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The 7 Best Japanese Restaurants Near San Marcos

Updated: May 2, 2022

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in San Marcos? These are our best Japanese spots. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in San Marcos.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi Huku & Robata

Japanese, $$, San MarcosJapanese, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Hyuga Sushi

Japanese, $$, San MarcosJapanese, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

It's Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

Japanese, $$, San MarcosJapanese, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Shogun Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, San MarcosJapanese, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine

Japanese, $$, VistaJapanese, $$Vista
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Ichiban Ramen & Sushi

Japanese, $$, VistaJapanese, $$Vista
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Sushi Yama

Asian, $$, EscondidoAsian, $$Escondido
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in San Marcos. We pored over ratings for 10162 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Marcos and 624 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in . Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Shogun Japanese Restaurant is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant that is good for groups in San Marcos.

Hyuga Sushi and Shogun Japanese Restaurant are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in San Marcos.

There are 7 Japanese restaurants in San Marcos.

Hyuga Sushi and Shogun Japanese Restaurant are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants offering delivery options in San Marcos.

Shogun Japanese Restaurant is a vegetarian-friendly Japanese restaurant in San Marcos.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for lobster dim sum

    When having lobster dim sum, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of oolong tea, a popular tea.

  • Rose with your wu tao go

    When considering what goes best with wu tao go, we recommend a glass of Rose, it truly complements the dish as it carries the flavours of the dish.


Interesting facts

  • A match made in heaven: green tea & sushi

    If you’re gonna be eating sushi, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice green tea.

  • September = Japanese festival

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the NYC Dumpling Festival in The United States? Take part in the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • The longest sushi roll

    Would you believe it if someone told you Tamana Otawara Festival Executive Committee made a sushi roll in 2016 that was 9,332 feet 8 inches? Well, it’s true, and it happened in Japan.

Parking information

San Marcosis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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