2217 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill, CA | Directions 9452337.962247 -122.078972
MON-FRI 11:30AM-2:00PM :MON-THUR 5:00PM-9:16PM FRI-SAT 5:00PM-9:46PM SUNDAY 5:00PM-9:00PM
BIG HD Flat-screen behind the sushi bar, and the freshest fish EVER! – I live in Oakland, and I have established a few favorite sushi bars in Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda. But my work brought me out to Morello Avenue in Pleasant Hill, and a co-worker recommended Jo's Sushi for the expertise of the sushi chef & owner (Jo) and described the place as a "hidden gem." SO TRUE! I watched hoops on the TV, ate the "butteriest" nigiri, and spoke with the owner about how he became so popular with the people of Contra Costa county. Finally, the one thing that will amaze you is they have the most FANTASTIC bathroom in restaurant history. No kidding.
Great place to hang out for Sushi! – Fun atmosphere, good food and great service. Try the tuna tar tar, Jo's special rolls, and any of the sashimi!
Just can't bring myself to eat Sushi anywhere else. – Jo lets folks know what fish is best on the night. Try to order off the specials listed on the shelves behind the bar. Great selection of Sake too!
Sit at the bar if you can.
close to Authentic Japanese – As close to authentic Japanese as Japanese restaurants get in the area. Probably only second to Miraku. Only place I know of that serves kare (curry). Katsu kare (Pork cutlet in curry) tastes almost as good as the best katsu kare I've had when I was in Japan.
Very friendly service. Free miso soup and salad for most dishes and free mint chocolates with the bill (if you don't get any chocolates, ask for it).
Lunch dining and dinner dining are two very different experiences but are both very pleasant. Though the menus are different for lunch and dinner, dine there often enough and you can ask for some items that are not on the menu.
Personal favorites: Chicken Shoga (Ginger), Katsu Kare
What a place !! – You may experience so many different rolls. But Jo's has its original nigiri sushi and side dish. I have enjoyed trying "Tilefish wakasayaki" grilled tilefish. the best part of the dish is the scale on the fish. I had never eaten fish scale before, but it's so good.
Finally! We found our sushi place – We've been looking for "our" sushi place after moving to the area from SF. Tried places in Lafayette and Walnut Creek - nothing great. Then we found Jo's in a unassuming little strip off of Taylor. SO FRESH! GREAT Sushi! Rivals what we had in the city, plus the atmosphere was fun and homey. like the cool sushi spots in the city, where there is friendly banter between the sushi chef and the locals (boxes of loyal sake drinkers line the back wall). If you live in the East Bay, go here! (but you probably already know about it!).
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