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200 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3284
(831) 464-3328
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a vegan, I look for restaurants where I can find good choices as well as the people who I dine with - who may or may not share my dietary choice. Geisha fits the bill on both counts. Geisha is a cute upstairs restaurant in Capitola Village. It's bright and open and comfortable. The menu denotes which items are... More 

Thank Connie M
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi was pretty good, and I'm a sushi snob. Wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The chef even made a special roll for me now called the Charlotte Crispy Spicy. I appreciated how friendly and accommodating they were.

Thank chazeppieri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a random recommendation from our day of travelling and surfing in Santa Cruz... And we were amazed! We are huge sushi fans and this trumped London's best for creativity, taste, freshness... And on top of all that it is all sustainably sourced. The atmosphere was great - led by David who opened the place driven by... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Walnut Creek, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

The good here is very good, Chef know how to highlight the flavors and make them all come together in his dishes.

Thank sansregret
Ithaca, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Indirect ocean view relaxed lunch. Extensive teas on menu. Shrimp tempura excellent: Curries with good blend of vegetables.

1 Thank Rumbarox
Lutsen, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We liked Geisha. We've been here a few times before. The service can get a little dicey sometimes, but it's a busy place, they get it done. The sushi was very good as was the tempura. Nice selection of beer and wine, they even had my wife's favorite lychee sake.

Thank Grubman62
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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185 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

The sushi was very flavorful, and with unusual touches (slivers of lemon peel in some of the rolls, for example, providing bright notes to the seafood). Lots of attention to the freshness and sustainability of their fish, and many options for vegetarians. Reasonable prices.

Thank 1KRP
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

If you're looking for excellent sushi, inventive combinations and totally sustainable fish, this is the place. We drove up from Carmel to enjoy an absolutely wonderful lunch. Started with a delicious bowl of soup, then had several nigiri: smoked salmon (fresh out of their own smoker), local ocean trout and mackerel. Also tried an ono roll. Everything was top drawer.... More 

Thank CarmelCoasttraveler
Carnelian Bay, Ca
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

Four of us each ordered a bento box, which comes with your choice of four items from a large list of choices. All were great, and at $18.50, provided more than enough for a satisfying meal. I loved the teriyaki beef, brown rice, vegetables and sushi roll. Each also comes with a cup of delicious miso soup. The atmosphere is... More 

1 Thank roamingnoni
Santa Cruz, CA
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a gem of a sushi and fusion japanese and american food. Located upstairs just off the Capitola Esplanade, the fresh sushi is excellent. For non-japanese food lovers they have some other excellent dishes as well.

Thank Susan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3284
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: (831) 464-3328

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