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“Good Japanese restaurant & worth a visit”

Sozo Sushi Restaurant
Ranked #126 of 269 Restaurants in Pleasanton
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
San Francisco Bsy Area
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Japanese restaurant & worth a visit”
Reviewed August 16, 2011

Sozo Sushi Restaurant
2835 Hopyard Rd, - Pleasanton, CA 94588

We have been to Sozo's for lunch at least 10 times and have enjoyed the food all but once. The one time was ridiculously spicy, even though we ordered mild spice. Other than that time the food has been very good. We have not been there for dinner, but it is our place for a Japanese lunch when we are in Plaesanton.

Sozo's offers complimentary miso soup and edamame upon arrival which is such a bonus in addition to their reasonable prices, The only problem with Sozo's is sometimes they have really mediocre service. Getting a refill of water can be like pulling teeth. There is one waitress who often has bad customer service, but the taste of bento boxes, sushi and awesome prices compensate for her bad attitude. Sozo's is still my top choice for a sushi restaurant in the Pleasanton area.

We usually order spicy tuna dish, sushi and/or bento box lunch. The bento box has a lot of food and the tempura is perfectly cooked. Light batter that is not greasy at all. The bento box comes with salmon, beef or chicken, your choice. The spicy tuna and other dishes are prepared well, taste good and quantities are more than fair.

In general, food portions are sufficient, super crispy tempura, and delicious bento boxes. Fish/Sushi was fresh with reasonable prices. Service was a little slow and could be improved.

Now, for the dessert: The dessert alone is worth the experience to go to Sozo. I know fried ice cream is a rather popular novelty dessert. We ordered one to share, and loved the hot, chewy crust with an icy creamy inside. Hot and cold, chewy and creamy, it was an excellent dessert to finish a nice meal.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed July 22, 2011

So, I'm not much of a Sushi person, and usually when I go here I get this big huge chicken, rice & vegetable bowl, but this time I had sushi and well....I'll for sure get sushi here again.
All the food here is great; sushi, tempura, etc. Especially the miso soup. They have the best I have ever had in a Japanese restaurant. The service is great, the atmosphere is great and I have never heard a person complain about Sozo Sushi. Highly recommended by me, someone who is not the biggest sushi fan.

  • Visited July 2011
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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed April 10, 2011

I go to Sozo's all the time! They have excellent service (to go or in the restaraunt) and great food! The place is perfect for anyone because they have all sorts of sushi, noodles, and soups! It's a great place to go out to dinner or stop by for lunch.

Visited February 2011
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Thank Sofia M
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New York
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“Very good sushi with excellent service...”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

Very good sushi with excellent service. Interesting sushi rolls. We will definitely return.

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed August 28, 2009

The line was out the door when we got here. It was our first time here and we were excited to try this place out. We talked to some of the folks in line and all were repeat customers eager to suggest their favorite maki rolls.

There's alot ot choose from their menu but we opted for the combo sushu/sashimi dinner and added a couple of additional rolls and nigiri. It was amazing! Their prices are very reasonable!! Their take-out service seems to be just as busy...

We've brought home their menu just so that we can read the descriptions of all their maki rolls. We will be going back!

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