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I Love Sushi

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105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
+1 831-425-1700
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Monterey, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Drove up to Santa Cruz to take my college-aged daughter out for dinner. She usually wants Japanese food when I ask her what kind of food she desires (we usually go to a few other Japanese restaurants) so I suggested this place. Not far from her apartment on Front St. We were seated immediately after being greeted (by the owner,... More 

Thank doctorbobf
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I Love Sushi! We were in downtown Santa Cruz and were craving sushi and decided to stop by for dinner. The rolls were unique and delicious. The atmosphere was a lot of fun with people singing karaoke. We tried several different rolls recommended by the chef and they were all fantastic. I can't remember the name but my favorite was... More 

Thank santacruzskater8312
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This place is cool. Great healthy food for a great price. The staff are so nice. Would defs go back! 😊🍣💞🍱🎉🍤😁🍚

Thank Minx O
Johnstown, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I ate here a year ago when we were in town. I am back solo for work and stopped in again. It was good then and it was good now. Would highly recommend. Staff is very friendly and sushi is priced right!!!

Thank Fr0gge17
Grants Pass, Oregon
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our group of 5 all walked away happy --- even those of us who don't love sushi. Almost as soon as we were seated, the servers brought us edamame, cucumber salad, a small sushi plate, miso soup and warm sake on the house. Off to a great start! We tried a teriyaki plate, yakisoba, the donburi, and several types of... More 

Thank yakima4
Folsom, California
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Sushi is one of our favorite Date Night foods. This place was one of the best Sushi places we have been to anywhere. They start off providing - on the house - warm Sake, two pieces of sushi, a small dish of edamame, a small dish of cucumber salad, and Miso soup! Very nice! Everything was delicious too! We ordered... More 

Thank TravelDeMistyFied
Santa Cruz, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Sushi was OK. Nothing special. Service was horrible. Price was high for what you got. Not a place I"ll come back to.

Thank Cruzer20
Coarsegold, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Kind of like a college pizza joint, with servers, food runners an bussers busy doing work that does not always include servicing your needs. Sushi rolls were just ok. The hand rolls were the only bright spot.

Thank Jonathan F
Check, Virginia
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

A friend isn't a big fan of this place, but I like to form my own opinions. I went with some other friends on a busy night, but didn't have any trouble getting a table quickly. Likewise, our orders came quickly, and we were given free sake as well. We all sampled each others' sushi, and my friends seemed to... More 

1 Thank Jason K
Ocala, Florida
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We were seated promptly in their very large, many table restaurant. They became very busy after we were seated. I don't know if that is normal but it took our server FOREVER to come over to get our drink order and then it took her FOREVER to bring our drinks. Patience is something I always try to have when eating... More 

Thank LilB33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1700

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