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754 the Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 (Bush)
1.408.931.6875
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the...
Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the freshest grades of sustainable fish or shellfish and served over, around or in freshly made rice. Most of our fish is served raw to preserve the true flavors while others are cooked to add variety, texture, and different flavors to the sushi. In today's world wide market place where fish can be served fresh daily - even after being caught several thousands of miles away - Bluefin's long history and relationships allow the chefs to select only the highest grades of fish available at that time. This is our true differentiation in San Jose, similar to the premium steak houses where beef is graded into 11 categories from Prime+ to Standard-. Though farm raised fish have become commonplace in our diets today, we avoid farm raised fish - which have come to be known to contain antibiotics or hormones - and in addition, specifically strive to select the best quality, locally sourced fish. For those true connoisseurs of sushi, Bluefin regularly imports unique fish from Japan selected at their peak of taste and flavor based on the season and micro-climate of the area. Enjoy and taste the difference true quality can bring to sushi.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tastiest sushi I've ever had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
462clarel
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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262 reviews 262 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Austin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 754 the Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
    (Bush)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 1.408.931.6875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the freshest grades of sustainable fish or shellfish and served over, around or in freshly made rice. Most of our fish is served raw to preserve the true flavors while others are cooked to add variety, texture, and different flavors to the sushi. In today's world wide market place where fish can be served fresh daily - even after being caught several thousands of miles away - Bluefin's long history and relationships allow the chefs to select only the highest grades of fish available at that time. This is our true differentiation in San Jose, similar to the premium steak houses where beef is graded into 11 categories from Prime+ to Standard-. Though farm raised fish have become commonplace in our diets today, we avoid farm raised fish - which have come to be known to contain antibiotics or hormones - and in addition, specifically strive to select the best quality, locally sourced fish. For those true connoisseurs of sushi, Bluefin regularly imports unique fish from Japan selected at their peak of taste and flavor based on the season and micro-climate of the area. Enjoy and taste the difference true quality can bring to sushi.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?