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Sozo Sushi Restaurant

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2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
925-484-5588
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fills you up and best in town but that's about it

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Bo C
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San Jose, CA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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377 reviews 377 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I was surprised when we walked in. This place was packed. The good was great and the price was just right. Great service. They do want you to eat and leave and the place is small and the tables need to be turned over for the next guest.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

No pressure Sozo but you really are the best sushi place in town. I've tried many sushi restaurants in the tri valley area over the years and this place has consistently pleased me and every person I introduce to this place. Their sushi is always fresh. The cooked meals are delicious. The servers are always very efficient and pleasant. The... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?