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Koba Sushi

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2026 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-3506
+1 805-653-7336
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Ventura, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first time I went to Koba on a friend's recommendation to my most recent visit, this is by far my favorite sushi restaurant in a town that has several of them. The fish is the best quality, the miso soup excellent, and the prices reasonable. Everyone who works there is super friendly in this small establishment.

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Los Angeles, California
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the food was perfect. However the hostess told us to wait for a table outside the door even though it was a very cold night. We were a party of three and two of us happen to be handicapped. We were happy to comply with hostess' request to wait outside. The hostess told us it would... More 

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Thank OneOrchidLover
Ventura, CA
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love this little neighborhood sushi place. Family owned and friendly. The fish is extremely fresh, don't come too late, they run out of fish and then close early.

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Thank Laura V
Ventura County Coast, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Koba Sushi has the freshest fish in town. Having lived in Ventura for 30 years, we have tried every new sushi restaurant that comes to Ventura. Koba is hands down the best.

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Captain Cook, HI
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Having lived in Japan for 6+ years, I am very selective about sushi. Koba is great! The husband and wife who own and operate it serve only the best, most tender fish. If you are within an hour's drive of Ventura, it is worth it. This is a local place that stays busy for good reason. There are lots of... More 

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Ventura, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

My wife and I had been going to another sushi restaurant for over twenty years and had never tried Koba, and because it sold and we were looking for a replacement. Wow! What a find! We have been going there now for almost two years and wonder why we had never gone here because it probably would have been our... More 

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Thank Ted S
Grover Beach, California
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

My mother and I enjoyed our meal. She had shrimp and veggie tempura-said the batter was light and food delicious. I had sushi-yellow tail & needle did, as well as spicy scallop bankroll and avocado/eel roll. All the fish was fresh and tasty, very good. Added plus was Sapporo on tap, and the service was excellent. Check out the toilet... More 

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Ventura, California
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I started visiting Koba when I married: my husband was tutored in Japanese by one of the servers. The food is superior, whether sushi or cooked items. This place is small, so diners sit close whether at the counter or at a table. Be prepared to wait a while if crowded and try to communicate with server if your order... More 

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Thank June L
Tehachapi, California
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418 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Best sushi! Try the steamed clams. Superb sushi, nice atmosphere, extraordinary service. Clean restaurant, friendly staff. I like it because of the freshness of the fish, and the preparation. It will surpass your expectations by far. This is real Japanese sushi.

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Thank Frank S
Ventura, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Koba sushi is what one might call a 'sleeper'. Located on a corner of a busy street in a neighborhood of grocery stores, gas stations & Big Lots store. You might not seek it out at first glance. It is a nice surprise to find in the area. Once you enter you are greeted by the friendly wait staff &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-653-7336

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