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400 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5812
805-379-9300
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 6
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A little disappointing

We went to this restaurant after hearing several people rave about how good it was and ended up a bit disappointed. The food was average and the service was almost nonexistent. Perhaps we caught them at a bad time because I had only heard very good things about the place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Jackie D
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Thousand Oaks, California
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newbury Park, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were so excited to try Cho Cho San since its renovation. Unfortunately, the reno expanded the space and increased the noise level to something only a little below an airport--out on the runway. We could not hear ourselves think, much less talk. The busers used bus tubs (rather than the more typical/nice drink trays), slamming them onto the tables.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant after hearing several people rave about how good it was and ended up a bit disappointed. The food was average and the service was almost nonexistent. Perhaps we caught them at a bad time because I had only heard very good things about the place.

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Dos Vientos Ranch,
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been going to cho cho sans for close to 20 years. Good service and good food. They had a revolving sushi bar but it got removed, I believe, due to health concerns. The food was always fresh and the service good. Today I went in and it was just the opposite. To say the service was poor would... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I been in too many Japanese restaurant . This was bad . Smoke all over there is no air vent . The hostess was very unpleasant !! The food was bad couldn't eat it . It's too busy and I don't know what the people liked !!!! I will not recommend this place .all our cloth smell like Grease when... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great atmosphere. Always so much fun - the waiters cooking at the table, making jokes along the way. Very kid friendly as well. When my kids order soup, they brought ice chips that they could put in there in case the soup was too hot. I've ordered several things over the times I have visited, and never had a bad... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was our first Teppan experience here...It was also our last. Our "Chef" had no idea what to do and spent his time looking at the other cooks to mimic their attempts. Our cooking table was wiped down with the stomach turning rag that gave off a stench that made me want to leave...If a rag is that filthy I... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've eaten in both the Teppanyaki and sushi sides of the restaurant, and I found that the teppanyaki (chef cooking in front of the guests who are multiple reservations thrown on one table), to be quite average with the usual fair as offered in most teppanyaki restaurants. Every one I've been to seem to offer the same food items (steaks,... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We used to go to Cho Cho Sans all the time in 2011 and before. then suddenly they changed ownership. Prices went sky high and the service was poor. It is such a shame because we really enjoyed going here for sushi at one time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very bad service even the manager were unrespectful and racist i feelt so bad waitting for more than 1 hour. I do not recomend it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Cho Cho San offers a variety of dining experiences. One can order sushi & or sashimi from the sushi bar prepared fresh or from a booth. They have the best sushi in town the prices are a bit high. They also offer Teppan style dining where a chef comes to a table with a stove heated to 550 degrees Fahrenheit... More 

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Additional Information about Cho Cho San Restaurant

Address: 400 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5812
Phone Number: 805-379-9300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: 805-379-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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