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Shogun Japanese Restaurant

1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
+1 831-469-4477
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (32 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We ordered sushi, chicken "calamari," shrimp tempura, and a salmon bento box. The portions were very large. Everything was well-prepared and served attractively. Our server was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The restaurant is attractive and clean, sometimes a premium for Santa Cruz. I'll go back

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank LLSNapa_California
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a really awesome Resturant they make THE BEST SUSHI in the world!! And the employees are super sweet to you!! =)

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank d g
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The fish is fresh and great pricing. So good I had to go back twice this week! I had the sushi and sashimi bento box and really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank Rick L
Reviewed January 18, 2013

The combination sashimi dinner makes this place for me!!! It's an unbelievable amount of fantastic delicious sashimi for a very reasonable price!!!!! I come here at least once every single time I'm in Santa Cruz and I cannot wait for my next visit in two...More

Date of visit: August 2012
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Generous pieces of nice, fresh sushi at reasonable prices - what more could you ask for? Good tempura and teriyaki dishes, too, along with many other yummy dishes on their menu. We've been there many times, and this place never disappoints.

Date of visit: September 2012
Thank olive2eat
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food here is usually very tasty! I like the "bento box" with a selection of two items. The service here needs improvement. More than once I had to get up to get someones attention if I needed something, even though they were standing only...More

Date of visit: November 2012
Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have had much better Japanese food in other restaurants. This was average at best. The service was okay, though I have to admit that the people were really friendly. But for the price, I thought it was a little disappointing.

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank CaliforniaNerdboy
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We thought this had something to do with the Shogun Japanese restaurants that serves good teppanyaki in CA and that was our mistake. However when we arrived the menu looked inviting so we stayed. The sushi was OK but the rice tasted glutinous. The chicken...More

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank Noshboy
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Simply the best. We have been eating here since it opened. Best fish and large portions. Keeps us coming back for more. Love it.

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank G B
Reviewed April 26, 2012

We ate here last year but could not remember the name of the place. So it was a nice surprise to realize that we were returning to our favorite sushi in Santa Cruz! Great quality of fresh fish, nice presentation, very reasonable prices for downtown...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank kathycat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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