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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
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Ranked #90 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
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
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
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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
52 helpful votes 52 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Mobo Sushi

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

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