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Mobo Sushi

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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
+1 831-425-1700
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I ordered the Bento Box – Teriyaki Beef, California roll, salad & miso soup $10.95. The Mr. had the weekly combo special: 2 rolls (4 pieces each), 3 nigiris and soup. $10.95. The rest of the family ordered vegetarian rolls. Busy, with TV’s . The food and service were ok, reasonably priced but nothing special & they do have a... More 

Thank Alice34203
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have been going to Mobo Sushi for a long time. Measured in decades. On my visit today, my family was served food that can best be described as mediocre to inedible. The Saoga my Heart was misdescribed. The tuna was not "skewered flame broiled" served over rice with a "tangy dinger sauce." The dish was basically a heap of... More 

Thank William R
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Mobo Sushi is magnificent. The food and service is always amazing and it is a place you save up money to go out and enjoy a couple hours eating and drinking here. The food is a little pricey, but that is to be expected; it's Sushi and Santa Cruz. However, it is an amazing experience to share with friends (and... More 

Thank Dannie H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE the sushi here. It is so creative...macadamia nuts with fish??? Yes, please....they also have other japanese food too, but everyone comes for the fresh, delicious sushi!

Thank LoLo B
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to Mobo with a small group for a birthday celebration and will never go back. Bad service (very arrogant host), smelly restaurant, medicore food. There are way too many other sushi restaurants in the SC area to bother going back.

Thank A H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016

An annual visit location for 15 years! We're always treated well and the food is excellent. Sake bombs are the, well, the bomb! Great entertainment watching the sake bomb dominoes!

Thank Mickey S
Hollister, California
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Can always guaranteed good meal. Fresh and yummy. Sushi in general is always a little more expensive thatn other meals, but it seemed pricier here than in other spots in Santa Cruz. Service is adequate, could have used water sooner or another saki, but they were pleasant and friendly. We ordered a few rolls, miso, tempura vegetables, and drinks. The... More 

Thank AmyJune H
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016

we love going to mobo sushi. they have wonderful food, and are fantastic with my 9 year old daughter!

Thank mel l
San Jose, California
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Mobo Sushi on the recommendation of a friend, who pointed out that there is a large selection of 22 vegetarian and vegan sushi rolls. There is also a full menu of traditional cooked items, bento boxes, sashimi, and sushi. Two memorable rolls we enjoyed were the Iron Man with smoked tofu, beets, spinach, and shizo leaves and the... More 

Thank alviemsw
Central California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is where we take visitors for sushi in Santa Cruz. There's a good array of vegetarian options that probably wouldn't be recognized as sushi in Japan but who cares... the Tsuekemono 'quite a pickle' plate is a great starter.

Thank Toast T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1700

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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?