$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Fare at Benten Traditional Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Downtown Santa Cruz

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In a Nutshell

  • In business for 25 years
  • Creative sushi rolls
  • Traditional Japanese entrees
  • Selection of desserts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like method acting, sushi is raw, an acquired taste, and nicely supported by the works of E.E. Cummings. Enjoy a meal with character with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese fare from Benten Traditional Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, this family-owned eatery serves up sizable slabs of sushi and steaming plates of traditional Japanese fare. Adventurous appetites can creep up on panko-fried spider rolls—tightly wound webs of lettuce and flying fish roe ($8.95)— or the California Crumble, which finds crab sticks, avocado, and barbecued eel playfully rolling in crispy tempura crumbs, much to their mothers' shock and horror ($7.25). Vegans can quell stomach squeaks with a Soy Yammy, featuring strips of yam tempura wrapped in colorful soy paper beside avocados and macadamia nuts ($7.95). Non-sushi sustenance includes the hijiki salad—black seaweed, lotus root, bell peppers, and chilies in a sweet vinegar dressing ($4.95)—and the chicken cutlet curry dinner ($14.25). Benten also offers creative desserts such as the crunchy and creamy tempura cheesecake, bringing two disparate elements together like a circus production of Death of a Salesman($4.95).

Customer Reviews

great food, good prices, consistent service !
January 8, 2012
Very pleasant traditional style Japanese restaurant. Food and service were excellent!
Madeleine F. · November 15, 2011
DELICIOUS! Great service and friendly sushi chefs!
Emily C. · November 10, 2011
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    Downtown Santa Cruz

    1541-B Pacific Ave.

    Santa Cruz, California 95060

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