Santa Barbara on the cheap - SAKURA
SAKURA in Paseo Nuevo Mall on State Street, Santa Barbara has really great plate specials. For $8.95 - Plate "A" is a yummy, fresh combo of miso soup, teriyaki chicken, rice gyoza,dipping sauce and tempura vegetables. Tiny little place with small sushi bar and a few indoor and outdoor tables. What a find. This is eating, not dining. But you won't be disappointed at even a higher price for Japanese food in this town.