Sushi Mambo

★★★★☆
Join the Fierce Following of Sushi Lovers at Napa's Sushi Mambo\n\n
  • 1202 1ST St

    Napa, CA 94559

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  • 707-257-6604

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Lunch: Mon - Sat, 11:45am - 4pm; Dinner: Mon -Thu, Sat, 4pm - 9pm; Fri, 4pm - 9:30pm
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it was good.

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"What a find! When my wife and I moved our family from Pacific Palisades, LA to Bainbridge Island, WA we considered the quaility of the schools first and the access to great sushi second! I envy anyone living within driving distance of Napa Valley's Sushi Mambo.

Seattle Sushi joints are known for their fresh fish and our Faves in LA, like Hide and Hamasaku always accessed the best available, so I asked Jose, the Mexican-American Owner how he managed to get hold of the freshest Hamachi my wife and I have ever tasted. Great story: This guy, is not typecast as the perfect sushi restaurant owner, no less sushi chef but 30 years in the biz, apprenticed in SF's Japantown and handling all fish acquisitions, he established the key wharf connections that serve his now 12 year-old biz in Napa. He's like the Mob Boss of the Fish World.

We didn't make reservations and the counter was full so we had to wait a bit. I prefer the counter but a table opened up first and I guess the Mayor of Napa is the hostess because she knows everyone and everything in and about Napa and it looks like she's in charge of the joint too, But she got us seated, introduced us to a young, rather overwhelmed waitress and we placed our order of Hamachi, Ahi and a Dynamite appetizer. Fantastic across the board, The Hamachi was smooth, well proportioned and with just the right amount of wasabi. The Ahi, my fave, looked so perfect in its red that I had to manage my expectations that it would be as good as my Hide Sushi's masterpiece. My wife tasted it first and just nodded. I dove in and that was it; when Hamachi and Ahi come together in perfect union, you know that the owner's got a connection to the fishing fleet! Someone's gotta write a book about this guy, prepping incredible sushi and entertaining the counter with his masterwork.

Okay, onto Rolls and forgive me my memory but I think it is the Diablo Roll which is absolutely unique to anything I've seen out there which is such a relief. I'm bloody tired of the same old roll. The Diablo was a combo of Salmon, Hamachi and Ahi and they broiled it over a spicy tuna roll, topped with Tobiko, which I asked for because I crave the crunchy.

They have this "Mambo" sauce which has chili in it! Chili! They have sauces with cilantro! They make their own Mayonaisse! Even Hide doesn't do that!

So we learned to make a reservation for dinner and we still had to wait but not long. That was a little irritating and the same hostess remembered us and sat us at a table that didn't have enough light but fine with me. I wanted the counter but it was full again.

We started with a chicken yakatori appetizer and nicely salted edamame plus steamed muscles with a spicy soy sauce. Gotta admit, we had the Hamachi, Ahi and the Diablo Roll again and then we felt a bit guilty about hanging out at our table while people were waiting so we got going.

My favorite Sushi Restaurant ever, doesn't exist anymore because a NYC joint stole the owner/chef, from us here on Bainbridge Island. My wife and I are sushi snobs. We like good sized portions. We like excellent quality. We like clean restaurants. Mambo Sushi takes great care in these areas. The ambience is pretty good but in truth I could care less.

I am not only giving 5 stars for the above but also for creativity. The combination of flavors even in something as simple as the Dynamite is just super.

I wish we had a Mambo Sushi joint here on Bainbridge Island. You know its good sushi when you crave and I mean CRAVE having it again and again.!

My recommendation: Make a reservation well in advance. We visited at a supposedly dead time tourist wise, and it was still packed so I guess the locals are wise to what they've go. Also, make friends with the Mayor-Hostess."

2
★★★★★

"What a find! When my wife and I moved our family from Pacific Palisades, LA to Bainbridge Island, WA we considered the quaility of the schools first and the access to great sushi second! I envy anyone living within driving distance of Napa Valley's Sushi Mambo.

