I did a little chow-research on Santa Barbara and came up with Shintori Sushi as a must visit. I went to Yahoo Yellow Page and came up with
Shintori Sushi Factory
3001 State St
Is that the one that everyone is talking about? The word "Factory" kind of threw me, not sure I want to eat sushi at a "factory".
And I apologize if it's a problem posting a Santa Barbara question on the LA board, I did find the reference to Shintori on the LA board originally.