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“Carrick's little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sozo

Sozo
Ranked #10 of 65 Restaurants in Carrickfergus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: British, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award Winning Carrickfergus restaurant Sozo has recently been taken over by New Management who would like to take this opportunity to welcome customers old and new. After enjoying a complete refurbishment, the new, stunning, modern interior compliments the incredible food that people have come to expect and enjoy. From a quick bite to a lavish lunch, come and pay us a visit - your new favourite eatery is only a journey away!
Dromore, United Kingdom
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“Carrick's little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were here on Saturday past for lunch and liked it so much we came back for an evening meal. Sozo does a really tasty steak sandwich (the lunchtime choice) at £7.50 inc a side, and cannot praise the bbq ribs enough for an evening main. My goats cheese starter was first class. Top marks for speedy and friendly service. Small but not cramped and the music was good in the background, not too loud either. We booked the last available table for that night when we were having our lunch. I can see why, it is a great place. Seated, fed and out within an hour on a Saturday night. Two small niggly complaints, and they are not major issues. The bathroom needed attention (overflowing bin) and the squid starter was not impressive (way too much onion and carrots, skimpy on the squid, 5 limp rings). Aside from that, all very very good!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Dromore81
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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Must get a bigger bin for the bathroom! Will pass your comments on regarding the Squid starter. Its great to get feedback from customers so thanks again for the review! We would love to see you back at Sozo's Carrickfergus real soon.

We have a new menu coming out within the next few weeks, and keep an eye out for our Wine and Grill nights next month!

PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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“Friendly Service - Measly Portions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went here recently, firstly the service is excellent, however I was very disappointed by the size of the portions for my main course, which was the Cajun Chicken.
It consisted of one very lonely looking chicken breast and a few stray peppers in a bowl, which considering the price of it (£12) was very disappointing. Tastewise it was just ok. Luckily I ordered a side order of chips (although also on the small side). On the plus side the dessert was nice, I had the Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup. The annoying part is I've had really good meals in this restaurant before, but overall this time around I found it to be a underwhelming dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank colinw_123
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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Hi Colin,

Thanks for your review and sorry to hear that the portion size was not what you expected. This is the first time we have had a negative comment with regard to the portion size, in fact its normally the other way round, we get positive reviews regarding the large portions! So, can't really understand what happened with your meal. I know you shouldn't have to, but if this happens again, please just ask your server for a little extra, but as I say, theportion size should be adequate. So, next time you are in, please let one of the staff know about your previous experience and I'm sure we will get you back giving us positive reviews! Get yourself down to our first GRILL NIGHT coming soon!

PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Large portion!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We turned up on a Friday night, and got a table (although it got busier after about 8pm). Great, relaxed venue, good staff, average priced. We had ribs - which were enormous, could only eat half, well served with delicious salad and presented well. Amazing pavlova dessert (funny how I found room for that!). Recommend it

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Scamps_tuft
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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to seeing you back real soon!!!

PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus
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“Lovely first visit to Sozo!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner recently had a late lunch in Sozo during the week. He had the steak sandwich and I had a chicken panini and both meals were gorgeous. Really nice food. Lovely staff also and food was reasonably priced. It is our new favourite place to eat in Carrick! Looking forward to coming back and sampling the evening menu :)

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Thank Miss-P-reviews2013
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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We have a new menu coming out within the next few weeks, look forward to seeing you back real soon!!!

PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus
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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have visited many times and the food is always great, the service of staff is prompt and food arrives well presented. The recent refurbishment has made a big difference and is bright, modern and friendly for customers. I will definitely be back to visit again soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank suzie1184
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SozoCarrickfergus, Owner at Sozo, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hey Suzie,

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to seeing you back real soon!!!

PS: Check our new website out eatsozo.com or find us on Facebook - Sozo Carrickfergus
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