Seattle Sushi joints are known for their fresh fish and our Faves in LA, like Hide and Hamasaku always accessed the best available, so I asked Jose, the Mexican-American Owner how he managed to get hold of the freshest Hamachi my wife and I have ever tasted. Great story: This guy, is not typecast as the perfect sushi restaurant owner, no less sushi chef but 30 years in the biz, apprenticed in SF's Japantown and handling all fish acquisitions, he established the key wharf connections that serve his now 12 year-old biz in Napa. He's like the Mob Boss of the Fish World.

We didn't make reservations and the counter was full so we had to wait a bit. I prefer the counter but a table opened up first and I guess the Mayor of Napa is the hostess because she knows everyone and everything in and about Napa and it looks like she's in charge of the joint too, But she got us seated, introduced us to a young, rather overwhelmed waitress and we placed our order of Hamachi, Ahi and a Dynamite appetizer. Fantastic across the board, The Hamachi was smooth, well proportioned and with just the right amount of wasabi. The Ahi, my fave, looked so perfect in its red that I had to manage my expectations that it would be as good as my Hide Sushi's masterpiece. My wife tasted it first and just nodded. I dove in and that was it; when Hamachi and Ahi come together in perfect union, you know that the owner's got a connection to the fishing fleet! Someone's gotta write a book about this guy, prepping incredible sushi and entertaining the counter with his masterwork.

Okay, onto Rolls and forgive me my memory but I think it is the Diablo Roll which is absolutely unique to anything I've seen out there which is such a relief. I'm bloody tired of the same old roll. The Diablo was a combo of Salmon, Hamachi and Ahi and they broiled it over a spicy tuna roll, topped with Tobiko, which I asked for because I crave the crunchy.

They have this "Mambo" sauce which has chili in it! Chili! They have sauces with cilantro! They make their own Mayonaisse! Even Hide doesn't do that!

So we learned to make a reservation for dinner and we still had to wait but not long. That was a little irritating and the same hostess remembered us and sat us at a table that didn't have enough light but fine with me. I wanted the counter but it was full again.

We started with a chicken yakatori appetizer and nicely salted edamame plus steamed muscles with a spicy soy sauce. Gotta admit, we had the Hamachi, Ahi and the Diablo Roll again and then we felt a bit guilty about hanging out at our table while people were waiting so we got going.

My favorite Sushi Restaurant ever, doesn't exist anymore because a NYC joint stole the owner/chef, from us here on Bainbridge Island. My wife and I are sushi snobs. We like good sized portions. We like excellent quality. We like clean restaurants. Mambo Sushi takes great care in these areas. The ambience is pretty good but in truth I could care less.

I am not only giving 5 stars for the above but also for creativity. The combination of flavors even in something as simple as the Dynamite is just super.

I wish we had a Mambo Sushi joint here on Bainbridge Island. You know its good sushi when you crave and I mean CRAVE having it again and again.!

My recommendation: Make a reservation well in advance. We visited at a supposedly dead time tourist wise, and it was still packed so I guess the locals are wise to what they've go. Also, make friends with the Mayor-Hostess."

Pros: Creative, Fresh and Addictive

Cons: Tough to Get a Table; Impossible to get the Counter

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While on vacation my family and I stopped at Mambo Sushi
I have to say this was one of the best restaurants I have been to sushi-wise that is.
Freshest fish, creative chef,
we tried all sorts of sushi combinations we hadn't had before
The atmosphere was warm and friendly
My kids liked the spicy rolls
can't reccomend it highly enough

2
★★★★★

While on vacation my family and I stopped at Mambo Sushi
I have to say this was one of the best restaurants I have been to sushi-wise that is.
Freshest fish, creative chef,
we tried all sorts of sushi combinations we hadn't had before
The atmosphere was warm and friendly
My kids liked the spicy rolls
can't reccomend it highly enough

Pros: kid friendly

Cons: none

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I have no clue how there are so many positive reviews on this website! Must be the owner signing up under different accounts! My friends and I had a terrible experience at Sushi Mambo. There were 6 of us there but only 4 that ordered any food and we were still charged 18% gratuity!! I'm sorry but $134.87 seems a little pricey for 4 people to eat. The service was ridiculously slow and the food took forever to come out! I will never eat there again and have told EVERYONE I know never to try it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have no clue how there are so many positive reviews on this website! Must be the owner signing up under different accounts! My friends and I had a terrible experience at Sushi Mambo. There were 6 of us there but only 4 that ordered any food and we were still charged 18% gratuity!! I'm sorry but $134.87 seems a little pricey for 4 people to eat. The service was ridiculously slow and the food took forever to come out! I will never eat there again and have told EVERYONE I know never to try it.

