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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 good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (30 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4431
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Reviewed 6 February 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

Thank jarasta
Reviewed 14 September 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

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

Thank marywoods
Reviewed 5 April 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 19 March 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 13 February 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 Chuck, Santa Cruz
Reviewed 9 November 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.

Reviewed 1 October 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 31 August 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
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were really excited to visit this restaurant. It had great reviews and based on that, we had our hopes up for some great Japanese food. We ordered one of the sushi roll specials, and to be fair, this was excellent. But the excellence sadly...More

Thank Sophia G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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