing good things about it. Before I had been wary because the owner formerly ran Takenoya which thankfully is now gone. This place did not disappoint. Since I wanted to try their sushi and their ramen which has been well received, I ordered their Green Dragon roll (spicy tuna, seared albacore) and their cold ramen. The roll was all right, nothing special about it. It needed more flavor without having to drench it in soy sauce. Because the albacore was seared, the roll temperature seemed off. However, the cold ramen was the star and was refreshing! This version is a dry noodle and it had pork chashu, shrimp, bean sprouts, cucumber, egg cake, and my FAVORITE, sesame marinated jelly fish ! You just do not find jelly fish in Santa Barbara restaurants! That dish will be repeat when I go back. Overall very good. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful. Smaller menu than their old place, but that means they can concentrate on making what they serve consistently good.

Fantastic Quality
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara, CA
Wow! My son and I were blown away by the quality of the seafood! The inside is not typical for a Japanese restaurant..but the sushi is fantastic. Cant wait to go back!! This is the first time I have given Five stars on both food and service for any review.

A brilliant addition to the sushi scene
Reviewer: SLV from Santa Barbara, CA
This is a refreshing addition to Santa Barbara's crowded sushi restaurant scene. There are a number of dishes not seen elsewhere, as well as some traditional Japanese bar food items (takoyaki!!!). The sushi and sashimi are fresh and beautifully presented. The building is a quirky and unique space that makes for a pleasant dining experience - there is a lot of room between tables, which is a nice change from places like Edomasa where you're nearly in your neighbors' laps. The service is gracious and attentive. I will be back again and again!

A nice addition to the SB sushi scene
Reviewer: Michael from Santa Barbara, CA
All very very good. But nothing was screaming at me to rush back here tomorrow night. Nice greeting from two servers. Unlike most places where it is front and center, the sushi bar was in a side room, where the bar was for Sevilla, I guess makes sense. Not that it matters, but I think the "show" is a little underrated until you miss seeing it. Wife ordered sashimi platter that had nice bright oversized slices of fish. I ordered a couple of rolls that sounded fun but were a little lacking (they just sounded better than they were) although again the quality was there. Service was Very attentive and helpful, especially the busser. If ambiance(visually & musically) was warmer and they stepped up the game a bit with rolls they would steal me away from Arigato and Sakana. Price were a little more friendly than A and S. Worth a try!!

Return visit
Reviewer: Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
Three days after my first visit I came back to try some other menu items. This time I had Popcorn Shrimp and Dynamite (scallops, onions & mushrooms) accompanied by Cucumber Salad, which I'd enjoyed previously. Both of the new items were delicious, as was the green tea ice cream with which I concluded my meal. The food which I have eaten here is satisfying not just for its flavor but for its texture, serving size, presentation & proper temperature as well.

A great new place
Reviewer: Salmo from Santa Barbara, CA
My friend and I wanted to try this restaurant because we'd read good reviews and because it is just around the corner from her business. We came for dinner on a Thursday at around 7:00. We were warmly greeted & promptly seated. I had the sashimi combination and my friend had the sushi combination. We were both very satisfied with the presentation and the flavor of our meals. The cucumber salad is great, too. I want to try other menu items on my next visit. Incidentally, they have off-street parking in the back which is very convenient.

Very good Japanese addition to Santa Barbara
Reviewer: Jonathan from Santa Barbara, CA
I recently ate at Yume (pronounced you-may, not yummy) Sushi. We tried various dishes as part of putting a Japanese restaurant through its paces - edamame, miso soup, tempura, sushi, and cooked dish. All the food tasted very good. The services was very prompt and dishes came out in the right sequence (a problem I've had at other sushi places in town). The prices were also very fair. I'm very happy to have this restaurant downtown and look forward to going back soon.

Great Sushi and More! A+
Reviewer: Milton from Santa Barbara, CA
Good fresh sushi with unique menu items. Not overly fancy or nouveau like Sakana, not outrageously priced like Arigato. The owner chef clearly took his time when creating the menu and offers items we don't see in many SB Japanese restaurants, or at least, items you won't see in same restaurant. You can get a classic sushi or sashimi dinner, or a ramen bowl, Japanese style curry dish, or one of those Japanese pizza pancakes I saw on the Food channel. The setting is very nice and the staff is extremely friendly. Much better than the last two places in terms of menu variety, not too shi-shi like Sevilla and they did a great job with the interior. I hope this place sticks around for good. Good job to the new owner! My dinner was fantastic. I had the yellowtail fish mint chip appetizer, a few nigiri items (sweet shrimp, hamachi, unagi), and a refreshing cucumber salad. Next visit I will be more adventurous!

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