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Shogun Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
+1 831-469-4477
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (31 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Not the best Japanese food we've ever had, but certainly good enough. I don't think we'd get the Bento boxes again; the main dishes (teriyaki chicken, pork, tempura veggies) were good, & the miso soup was unusual with a delicious smoky taste. But the salad...More

1  Thank JamaisVu
Reviewed February 6, 2018

I have finally come to the conclusion that I will never eat at a American Japanese joint ever again unless it is out of desperation. The formula menu and preparation including ingredients and flavors of all of the places I have eaten in the past...More

1  Thank jarasta
Reviewed September 13, 2017

If it's sushi my wife & I are after it's Shogun. Uni and Sung Ho have made a great place here after starting with the Miyako in Capitola ~25 years ago. The restaurant does a high volume business, which is good, because that drives fresh...More

1  Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The sushi was very good. Had katsu, some rolls, and tempura. Just seemed the price was a little high.

1  Thank marywoods
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We had dinner at Shogun, ordered meals that included beef - it was below any standards; undercooked, fatty and chewy. And on top of everything: low quality meat used. Very disappointing experience - hoped for much more. The cook should review lessons on how to...More

Thank awartak
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying I am married to a Japanese women raised in the sushi restaurant business in Tokyo and her brother has been a sushi chef for over 50 years, so I know good sushi when I have it. Some people would poo...More

1  Thank TheBlum
Reviewed February 13, 2017

OK, this is not my go-to sushi place in Santa Cruz generally, but a friend suggested it and we give it a try last week. Shogun was terrific, with amazing food, pleasant service and appropriate prices. We started out with a generous glass of Chardonnay...More

1  Thank Extraordinary808702
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Went there with a friend and ordered a couple of dishes with some Japanese beer. Service was excellent and we enjoyed some quite different sushi.

Thank RICHARD H
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Always fresh, always delicious. I've been going here for 15+ years and never had a bad meal. My favorites are the Nancy Roll, Fisherman's roll, shrimp tempura roll... wow, too many to name! I also love the dinner boxes when I'm really hungry and for...More

Thank allykatd
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Every time I visit SC I always make it a point to eat here. Well here and a few other places that i just "HAVE" to eat when visiting. Great selection of rolls, apps, and other saki. Also vegan friendly. I got the Spider, Philadelphia,...More

Thank finallyavacation29
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-469-4477
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