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2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
925-484-5588
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappointed

We've had some really good meals here- whenever we suggest Japanese food- SOZO is the first choice. We are a huge fan of the Bento box meals- especially the beef teriyaki with the Tempura and/or Gyoza. Parking is never a problem. And the service is always on point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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 

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Pleasanton, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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.

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San Jose, CA
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've had some really good meals here- whenever we suggest Japanese food- SOZO is the first choice. We are a huge fan of the Bento box meals- especially the beef teriyaki with the Tempura and/or Gyoza. Parking is never a problem. And the service is always on point.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stopped by with a party of 4 for a late-afternoon snack. Service was friendly and attentive. Miso soup was the best I have had in recent memory. Sushi was fresh and flavorful. I will be back to try for dinner.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They give you soup and beans free. Prices for a Saturday lunch is reasonable if not the lowest in town.

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Arlington. VA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

One a first time visit, arrived after the lunch rush so were seated immediately and served quickly. Sashimi was excellent. We also had the Firecracker Roll and the Raider Roll - both were fresh, delicious, and huge! This will now be our go-to sushi in Pleasanton.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stopped here while staying in town and had a sub par experience, when we arrived we were told to pick a seat. Once seated it took over 15 minutes for someone to come give us menus and take the drink order. We were about to get up and then someone walked over and apologized. I ordered a spicy tuna roll... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

There's a number of sushi place in PTown, this is our choice. The staff is awesome and remember their regulars. The food is good and consistent. Parking is easy and the market is just next door. Very convenient location too. Gets busy to the point there's a line and a small wait but they are attentive and make sure they're... More 

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Additional Information about Sozo Sushi Restaurant

Address: 2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
Phone Number: 925-484-5588
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: 925-484-5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?