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Mobo Sushi

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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
831-425-1700
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Sushi rolls for vegans & vegetarians

We visited Mobo Sushi on the recommendation of a friend, who pointed out that there is a large selection of 22 vegetarian and vegan sushi rolls. There is also a full menu of traditional cooked items, bento boxes, sashimi, and sushi. Two memorable rolls we enjoyed were the Iron Man with smoked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
alviemsw
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San Jose, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we love going to mobo sushi. they have wonderful food, and are fantastic with my 9 year old daughter!

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Thank mel l
San Jose, California
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited Mobo Sushi on the recommendation of a friend, who pointed out that there is a large selection of 22 vegetarian and vegan sushi rolls. There is also a full menu of traditional cooked items, bento boxes, sashimi, and sushi. Two memorable rolls we enjoyed were the Iron Man with smoked tofu, beets, spinach, and shizo leaves and the... More 

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Thank alviemsw
Central California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is where we take visitors for sushi in Santa Cruz. There's a good array of vegetarian options that probably wouldn't be recognized as sushi in Japan but who cares... the Tsuekemono 'quite a pickle' plate is a great starter.

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Thank Toast T
Santa Cruz, CA
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123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Friends introduced us to Mobu soon after we moved to Santa Cruz ten years ago, and we return every month or two. Sushi and sashimi are consistently good, service is good, although the kitchen can be slow when they're full. My wife especially appreciates the many vegetarian options. The only downsides are the limited selection of beers and wines and... More 

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Thank JimBrown
San Jose, California
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

To set the bar - I take people from Japan to this place. One of my favorite Sushi places in Santa Cruz.  They break the mold on non traditional sushi roll combo's that st restaurants try to replicate. Sushi is very fresh and great cuts.  They even have fresh fatty tuna if you call in advance. It can get busy. ... More 

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Thank roamingtheworld2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mary H
carmel,ca
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank sdayspa
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Neskimo
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Mzzqueenbee
Southern Calif
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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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Thank KDsMom

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?