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Shogun Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
831-469-4477
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Ranked #77 of 329 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My daughter and I have been eating sushi together since she was two! Of course in her younger days she didn't eat the fish, only the tofu and miso soup! So I'd say we are pretty seasoned veterans of Japanese sushi places in Santa Cruz county.(28 years worth!) Shogun in downtown Santa Cruz is always consistently good and the fish... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Summary: Great food - definitely 5 stars on food - with really good value for money. Unfortunately, this time the service had a not-so-good night (max 3 stars). We still highly recommend it! Details: We went with two friends and were immediately seated. The sushi we ordered tasted very fresh, and we also had a chicken teriyaki box that was... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

A surprisingly good value Japanese restaurant. Great food, service and ambiance. It provided a fine finish to our hols in this wonderful part of the world. Excellent seaweed salad and tempting Veggie Tempura. Thank you Shogun!

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Napa, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We ordered sushi, chicken "calamari," shrimp tempura, and a salmon bento box. The portions were very large. Everything was well-prepared and served attractively. Our server was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The restaurant is attractive and clean, sometimes a premium for Santa Cruz. I'll go back

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Santa Cruz, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a really awesome Resturant they make THE BEST SUSHI in the world!! And the employees are super sweet to you!! =)

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