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418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
+1 831-332-0255
17:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Crazy hippy kind of place. Wine/Beer only. CASH ONLY. Fortunately for me they had champagne: Armeli Prosecco-tiny Bubbles/Makes You Feel Happy. One had wine and water. Basa Filet Wok’d w/ Vegetables in Spicy Malay Nonya Chili-Garlic-Ginger-Wine Sauce -$13.00 was enjoyed by our daughter. The Mr. had Q Basa Djawa -Javan tamarind pesto curry with Vietnamese basa fish, mushrooms, and bell... More 

Thank Alice34203
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wow - where to start ? Whilst visiting Santa Cruz for the first time we chose to come here based on good reviews and our love of Asian cuisine. Sadly we left bemused and bewildered. Firstly it is not an Indian restaurant (neither Hindu nor Native American). First impression was of a cafe with a hotch potch of tables ,... More 

Thank paperarms
Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and their kids during a recent trip to Santa Cruz. Had checked it out online and seen the reviews were pretty good so we went with it. Have to say the place itself was one of the strangest I've eaten in. None of us were quite sure what to make of it. The seemingly random assortment of... More 

2 Thank HikingLoon
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The smell, food, selection, service and scenery are among the best here at India Joze. Nothing like eggplant and tempeh lala on an empty stomach to brighten your mood.

Thank Dannie H
carmel,, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Joze is what Santa Cruz is all about! I first discovered him when I was in college in the 70's - he was off Seabright then and the place he shared was by day what seemed like a pretty standard coffee shop and by night was just Magic. I was in love at first sight. I'm not sure how many... More 

Thank Linda B
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had the mahi, shared the sumac fries, pakora vegetables. Food comes from the kitchen in spurts due to one amazingly fast chef. Very tasty.

1 Thank Torontobound_9
Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The chef is a long time favorite of mine . He used to run a large dinner house then retired , but lucky for us all came back to open this small restaurant/take out and catering .Joe is a world traveler and it shows in his creative menus . posted daily on the internet every thing is fresh ,seasonal and... More 

Thank Barbra B
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great food. There is always a large variety of delicious dishes inspired from regions throughout the entire Asian continent.

Thank Nicholas H
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you love calamari, this is the place! I used to frequent the old India Joze many years ago and was happy to rediscover it!

Thank zoobob2
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great dishes and inexpensive! We've gone at least four times. Excellent vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

Thank Julia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-332-0255
Eclectic Pan Asian dishes. Vegetarian, seafood, lamb and chicken with a wok emphasis since 1972. Cafe, catering culinary classes, food festivals, beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. Special events on Sundays.

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