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Himitsu, La Jolla, CA
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Himitsu

$31 to $50
Sushi
A sushi bar and Japanese bistro. Inspired by the sushi bars in Tokyo. Himitsu introduces Japanese culture, design, and hospitality to San Diego.

Our 8 person sushi bar and 20 person patio is located in a discrete corner of La Jolla, a setting well suited to our name, which translate to "Secret" in Japanese.

Chef Mitsu Aihara presents a menu of traditional sushi and nigiri, along with Japanese style tapas using the high quality products and ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Why we love it

Executive chef: Mitsu Aihara

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

Plan ahead to secure a seat at chef Mitsu Aihara’s intimate sushi counter or grab a spot in the cozy outdoor setup. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with an elegant omakase selection and on-trend dishes like a rib-eye katsu sando and seared scallops with brown butter soy cream.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 263-4463
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    La Jolla
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Sushi

1,015 Reviews
  1. Jodi

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase was delicious, beautifully presented, and so worth it! The staff was wonderful - thank you chef Mitsu! Absolutely will return.

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  2. Billy2013

    San Francisco

    225 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    225 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another “A” dinner with Mitsu. As they say…you get what you pay for & definitely pay for what you get. His use of gluten-free products makes it all especially special & unique (not even his old boss Ota does that). Lovely male server, but very very white & no Japanese words or genetics, but diligent & charming. Arigato Gozaimasu.

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  3. Taylorbetz

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sons 30th birthday dinner w/family & they out did there selves Thank you to all the staff

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  4. AlbertoL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limiting the time at sushi bar when it wasn’t even packed was appealing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My best tip: go off the menu and let the chef create a roll for you! They were the best things we ordered!

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  6. RobinL

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent, the service is great…it’s a little pricey. Of course that hasn’t stopped me from coming back many times. Haha.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic personalized sushi experience, from the best authentic sushi bar in San Diego. Chef Himitsu is a culinary genius, serving the freshest fish I’ve had. Golden Eye Snapper, Live Soft-shell Crab, and all cuts were fantastic where I eventually just let the chef choose my adventure for the rest of the meal. Saki selection was top notch, and cannot say enough about the experience and treatment at this lovely establishment.

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  8. lisam

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, extremely fresh fish and we would definitely return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I dined here for our first time for our anniversary, and we will definitely be returning. From the moment we walked in, the service was spectacular. Jessica the manager was extremely friendly and sat us to our table, and Brandon was our waiter for the evening. They both went above and beyond to make our night special. If you like quality sashimi and nigiri, this is your spot! All the bites were delicious and there were a lot of unique choice fish which are not offered elsewhere. Thanks again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience everything we had was absolutely delicious. No soy sauce needed!

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FAQs

Himitsu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 263-4463.

Himitsu is rated 4.8 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Himitsu

1030 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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