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Izakaya Restaurant

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1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
+1 408-452-8751
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

When I walked up I noticed how small it was and that there were reserved signs at the sushi bar. Must be pretty good? It was awesome. Very fresh. Very well made. Banzai roll was the best I've had! Great dining experience.

Thank Clubnich2
Sunnyvale, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been coming here for 10 years. Here are my favorites: 1. chirashi - the sushi rice tastes great and the fish is fresh 2. spicy tuna roll - only if you like spicy food (always have a glass of iced water handy) 3. udon - soup base and noodle are superb 4. nasu dengaku - miso tastes good... More 

Thank Buaya123
Azusa, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I love going to places like this but this one was just a disaster because we had to wait so long because we had no reservation but they weren't even packed and didn't have a lot of people inside. Then the guy cooking our food even though he repeated it to us before making it still made my plate wrong... More 

Thank knichole15
Downers Grove, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The restaurant is very small inside so small parties are best. We also didn't linger too long after dinner as there was a line forming for people to sit. Great sushi! We asked the Hotel a place they would recommend for sushi and this is where they sent us. It's nestled between other sushi restaurants so easy to miss.

Thank Emily T
Zurich, Switzerland
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170 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was here for lunch. They have special lunch menu of good value. The food is quite good. Service is professional and friendly. It is like a family Japanese restaurant, medium size by Japanese standard. We are quite happy with what we got. Will come back when I have a craving for Family style Japanese food.

Thank SiuMui
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place serves high quality food, tasty and very fresh and clean. But don't expect anything fancy, small place, small tables and everything is very tight. I would come back for more!

Thank Gazitos
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and tasty. Felt like I was back in Japan. Would definitely recommend. It is a small place so a party larger than 4 would be a problem.

Thank Eric G
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It used to be one of my favorite Sushi in San Jose. I took three rolls: Rock'n Roll, spicy tuna and the California. They were very average this time!

Thank jerome p
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

At 6:30 pm on a Tuesday, the restaurant was very bus and crowded, but we managed to get seats at the bar. Other patrons seemed to have a good time. Service was friendly, but kitchen was a bit slow. Extensive menu of Japanese favorites. We ordered bento boxes ($14--$18) with different contents. Sashimi, sushi and salad were average. Tempura was... More 

Thank Lars B
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

As a visitor of San Jose, my friends invited me to one of their favorites restaurants of Japanese food, we were the first to arrive at 11:30 A.M. And few minutes after the restaurant was full, most of The clientele were Japanese, that was a good sign, the food was excellent, I had a wonderful calpico, keep in mind that... More 

Thank Karim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-452-8751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?