Pros: NONE!

Cons: Terrible Service!

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Sushi Mambo is always a treat, starting with the warm greeting from the sushi chefs as we enter. The fresh, deep red Ahi in the cases catches our eye as the creative rolls and artistic platters come forth from behind the sushi bar. Sushi Mambo is our favorite restaurant in Napa. The friendly and talented chefs deliver delicious, eye-pleasing sushi accompanied by a healthily side order of humor. Sushi Mambo takes us back the neighborhood sushi experiences of the 80's that got us hooked on sushi in the first place. From the "Raw Deal" roll to the "Just For The 4 The Halibut? and the ?Whatever?s Clever? rolls, premium fish, generous servings and creative preparation are the strong points for this ?not to be missed? Napa dining experience.

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★★★★★

Sushi Mambo is always a treat, starting with the warm greeting from the sushi chefs as we enter. The fresh, deep red Ahi in the cases catches our eye as the creative rolls and artistic platters come forth from behind the sushi bar. Sushi Mambo is our favorite restaurant in Napa. The friendly and talented chefs deliver delicious, eye-pleasing sushi accompanied by a healthily side order of humor. Sushi Mambo takes us back the neighborhood sushi experiences of the 80's that got us hooked on sushi in the first place. From the "Raw Deal" roll to the "Just For The 4 The Halibut? and the ?Whatever?s Clever? rolls, premium fish, generous servings and creative preparation are the strong points for this ?not to be missed? Napa dining experience.

Pros: An overall outstanding experience

Cons: None

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My girlfriend and I have visited Sushi Mambo many, many times; in fact we remember the old building where they use to be housed before moving to the current location; that is how long we been loyal customers. Our loyalty is based on the high quality of food and the atmosphere createdby the ownership and the staff alike. From the welcome in Japanese of the Chefs to the corteous thank you from the hostess at the end of the meal. No wonder these place is always busy! We will be back soon for another delicious meal. Arigato

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I have visited Sushi Mambo many, many times; in fact we remember the old building where they use to be housed before moving to the current location; that is how long we been loyal customers. Our loyalty is based on the high quality of food and the atmosphere createdby the ownership and the staff alike. From the welcome in Japanese of the Chefs to the corteous thank you from the hostess at the end of the meal. No wonder these place is always busy! We will be back soon for another delicious meal. Arigato

Pros: Great quality of food

Cons: Business Volume vs. Available Space

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I only recently moved to Napa from the City and have been craving Sushi, with no idea of where to go. There are only two Sushi restaurants in Napa, from what I have heard. I was told that Sushi Mambo is the one to try. I sat at the bar, on a Saturday night. Still early and not very busy, the place slowly began to fill up. There was a nice jazz music playing, and then the hum of customers enjoying a night out. I realized I was in a good place. My chef, tall and blond, told me he learned to make Sushi in San Diego, at a Japanese restaurant there, and said he is graduating student of the Culinary Institute of America. His accent from Tennessee and his blue eyes was far from being asian, but his sushi is die for. Also he was fun to chat with!! Very nice guy!!
I was impressed. I am a big Sushi Lover, and was delectable and mouthwatering fresh, and beautifully presented. Reading other reviews here, I am surprised that people wrote poorly about the service, but there was no problem at all in that department. Besides the friendly and skilled sushi chef from the deep south, my water was refilled and my sake was brought out hot. I was a happy clam!

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★★★★★

I only recently moved to Napa from the City and have been craving Sushi, with no idea of where to go. There are only two Sushi restaurants in Napa, from what I have heard. I was told that Sushi Mambo is the one to try. I sat at the bar, on a Saturday night. Still early and not very busy, the place slowly began to fill up. There was a nice jazz music playing, and then the hum of customers enjoying a night out. I realized I was in a good place. My chef, tall and blond, told me he learned to make Sushi in San Diego, at a Japanese restaurant there, and said he is graduating student of the Culinary Institute of America. His accent from Tennessee and his blue eyes was far from being asian, but his sushi is die for. Also he was fun to chat with!! Very nice guy!!
I was impressed. I am a big Sushi Lover, and was delectable and mouthwatering fresh, and beautifully presented. Reading other reviews here, I am surprised that people wrote poorly about the service, but there was no problem at all in that department. Besides the friendly and skilled sushi chef from the deep south, my water was refilled and my sake was brought out hot. I was a happy clam!

Pros: fresh fish, beautiful presentation, professional service

Cons: limited wine menu

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YUMMMMY

I occasionally have to take business lunches up in Napa and LOVE this place. I have been going for several years now and have come to know the staff and the menu quiet well. The further you get away from the City the worse Sushi tends to get, but this place is an exception.

My business partner is not much of a Sushi fan, so he stuck with the Tempura, and it was lightly battered and exceptional. I selected from one of their many fun rolls, and had the Just 4 the Halibut and the Fungus Among Us. After devouring just two rolls, I wasn't ready to stop. So good!! I ordered some traditional nigiri, tuna and hamachi.. and the freshness was out of this world!

I'm not sure why a few people have given bad reviews here, but trust me, you will LOVE the sushi, the tempura and other treats on this playful menu. Sushi Mambo, keep up the good work!

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★★★★★

YUMMMMY

I occasionally have to take business lunches up in Napa and LOVE this place. I have been going for several years now and have come to know the staff and the menu quiet well. The further you get away from the City the worse Sushi tends to get, but this place is an exception.

My business partner is not much of a Sushi fan, so he stuck with the Tempura, and it was lightly battered and exceptional. I selected from one of their many fun rolls, and had the Just 4 the Halibut and the Fungus Among Us. After devouring just two rolls, I wasn't ready to stop. So good!! I ordered some traditional nigiri, tuna and hamachi.. and the freshness was out of this world!

I'm not sure why a few people have given bad reviews here, but trust me, you will LOVE the sushi, the tempura and other treats on this playful menu. Sushi Mambo, keep up the good work!

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My wife and I started going to Sushi Mambo on a about a year ago. Their friendly service and delectable cuisine has kept us coming back. In fact we found the atmosphere so soothing and the fresh sushi so inviting that we have dubbed the end of each week ?Sushi Friday? and make the effort to go to Sushi Mambo for lunch or dinner. The sushi chefs are not only skilled at their art, but charming to chat with as well. The sushi dishes are creatively named and the ingredients seem to blend together in delightful combinations of scrumptiousness. The service staff is pleasant, courteous, friendly and attentive. The place is usually bustling with business, but the staff is swift and efficient. We have never had a bad meal at Sushi Mambo. Do yourself a favor and have lunch or dinner at this fine establishment.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I started going to Sushi Mambo on a about a year ago. Their friendly service and delectable cuisine has kept us coming back. In fact we found the atmosphere so soothing and the fresh sushi so inviting that we have dubbed the end of each week ?Sushi Friday? and make the effort to go to Sushi Mambo for lunch or dinner. The sushi chefs are not only skilled at their art, but charming to chat with as well. The sushi dishes are creatively named and the ingredients seem to blend together in delightful combinations of scrumptiousness. The service staff is pleasant, courteous, friendly and attentive. The place is usually bustling with business, but the staff is swift and efficient. We have never had a bad meal at Sushi Mambo. Do yourself a favor and have lunch or dinner at this fine establishment.

