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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
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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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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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is my favorite sushi place. I got engaged here as well in 2005. Highly recommend the Macrandy Roll to those who like the ingredients (Unagi, smoked salmon, mac nuts and cream cheese) and the Sushi Rage roll (Hamachi, tobiko and shizo). Never disappoints me and I have been going since it was just a hole in the wall of... More 

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Corralitos, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've gone to Mobo dozens of times over last decade, but tonight was the last. Was served barely edible, anemic, dried out "fresh" salmon. On arrival, told the waitress the salmon looked kind of odd -- she said, "oh, that's what we got from our supplier, but we're going to change." Ate a piece, got someone else @ my table... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

For starters the reason I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1 is because I've really liked Mobo in the past. Enough to plan my birthday dinner to be there last night. That was a horrible idea, we got the worst service I've ever had. ANYWHERE. Origionally we told the hostess we were a group of six. About 5 mintues later... 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: Sushi, Japanese

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?