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“Better than PF Changs”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sogo Asian Bistro

Sogo Asian Bistro
Ranked #468 of 991 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Better than PF Changs”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Loves the flavor of the food, the service is awesome. The sushi is great, overall full dining experience.

Visited September 2012
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Sushi and Wonderful Chinese Food”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Sogo Asian Bistro is the best kept secret in the Metropolitan area for sushi and for Chinese food. Its family oriented and the service is outstanding. I like the sushi that they prepare and above all, the fish that they use for the sushi is very fresh. They also prepare Chinese food which tastes good and is served hot. I highly recommend Sogo Asian Bistro for sushi or for Chinese food.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank aurysalinas
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Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good quality food- chinese and japanese”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Nice residential restaurant with great authentic food.

Visited December 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and service at a reasonable price”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

This restaurant located at the San Francisco shopping mall is a small and cozy place with great food!!!! My teenage son and 9 year old love the food and ask to go every weekend since we discovered it. Ample parking and great service at a very reasonable price. Sushi is first class and the presentation is excellent. Great place for taking the family.

  • Visited November 2011
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best values in Pan Asian cuisine in San Juan - food can improve a bit, though”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

This is my neighborhood's Pan Asian eatery. Asian restaurants in Puerto Rico tend to be mediocre, but this one is not. It is pretty decent -very nice decor, decent variety that leans on the Japanese side, and -if you forgive the few unoriginal sushi options in the menu (sushi -let me rephrase that, pseudo-sushi- has become commonplace in Puerto Rico as of late, and tends to be mediocre also; here you have the truly stellar sharing the menu with the bland), a good value for what's charged.

Sogo is a bit more expensive than comparable eateries elsewhere, and flavors aren't as sharp as in other Pan Asian restaurants, but I do believe this is on purpose -Puerto Ricans are not very daring when it comes to extreme flavor in their Asian food.

The owners interact with customers often, and are pretty nice; their wait staff varies between the stellar and the arrogant, but tend to be on the nice side also. Food can come out pretty quick. The place, however, gets PACKED, for both lunch and dinner. Sometimes dining in on a Friday night is next to impossible; it can really get crowded.

The food, again, is quite good. It is not outstanding overall (a few dishes are), but it is good. You can try one of their bento boxes for lunch and any main course (I prefer mine on the hot side; like General Tso's), and you won't be disappointed.

The location is the only major letdown here: it is on a strip mall that, although controls traffic after dark, is in a neighborhood that serves as the buffer between some of the toniest areas in San Juan with some that aren't secure. Try to arrive relatively early at night. The bar, for those who inbibe, can be a bit too expensive also.

  • Visited July 2011
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