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Sozo

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Café, Seafood, Sandwiches, Healthy
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2 North Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AQ, Northern Ireland (Formerly Sozo)
+44 28 9332 6060
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Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Award Winning Carrickfergus restaurant Sozo has recently been taken over...
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely little bistro in Carrickfergus

I find the Sozo a lovely little Bistro and gives more choice for eating out in Carrickfergus without spending a fortune. The staff are lovely and the food is presented professionally. All the food is fresh and home made so I wouldn't complain.. I think it changed hands and has been refurbished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Darkiejoe
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In 2013 we booked a dinner party here for a 21st and it went amazingly well! They couldnt have done enough for us. Therefore, when we had family visiting the following year we decided to return and booked for approx 12 of us. Most of the food was quite good but the meal was unfortunately ruined due to terrible service.... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I find the Sozo a lovely little Bistro and gives more choice for eating out in Carrickfergus without spending a fortune. The staff are lovely and the food is presented professionally. All the food is fresh and home made so I wouldn't complain.. I think it changed hands and has been refurbished and is looking lovely and fresh. Not a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have to admit that despite living in Carrick, I'd not been to Sozo in many years. Decided to call in on spec this week, and was thorougly impressed. I'd noticed that they'd refurbished the place inside and out, and it's looking fantastic - it is a small restaurant but they've made the most of what they have, and it... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

After eating at sozo a few times and giving it a real shot, I can honestly say it's not very good. I read the other bad long review and I have to say I agree with that person in many of the counts. One time I ordered the burrito and it had so many canned plum tomatoes in it that... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Have eaten in Sozo around 6 times in the last 6 months, for breakfast lunch and dinners and each time the food has been excellent. Very reasonably priced and staff are always lovely. Great fresh breakfasts, fries not greasy and good vegetarian options, light lunches and dinners all lovely too. Also love the fresh desserts, the cheesecakes are always great.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What brings me back here is when it's good, it's really good. Soups are excellent, great specials, nice coffee, reasonably priced, free Wi-Fi and good atmosphere. Couple of complaints would be- Had the chicken burger, which was presented well, but was flavourless and a bit of spice would have helped, also tasted a bit burnt in parts. Also tried an... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife and I visit this restaurant on a regularly. We have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Food is always excellent. evening time is probably best time to visit. The menu is always fantastic and staff are particularly attentive. Restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and well laid out.

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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. Also, glad you are a regular customer to Sozo Carrickfergus, we appreciate your custom!!! 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Breakfast is substantial and make sure you ask for the black pudding it's the best I have had here in Northern Ireland.

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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. The Black Pudding is Awsome ehh!!! Look forward to seeing you back real soon!!! PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus More 

Northern Ireland
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went for a meal for our sons birthday. We had his two children with us and they could not have done more for us. Beautiful food and when the childrens food order of fish fingers came it was pure chunky fillets of fish. The steak I had was delicious as were all our meals. Service was brilliant too.

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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 

larne
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My friend and I have breakfast in Sozo after an exercise class. Food excellent, staff very good, What more can I say, we keep going back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 North Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AQ, Northern Ireland (Formerly Sozo)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9332 6060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Sandwiches, Healthy

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!
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?