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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3164
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Ranked #143 of 1,902 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bush
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93% Recommend
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Leuven, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was here a couple of times on a recent trip. The teryaki was a bit different style than I am used to, but it was tasty. The pork belly on the hibachi was smoky and well seasoned, but I would have liked it a little crispier. However, I cannot recommend the gyoza highly enough! They make them fresh every day,... More

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