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Kamakura Japanese Restaurant

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135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
408-395-6650
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
My husband's hang out for years

We come here often, at least once or twice a month. My husband has been a regular customer for a long time, and we always celebrate his birthdays here. Good sushi and good service. You always know what you are going to get.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
sttcarrie
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both times I've eaten here I've been pleased with quality of the sushi. It's fresh and the portions generous. The fish to rice ratio on the sushi is so high that it borders on being sashimi. The salad and soup accompaniments are tasty. I am unlikely to return because on each visit the wait staff disappeared after delivering the food.... More 

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Los Gatos,Ca
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good - for take out or dining in. They are fast and very very good and fresh. I highly recommend coming here. Great rolls and everything is very hight quality.

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Thank swimmerlosgatos
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A very busy place at lunch for couples, business meetings, as well as I also see singles at tables for lunch. A favorite for locals and visitors since 1981. Dinner is usually couples. All the food is traditional and very good, well priced, too. More a cafeteria style restaurant with a private boardroom on the second floor, plus bar/food section.... More 

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Thank Kit M
Los Gatos, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Kamakura is the best sushi place in Los Gatos. You can get a bento box for under 10.00 and it includes all of your choice of favorites. The spider roll and the hamachi cheeks are amaziing!

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Thank Laurie H
Los Gatos, California
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136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We come here often, at least once or twice a month. My husband has been a regular customer for a long time, and we always celebrate his birthdays here. Good sushi and good service. You always know what you are going to get.

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Thank sttcarrie
Los Gatos, California
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is my favorite place for sushi. I was told it is Korean sushi but I'm not sure if that is true. It is simple, fresh and they will custom-make rolls for you if what you want is not on the menu. Friendly, quiet, neighborhood-feel to the place. Haven't tried other dishes but have heard good things. Nice selection of... More 

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Thank G95030
Los Gatos, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Go often for lunch for excellent Japanese food and fine the box lunch a real bargain with plentiful portions. A popular place for lunch and usually every table is taken but service is fast and many of the customers are computer types on their lunch time.

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Thank floydyale
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed in Los Gatos for two weeks and enjoyed the food here so much I ate here four times. The sushi is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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Thank cormicz
San Jose, CA
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Need a good fast place to eat. This is it. I've been here about 50 times in the last 8 years, all but 2 of those visits were enjoyable. This is a go to everyday Japanese restaurant. I would not say this place is a 4 or 5 stars but it offers very good food, with decent service, at an... More 

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Thank headkona
Los Gatos, CA
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We order from here when our go to Sushi place is closed. We only order rolls here and in general they are just ok. YumYum roll - I thought this roll was ok. The pieces are very big! Almost too big to eat in one bite. Caterpillar roll - I like this roll however my husband just thinks it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-395-6650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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