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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
831-425-1700
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Today
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Interesting Flavor Profiles

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I ordered the Chefs Choice and got a very fresh and delicious Sashimi with a typical combination of Salmon, Tuna, Hamachi, Ebi etc. Nigiris with Unagi and Saba were very good!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Mobo is a favorite spot in Santa Cruz. Sushi is excellent. I can't comment on other sushi establishments in the area, as I have never felt a need to go anywhere else. Try a Bento box for a substantial meal at a great price.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I love Mobo Sushi for their wonderful Californian take on fresh sushi. Lots of fresh fish as well as citrus, cream cheese, macadamia and cashews, basil, and tons of vegetarian and vegan options. Their prices are good. Lots of rolls well under $10. The parking lot by Trader Joe's has a two hour limit. Try their ginger tea!!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were here on a friday night and experienced the "sushi bomb on the bar-domino spectacle" Now, that really is amazing! We were surprised because if you show your i.d. you get a sushi bomb on the house. What a great,fun and tasty idea. The sushi is lovely. Very fresh. I love the caterpiller roll. They have a few excellent... More 

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Truckee, California
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This places is awesome. Located in the Trader joes parking lot, it is not in the light of the local tourist areas, but it is a true gem. Amazing sushi with some of the more creative items I have seen at sushi in a long time. Service was solid and if you have kids, as to sit near the giant... More 

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Oswego, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Oh I love this place. Some of the most delicious sushi I have eaten and I have eaten quite a bit. The service is just ok and it can be very crowded but I still go there every time I am in SC. Check out the rolls with macadamia nuts and basil.

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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: Families with children, Entertaining clients
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?