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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
24 Sep 2016
“just on taste... not too good...”
18 Sep 2016
“SC 2”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
525 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4112
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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

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.

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!

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

Reviewed June 25, 2015

A party of 7 of us went to the restaurant. Hospitality was nice. The cooking show was reasonable, but nothing special. I had the tempura meal including scallops. No quantity shortage, but not a meal I would order again. The green tea fried ice cream...More

Thank Peter A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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