Rustic gourmet Sushi

Edible Art


There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. Our sushi is like no other sushi restaurant around. Bringing over the top artistic dinning experience with a Rustic approach to Japanese cuisine. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

Gourmet rustic sushi meets edible art with this rose shaped sashimi plated with a specialty roll

Edible Art

Meet the owners

As former fashion designer Rachel Woodward sprinkles Wasabi Masago on top a dragon sculptured Sashimi roll decorated in curated Japanese sauces shaped like splattered fireworks, it's clear that this isn't an ordinary sushi sushi restaurant.  

"Each plate is a celebration to honor Japanese culture and cuisine. "

The ceilings are covered  floating paper umbrellas, the napkins are  folded into origami fans, and guests are greeted by self maintaining ecosystem aquarium.  

The entire atmosphere screams that an artist is in the building and she isn't afraid to express herself.  

"All the geisha in the murals have been painted in the likeness of close family and friends. Those who have helped us throughout this journey. "

Woodward commissioned Alabama mural artist Cori Alsbrooks.  She loved her work so much she flew  Alsbrooks all the way out to Ventura, Ca.

Alsbrooks is a bubbly young woman with strong southern accent.

"I got sooo much work from people seeing my mural that I ended up moving out here to Los Angeles!"

Alsbrooks recently did murals for both Applebee's and IMAX.  

Woodward re-opened Seaward Sushi on Christmas eve 2018 after three years of  renovating the building to bring it up to Ventura County City code and regulations.

The Sake menu is abundant with variety of different regional picks carefully crafted from different grains and floral accents that will be served both hot and cold. They will also be serving authentic Japanese craft beers made by Coedo.

Shane Jones is the restaurants Classically trained Sushi Chef that has helped build Seaward Sushi from the bottom up alongside his now wife Woodward.


"We are really picky about quality"

This historic landmark was originally established in 1979 by Japanese immigrants and Woodward and Jones decided to keep the name and add their own unique touch.

When Sushi Meets Art

The entire atmosphere screams that an artist is in the building and she isn't afraid to express herself.

 Its clear this is no ordinary sushi restaurant.

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 "Her work as the owner of a wearable-art line, The Red Ant, is especially apparent in Seaward Sushi’s decor. It includes masks, silk flowers, a shadow box filled with geisha hair ornaments and, hanging from the ceiling, paper umbrellas turned into light fixtures."

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" Tastiest vegetarian sushi I've ever had! The chefs are professionally trained sushi chefs with mad skills. Try the Lily Roll and the Cali Green Bomb!!! The ambiance has a fun chill vibe with artistic murals covering the walls and vaulted ceilings with hanging paper umbrellas. Great for either a date or hanging with friends.  "

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 "Awesome atmosphere and great sushi. The tempura sampler plate is amazing! This  Sushi restaurant  has free WiFi and charging outlets. Oh and great music. "


Sandi H. - Yelp

" We had a fabulous meal last night! Sushi chef Shane has created his own combinations of rolls and sauces that are unique and delicious.  The interior and exterior of the restaurant is beautiful and makes you feel like you are surrounded by artwork! Great service too!!!"

Brett M. - Yelp

"Excellent food! great flavors, awesome Sushi! it has been awhile since I was in here and it has been remodeled and a great atmosphere,,,I will be back many times"

Carlos Batista - Google

This sushi restaurant is beautiful. Great ambiance, food presentation and personal service."

Margaret Glenn - Google

Love this place. Great food and even better service!"

Barbra Jones - Google

"We had a positive experience here.  Food taste great. Super fast service, which is really awesome. Staff is nice and accommodating. will definitely come back."

Micah Heiberger - Facebook

"Awesome atmosphere, great chef, friendly staff. Their new menu is huge and it's only getting bigger with more of their creations. I can not wait to try the rest of the rolls i have nor tried as of yet."


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Seaward Sushi

34 South Seaward Avenue, Ventura, California 93003, United States



Take Out

Tuesday - saturday  - 1pm - 4pm

Dine In

Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 9pm

Happy Hour Specials 

Tuesday - Thursday

All Appetizers 50% Off 5pm - 7pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed