Mobo Sushi

★★★★☆
  • 105 S River St

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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  • 831-425-1700

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Sun 4pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
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I'm really surprised at the negative reviews that some people have posted here. I guess everyone has their own tastes. For my husband and I, they are VERY GOOD. We've been coming here since we came to Santa Cruz. The ambiance is nice,

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★★★★★

I'm really surprised at the negative reviews that some people have posted here. I guess everyone has their own tastes. For my husband and I, they are VERY GOOD. We've been coming here since we came to Santa Cruz. The ambiance is nice,

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The sushi here was really good, and really fresh. The atmosphere was loud and crowded. The waiters were very nice and answered all of our questions. California rolls were good, and the drinks were superb.

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★★★★☆

The sushi here was really good, and really fresh. The atmosphere was loud and crowded. The waiters were very nice and answered all of our questions. California rolls were good, and the drinks were superb.

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While the menu is a bit overwhelming, the food is great. We ordered some special rolls, all of which were delicious, along with cold sake and pitchers of beer ... for 7 people, we ended up with a $200 bill - not bad!

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★★★★☆

While the menu is a bit overwhelming, the food is great. We ordered some special rolls, all of which were delicious, along with cold sake and pitchers of beer ... for 7 people, we ended up with a $200 bill - not bad!

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Mobo's has a fairly large menu of neo California style sushi, but is over-priced. After ordering a teishoku entree (set course complete w/ rice and miso soup), I wanted to walk out of the door when the waitress brought my rice when everyone else was having their appetizers, as if the rice was my appetizer! Rice is never served as an appetizer! It always complements the entree.

It seems that the common theme among many sushi places in Santa Cruz is to serve an array of fancy sushi rolls with english names, comprised of non-Japanese ingredients such as mayo, cream cheese, and bbq sauce. However, I've come to believe that it is a sneaky way for a restaurant to use bad quality raw fish and cover it up with some mayo, imitation crab, and roasted sesame seeds.

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★★☆☆☆

Mobo's has a fairly large menu of neo California style sushi, but is over-priced. After ordering a teishoku entree (set course complete w/ rice and miso soup), I wanted to walk out of the door when the waitress brought my rice when everyone else was having their appetizers, as if the rice was my appetizer! Rice is never served as an appetizer! It always complements the entree.

It seems that the common theme among many sushi places in Santa Cruz is to serve an array of fancy sushi rolls with english names, comprised of non-Japanese ingredients such as mayo, cream cheese, and bbq sauce. However, I've come to believe that it is a sneaky way for a restaurant to use bad quality raw fish and cover it up with some mayo, imitation crab, and roasted sesame seeds.

Pros: Many different cali style sushi

Cons: Over-priced, below average quality raw fish, servers non familiar with true Japanese cuisine

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This has got to be the most overrated sushi place I have ever been too. Its not a good value, the service is horrible the sushi isnt even that good and the ambience sucks. This place attempts to be upscale and trendy but fails on all accounts

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★★☆☆☆

This has got to be the most overrated sushi place I have ever been too. Its not a good value, the service is horrible the sushi isnt even that good and the ambience sucks. This place attempts to be upscale and trendy but fails on all accounts

Cons: Overrated

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Food is pretty good, but service is lousy. I've been to this place on numerous occasions and have had mixed service. My last trip had a wait of 30 minutes, but took over an hour to have us seated and a waiter at our table. Hostess was incredibly rude and the matriach did little to aleviate the problem

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★★☆☆☆

Food is pretty good, but service is lousy. I've been to this place on numerous occasions and have had mixed service. My last trip had a wait of 30 minutes, but took over an hour to have us seated and a waiter at our table. Hostess was incredibly rude and the matriach did little to aleviate the problem

Pros: , parking

Cons: , crowded

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Mobo Sushi is only OK in my book. Although they have a few creative fusion rolls if that's your thing. I'd much rather eat at Pink Godzilla where they have more fresh ingredients and good prices.

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★★★☆☆

Mobo Sushi is only OK in my book. Although they have a few creative fusion rolls if that's your thing. I'd much rather eat at Pink Godzilla where they have more fresh ingredients and good prices.

Pros: decent food, parking

Cons: overrated

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Really big place and almost always packed so you know they're doing something right. The fish is fresh, the rolls are very creative/nontraditional and the service is usually very good and very fast. The elegant matriarch of Mobo is always around, making sure everything is running smoothly, and they have a surprisingly wide selection of liquor (including delicious unfiltered sake by the bottle) plus two sushi stations running full bore. Limited outdoor seating in a sweet garden courtyard around back and a few private booths are a nice respite from the otherwise young and boisterous crowd. Music is hip and upbeat and photos of friends and silly patrons line the walls. I would go here anytime. Absolutely.

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★★★★★

Really big place and almost always packed so you know they're doing something right. The fish is fresh, the rolls are very creative/nontraditional and the service is usually very good and very fast. The elegant matriarch of Mobo is always around, making sure everything is running smoothly, and they have a surprisingly wide selection of liquor (including delicious unfiltered sake by the bottle) plus two sushi stations running full bore. Limited outdoor seating in a sweet garden courtyard around back and a few private booths are a nice respite from the otherwise young and boisterous crowd. Music is hip and upbeat and photos of friends and silly patrons line the walls. I would go here anytime. Absolutely.

 

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