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Geisha

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200 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3284
+1 831-464-3328
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite sushi restaurant. We always enjoy their specialty rolls, they're a little pricey but well worth it. My favorite is their organic mixed greens salad. I love to support this restaurant because of the fact that they support the fish that is on Monterey's Fish Watch list.

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Thank seacliff98
Santa Cruz, California
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've now been to Geisha several times and highly recommend it. The bento box is a good deal and the sushi rolls are delicious and unique. The teriyaki salmon is fresh and tender with a delicious sauce. I've had the yam roll, Lemon Drop, and Trop Maki rolls which were complex and tasty. When you sit down you're served a... More 

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Thank Tom H
Sonoma, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The sushi here is so good that I don't even bother to eat sushi anywhere else anymore. David and his team create combinations of flavors that are so good and intense and different from anything I've ever had that it's not surprising that they can sometimes spend months, even a year coming up with just the right combination to excite... More 

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Thank Suzanne B
Santa Cruz, CA
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a vegan, I look for restaurants where I can find good choices as well as the people who I dine with - who may or may not share my dietary choice. Geisha fits the bill on both counts. Geisha is a cute upstairs restaurant in Capitola Village. It's bright and open and comfortable. The menu denotes which items are... More 

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Thank Connie M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Sushi was pretty good, and I'm a sushi snob. Wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The chef even made a special roll for me now called the Charlotte Crispy Spicy. I appreciated how friendly and accommodating they were.

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Thank chazeppieri
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went here on a random recommendation from our day of travelling and surfing in Santa Cruz... And we were amazed! We are huge sushi fans and this trumped London's best for creativity, taste, freshness... And on top of all that it is all sustainably sourced. The atmosphere was great - led by David who opened the place driven by... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

The good here is very good, Chef know how to highlight the flavors and make them all come together in his dishes.

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Thank sansregret
Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Indirect ocean view relaxed lunch. Extensive teas on menu. Shrimp tempura excellent: Curries with good blend of vegetables.

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Lutsen, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We liked Geisha. We've been here a few times before. The service can get a little dicey sometimes, but it's a busy place, they get it done. The sushi was very good as was the tempura. Nice selection of beer and wine, they even had my wife's favorite lychee sake.

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Thank Grubman62
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The sushi was very flavorful, and with unusual touches (slivers of lemon peel in some of the rolls, for example, providing bright notes to the seafood). Lots of attention to the freshness and sustainability of their fish, and many options for vegetarians. Reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3284
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-3328

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