Napa >Food & Dining > Sushi Mambo
1202 1ST St, Napa, CA | Directions 9455938.298542 -122.287081
Lunch: Mon - Sat, 11:45am - 4pm; Dinner: Mon -Thu, Sat, 4pm - 9pm; Fri, 4pm - 9:30pm
The Value Place – To get to the point the food is pretty tasty and a good value. The flip side of that coin is the service was horrible.
tasty – I have been a restaurant owner for some time now and I have to say the prices at Sushi Mambo are surprisingly economical. At first glance of the menu, I felt that with such low prices the cuisine would be inferior. In contradiction to my expectations the meal was delicious and I had ordered a "Supercaifragilistic" and it was delicious. I would have gladly paid twenty dollars for such a largely portioned product. It escapes me as to how they can stay in business with these prices in today?s economy.
As much as I applaud the meal, I shudder to admit that I was not so impressed with the service. The wait staff appeared to be completely disconnected with the needs of their customers. My waitress had no enthusiasm, additionally she never checked on me. I was forced to leave my table to ask for my food directly from the chef. I could see my waitress just standing around which gave me pause and eventually I became irritated. The check was brought out and I waited, waited, waited, for my card to be taken. I finally placed cash for my meal and left abruptly.
Overall superb food quality made it worth my wile despite low prices limiting my expectations.
Sushi Mambo, great food, great atmosphere – Just for your information... the last few reviews on this site are highly suspicious, and most likely were written former disgruntled employees and her friends. I think people need to come into Sushi Mambo and try their great food and service and not pay attention to someone who some people who are trying to slander them. I have been going their for years, sometimes two times a week, and never have gotten sick, never saw a manager or owner yell, and never saw a knife dropped. The Sushi has always been good, sometimes it does take awhile, but lately been better, even on busy nights, but it is always worth the wait. The last person who wrote that Safeway gives Sushi Mambo a run for its money must be smoking something?
Sushi Mambo is the best sushi – I ate at sushi mambo on a Friday night, they were incredibly busy the Service was wonderful, I noticed after reading the reviews I that people were saying the service was slow I did not notice this. I ordered a large ice cold sparro to drink and salads, edamame and a tempura appetizer. I received all these things quickly and with a very friendly waitress, I don't remember her name but she wore glasses she gave me wonderful service. But the sushi took forever it took about an hour and twenty minutes to receive the rolls and nigri, I saw my waitress at sushi bar asking for our order on several occasions she was very caring and checked on us frequently appologizing for the delay in our order. All though some of you may blame the service for delay in orders it is obviously the sushi chiefs that can't keep up in a busy enviroment and clearly something needs to be done like hiring another chief it takes way to long for the sushi. Sushi Mambo's sushi is very good, but no one wants to spend two hours in a restaraunt I am very surprised that people still eat there. Or how they make any money because to keep people happy they have give away lots of complimentry items, and don't expect to get a table at sushi mambo without a reservation because no one leaves the restaraunt any time soon. The services is very friendly and excellent but it most be very stressful to work in dining where a meal takes over an hour to be made. I can only imagine what the poor wait staff has to go through because as you can tell they get blamed for the meal taking so long to come out.
Best lunch deal! – My co-workers have been going to Sushi Mambo for years! We've never had a problem with the service, and even with limited time can get in and out very quickly. We love the Sushi, especially the Fungus Among Us, but our favorite is their bento boxes, always delicious, and a great deal! Also, hot green tea is always on the house! Sushi Mambo is our favorite place for lunch!
Best sushi around! – My family has dined here many times and it is one of our favorite restaurants. My daughter "miss picky" really likes it. Not only is the sushi outstanding, every time, they offer creative dishes other than sushi. My favorite is the "fungus amongus". Their mambo salad is also very good. We will continue to dine here for many years to come. We absolutely love Sushi Mambo!
best sushi in Napa – We decied to try out mambo shushi after a long day of tasting and shopping. It was within walking distance to our hotel. We read all the reviews and asked our concierge. The concierge tried to talk ous out of it. We had great service and the food was very good. We will be back.
Best Sushi in Norcal – We goto Sushi Mambo 2-3 times a month and the food and service are always superb! I definitely recommend Sushi Mambo for the serious Sushi freaks and newbies alike.
Best Sushi in the Bay Area – Sushi is one of my favorite foods, up there with Thai and Mexican. Being from San Francisco if I want Thai I'll go to the Tenderloin if I want Mexican I'll go to the Mission but if I want Sushi I'll make the trek to the Napa Valley to Sushi Mambo. The fish is so fresh and there is such a unique variety of delicious rolls that I can't find anywhere else in California. I am a very picky person about restaurants when it comes to the food, I could care less about ambience and service as long as the food is delicious. Luckily Sushi Mambo's food is superb and the ambience and service is great as well. If you're in the Napa Valley and want to eat at a classy place with great food on a lower budget check out Sushi Mambo.
7 years and Running !!!!! – My wife and I have been going here for over three years! We first tried it by picking it out of the phonebook. What a great find! Food has always been excellent, and we have been to many, many sushi restaurants. We have brought many friends to Sushi Mambo and they have all wanted to go back, some go back without us now. I would say the only draw back is their service, it is good, but not great. In my opinion the food out weights the lack of high end service. They have a fun menu with zany names of rolls and they are all great from the "Fungus Amungus" (shitake mushroom roll) to the "Shrimpgasm"(tempura style, shrimp and spicy tuna roll), mmm..... Their albacore tuna is always mouth watering. Ambience is good, noisy at times,not loud. Menu is large and price is good, with decent size portions.
I'm back its 2010. My wife and I are still loving Sushi Mambo. Jose and staff are still bring the fresh fish and atmosphere that brought us here back in 2003. Yes I have gone here so many times with frriends and family that Jose and Renae know us by face. I have watched the staff change slightly over the years but not the quality of food. This is by far the best sushi I have had from Florida to Hawaii, many, many sushi outings. They have added a few new items to the menu which are great. You can even ask to be surprised with a little preference to your style of preparation and you will be pleasantly surprised with a great meal. I think I have introduced at least 30 different friends to Sushi Mambo and all now sneak in there without inviting us, (not nice).
I have even introduced my children (now four) to Sushi Mambo, who ask often , "When we are going to Sushi Mambo". Great Great Restaurant.
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