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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
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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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
Hip joint with high quality fish

Very hip and trendy decor with a very popular bar, reservations recommended. The quality of fish used in the sushi and the range of choices are very impressive. The sushi rice itself is a little disappointing as it is under seasoned and they use so little of it. It nicely highlights the fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Russell D
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very hip and trendy decor with a very popular bar, reservations recommended. The quality of fish used in the sushi and the range of choices are very impressive. The sushi rice itself is a little disappointing as it is under seasoned and they use so little of it. It nicely highlights the fish, but a significant part of the sushi... More 

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Thank Russell D
Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked for recommendation for dinner before Sharks game from near the Pavillion. My local colleague recommended Bluefin as good restaurant with very short walking distance from the Pavillion. I booked the table from Opentable and we had ready table when arriving. Very good sushi and sashimi from alacarte list. Very beautiful portions. The only thing I would change is the... More 

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Thank Jari-Pekka
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

All I can say is wow, food amazing, best thai food I have ever had. Service so so, not real friendly, love the kids plates and silverware. However service could be the worst ever I will be back again and again for the food.

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Thank Saab99
Papamoa, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were in San Jose (from NZ) to visit my aunt and went to Bluefin restaurant for our anniversary dinner as it was walking distance from our hotel. The gyoza melted in your mouth - cooked to perfection, the albacore tuna interlaced with avocado was just right with dipping sauce and a touch of wasabi and the Black cod baked... More 

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Thank Desa2000
San Jose, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Close to the Shark Tank, across from Whole Foods, Bluefin offers higher end selections. Was there with 3 others, we shared some dishes, all well prepared. Not all food came at the same time, but I would return.

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Thank MB L
Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank 462clarel
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank Russ M
Morgan Hill, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank SeaHoundM
Vernon, B.C.
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449 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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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Thank Silverwoods
London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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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