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When I saw that this restaurant had five stars and such low prices, I thought "Wow, this must be one of those super cool holes in the wall that you only stumble upon by accident or have to hear about through your friends," but I was wrong. The sushi was sub average at best (I could get the same quality at any higher end supermarket for much less money) and the service was absolutely abysmal. It was extremely frustrating gaining the attention of the servers, though I frequently called for them making pleading eye gestures, waving, even calling out to them directly, all to no avail. Even as the servers passed by me and made eye contact, they kept moving on. We had to ask for our bill three times and only got it after complaining that we had asked so many times and had been waiting up to half an hour. I will definitely never come here again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

When I saw that this restaurant had five stars and such low prices, I thought "Wow, this must be one of those super cool holes in the wall that you only stumble upon by accident or have to hear about through your friends," but I was wrong. The sushi was sub average at best (I could get the same quality at any higher end supermarket for much less money) and the service was absolutely abysmal. It was extremely frustrating gaining the attention of the servers, though I frequently called for them making pleading eye gestures, waving, even calling out to them directly, all to no avail. Even as the servers passed by me and made eye contact, they kept moving on. We had to ask for our bill three times and only got it after complaining that we had asked so many times and had been waiting up to half an hour. I will definitely never come here again.

Pros: none, really

Cons: absolutely horrible service, sub par susi, fish smell. Other things were less than thrilling, such as the lighting, but they pale in comparison to the bad service.

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To get to the point the food is pretty tasty and a good value. The flip side of that coin is the service was horrible.

1
★★★☆☆

To get to the point the food is pretty tasty and a good value. The flip side of that coin is the service was horrible.

Pros: Good Food Good Price

Cons: Bad Service

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I have been a restaurant owner for some time now and I have to say the prices at Sushi Mambo are surprisingly economical. At first glance of the menu, I felt that with such low prices the cuisine would be inferior. In contradiction to my expectations the meal was delicious and I had ordered a "Supercaifragilistic" and it was delicious. I would have gladly paid twenty dollars for such a largely portioned product. It escapes me as to how they can stay in business with these prices in today?s economy.

As much as I applaud the meal, I shudder to admit that I was not so impressed with the service. The wait staff appeared to be completely disconnected with the needs of their customers. My waitress had no enthusiasm, additionally she never checked on me. I was forced to leave my table to ask for my food directly from the chef. I could see my waitress just standing around which gave me pause and eventually I became irritated. The check was brought out and I waited, waited, waited, for my card to be taken. I finally placed cash for my meal and left abruptly.

Overall superb food quality made it worth my wile despite low prices limiting my expectations.

1
★★★☆☆

I have been a restaurant owner for some time now and I have to say the prices at Sushi Mambo are surprisingly economical. At first glance of the menu, I felt that with such low prices the cuisine would be inferior. In contradiction to my expectations the meal was delicious and I had ordered a "Supercaifragilistic" and it was delicious. I would have gladly paid twenty dollars for such a largely portioned product. It escapes me as to how they can stay in business with these prices in today?s economy.

As much as I applaud the meal, I shudder to admit that I was not so impressed with the service. The wait staff appeared to be completely disconnected with the needs of their customers. My waitress had no enthusiasm, additionally she never checked on me. I was forced to leave my table to ask for my food directly from the chef. I could see my waitress just standing around which gave me pause and eventually I became irritated. The check was brought out and I waited, waited, waited, for my card to be taken. I finally placed cash for my meal and left abruptly.

Overall superb food quality made it worth my wile despite low prices limiting my expectations.

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Just for your information... the last few reviews on this site are highly suspicious, and most likely were written former disgruntled employees and her friends. I think people need to come into Sushi Mambo and try their great food and service and not pay attention to someone who some people who are trying to slander them. I have been going their for years, sometimes two times a week, and never have gotten sick, never saw a manager or owner yell, and never saw a knife dropped. The Sushi has always been good, sometimes it does take awhile, but lately been better, even on busy nights, but it is always worth the wait. The last person who wrote that Safeway gives Sushi Mambo a run for its money must be smoking something?

