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Izakaya Restaurant

1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
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Ranked #138 of 1,904 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Fremont, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is tiny. It could probably sit about 20 people max. Great, authentic izakaya dishes. We had the beef tongue, hamachi kama, some uni sushi, and a ramen. Everything was good.

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Heide, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visited multiple times in the last years and each time worth a visit. Fair priced sushi and sashimi. The menu card and the daily meals are 80% in Chinese or Japanese and only 20% in English. Very tight seating. Very friendly and quick service, very nice sushi - and it's more about the fish, not about toppings, dressings and wild... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Definitely liked the service an sushi although the sushi rice was grainy. Average to good quality. Neighborhood is iffy.

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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I probably shouldn't write a positive review for this spot, cause it's one of my favorite restaurants in San Jose. And if word gets out, the line will just get longer and longer.....so, if you come here please keep it on the "Down Low"....I love this place.

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Austin, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here while staying across the street at the Holiday Inn prior to an early flight. It is attached to a larger Japanese restaurant, but has a separate entrance off the the left of the main door. It's a tiny place with just 5 tables and seats at the bar. We ordered several dishes - chicken yakitori, scallop... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The restaurant was right across from my hotel (Holiday Inn) and is well recommend by both Tripadvisor and Yelp. Although this tripadvisor picture isn’t really inviting. Entrance is a little bit odd as you have an option to enter another restaurant on your right while the entrance to this restaurant is on its left. Place is small with only a... More

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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a small place, it has been around for a while. This is a well known spot for travelers also, since its close to the San Jose Airport. Fish is always fresh and lots of Japanese people eats there also.

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Pasadena, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Ordered a beer.....got it.....ordered sake....got it..... Tried to order sushi.....too busy....to even say hi....I was one of three at the bar and it is 6pm... Sat, Sat .......paid and left. and I was hungry! there are a tone of Sushi place around there.....try'em!!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Restaurant is small, but they serve excellent food. Service wasn't so bad as well. This restaurant is operated by the Japanese themselves, so I wasn't expecting horrible food. There's a significant amount of parking space nearby, so parking was not an issue. Reasonably priced. If I remember correctly, a beef teriyaki came about ~$10 USD. It was a huge portion.... More

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San Clemente, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Obviously there are many choices when on the road. Sometimes you just want something local and different and great. This place qualifies on all counts. Looks are not always the best judge. I have now eaten here twice. It was local to the hotel and in walking distance. Each time it appeared tha regular locals were here. While I didn't... More

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