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Sozo

2 North Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AQ, Northern Ireland (Formerly Sozo)
+44 28 9332 6060
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Award Winning Carrickfergus restaurant Sozo has recently been taken over by New Management who would like to take this opportunity to welcome customers old and new. After enjoying a complete refurbishment, the new, stunning, modern interior compliments the incredible food that people have come to expect and enjoy. From a quick bite to a lavish lunch, come and pay us a visit - your new favourite eatery is only a journey away!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Award Winning Carrickfergus restaurant Sozo has recently been taken over by New Management who would like to take this opportunity to welcome customers old and new. After enjoying a complete refurbishment, the new, stunning, modern interior compliments the incredible food that people have come to expect and enjoy. From a quick bite to a lavish lunch, come and pay us a visit - your new favourite eatery is only a journey away!
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English first
Antrim
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Sat eve booking 745 and come 830 the place was bursting at the seams - vg sign . 2 mains ribs extradonairre and house steak special both meals seasoned and cooked to perfection. Delicious . A couple of house beers - very nice. For desert banoffe with choc base twist - she luvd it . £44 - good value and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Trip 1: sloppy bean burrito filled with what seemed like tinned Mexican bean mix. Overheard one member of kitchen staff complain that we requested a vegetarian burrito. Trip 2: good goats cheese bruschetta, average rest of meal. Side of champ ordered and arrived not fully cooked. Cold and hard potatoes. When mentioned I was refunded the cost of the side.... More

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were here on Saturday past for lunch and liked it so much we came back for an evening meal. Sozo does a really tasty steak sandwich (the lunchtime choice) at £7.50 inc a side, and cannot praise the bbq ribs enough for an evening main. My goats cheese starter was first class. Top marks for speedy and friendly service.... More

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Must get a bigger bin for the bathroom! Will pass your comments on regarding the Squid starter. Its great to get feedback from customers so thanks again for the review! We would love to see you back at... More

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went here recently, firstly the service is excellent, however I was very disappointed by the size of the portions for my main course, which was the Cajun Chicken. It consisted of one very lonely looking chicken breast and a few stray peppers in a bowl, which considering the price of it (£12) was very disappointing. Tastewise it was just ok.... More

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi Colin, Thanks for your review and sorry to hear that the portion size was not what you expected. This is the first time we have had a negative comment with regard to the portion size, in fact its normally the other way round, we get positive reviews regarding the large portions! So, can't really understand what happened with your... More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We turned up on a Friday night, and got a table (although it got busier after about 8pm). Great, relaxed venue, good staff, average priced. We had ribs - which were enormous, could only eat half, well served with delicious salad and presented well. Amazing pavlova dessert (funny how I found room for that!). Recommend it

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to seeing you back real soon!!! PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Myself and my partner recently had a late lunch in Sozo during the week. He had the steak sandwich and I had a chicken panini and both meals were gorgeous. Really nice food. Lovely staff also and food was reasonably priced. It is our new favourite place to eat in Carrick! Looking forward to coming back and sampling the evening... More

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We have a new menu coming out within the next few weeks, look forward to seeing you back real soon!!! PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus More

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have visited many times and the food is always great, the service of staff is prompt and food arrives well presented. The recent refurbishment has made a big difference and is bright, modern and friendly for customers. I will definitely be back to visit again soon.

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hey Suzie, Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to seeing you back real soon!!! PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

excellent service, and the foods is top quality at an affordable price! have been a regular in this little bistro for year and don't see myself leaving anytime soon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi Craig... Thanks for the great review, appreciate you taking the time to tell everyone about Sozo! See you soon! More

Antrim
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fri nite booking We were a bit late but no problem, seated quickly , drinks provided, friendly helpful staff . Not a big eaterie but what food. Goats cheese bruschetta tasty 2 mains - Ribs and duck Delicious ribs what a mountain they were too - lovely Duck plentiful perhaps cooked a bit more than I like but very tasty... More

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

What a great review!!! Thankyou so much for taking the time to tell everyone about your Sozo experience! Love the photo's you took of your food... Yes, we would love to see you back real soon, the Steaks are amazing... Sometimes our Chef brings in huge T bones which are unbelievable! Thanks again for the brill review, see you soon!!!... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Quality little Bistro serving a wide range of foods to suit many a pallet, quaint, comfortable surroundings & a menu which is priced very reasonably. The quality of this establishment is enhancd even further by giving you the choice to purchase Draught Beer or BYO. All in all, a wonderful place to visit on any occasion👍

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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review

Hi, thankyou for your great review, we appreciate you taking the time to tell everyone about your Sozo experience... Please come back and try us again soon! Check out our new website at eatsozo.com and like us on facebook (Sozo Carrickfergus)... More

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