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Sake japanese Steak House & Sushi

525 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4112
+1 831-427-0182
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
21 Oct 2018
“Hidden gem!”
24 Sep 2016
“just on taste... not too good...”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
525 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4112
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Stumbled upon this place. Me and a friend had the Bento box with the salmon dish. It was delicious, and they gave us the lunch discount even though we were there on a Saturday. Tip - try their wasabi, it was top notch!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NameisAlreadyTaken02
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Well, I went to this restaurant twice.... on taste alone... it was not great. Now, if you are going for the show of food be cooked in front of you... I wouldn't know because I was redirected to a booth rather than to the main...More

Date of visit: August 2016
2  Thank Takashi T
Reviewed September 18, 2016

average Japanese steak house, can be better. The place is OK but other nicer restaurant in the City.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank siroos h
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We were staying at the hotel on the opposite side of the street and just walked-in there. The hostess was so helpful and knowledgeable. Unlike the other places around, this place was not too busy. However, the food was simply delicious!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Pamudi1234
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Pros: great food (teppanyaki), large portions, entertaining show Cons: can be expensive, loud, crowded at peak times Looking at this restaurant from the outside, you'd have no idea how awesome it is. Not only is it huge inside, the interior has had some upgrades to...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Emily W
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Go for the sushi. Fabulous rolls we cannot get elsewhere. we were thrilled to find a teppan restaurant opening in the area, but the grill foods were just, well, OK. Luch special menu prices are FABULOUS for what you'll get.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Adlai C
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Although the place doesnt look too nice from the outside dont let that get you from missing out. The food was really good and the server was really nice and attentive. However the place could use some work!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Karla J
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had a great time and my beef filet was awesome! Our chef, (who spoke very little English), juggled eggs, shot small pieces of zucchini and sake into our mouths and sliced and diced with joy. The volcano onion was very cool and we all...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Rick H
Reviewed March 8, 2016

We were not thrilled with our food but the cooking show was fun. My party of six all ordered hibachi items. All six of us had filets and three of us had chicken too. The entree was pretty good but not special by any means,...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Paul B
Reviewed December 26, 2015

YUMMY good value, super fun and great service. It was away more than what I expected. Very impressed

Date of visit: July 2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0182
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