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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3164
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Ranked #147 of 1,924 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bush
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Was taken to BlueFin by friends when I visited San Jose. Food was incredible - the salmon sashimi blew my mind. I wish I lived closer, but I'm sure I would spend waaay too much money at this restaurant if I did. The atmosphere is slick, and it looks like a good place to bring people or meet people, especially... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In San Jose for Queen concert, I found the Bluefin Restaurant as a "close to SAP Center restaurant" and were we happy! Parked in the neighborhood, had dinner then walked to the Queen concert. We were 40 somethings and 60 somethings who were really happy with this choice of restaurant. A nice sake, wine and cocktails menu - ordered from... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to take a date or for business dinner. Not a great idea to take a large crowd if you are paying the bill.

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Vernon, B.C.
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252 reviews 252 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A work colleague and mine went to this restaurant for lunch. We each ordered a sushi platter and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The next time I am in San Jose, I will go back to BlueFin.

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is a very wide range of Sushi here in various dishes. I started with an oyster shooter - which was good. I can recommend the take chance roll and the spicy tuna roll,

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Cool, California, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The sushi at the Blue Fin was very good! The ambiance is very chic and cool and the service was great! I sat at the sushi bar and both the sushi chefs and the wait staff were attentive and professional. I really enjoyed that fact that they offered sampler plates and sake sampler. I was totally impressed by the fact... More 

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Fremont, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This place is very expensive, and some of the most bland Japanese food I have ever eaten. I guess it's a place to get Japanese food for people who don't actually like Japanese food. Oh and over priced, $14 for two quarter sized pieces of ankimono (monkfish pate), with an eyedropper full of ponzu. ANd the rice, gloppy truly awful,... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times and enjoyed the food, presentation and service each time. The restaurant is also family-friendly. Parking can sometimes be difficult but they have a small lot behind the restaurant.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Enjoyed lunch (basic tuna sushi, California roll, and a local specialty roll). Prompt and professional service. Good non-fish options for the Texan with me.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Had lunch in this place on a recommendation of someone I know. The sushi is really good! No question about it. I recommend the place with two thumbs up. Try the crab catamarans - very good and so was the albacore tuna... Overall enjoyable experience.

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Additional Information about BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

Address: 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3164
Phone Number: 408-931-6875
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese

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