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Sushi Mambo

3.7
107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Sushi Mambo has the best in Japanese cuisine and it is located right in the heart of Calistoga, CA in the Napa Valley. The eatery was established in 1997 and it offers many different styles of sushi. Diners can find traditional sushi options on the menu, as well as new and interesting types of sushi. The owner and operator of Sushi Mambo, Jose Cazares, apprenticed in Japantown in San Francisco before opening up his restaurant.

Sushi Mambo has a fun atmosphere to go along with the great food. Some of the hits on the menu include salmon skin rolls, spicy tuna rolls, avocado rolls and even tempura fried ice cream for dessert.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat: Noon - 9:30pm
Sun: Noon - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 942-4699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Cazares
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Catering
We will prepare platters of Sushi and other Japanese delights for parties or weddings. We do not cater on site, and only prepare the platters for pick up, at your convenience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wappo Ave
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Parking details
Plenty of parking available!
Additional
Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.5
service
3.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDrJen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

I am from NYC so I did not expect to find such a great Japanese restaurant in Napa. The only reason we went there is because our kids love Asian food but I am so glad we stopped by. Rolls were really delicious and we also were impressed by their Ramen noodles. Broth was very flavorful. If you are craving Japanese food in Napa, this is the place to go!

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vipWineLover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a couple locals. Small place, but great menu and the food was delicious! Really got busy later in the evening, so must be a popular venue!

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vipGC140FBC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 13, 2014

This was our first visit to Sushi Mambo, and our experience was positive. The sushi was excellent: very fresh and tasty. The restaurant is located in a beautiful old building in a trendy neighborhood. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. A large error was made on our check which, luckily, we caught. It was corrected with apologies. We will return to Sushi Mambo for the very good sushi!

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NapaLady1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

Been going for years - food is still fun and innovative.
Our server still needs time to feel really comfortable with customers who aren't as young and hip as she.
Wasn't afraid to make suggestions so she noes the menu very well.

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Geli (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

We came here for my husband's birthday with his parents and our 3-month-old (in his stroller). Already we didn't get the sense that having dinner there was appropriate for our "party" so we advise coming here with colleagues, or other adults due to the noise level and clientele that waltzes in at night. If I had come with the girls or my husband for some sushi & sake, then I'd be singing a different tune.

Aside from the somewhat comically-named dishes, every item we ordered was simply amazing! Quite notably was the "Cheese So Beautiful" that my husband still raves about to this day. Their sashimi was gorgeously prepared and fresh beyond my experience. Even their sukiyaki and bento box were delicious.

Highly recommended so hurry and eat!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

The service was amazing ,the food was incredible! i will definitely go back again soon!

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vipBilly97 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2014

I have been to this restaurant quite a few times and have always had excellent food! The chefs are friendly and very skilled. Do not miss the app tuna ceviche and kitchen chips!

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James (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2014

We have had the same server and Chef almost every time we go. We were greeted promptly, had drinks and appetizers within just a couple minutes of our arrival. Sushi took a bit longer but nothing unusual considering that some of the rolls are cooked and how busy it was for just having 2 workers The chef Eric is great, skillfully made, quality food and fast. Our waiter Ben was knowledgable, funny and very composed especially considering that the place was almost full. We couldn't believe how efeciantly these guys worked. Will defenitely be back soon. Bravo!

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vipPaddy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

This was our first time eating at Sushi Mambo. The service was a bit slow at the beginning but the food was very good.

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LuluCooks (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2013

Really good, fresh, well-prepared sushi at a very reasonable price and the service was excellent: friendly and professional. It's going to be on my list of regular lunch spots from now on.

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vipMonty (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2013

Outstanding fish and the most unique rolls we have ever seen - a number of them created at the restautant. The Motherclucker, Leaf Me Alone, and Raw Deal are quite popular. The portion sizes for the price are the best in Napa Valley insofar as sushi establishments. Some good sake and a wine list that is being improved. Sushi Mambo surprises all who dine there.

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valleygirl (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2013

This is a good spot for a very casual lunch spot with friends. It is not very expensive, there is always a table, its moderately quiet depending on the time you go. The servers are nice. The food is good. The place is small. It is right in the downtown area. There is nothing very outstanding about any of it.

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shioG (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 10, 2013

It looks like Japanese food but something different from the taste of real Japanese. Japanese may feel that something is missing.

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vipmellie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2013

Local Napan and frequent this place often! Usually 3 times a month. Ask for the chef to make a sushi roll of HIS choice. You won't be disapponted! FIve STARS!!!

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Veenessa (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2013

I was totally impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the amazing offers on the menu. It was a little on the pricier side, but seemed typical for Napa and Bay Area sushi joints in general. Their lunch specials are mostly under $18 and offer plenty of food. I had the bento box, which was under $15 and a great amount of food - delicious. They have an extensive offering for rolls, and many vegetarian options. I also recommend the "Fungus Amungus" (on the specialty roll menu).

Would definitely go again, an especially fun place for a date!

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Dani (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2013

Loved the names of the sushi. I ordered the High Roller.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2013

Mid salad dressing was not to my liking and seemed too creamy and too plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2013

This was to have been a special occasion. The service was slow and my bento box was bearly warm. The sushi was good. Not the experience we were wanting overall.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2013

I've going to Sushi Mambo for the last 15 years and have always looked forward to the atmosphere as well as the food. The last 2 times I've been there I just feel that the service has really just been mediocre, as well as the food. This is a total surprise to me because in my opinion Sushi Mambo's food is quality and fresh. I definietly do not want to say anything negative in regards to the location because it's a Napa Neighborhood place that makes you feel good inside. It's like the sitcom "Cheers" & I feel like "Norm", but i will be honest that I will be now venturing out to other Sushi astablishments. Sorry Sushi Mambo, but if I'm going to pay a $100 I want to walk out fat & happy!

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vipMonty (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2013

Always offers excellent food, especially its rolls, which are without peer in Napa. The restaurant, while not being new or chic, has the best sushi prices in Napa. So when you are concentrating on food, this is your place for sushi. The sake list is not bad, either, and while the wine list cold be more expansive, you can BYOB for a fair charge.

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