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1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
831-469-4477
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 21
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious sushi

Try this place. Unique rolls without having alot of the creamy mayo goop that I don't like.service was efficient even though the place was pretty full. Two of us shared three rolls and were full. They add macadamia nuts to the rainbow roll and that was fun and really worked.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jill R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Try this place. Unique rolls without having alot of the creamy mayo goop that I don't like.service was efficient even though the place was pretty full. Two of us shared three rolls and were full. They add macadamia nuts to the rainbow roll and that was fun and really worked.

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Pretty straightforward selection of super fresh sushi, sashimi, and rolls. Nigiri pieces were giant! Everything tasted delicious. Very good teriyaki and unfiltered cold sake. Super popular place on a Friday night with many college students and local families in attendance. Parking in the area is horrible so leave early. We were late due to parking and almost lost our reservation.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went to this nicely decorated Shogun Japanese Restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz area for lunch Service was good. They have a full sushi bar. We opted however to have their bento lunch special which included miso soup, salad, and for my 2 mains chose chicken teriyaki and tuna sashimi. This is a delightful Japanese restaurant to go to in... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a nice dinner here yesterday. I had the salmon shioyaki which was very good and the presentation was on a sizzling iron platter with the salmon on top of grilling onions. It was so simple and excellent in quality. My companion had a bento box dinner with teriyaki and california roll which was very nice. I preferred mine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really nice staff. Excellent Sushi. Try the Santa Cruz roll if you like spicy. Quick service. Perfect if you're looking for local flavor and love sushi

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Santa Cruz, California
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night in the summer - around 8:30, so tail end of the rush. Portions were large, but somewhat pricey compared to other sushi places in town. Fish was less fresh than elsewhere. The big problem was the service: glacially slow. My bento box took 45 minutes to come out, which was 10 minutes longer... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Obviously this place has a great location right on Pacific Ave. The service was okay. The food was good but I've definitely had better for a lot cheaper.

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Los Gatos, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We love going to Shogun! excellent food all round, and a wide variety of choice. good beer selection with the Japanese food. food impeccable. Service is generally very good when we go although some of the young wait-staff are not so knowledgeable but they are happy to get the answers. Pricing is good for the quality food. We go here... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Good sushi. Interesting rolls, miso soup was excellent. Service was prompt and courteous. Nothing to complain about here.

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Mariposa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Waited over 10 minutes just to order drinks, over an hour to receive food. Food was good, service was not. Didn't even get asked if we needed drink refills.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-469-4477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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