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About Permanently Closed - Ozumo - Oakland

This restaurant is permanently closed.

For the most stylish and refined Japanese cuisine in Oakland, Ozumo is a can't-beat restaurant that serves exquisite meals in its inviting setting. The shira-e kozara with carrot, cucumber, tofu skin and sesame-miso sauce and the kaisen sarada with prawns, snow crab, wakame seaweed, yuzu and cucumber, make tantalizing appetizer options. Some of Ozumo's specialty entrées include the jidori with sake marinated roasted organic chicken with house tare sauce, the wagyu steak with foie gras compound butter served in a cast-iron plate and the abara sweet chili glazed pork ribs with cilantro. Vegetarian dishes, such as the yasai Japanese eggplant with zucchini, shishito peppers, peas and asparagus and the agedashi tofu with shiitakes and okra in dashi, are also perfectly seasoned.

Ozumo's maki-mono are also popular, such as the house maki Ozumo, made with unagi, snow crab and cucumber topped with tuna, avocado and spicy aioli.

2251 Broadway
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Oakland, 94612-3016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
West Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:

Website:
http://www.ozumooakland.com/

Entertainment:
DJ Wednesday - Saturday in our sake lounge. (6-10pm)

Catering:
Ozumo does offer catering in both its San Francisco location and its Oakland location. Please call the Oakland restaurant at 510-286-9866. Advance notice is required.

We are also featured on Door Dash and Caviar if you would like take out delivered.

Parking Details:
Street parking, and public paid garage are available. Entrance to garage is on 23rd between Broadway and Valley.

Public Transit:
3 Blocks from 19th Street Bart Station.

Executive Chef:
Dennis Imazumi

Private Party Facilities:
Innovative and contemporary, Ozumo's cuisine is offered in an elegant, modern Japanese design-inspired restaurant. This sleek and sophisticated space boasts Oakland's largest sushi bar, a traditional robata grill, an alluring dining room and sake lounge as well as three private dining rooms and chef

Private Party Contact:
Amanda Pinkham: (855) 404-5493

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
3 Private Dining Rooms. Contact Amanda at apinkham@ozumo.com for details.

Ozumo - Oakland - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (236)
Kid-friendly (75)
Great for Brunch (52)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We arrived promptly at the open table reservation time and found the restaurant closed for a special event. Obviously open table and ozumo are not communicating! It was a major inconvenience and embarassing to have to get back in the car, give up the parking that we found, and go to another restaurant.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2016

It was my first time eating in Eastbay and it was brilliant, i feel very welcomed and would highly recommend it to any of my friends

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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food5
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Booked a table and came there they were closed! Why is their appointment system open if they're closed on a Wednesday? Website or fb account didn't say anything about closing that day. What a waste of time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

This place is great best on the block!! I take my girlfriend here every time we want to go out and enjoy the night!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2016

This restaurant has good food and a great atmosphere however it is a bit pricey but more than that I was disappointed in the service as they had more customers than expected for the evening and we waited a half hour for our meal and when we first sat down no one came over to our table to greet us until about 10 to 15 minutes later. I expressed my displeasure with the manager and she apologized but that's all she seem to be able to offer.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2016

We dined before the Oakland Speakers Series, Tuesday evening. Because I was tardy in making a reservation for the restaurant, we were seated at the Sushi Bar. While the sushi we were served, I was disappointed not to be able to choose from their extensive and interesting dining room menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2016

We have eaten here before, however, this time service was incredibly slow and they did not have two items on their menu that we were hoping to have. They clearly were not prepared with adequate staffing for the clientele which they should have projected due to the Joan Baez concert nearby. We were there an hour and a half and had to cancel an order so we could get to the concert on time. The manager did comp our 2 glasses of sake. This was a birthday night out and we had high expectations that were quickly diminished. However, we very much enjoyed the concert.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food and drink were wonderful as always. A touch pricey for everyday, but it's always good. Atmosphere is also friendly, busy and yet quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The overall experience was wonderful. The food was excellent, and we loved our server. However, towards the end the restaurant was very busy and the service got quite slow.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great dining experience for our ladies night out. Our server was awesome. Lychee martini was not fresh, but the food and service were great!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Had the pork belly ramen for the first time and it was excellent - very favorful. loved the soft shell crab maki roll. Would also recommend the sake flights - great to be able to taste seveal at the same time to compare the taste. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Went for the all you can eat sushi, they have limited the selection. Not that much to choose from unlike before, the small selection is no longer worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2016

All the cooked items were wonderful! Gyoza and tofu in particular. The sushi lacked freshness. Could be because it was a Monday?? That was disappointing. Would go back for the cooked items and the space itself is beautiful!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Waitress was incompetent in spite of her pretending to be the opposite. Some dishes were good , some bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

We had heard great things about the restaurant so were excited to try it but we were largely disappointed mainly due to service which was extremely lacking during our meal . Our sever paid little to no attention to us disappearing for most of our visit . Our food didn't come up together so one diner was nearly finished before our food arrived and they completely forgot about the couple next to us apologizing and insisting another table must have gotten their order by accident. Umm ok. The food was ok but not as good as we expected . The sashimi was the highlight with the rolls all tasting more or less the same. We actually wanted to double check to make sure they were actually the rolls we ordered but we couldn't find our server so we gave up and ate it. None of the rolls stood out at all except for the fact that they were filling so at least we didn't leave hungry . I won't go back nor recommend it and I usually love all our meals eaten at nice restaurants. Overall a big disappointment .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Excellent food, lovely decor, prompt friendly service. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Five office mates who couldn't get their acts together decided to celebrate all five birthdays at once. We each ordered our favorites - mine was the ramen. The current ramen is not as spicy as the previous version but still delicious and I prefer the current one. The flourless chocolate cake is no longer on the dessert menu - much to the chagrin of our non-gluten eating friend - but lucky for us, the chef had made a few that day and popped one in the oven! Our waiter was very friendly, attentive, and cooperative, especially when we asked for the check to be spilt five ways. It was a happy celebration!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

