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Sozo Sushi Restaurant

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2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
+1 925-484-5588
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hayward, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food but just don't get the nasty servers. Some of them can be a real pain. Anyway, if you have the unfortunate luck, just ignore them. The sushi is really good so you can just brush the nasties like flies. They serve roasted rice tea which I love to wash down my food with. Needless to say, I'm... More 

Thank ACLY123
Livermore, California
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Reliably positive experience. Prompt seating quickly took our order and had miso soup out right away. Tempura crispy and Good not too greasy. Sushi fresh and flavorful Chicken/beef teriyaki pretty good as well. Good enough to return next time looking for this as a lunch option.

Thank TFamLLL
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat came across Soto's decided to go and try it. Turned out to be a great place to have some sushi. I would recommend trying the white dragon, the red dragon and the aloha roll.

Thank Todd W
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I used to live close to Sozo and visited often. However, it has been at least 2 years since I tried it until this week. It continues to serve consistently good sushi and other dishes. It is a great neighborhood restaurant with plenty of free parking.

Thank Iris S
Paris, France
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have been coming here for ages and we love the owner she is kind and always pleasant. The food is great and good portions. Definite go to place for a quick bite with family and friends.

Thank Natalie R
Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife bought a gift card from this eatery for a family member that eats here regularly. When we looked at our billing with the credit card company, there had been a 40% tip added without our authorization. They decided to tip themselves a additional 40%. When we approach their cashier, they said we would need to talk to the... More 

Thank Wayne J
Castro Valley, California
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is our go to place when we have a craving for Japanese food. Average size restaurant located in a strip mall and can get very busy around dinner time. Very casual with plenty of parking in the strip mall. The menu has a great selection of combo dishes, variety of rolls, sushi, and sashimi. The cost of a meal... More 

Thank Srprotect
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The salad was bad. It was too sweet and weird. I'm allergic to peanuts and they say that it's just miso dressing but my mom tasted peanut butter. The nigiri's sashimi and rice are loose, the sushi is hard and the price was okay. I would not come here.

Thank Fiona W
Pleasanton, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We recently visited Sozo with a group of 13 people and it was pretty awful. We had made a reservation more than a week ahead of time for the Teppan tables. We were celebrating our children's graduation and thought that would be fun and special, it was neither. We were told that we had to be there at the reservation... More 

Thank JDChab
SF Bay Area
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Upon the recommendation of one of our dinner party participants, who regularly goes there every week for lunch, we found the place busy with a lot of variety. You get complimentary miso soup and edamame. The Teriyaki bento boxes were overflowing with Teriyaki meat. My chicken donburi don also overflowed with chicken and it came with a side salad. For... More 

Thank jpanda168

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2835 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-5241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-484-5588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?