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200 Monterey Av., Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-464-3328
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've now been to Geisha several times and highly recommend it. The bento box is a good deal and the sushi rolls are delicious and unique. The teriyaki salmon is fresh and tender with a delicious sauce. I've had the yam roll, Lemon Drop, and Trop Maki rolls which were complex and tasty. When you sit down you're served a... More 

Thank Tom H
Sonoma, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The sushi here is so good that I don't even bother to eat sushi anywhere else anymore. David and his team create combinations of flavors that are so good and intense and different from anything I've ever had that it's not surprising that they can sometimes spend months, even a year coming up with just the right combination to excite... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Santa Cruz, CA
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As a vegan, I look for restaurants where I can find good choices as well as the people who I dine with - who may or may not share my dietary choice. Geisha fits the bill on both counts. Geisha is a cute upstairs restaurant in Capitola Village. It's bright and open and comfortable. The menu denotes which items are... More 

Thank Connie M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sushi was pretty good, and I'm a sushi snob. Wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The chef even made a special roll for me now called the Charlotte Crispy Spicy. I appreciated how friendly and accommodating they were.

Thank chazeppieri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went here on a random recommendation from our day of travelling and surfing in Santa Cruz... And we were amazed! We are huge sushi fans and this trumped London's best for creativity, taste, freshness... And on top of all that it is all sustainably sourced. The atmosphere was great - led by David who opened the place driven by... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The good here is very good, Chef know how to highlight the flavors and make them all come together in his dishes.

Thank sansregret
Ithaca, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Indirect ocean view relaxed lunch. Extensive teas on menu. Shrimp tempura excellent: Curries with good blend of vegetables.

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Lutsen, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We liked Geisha. We've been here a few times before. The service can get a little dicey sometimes, but it's a busy place, they get it done. The sushi was very good as was the tempura. Nice selection of beer and wine, they even had my wife's favorite lychee sake.

Thank Grubman62
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The sushi was very flavorful, and with unusual touches (slivers of lemon peel in some of the rolls, for example, providing bright notes to the seafood). Lots of attention to the freshness and sustainability of their fish, and many options for vegetarians. Reasonable prices.

Thank 1KRP
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

If you're looking for excellent sushi, inventive combinations and totally sustainable fish, this is the place. We drove up from Carmel to enjoy an absolutely wonderful lunch. Started with a delicious bowl of soup, then had several nigiri: smoked salmon (fresh out of their own smoker), local ocean trout and mackerel. Also tried an ono roll. Everything was top drawer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Monterey Av., Capitola, CA 95010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-3328

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?