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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

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  • 7
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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 restaurant for vegetarians as well as seafood lovers

There is an extremely large choice of vegetarian "sushi" available -- and it is all very good. The bento box lunch is more than filling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
KDsMom
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Southern Calif
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Southern Calif
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Los Altos, California
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I was a guest at this restaurant with my friends who live in s. Cruz. Thus I could not try too many of my favorite sushi types as we were sharing some items and my friends ordered. The hamachi nigiri style, which is my benchmark order, was very good; the other shared rolls were a little too trendy for my... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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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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
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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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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
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53 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Japanese, Sushi

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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: Entertaining clients, 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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