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Sozo Sushi Restaurant

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2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
+1 925-484-5588
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Castro Valley, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is our go to place when we have a craving for Japanese food. Average size restaurant located in a strip mall and can get very busy around dinner time. Very casual with plenty of parking in the strip mall. The menu has a great selection of combo dishes, variety of rolls, sushi, and sashimi. The cost of a meal... More 

Thank Srprotect
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The salad was bad. It was too sweet and weird. I'm allergic to peanuts and they say that it's just miso dressing but my mom tasted peanut butter. The nigiri's sashimi and rice are loose, the sushi is hard and the price was okay. I would not come here.

Thank Fiona W
Pleasanton, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We recently visited Sozo with a group of 13 people and it was pretty awful. We had made a reservation more than a week ahead of time for the Teppan tables. We were celebrating our children's graduation and thought that would be fun and special, it was neither. We were told that we had to be there at the reservation... More 

Thank JDChab
SF Bay Area
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Upon the recommendation of one of our dinner party participants, who regularly goes there every week for lunch, we found the place busy with a lot of variety. You get complimentary miso soup and edamame. The Teriyaki bento boxes were overflowing with Teriyaki meat. My chicken donburi don also overflowed with chicken and it came with a side salad. For... More 

Thank jpanda168
Pleasanton, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

This our go to place if we want a good easy meal. Eaten here and gotten take out many many times and have never been disappointed. Fish is fresh, restaurant is clean, service is good and they have a wide variety to choose from. Sozo will not blow your mind but it will not let you down either. Prices are... More 

Thank Mark S
Pleasanton, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Really good food. Great bento boxes. Their meal for two is gigantic! Great value. Good sushi, good sashimi, good tempura. Good rolls.In a strip mall, but always busy.

Thank CBrusch
Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

My wife and I went to Sozo Sushi for lunch on a weekend day. This visit surprised me...and not to the good. I have been here many times over several years. I have always enjoyed my experience at this restaurant. This time was different. The first thing that I noticed that the restaurant looked very used and run down. We... More 

Thank whitefoot85
Pleasanton, California
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162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Good sushi and it's only a couple blocks from my house. A lil on the expensive side, but I love the sushi here.

Thank Craig M
Pleasanton, California
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308 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

The good: Friendly service, large portions, not terribly expensive The bad: not terribly great japanese food. Sashimi seems a bit expensive for what you got and the sushi more specifically the rice was not of the correct texture. I'm not some sushi snob but this was just ok if you just wanted to be full and I think most of... More 

Thank Bo C
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

After eating here I was amazed that this restaurant was recommended as the best Japanese restaurant in Pleasanton. The reviews talk about how it is always full. Well, if you like low-grade fish prepared by untrained chefs, stuffed with cream cheese and mayonnaise and a lot of it for your land-fill feasting pleasure you'll be at the right place. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-484-5588

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