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“Good sushi and teriyaki but a bit loud” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sushi Totoro

Sushi Totoro
Ranked #253 of 368 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Santa Cruz, California
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141 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Good sushi and teriyaki but a bit loud”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This sushi joint is away from downtown (in a mini-strip mall on Mission) and tiny, but almost always full. The food is very good - we usually get the bento box - and very fresh. The teriyaki is especially good, as is the sashimi option for the bento box. Wide selection of rolls, many of which are imaginative. Service is quick, and prices are reasonable (for sushi in an expensive town like Santa Cruz).

The only downside is that it can be loud. They're usually playing music (it goes with the disco ball-like moving lights), and it can be hard to hear others at your table. Great if you're in a party mood, not so much if you want a quiet meal.

It's our go-to place for sushi in town - yummy food, and we don't need to deal with downtown parking.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Managua, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food and an nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is a nice casual place with good food. We had rolls and a bento box for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). We got courtesy/complementary miso soups that the kids loved.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of Best sushi in Santa Cruz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We have many but this one is really good sushi in Santa Cruz
..nice service from Hank and his parents who run the place. Try the specials. The fish is fresh.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“In a strip mall off Mission St”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

.They're a bunch of happy young suchi chefs
and young anglo waitresses, delivering the real deal.
Sometimes noisy.

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Thank Erick S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice little sushi place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Service was great and the sushi was great. Lots of choices. Its a small place, but we went early and had no problem getting in.

Visited July 2012
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