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11276 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3421
831-633-4262
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Try the fried rolls!

A friend persuaded me to try this place recently, and it is now my favorite Japanese restaurant, even beating Shogun. This is more modern Japanese food, and they feature several fried rolls. The volcano roll is excellent -- a bit spicy, but good -- and the terminator roll is also excellent. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2014
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Salinas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A friend persuaded me to try this place recently, and it is now my favorite Japanese restaurant, even beating Shogun. This is more modern Japanese food, and they feature several fried rolls. The volcano roll is excellent -- a bit spicy, but good -- and the terminator roll is also excellent. The texas holdem roll is not too bad either.... More 

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Seaside, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is the best Japanese restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. The property is quaint, clean and well-designed. The service is casual, especially with the funny and personable Joey behind the sushi counter. The food is the real star here. The menu is complete and easy to use, the ingrediants are fresh and everything is well-prepared & tasty. If you can... More 

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Castroville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In the middle of a shopping center, but when you find it. You will love it. Decent place, fair price and friendly

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Don't be fooled by the lack of reviews. This place makes excellent sushi rolls, and this is coming from a couple that has eaten at some high end east coast sushi restaurants. The rolls are very creative and the flavors mix wonderfully. We tried the Las Vegas roll, the JC roll, and the calamari roll and loved them all. They're... More 

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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been eating at this restaurant since it open and the food and service quality it has only and always improved. Francisco the Sushi chef masters the art and makes delicious rolls. His ponzu sauce is to die for and even better his spicy garlic sauce. All fish and other ingredients are always fresh and I have never been... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

This is my wife's and my favorite restaurant of the six we've visited in Castroville. Very fresh, reasonably priced and elegantly presented sushi and other Japanese staples. I recommend the rainbow sushi. They also reportedly have a location in Salinas called Shogun, but I have not been there yet.

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Address: 11276 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3421
Phone Number: 831-633-4262
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castroville
Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Address: 11276 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castroville
  • Phone Number: 831-633-4262

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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