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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
Dining options: Dinner

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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 of 5 stars
Huge sushi pieces

We found this place while scouting for dinner one night and we liked it so much we went back for lunch a few days later. Most of us had sushi though my wife had tempura. The sushi was very good - nigiri portions were the largest I had ever seen. So large in fact that I thought the rice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We found this place while scouting for dinner one night and we liked it so much we went back for lunch a few days later. Most of us had sushi though my wife had tempura. The sushi was very good - nigiri portions were the largest I had ever seen. So large in fact that I thought the rice amount... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant appeared to be a hole in the wall but it definetly didn't taste like one. The staff was very polite, and efficient. The food served was simply delicious. The Sushi was excellent. Manicured and fresh from the sea. We visited there twice during our stay.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of Japanese food, so anyone reading this should keep that in mind. I went with other people who do like it. I found the tempura to be pretty tasteless. I ordered some vegetarian rolls, not being an eater of sushi, and they still tasted incredibly fishy. Overwhelmingly so, to the point where I could not... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Only sharing this review not because I want to bash the restaurant, but more to set expectations. We had a group of nine before a show at the Civic (David Sedaris) and it was kids and adults. Our orders were taken at a good pace but after that things went sideways and it stayed sideways (all-the-while our poor waitress was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Shogun Japanese Restaurant

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

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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, Sushi
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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