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Shogun Japanese Cuisine

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216 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-2704
(831) 757-6105
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We did not intend for this restaurant to be our food destination. We planned I'm going to Patria just a few doors down. As soon as we walked through the doors of Patria at 8:05, an employee very rudely stated, "We're closed" and proceeded to lock the door behind us as we walked out flabbergasted because their stated hours are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My husband brought home bento box dinner for me and oh did I enjoy it. Loved the miso soup with the large pieces of green nori floating about. Salad was fresh and tasty also. Tempura, chicken teriyaki and rice were all nummy. Wasn't too keen on the California roll due to the imitation crab. Overall very good dinner and filling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I didn't know there was such good sushi in Salinas. Even my sister and nephew, who eat lots of sushi, rated it high. Hope to go again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I wanted Sushi and upon my last visit had visited the one in North Salinas already so we needed to check this one out. I loved the location, décor, service and the food was excellent especially the Dynamite roll. WOW I should have ordered another roll. I will be back!! Thanks so much.

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Thank Barbara F
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I have eaten at the "new" Shogun 3 times for lunch and always had the bento box. The portions are fairly large and the prices are slightly higher than previously. The restaurant is very clean and service is very good, as well. It just seems to lack some of the authenticity and neighborhood feel of the previous Shogun.

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Thank Anne S
Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

good, consistent Japanese food; sushi rice properly cooked and prepared. fish is fresh and food delicious.

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Thank Gail K
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I had udon soup and my wife had sushi. I had an undrinkable glass of Cabernet and a beer and my wife had saki. The bill was over $50 and the food was average at best. My wife enjoyed her sushi. My soup had some awful pressed fish even though I ordered chicken udon. My wife was served her meal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ordered the Heart Attack appetizer and waited....and waited....and waited. 40 minutes later they said it would be ready in "five more minutes". It arrived at our table barely warm enough to eat; this is a deep-fried dish and should be served hot! What took so long? Was it sitting somewhere for that whole time and then somebody happened to find... More 

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Shogun is an old stand by in Salinas. I have never had a bad meal there. The Chef owner is always there. It remains my favorite Japanese restuarant in the entire Monterey Bay area.

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Thank Don K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is an old standby when we are going to a movie or attending other events in Salinas. This night was a bit "off". We each ordered a glass of white wine (they don't have a wine list), and the wine seemed like something from a bargain gallon jug, plus it was not chilled. Not good at all. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-2704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 757-6105

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