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“Great ambience, service and tasty food”
Review of Ozumo - Oakland

Ozumo - Oakland
Ranked #94 of 1,265 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Grand Avenue
Transit: 4 Blocks from 19th Street Bart Station.
Oakland, California
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376 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great ambience, service and tasty food”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I took some friends here for lunch and used the Open Table reservation. Service was attentive and prompt. And the quality of the sushi was fresh and superb in the bento boxes. Two of us ordered the Kurasawa Bento and one ordered the Saka Bento. All were delicious and we also ordered the garlic soy edamame! Very tasty but all a bit on the expensive side. Ambience is excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Richmond, CA
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Trendy”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The prices can be a bit high, but its a great spot to hang out with friends. Large and sophisticated space.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Shonda D
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Berkeley, California
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418 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“dinner meeting made better by a trio of waitstaff”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

attended a dinner meeting at ozumo this past week. have been here for a previous meeting with dinner but this occasion was a much better experience. understand that many restaurants don't often plan or design a room or area for dinner meetings that are quiet and away from the typical dining experience noise and ozumo is no different. this did not take away from the meal that we enjoyed. there were about 30 - 35 of us at the menu consiste of garlic soy edamame, miso soup followed by aoba salad, kara age (small morsels of tare glazed fried chicken) and futago (grilled washu flatloin (tender thin beef) surrounding garlic spinach and placed atop japanese eggplant. the sushi course included spicy tuna roll and ozumo roll (grilled unagi and cucumber roll topped with snow crab, tuna and avocado). this ozumo roll was good but the unagi was lost among all of the other ingredients. the entree course was gindara (an excellent saikyo miso marinated black cod) that came in large chunks and was cooked to perfection. the other entree was zabuton gyu that is grilled steak chunks. a non-japanese dessert finished the meal. definitely the star of the food was the gindara. the STARS of the whole meal was the staff of three that was appointed to our meeting. Devan, Megu and Izel were outstanding going about their duties unobtrusively and making sure water glasses were filled without asking while dodging in and out of the room to clear dishes and to bring the courses in. This trio made the evening delightful. i generally consider the efficiency of the a restaurant's staff but i cannot recall any time in the past where i have specifically asked for their names and then spoke to one of the managers to let them know how great the service provided was. Kudos to the trio and another thank you to them!

  • Visited January 2013
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Brentwood, California
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb from Start to Finish”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We selected this restaurant based on the following: other reviews, location, menu and time. From the moment we walked in our experience exceeded our expectations. The greeter quickly found our reservation - even though we were early, she gave us two options - be seated immediately or go tot he bar and check out the happy hour. We opted for the bar. Mike, the bartender, was very friendly, open to suggesting (we asked) and mixed our drinks. We ordered two happy hour food items - wonderful flavors and tastes sensations.
We then moved to dinner (nice touch - Mike said he could transfer our tab to the dining area). We ordered several combination rolls, two different saki samplers, and a yummy flowerless chocolate with green tea ice cream. Several times during the dining experience Vincent, the manager, stopped by to check on us.
Is this restaurant in our back year? No - we took BART on a 45 minute ride to get there. Will be go back? Absolutely!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank allezmike
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Los Angeles, California
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269 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“And I am not a sushi fan!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I am not a fan of raw fish, and Joey doesn't eat fish at all! But my cousins chose the place for their wedding celebration, and we had a wonderful meal and a great time. The decor was contemporary and beautiful. There were many different areas to choose from - the bar when first you enter, a room with many tables to the right, and behind the bar area a large dance floor area in front of the open, sushi kitchen area. I don't know the names of the various dishes as we had them chosen for us, but the food was good!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank eurovicki
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