Taking the Santa Cruz area by storm since 1999, Shogun Japanese Restaurant has taken a stronghold on the best of the best when it comes to true authentic cuisine. Owners Kim and Peter Park have attributed to their longstanding success to the qualitative and consistent efforts they have put forth. Rightfully so, the duo take their craft seriously and their efforts in providing something special and honest to the area is what separates them into a league of their own. Having had several restaurants before this, their knowledge is vast and extensive and it shows from top to bottom with each menu option. After starting Shogun they haven’t look back and the restaurant has taken on a life of its own, making it a top choice while in the area. Unlike similar sushi restaurants, Shogun doesn’t use a strict template in their sushi options, always seeking to make a signature items with each option that leaves their kitchen. The individuality with each option is certainly what makes them the best of the best when it comes to the Santa Cruz area. A popular dish, the Jalapeno Popper, are stuffed with cream cheese, onions, fresh salmon, and different spices, topped with a spicy mayo. The Sashimi dinner aso comes in high regard, giving guests the options of several different fresh fish to indulge in, that takes a step above the standard dish. Garnering awards from the likes of the City of Santa Cruz and the Public Works Department, they have gained recognition for qualifying as a Clean Ocean Business. This shows the efforts they put into providing something, trustworthy, and above all else, healthy. To bring it full circle, the location hosts a variety of sake and Japanese beer for customers to indulge in. The sophistication with the decor can be attributed to Peter, he came up with the concept himself. No matter the instance stopping in proves to be a prime experience with regularity, making for a perfect outing while in Santa Cruz.
1123 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060