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Cho Cho San Restaurant

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400 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5812
805-379-9300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teen children love to go out for a special occasion (every other year or so) at Cho Cho San, to sit at the grill/table, watch the chef show off mad skills, and enjoy the food! The portions are large, so if you don't have a big appetite, 2 can share a meal with an extra order of rice!

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Thank Lee-Tarbet
Colorado
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

One of the limitations of Trip Advisor's reviewing system is that there is no designation for good. The land that exists between very good and average. In the case of Cho Cho San I simply upgraded to Very Good, rather than downgrade to average to fit the system. It's a slightly trendier sushi spot in an area with a lot... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Cho Cho San is predominantly a "teppanyaki" style restaurant where the chef cooks on a grill right in front of you. They make a big deal of the cooking presentation to wow you, but the food itself was only average. Very expensive for what they give you.

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Thank Lars118
New Jersey
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I visit my two granddaughters in California twice a year, for each of their birthdays. This is their favorite restaurant. They love the "show" put on by the chef cooking right in front of you. No iPad or cell phone needed to entertain young children - just watch the chef. The food is good and so is the service. I... More 

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Thank ellie2newjersey
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I have been visiting since they had the rotating sushi conveyor belt. They took that out and improved the interior, and the sushi is still the same. Excellent ! They also have the Beni Hana style place in the corner, which I think starts at Dinner time, check for that, since I have only gone to that part at dinner... More 

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Thank Joe T
camarillo, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

enjoyed cheap beers but we were a little skeptical about the fish...it made me and my friend sick afterwards

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Thank Jessica S
Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I have been going to Cho Cho San for lunch for almost 8 years now as I work close by. The lunch specials are priced well and you get a lot of food. I've had a few incidents, however, over the last few months. The first of many events, is that if I call my order in for pick up,... More 

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Thank Dana Z
Moorpark, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I like this restaurant a lot and eat there whenever I'm in the area and in the mood for Japanese grill food. Sushi...I've had better.

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Thank Cabrillo12
Newbury Park, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were so excited to try Cho Cho San since its renovation. Unfortunately, the reno expanded the space and increased the noise level to something only a little below an airport--out on the runway. We could not hear ourselves think, much less talk. The busers used bus tubs (rather than the more typical/nice drink trays), slamming them onto the tables.... More 

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Thank Allyson G
Thousand Oaks, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank Jackie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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