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Pocket 8's Sushi & Grill

9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
+1 209-384-0212
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (9 reviews)
“teppan yaki” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on 5/21/18 for my mom's 85th birthday and was so disappointed. Let me start off by saying we have been here several time before and were amazed at the show and food. But yesterday for some odd reason the restaurant decided not to have...More

Thank mphernandez35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had another great dinner at the teppanyaki table along with the entertainment. We had spicy chicken and shrimp, steak, and surf and turf. The fried rice and vegetables were also excellent...we like the fried rice done spicy. The story of Pocket 8’s is amazing.

Thank JimTheophilus
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say. I've read the reviews, but I just want to judge for myself. Service was slow, soft shell grab roll was gross and very fishy smelling. The waitress said people complain all the time and they don't change anything. It was cool...More

Thank Tami D
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We just had a very tasty lunch at Pocket 8's. The sashimi chefs choice, OMG roll and an order of taco. Orion beers. Everything was flavorful and looked beautiful. Service was great at the sushi bar. Always nice when Jerry stops by to say hi...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We took my in-laws there a couple of weeks ago and once again had a great meal. Her dad and I had the bento box, my lady had the dinner boat and her mom the teriyaki chicken. Needless to say, we could not finish the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The service was so slow that a 2 or 3 star would have been in order. HOWEVER, the food was so great that they deserved 5. I have eaten here before and had great service, so I'm not sure what happened this time. The owner,...More

1  Thank Conrad F
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Called at the last minute not knowing if they would be able to accommodate us, but they were able to fit five of us in the other evening. It was a fabulous time. The cook did a wonderful job on the grill with not only...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My fiance's best friend raved about this place for months. We finally made time to visit him in Merced and came here for dinner. He mentioned he had tried multiple times to call and make a reservation for teppan-yaki, but didn't get an answer once....More

Thank MrsV27
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The menu says your choice of steamed or fried rice. I don't eat pork. Since it didn't specify what kind of rice, the average person would assume vegetarian. We're sitting at the grill, next thing I know he throws bacon on there. WTF! I had...More

Thank Fatemeh G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

What was supposed to be the last romantic dinner before we had our first baby ended horribly as I left the restaurant in tears. My fiancé and I ordered the OMG Roll with a hefty price of nearly $30. After waiting over 45 minutes and...More

2  Thank Kimberly B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-0212
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