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★★★★★

Just for your information... the last few reviews on this site are highly suspicious, and most likely were written former disgruntled employees and her friends. I think people need to come into Sushi Mambo and try their great food and service and not pay attention to someone who some people who are trying to slander them. I have been going their for years, sometimes two times a week, and never have gotten sick, never saw a manager or owner yell, and never saw a knife dropped. The Sushi has always been good, sometimes it does take awhile, but lately been better, even on busy nights, but it is always worth the wait. The last person who wrote that Safeway gives Sushi Mambo a run for its money must be smoking something?

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff

Cons: Make a reservation on Weekend nights

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I ate at sushi mambo on a Friday night, they were incredibly busy the Service was wonderful, I noticed after reading the reviews I that people were saying the service was slow I did not notice this. I ordered a large ice cold sparro to drink and salads, edamame and a tempura appetizer. I received all these things quickly and with a very friendly waitress, I don't remember her name but she wore glasses she gave me wonderful service. But the sushi took forever it took about an hour and twenty minutes to receive the rolls and nigri, I saw my waitress at sushi bar asking for our order on several occasions she was very caring and checked on us frequently appologizing for the delay in our order. All though some of you may blame the service for delay in orders it is obviously the sushi chiefs that can't keep up in a busy enviroment and clearly something needs to be done like hiring another chief it takes way to long for the sushi. Sushi Mambo's sushi is very good, but no one wants to spend two hours in a restaraunt I am very surprised that people still eat there. Or how they make any money because to keep people happy they have give away lots of complimentry items, and don't expect to get a table at sushi mambo without a reservation because no one leaves the restaraunt any time soon. The services is very friendly and excellent but it most be very stressful to work in dining where a meal takes over an hour to be made. I can only imagine what the poor wait staff has to go through because as you can tell they get blamed for the meal taking so long to come out.

1
★★★☆☆

I ate at sushi mambo on a Friday night, they were incredibly busy the Service was wonderful, I noticed after reading the reviews I that people were saying the service was slow I did not notice this. I ordered a large ice cold sparro to drink and salads, edamame and a tempura appetizer. I received all these things quickly and with a very friendly waitress, I don't remember her name but she wore glasses she gave me wonderful service. But the sushi took forever it took about an hour and twenty minutes to receive the rolls and nigri, I saw my waitress at sushi bar asking for our order on several occasions she was very caring and checked on us frequently appologizing for the delay in our order. All though some of you may blame the service for delay in orders it is obviously the sushi chiefs that can't keep up in a busy enviroment and clearly something needs to be done like hiring another chief it takes way to long for the sushi. Sushi Mambo's sushi is very good, but no one wants to spend two hours in a restaraunt I am very surprised that people still eat there. Or how they make any money because to keep people happy they have give away lots of complimentry items, and don't expect to get a table at sushi mambo without a reservation because no one leaves the restaraunt any time soon. The services is very friendly and excellent but it most be very stressful to work in dining where a meal takes over an hour to be made. I can only imagine what the poor wait staff has to go through because as you can tell they get blamed for the meal taking so long to come out.

Pros: Very friendly service, and a fun environment

Cons: It takes way to long for sushi come on it's raw how long should it take

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My co-workers have been going to Sushi Mambo for years! We've never had a problem with the service, and even with limited time can get in and out very quickly. We love the Sushi, especially the Fungus Among Us, but our favorite is their bento boxes, always delicious, and a great deal! Also, hot green tea is always on the house! Sushi Mambo is our favorite place for lunch!

2
★★★★★

My co-workers have been going to Sushi Mambo for years! We've never had a problem with the service, and even with limited time can get in and out very quickly. We love the Sushi, especially the Fungus Among Us, but our favorite is their bento boxes, always delicious, and a great deal! Also, hot green tea is always on the house! Sushi Mambo is our favorite place for lunch!

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My family has dined here many times and it is one of our favorite restaurants. My daughter "miss picky" really likes it. Not only is the sushi outstanding, every time, they offer creative dishes other than sushi. My favorite is the "fungus amongus". Their mambo salad is also very good. We will continue to dine here for many years to come. We absolutely love Sushi Mambo!

