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Mobo Sushi

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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
+1 831-425-1700
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE the sushi here. It is so creative...macadamia nuts with fish??? Yes, please....they also have other japanese food too, but everyone comes for the fresh, delicious sushi!

Thank LoLo B
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went to Mobo with a small group for a birthday celebration and will never go back. Bad service (very arrogant host), smelly restaurant, medicore food. There are way too many other sushi restaurants in the SC area to bother going back.

Thank A H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

An annual visit location for 15 years! We're always treated well and the food is excellent. Sake bombs are the, well, the bomb! Great entertainment watching the sake bomb dominoes!

Thank Mickey S
Hollister, California
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Can always guaranteed good meal. Fresh and yummy. Sushi in general is always a little more expensive thatn other meals, but it seemed pricier here than in other spots in Santa Cruz. Service is adequate, could have used water sooner or another saki, but they were pleasant and friendly. We ordered a few rolls, miso, tempura vegetables, and drinks. The... More 

Thank AmyJune H
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

we love going to mobo sushi. they have wonderful food, and are fantastic with my 9 year old daughter!

Thank mel l
San Jose, California
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184 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Mobo Sushi on the recommendation of a friend, who pointed out that there is a large selection of 22 vegetarian and vegan sushi rolls. There is also a full menu of traditional cooked items, bento boxes, sashimi, and sushi. Two memorable rolls we enjoyed were the Iron Man with smoked tofu, beets, spinach, and shizo leaves and the... More 

Thank alviemsw
Central California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is where we take visitors for sushi in Santa Cruz. There's a good array of vegetarian options that probably wouldn't be recognized as sushi in Japan but who cares... the Tsuekemono 'quite a pickle' plate is a great starter.

Thank Toast T
Santa Cruz, CA
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157 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Friends introduced us to Mobu soon after we moved to Santa Cruz ten years ago, and we return every month or two. Sushi and sashimi are consistently good, service is good, although the kitchen can be slow when they're full. My wife especially appreciates the many vegetarian options. The only downsides are the limited selection of beers and wines and... More 

Thank JimBrown
San Jose, California
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

To set the bar - I take people from Japan to this place. One of my favorite Sushi places in Santa Cruz.  They break the mold on non traditional sushi roll combo's that st restaurants try to replicate. Sushi is very fresh and great cuts.  They even have fresh fatty tuna if you call in advance. It can get busy. ... More 

Thank roamingtheworld2
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! The Moriawase ( deluxe sumo mono salad with chefs choice of fish) is delish, beautiful and all raw. I'm in love. Nothin more to say.

Thank Mary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?