The authenticity San Jose has to offer when it comes to its Japanese cuisine is something to be admired. The choices are infinite for delicious and high-quality sushi, udon, rice bowls, and other Japanese dishes. You don’t have to look far to find an unforgettable Japanese cuisine experience in San Jose.
Japanese or Korean? Can’t decide which you prefer? Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill is the answer. Their menu highlights both Japanese and Korean flavors in a contemporary setting. Plus, there’s a creative cocktail menu with extensive beverage options to choose from. Remember to plan ahead here though; they take reservations as it can get crowded.
Quality is certainly something Fuji Sushi never skimps on. The sushi here is always fresh and the service itself always timely, even when the rush of people descend. The bamboo-accented restaurant offers an extensive menu from sushi to ramen and donburi. The portions are large here too, so there’s no need to worry about not ordering enough or being hungry an hour later!
Yuki Sushi had been family-owned and operated for over 20 years. Yuki Sushi prides itself on having a personal experience with guests who visit and the food quality shows that connection. The joint has a sushi menu featuring some inventive takes on nigiri, sashimi, and rolls.
Not only is the food great at Minato, so are the prices. If you’re looking for great-value, delicious Japanese food, Minato Japanese Cuisine is the place for you. The staff and service are fantastic too at this casual eating joint. Minato has even been visited by none other than Food TV personality Anthony Bourdain!
If you’re looking for authentic Japanese food, look no further than Dan Izakaya Restaurant. The casual setting is welcoming and the food is delicious.The menu gives plenty of options to choose from; classic sushi, stir-fries, rice dishes, and mini hot pots to name a few. The space itself is cozy and on the smaller side, so making a reservation before you go is a good idea.
Kaita Restaurant offers traditional family-style Japanese food. They even have separate menus for lunch and dinner, but both have top-quality options. The service is timely and courteous at this small Japanese hotspot.
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