2
★★★★★

My family has dined here many times and it is one of our favorite restaurants. My daughter "miss picky" really likes it. Not only is the sushi outstanding, every time, they offer creative dishes other than sushi. My favorite is the "fungus amongus". Their mambo salad is also very good. We will continue to dine here for many years to come. We absolutely love Sushi Mambo!

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We decied to try out mambo shushi after a long day of tasting and shopping. It was within walking distance to our hotel. We read all the reviews and asked our concierge. The concierge tried to talk ous out of it. We had great service and the food was very good. We will be back.

2
★★★★★

We decied to try out mambo shushi after a long day of tasting and shopping. It was within walking distance to our hotel. We read all the reviews and asked our concierge. The concierge tried to talk ous out of it. We had great service and the food was very good. We will be back.

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We goto Sushi Mambo 2-3 times a month and the food and service are always superb! I definitely recommend Sushi Mambo for the serious Sushi freaks and newbies alike.

2
★★★★★

We goto Sushi Mambo 2-3 times a month and the food and service are always superb! I definitely recommend Sushi Mambo for the serious Sushi freaks and newbies alike.

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Minimal seating

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Sushi is one of my favorite foods, up there with Thai and Mexican. Being from San Francisco if I want Thai I'll go to the Tenderloin if I want Mexican I'll go to the Mission but if I want Sushi I'll make the trek to the Napa Valley to Sushi Mambo. The fish is so fresh and there is such a unique variety of delicious rolls that I can't find anywhere else in California. I am a very picky person about restaurants when it comes to the food, I could care less about ambience and service as long as the food is delicious. Luckily Sushi Mambo's food is superb and the ambience and service is great as well. If you're in the Napa Valley and want to eat at a classy place with great food on a lower budget check out Sushi Mambo.

2
★★★★★

Sushi is one of my favorite foods, up there with Thai and Mexican. Being from San Francisco if I want Thai I'll go to the Tenderloin if I want Mexican I'll go to the Mission but if I want Sushi I'll make the trek to the Napa Valley to Sushi Mambo. The fish is so fresh and there is such a unique variety of delicious rolls that I can't find anywhere else in California. I am a very picky person about restaurants when it comes to the food, I could care less about ambience and service as long as the food is delicious. Luckily Sushi Mambo's food is superb and the ambience and service is great as well. If you're in the Napa Valley and want to eat at a classy place with great food on a lower budget check out Sushi Mambo.

Pros: Friendly staff, great food, reasonable prices

Cons: 45 mile drive from SF, but its worth it!

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My wife and I have been going here for over three years! We first tried it by picking it out of the phonebook. What a great find! Food has always been excellent, and we have been to many, many sushi restaurants. We have brought many friends to Sushi Mambo and they have all wanted to go back, some go back without us now. I would say the only draw back is their service, it is good, but not great. In my opinion the food out weights the lack of high end service. They have a fun menu with zany names of rolls and they are all great from the "Fungus Amungus" (shitake mushroom roll) to the "Shrimpgasm"(tempura style, shrimp and spicy tuna roll), mmm..... Their albacore tuna is always mouth watering. Ambience is good, noisy at times,not loud. Menu is large and price is good, with decent size portions.

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been going here for over three years! We first tried it by picking it out of the phonebook. What a great find! Food has always been excellent, and we have been to many, many sushi restaurants. We have brought many friends to Sushi Mambo and they have all wanted to go back, some go back without us now. I would say the only draw back is their service, it is good, but not great. In my opinion the food out weights the lack of high end service. They have a fun menu with zany names of rolls and they are all great from the "Fungus Amungus" (shitake mushroom roll) to the "Shrimpgasm"(tempura style, shrimp and spicy tuna roll), mmm..... Their albacore tuna is always mouth watering. Ambience is good, noisy at times,not loud. Menu is large and price is good, with decent size portions.

Pros: excellent food, good priced, variety

Cons: service can be slow

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When the sushi-bug bites you in the Napa Valley, choices can be few and far between. Located in downtown Napa, Sushi Mambo delivers fresh, first-rate sushi and sashimi, and Japanese hot entrees such as chicken teriyaki, sukiyaki dishes and…

 

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