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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
831-425-1700
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Found my favorite!!!

Wow! The Moriawase ( deluxe sumo mono salad with chefs choice of fish) is delish, beautiful and all raw. I'm in love. Nothin more to say.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Mary H
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow! The Moriawase ( deluxe sumo mono salad with chefs choice of fish) is delish, beautiful and all raw. I'm in love. Nothin more to say.

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carmel,ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Awesome place, entertaining and the sushi is one of the best! Ask for the great cocktails or stay around for the sake bongs. Pretty cool place!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The sushi in this place is amazing. I am not to keen on trying some new and fancy rolls. Normally I always stick to the classic rolls, but not this time. With names like "The Terminator" and "The NorCal" it's kinda hard to choose...but we did order both and they were delicious! The rolls are packed with very interesting flavours... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped in here for sushi after the wharf to wharf race. Only sushi place open on a Sunday in the area. Service wasn't the best, they weren't busy. Bathroom was gross and out of 5 rolls id only order one again. But I'd never go back.

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Southern Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There is an extremely large choice of vegetarian "sushi" available -- and it is all very good. The bento box lunch is more than filling.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I was a guest at this restaurant with my friends who live in s. Cruz. Thus I could not try too many of my favorite sushi types as we were sharing some items and my friends ordered. The hamachi nigiri style, which is my benchmark order, was very good; the other shared rolls were a little too trendy for my... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I don't know why but it seems Mobo Mondays are disappointing. Maybe too much sake on Sunday? Recent lunch with friends and I had the sushi combo lunch. Usually a palate pleaser. This time the rice was undercooked and the sushi kind of tired. While in complaining mode, the miso soup was a bit off as well. Mobo still draws... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is not the place to go if you want the "authentic" experience. It's where you go to have macadamia nuts with garlic, basil and hamachi in a roll. Mobo is hip, fun, and ready to experiment with new flavors all the time.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Mobo since 1990 when it was just a tiny, one room sushi bar. It is absolutely my favorite sushi and I consider myself a major fan and am picky about freshness and quality. The value for your dollar is great. Freshness is outstanding. The best part is the unique combinations in the maki mono. Hamachi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Dinner consisted of: 3 Rolls and Mixed Tempura Roll 1 - Nor-Cal: A California roll with popcorn shrimp piled high on top with a sweet sauce Roll 2 - Eliminator: Unagi, cilantro, cucumber and macadamia nuts with sweet sauce and spicy sesame Roll 3 - Spicy Tuna Lots of rolls contain macadamia nuts. Extensive list of rolls will please everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-425-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?