Ozumo - Oakland
A little too dark inside;A little too dark inside; could hardly see the menu!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOzumo is great, beautful surroundinOzumo is great, beautful surroundings and wonderful sushi. great spot in uptown Oakland.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Service & Food to MatchI love the concept of ordering small plates and sharing a bunch of different things, rather than one gigantic entree for each person, so Ozumo was already in my good books. The food was amazing - the hanabi was so perfect it actually sent my friend and I into a giggle-fest over just how good it tasted (but I'm sure the sake had something to do with that too...). It was also beautifully presented, with perfect portion sizes to split each dish between two of us. However, it was really the service that impressed me the most. Even with awful service, I probably would still recommend Ozumo because of the food, but our server, Megu, really made the evening special. She was warm, welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable about everything on the menu.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for business lunchYou can't go wrong if you like Japanese food and a nice restaurant for your business lunch. It is great for personal dining too. CAn't say what is my favorite as I like them all!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and cuisine in uptownHighly recommended, service and food were great! Server even added complimentary fondue dessert for our birthday dinner!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Ozumo is so classy and the food is incredible. We had an excellent assortment of dishes including sushi, plus two desserts. Everything was impeccably presented and super fresh. The ambience and décor with low lighting is such a nice departure from a lot of restaurants. Tables were not squished together, very spacious feeling.
I would definitely recommend Ozumo to anyone who loves good food and will be dining there again soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMToo Loud!I love Ozumo ever since it opened up, but the noise level has tripled since they removed a diving wall between two serving rooms.
Now i have to yell to my waiter and vice versa.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Ozumo beforeHave been to Ozumo before and enjoyed it very much. This time was no exception. The food is consistently good-innovative and delicious. The service is attentive and knowledgeable. My brother and family, from out of town, and my 102 year old mother all had a memorable time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were five of us. WEThere were five of us. WE ordered a small plate to share with cocktails, and for dinner ordered two salads and four main dishes: two ribs, one chicken and one sukiyaki. Our bill, divided by five, was not nearly as much as I thought it would be. High prices had been mentioned in every review I had read. The salads were good, not spectacular, but the ribs and chicken dishes were great. Sukiyaki
was good. I definitely will return, though maybe not on a Friday night. It was quite noisy. The Monday sushi special is something
to which I'm looking forward.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYthey took down a separatingYthey took down a separating wall so its extra loud4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI really liked this restaurant.I really liked this restaurant. The food, music and ambient was overall very good. Hightly recommended.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't like how they tookI don't like how they took down the wall separating the two areas because now it is 3 times as loud. But the food still rocks, now it's just too noisy!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is perfect butEverything is perfect but the noise. We could hardly hear each other at dinner. I have not found that at lunch. It may have been where we were sitting on an upper landing.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOzumo does not disappoint!Ozumo does not disappoint. Food and drinks are always fun and delicious. This is a hot spot for downtown Oakland, but us "older folks" can really enjoy it as well. Service is attentive and the staff remembers regulars.This has become a standard for us.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTo be at place for the firstTo be at place for the first time my wife and I really felt like we had been there before.your waiter was great and your manager Vincent,was super great. (Even if he is a Raider fan.) Vincent,you made our wedding anniversary,a very very special evening. We thank you so much.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy father who "doesn't likeMy father who "doesn't like japanese food" had a wonderful time here tonight. He said the steak he ate was "elegant" and when the busser took my plate and immediately wiped up my spilled drops of soy sauce, my mother said: "now this, is a restaurant." Needless to say, the sake went down easy, the food was delicious, and we had a great time. We will definitely be back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM