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Kokoro Sushi

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36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
+1 831-424-7553
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Helsinki, Finland
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406 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is one of the best sushi I had in north-California. Great rolls, fresh and tasy. Pickups are easy and quick

Thank GlobalTraveller81
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a lunch Meeting, Was very good Sushi, Service was good, Atmosphere was Good, a good place for good Lunch.

Thank SKEIN1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful atmosphere and great food! I have been here several times and it is always wonderful. Love the chefs!

Thank 827tabithaa
Morgan Hill, California
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have never had anything here that I did not like, including the baked mussels. They are so good. Also try the jalapeno bomb appetizers. All of their rolls are good and they offer pictures of them all in their menu, which is nice. One bit of advice, get there before noon, or be prepared to wait.

Thank Mike M
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very good food and service. Place is a little old, but the price is reasonable and the super California roll is delicious.

Thank 425henrya
Salinas, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Don't waste your time on this place. This place has the WORST customer service I've experienced at any restaurant! I gave them many chances, because it's closer to work and home, but enough is enough. If you want good sushi and good, friendly service with a smile, try Ikebana Japanese Restaurant on N. Main Street.

1 Thank Annette L
Eugene, Oregon
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Kokoro has pretty good sushi, one of the better in town. They also have better hours than some other places. They used to have *really* good lunch specials, however they have raised prices a bit, now I would rate the value of the specials as average for the area.

Thank Kevin T
Salinas, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is the only place that my children will all agree to eat. Food is consistent. Service is always super slow, however. If we don't have a lot of time or aren't really craving Japanese, generally we'll skip eating her because of the slow service.

Thank TSE831
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

My family and I are becoming "regulars" at Kokoro Sushi since we moved to South Salinas in February. The dinners and lunches are plentiful with fresh ingredients, and the price is very reasonable for what you get. The service is fast, however, I wish the waitresses would check on the table a couple times after serving the food. We had... More 

Thank Patricia T
Monterey County, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place was recommended to me by my flight instructor, who is a Sushi lover. My wife and I have been there twice now and tried numerous different entrees and all have been above par...The service is also very good, they are attentive to their customers and are happy to answer any questions on the menu.

Thank Scott J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-424-7553

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