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1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
831-469-4477
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 20
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good Sushi and Chicken Teriyaki Lunch; Good Local Place to Go For Japanese

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Fremont, California
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2,262 reviews 2,262 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
1,299 helpful votes 1,299 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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