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400 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5812
805-379-9300
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 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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Thousand Oaks, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Thousand Oaks, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Cho Cho San recently for appetizers and drinks. They had a good selection of sushi and other items on their Happy Hour Menu. We tried the soft shell crab roll and tempura rolls. We liked what we ordered and the prices were good. Will try them again.

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Restaurant Details

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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