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Mobo Sushi

105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
831-425-1700
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Ranked #89 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Oswego, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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Sacramento, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went there because our GPS showed it was close to where we were, it was late and we were hungry. We were seated next to a huge fishtank that provided endless entertainment for our 8 & 9 year olds. The food was great - we got a "Banana Slug" - it was very creative in looks as well as... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The restaurant was not very crowded, but the waitress was unfriendly and the service was very slow. We waited very long to order, our waitress no where to be seen. Our food took very long once we did order. We only ordered a few sushi rolls, an appetizer of Tempura and a Soba dish. The food tasted good but it... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was working on downtown Santa Cruz (not from here) and hit "around me" in my iphone to find a restaurant in walking distance. The reviews for Mobo Sushi were pretty good overall so I thought it was worth a shot. IT WAS! i had the dragon crunch roll. It was delicious. Fresh, great and complex favors, great value for... More

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Skudeneshavn, Rogaland, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Maby the best sushi I have ever had. The staff was attentive and the atmosphere was great. The also had a great selection for those who dont care for sushi.

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Park City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We absolutely loved Mobo. The sushi was incredible and very fresh! Best dinner of our two week vacation with visits to many restaurants. I also thought it was a great value. After reading some of the reviews I was worried it might be pricey, however this was not the case - I thought it was a great value and delicious.

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Marysville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Outside patio was nice and quiet. Sushi was pretty good. Service was great. Sake bomb show was really cool but they ran out just as we stepped up to get ours. Be aggressive if you really want one. The locals know how to fight their way to the front.

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