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754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3164 (Bush)
+1 408-931-6875
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the best sushi in San Jose. Man I love this place. And the oysters are very fresh. Nothing ground breaking. Just well prepared food that's always fresh. What more do you need.

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Thank biadhbeatha
Hamburg, Germany
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157 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have visited the restaurant with a friend. We had a nice dinner at the bar and had a great chat with the bar keeper. The food was fantastic it is not just sushi it also consider more Japanese meals. The cocktails fresh prepared in front of our eyes were also very good! I can recommend everybody if you want... More 

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Thank AufDerFlucht
France
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The sushis were awesome. The fish is incredible. Honestly, everything was perfect. I particularly like the shooters. But it expensive

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Thank Cyril P
Okemos, Michigan
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A bit of business and social talk in a quiet, professionally appointed restaurant. I loved the quality of the nigiri, sushi, and maki rolls. The service was prompt and not overbearing. Go here for local sushi - especially on someone else's expense account:)

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Thank EJS2015a
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Bluefin is just across the street, and I love it! Both their Sushi and non-sushi food are excellent - sometimes, you just want a bowl of chicken Katsu-don.

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Thank JamillaCamel
Kingston, Washingston
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Had the pleasure of eating here with my son and five year old granddaughter. Hip environment with excellent service and even better food. I love a beautiful presentation almost as much as I enjoy the food. Past my expectations in both areas.

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Thank DianaKingsley
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

When it comes to sushi I think this is a little more on the high scale part. The food was ok but not the greatest I have had and a little on the pricey side.

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Thank willowezra
Dunsmuir, California
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Saw great reviews for this place so decided to give it a try as we love Sushi. Made a reservation on Open Table for 6:30. Got to the restaurant and was told that they did not have a table for us. We waited for approx. 1/2 hour and were finally seated. While waiting we noticed that several other people had... More 

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Thank Brook B
Campbell, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Very hip and trendy decor with a very popular bar, reservations recommended. The quality of fish used in the sushi and the range of choices are very impressive. The sushi rice itself is a little disappointing as it is under seasoned and they use so little of it. It nicely highlights the fish, but a significant part of the sushi... More 

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Thank Russell D
Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Asked for recommendation for dinner before Sharks game from near the Pavillion. My local colleague recommended Bluefin as good restaurant with very short walking distance from the Pavillion. I booked the table from Opentable and we had ready table when arriving. Very good sushi and sashimi from alacarte list. Very beautiful portions. The only thing I would change is the... More 

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Thank Jari-Pekka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3164
    (Bush)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-931-6875
Description
Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the freshest grades of sustainable fish or shellfish and served over, around or in freshly made rice. Most of our fish is served raw to preserve the true flavors while others are cooked to add variety, texture, and different flavors to the sushi. In today's world wide market place where fish can be served fresh daily - even after being caught several thousands of miles away - Bluefin's long history and relationships allow the chefs to select only the highest grades of fish available at that time. This is our true differentiation in San Jose, similar to the premium steak houses where beef is graded into 11 categories from Prime+ to Standard-. Though farm raised fish have become commonplace in our diets today, we avoid farm raised fish - which have come to be known to contain antibiotics or hormones - and in addition, specifically strive to select the best quality, locally sourced fish. For those true connoisseurs of sushi, Bluefin regularly imports unique fish from Japan selected at their peak of taste and flavor based on the season and micro-climate of the area. Enjoy and taste the difference true quality can bring to sushi.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?