We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kamakura Japanese Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
408-395-6650
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Favorite for Sushi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
G95030
,
Los Gatos, California
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, CA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Grove, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Here's on spot for fresh fish and tasty presentation of Japanese food. Thanks chef Andy for excellent service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, AZ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've been to many Sushi restaurants where the serve help is a bit curt but at least the food was very good. The serve help here was way beyond rude and the food was below mediocre. One of the waitress' followed us out into the street saying we didn't pay because she didn't take the time to look on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

They are not a super slick Sushi house, but with raw fish, it's all about the freshness, and Kamakura is usually very fresh. They also make some nice signature rolls, like the Giant and Justin. Their staff is very friendly and attentive. Don't expect sublime, but it's a good spot to get your Japanese fix.

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Plains, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

As a Chef and avid lover of Sushi and Japanese cuisine when I'm traveling and frankly, that is most of the time, I frequent local sushi joints. I have been to Los Gatos at least 5 times but never visited Kamakura Sushi and Sake House on Santa Cruz in the heart of downtown Los Gatos. My hosts advised me to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Good food and nice staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kamakura Japanese Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Kamakura Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kamakura Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?