This was our first time at Ozumo and it was DIVINE. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (teen and preteen), and despite them being well behaved, you never know how you're going to be received. Especially since this is a beautiful, classy, "grown up" restaurant with incredible ambiance. Well, Ozumo was literally the nicest dining experience we've ever had as a family. As soon as we were seated, the manager, Mel, came to table to see if our daughter wanted crayons, and he was so completely gracious and hospitable that it just put us in a wonderful mood. Then came the excellent cocktails, and plate after plate of amazing food. We had a big variety of small dishes, and each was very well prepared, especially the kara-age chicken and the sushi. Also, the desserts were to die for. And the service was spot on throughout. We can't wait to come back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Service was fast and attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2016

one little issue with the menu; we didn't realize there were several more pages of choices!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 11, 2016

We had a 5:45pm reservation for 7 persons, which I made a few weeks before. We had a special occasion and told the waiter we would need to leave by 7pm. The hostess greeted us with, "I'll seat you in five minutes or so" even though no one was in the restaurant. We had my 95-year-old mother with us, and I asked to be seated right away. Then the hostess seated us at a table that was too small for our party. We had to move. We then ordered a fairly simple dinner that included three chicken dishes (all identical). Four people got their dinners but the chicken dishes were not served. After asking after them for about a half-hour—and receiving excuse after excuse ("they are being plated. . .", "they'll be ready soon") the chicken was finally served. But everyone else had finished their dinners. The manager comped us one chicken dish—hardly enough to make emends. It was an unnecessary dining disaster and we will not return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We had a fantastic time at Ozumo. It was my friend's birthday and I had forgotten to tell the restaurant to put a candle in a dessert when I made the reservation. We had finished lunch and had already paid the bill but just chatting when suddenly the waiter brought a molten lava chocolate cake with a scoop of berry sorbet and a candle on the plate for my friend's birthday!! It made our day---so very thoughtful of Ozumo!!!! They went beyond my expectations and I know we'll always remember the fabulous birthday celebration!!! This is how a great restaurant continues to be great!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Food and service were good, my only surprise was how expensive it was, over $80 for 2 people with no alcohol. We ordered a beef and rice bowl and a salmon bento box and a Jalapeno roll to share. (I didn't think the roll was that tasty. It was just ok and seemed to be sliced thinner than I am used to at my regular sushi joint) The Miso was delicious. The bento salmon was a very small piece for the price. Nothing really stood out with the bento box, though my friend really loved her wagu beef bowl. I'd go back and maybe try ordering something else as my friends have raved about Ozumo for years. Maybe my local place is just such a good value they've spoiled me. Ozumo atmosphere is very nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2016

The food is always excellent and satisfying. It is quiet and relaxing, a good place for a business meal or for a date night dinner. Service is perfect. The staff could not be more accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Table service was a little lacking, but seemed to depend on who your waiter was. Had to ask for help several times. Once arrived the waiter was courteous and knowledgeable about the restaurant's specials.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2016

blown away.Can't wait to go back to Oakland and see a show at Paramont or the Fox and hit up OZUMO. Great experience .the tempora short ribs were incredible. Grreat food ,ambience,drinks..everything..

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

The food was delicious and our server was very pleasant and informative. However, despite the fact that we'd let her know that we had to be out of the restaurant in time for Oakland Speaker series, our food was delivered out of order (sashimi starter came after soup and salad) and our vegetable tempura was very late! We hurriedly ate it in 5 minutes while we waited for the check.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

We visited Ozumo before the Oakland Speakers. Great food and on time..

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Though a bit expensive, the sushi was fresh and tasty, the service was great and the ambiance perfect for a quiet lunch.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Some of the best sushi and sashimi I have had in a long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

This restaurant is terrific. Great food, wonderful bar scene and gracious and attentive service.
The food is incredible, and the ambience modern, sleek and very hip. We were celebrating a birthday dinner and were literally treated like celebrities. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting from out of town, or anyone seeking a fun,lively and trendy restaurant to enjoy this type of cuisine. Great for drinks or dinner, or both.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

great dinner. very casual pace, no one will rush you to order and get out of there. plenty of time to enjoy the interesting decor and talk with your party.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The teriyaki chicken in the bento was inedible. It literally tasted like rubber

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2016

We went there for a business lunch everything was great, however the lunch we ordered seemed to take longer than usual to receive, I want to say it took about 30-40min to receive our actual lunch orders and we didn't ask but we also weren't provided an explanation for the delayed arrival of our meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We love this place for lunch but he dinner service is seriously lacking. 20 min wait for water, food coming long after everyone is finished.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Ozumo Oakland was a very mixed experience. The food was good, the server was very sweet and knowledgable, but it seemed that she was stretched incredibly thin, working two opposite sides of the restaurant. We got some of our food pretty promptly, but we received the rest of it over an hour after we were seated. It seemed like the restaurant was unprepared for how busy it got that evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding however a bit pricey. I understand the urban enviroment an all but....

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Have eaten here on multiple occasions and have always enjoyed each visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Some of the worst service I've ever had the displeasure of experiencing. 35 minutes to get our drinks, 45 for the first app, and over an hour for my first sushi roll. Also, the restaurant was not even a third full. Very very bad service!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Great time with some work colleagues. I love the ramen here. Just awesome.

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