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274 Goodman St N, Ste B117, Rochester, NY 14607-1171
585-271-8990
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A visit at least 7 years later

Was so excited to revisit after at least seven years..in town for a swim meet..was unbelievable disappointed..think ownership has changed...rolls barely had any fish in them, lots of rice...ordered wasabi Shumai..not sure why it was served with a PILE of rice..sauce was very vinegar tasting. Not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
DenyseAlbany_NY
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Was so excited to revisit after at least seven years..in town for a swim meet..was unbelievable disappointed..think ownership has changed...rolls barely had any fish in them, lots of rice...ordered wasabi Shumai..not sure why it was served with a PILE of rice..sauce was very vinegar tasting. Not one thing on the menu that isn't sushi so go with people that are... More 

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Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Baldwinsville, New York, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Presentation was and flavor were awful...we ordered 5 fusion rolls, all were very bland and one had bones still in the fish. And to top it off the service was incredibly slow almost an hour between seaweed salad and rolls... I normally do not write reviews but I feel people should be aware of what they are buying.

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Thank Paul S
Rochester, NY
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193 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good for sushi fanfare but nothing over the top. Welcoming atmosphere with friendly staff. They are very accommodating to what you like.

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Thank Moondanced
Canandaigua
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This used to be my favorite place for sushi - and I keep hoping that it will return to its former glory, but a recent visit was disappointing. Again. The owner has signed it over to his daughter, so the first issue was no adult beverages. To their credit, we were warned as we walked in. Stayed anyway to use... More 

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Thank keerasel
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I had to wait 40 min since I did not make a reservation. The waitress was very nice and answer some of the questions I have about certain items on the menu. Thanks goodness I ordered fried calamari for an appetizer because I had to wait at least 30 min for the sushi rolls. The restaurant did not schedule enough... More 

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Thank Atit W
Rochester, NY
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193 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Dinner was good, although packed and we had to wait. I asked if the wait was normal and yes it is. Normal and no additional wait staff? They really need a hook in the bathroom for a purse or sweater. Also, VERY cold in the restaurant ALL the time so bring a sweater.

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Thank Moondanced
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food is good, basic sushi, but the service was very slow. First we waited over 45 minutes for a table when we were told 20 minutes, while there were multiple open tables. Our waitress took our order, and then we never saw her again, other servers brought our order. Also, after waiting for our check, I finally had to... More 

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Thank j h
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've eaten at California Rollin a few times while living in Rochester. Wegmans sushi is often better flavored than California Rollin. A few of the flavors are good, but the wait staff always take a while to seat you and serve you. I tried their miso soup last time I was there and almost nothing but broth. I think I... More 

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Thank Amanda S
NY
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sitting in the restaurant typing this review wondering where the server has been, especially the last 20 min with our credit card. It isn't even busy in here! Food was good, drinks were good, but service so bad, I can't recommend this place. why is service bad? -we were handed a checklist to place our order with no explanation. -we... More 

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Thank DrNik
Fairport, New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

They need to step up the service at this place. The food is always amazing but you never get what you ask for. Drinks sit empty unless you beg and then your lucky if they bring you the right one ... Bud light lime and Labatts do not sound the same if you are paying attention. Fork sure if you... More 

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Thank Cheryl M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste B117, Rochester, NY 14607-1171
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-8990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?