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Pocket 8's Sushi & Grill

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9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
+1 209-384-0212
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (9 reviews)
“yaki” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
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11 - 20 of 43 reviews

Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Love going here. Food is always great, nice little bar inside. Great sushi! Always a treat to go here! Sometimes the owner is there and is very nice and accommodating!

Thank Sondria G
Reviewed September 17, 2016

I failed to order take-out ahead so I had to wait as our food was being prepared. But I got to see the place in action. It was a Saturday night at prime time and the place was packed. So, I recommend reservations for sure....More

Thank Photom299
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

A great evening with great friends and amazing food. Scallops were well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Best surprise was the fried rice. I don't typically eat meat but the bacon in this fried rice was perfect. Mushroom, zucchini and onion stir fry was out of...More

Thank nippon703
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I love the food here, I usually get the Merced roll, but sometimes I will try something different. Make sure you try the combo fried rice and don't pass up the teppanyaki, it is really special.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our server Sara looked unhappy, constipated, or both. My party of four was seated fairly quickly at our teppanyaki table with a too stern "you guys need to sit together and not spread out, I might put more people with you". Fair enough, but at...More

Thank Blaine C
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Seated in dining room immediately. Hostess was nice. Service has improved from last time I came (few years ago) and food is on point. I think price is a bit high though.

Thank Liaku X
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Excellent Teppanyaki show and some super tasty food. I had the New York steak and scallops and each was prepared perfectly. Our chef really tailored the spiciness to each guests comfort level. From a food and show standpoint I'd definitely return. The sushi rolls we...More

Thank Blaine C
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I used to like the place, but it is getting bad. I made a reservation for me and my girlfriend once to celebrate the anniversary for the special grill tables but what they gave us was 2 chairs to share with a family that was...More

Thank Jose S
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Good places to eat are hard to find in Merced. Pocket 8 is a regular stop for me when I visit because it has great food and sushi. I have been to Pocket 8 at least a half dozen times and always enjoy the fried...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the low reviews by some folks as each time I've been here, it's been very good. We recently tried the Teppenyaki and it was really good plus you get a show during the preparation. In past visits I've had the Bento Box...More

Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-0212
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