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Kokoro Sushi

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36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Morgan Hill, California
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never had anything here that I did not like, including the baked mussels. They are so good. Also try the jalapeno bomb appetizers. All of their rolls are good and they offer pictures of them all in their menu, which is nice. One bit of advice, get there before noon, or be prepared to wait.

Thank Mike M
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good food and service. Place is a little old, but the price is reasonable and the super California roll is delicious.

Thank 425henrya
Salinas, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Don't waste your time on this place. This place has the WORST customer service I've experienced at any restaurant! I gave them many chances, because it's closer to work and home, but enough is enough. If you want good sushi and good, friendly service with a smile, try Ikebana Japanese Restaurant on N. Main Street.

1 Thank Annette L
Eugene, Oregon
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Kokoro has pretty good sushi, one of the better in town. They also have better hours than some other places. They used to have *really* good lunch specials, however they have raised prices a bit, now I would rate the value of the specials as average for the area.

Thank Kevin T
Salinas, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the only place that my children will all agree to eat. Food is consistent. Service is always super slow, however. If we don't have a lot of time or aren't really craving Japanese, generally we'll skip eating her because of the slow service.

Thank TSE831
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My family and I are becoming "regulars" at Kokoro Sushi since we moved to South Salinas in February. The dinners and lunches are plentiful with fresh ingredients, and the price is very reasonable for what you get. The service is fast, however, I wish the waitresses would check on the table a couple times after serving the food. We had... More 

Thank Patricia T
Monterey Peninsula, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place was recommended to me by my flight instructor, who is a Sushi lover. My wife and I have been there twice now and tried numerous different entrees and all have been above par...The service is also very good, they are attentive to their customers and are happy to answer any questions on the menu.

Thank Scott J
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We had some great sushi and tempura here. Highly recommend. However, the tempura took 20 minutes to come out and the sushi tool well over 30 minutes. No refills on water or tea, no boxes offered, and we had to flag a different gal down to get our bill. Everyone who worked there seems to be just standing around. Still... More 

Thank Victoria T
San Jose, California
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197 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Who would have thought there was such a great sushi place in Salinas? We were there for a family birthday, and ordered an assortment of sushi rolls, plus a couple salads and very good white miso soup. We had a vegetarian along, who got by fine on the futomaki and monkey roll. A warning, though: the "Hawaiian poke" is about... More 

Thank Jilara
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Customer service was great went for happy hour and got a great deal on edamame and tempura. We got our favorite rolls the Raiders and Green dragon. And for dessert we had a fried banana with mango ice cream. Everything was great!

Thank Julia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-424-7553

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