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Race Street Seafood Kitchen

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247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
408-287-6280
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A San Jose Hidden Gem

This little store cranks out some of the freshest and best seafood for the price any where on the peninsula. The chowder is rich and chunky with all the good stuff and an abundance of claims. The grilled fish is fresh, tender and moist. And the price is right.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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Hong Kong Region, China
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This little store cranks out some of the freshest and best seafood for the price any where on the peninsula. The chowder is rich and chunky with all the good stuff and an abundance of claims. The grilled fish is fresh, tender and moist. And the price is right.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Seriously, you can't go wrong especially if you like fried seafood. Its not a restaurant by any means which is what I thought it was when i looked them up. However, I liked the atmoshpere and their fried seafood is really good. I ordered a combo meal which had fried shrimp and fish. Although you only interact with the staff... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You will not find a better no-frills seafood restaurant. The food is char-grilled (salmon, catfish and many others seasonally) prawns, or deep fried (fish 'n chips, oysters, prawns, squid, crab cakes). Delicious clam chowder, many accompaniments including deep-fried artichokes and mushrooms. The prices are a gift. This is not, however, a romantic place. You sit at metal tables and retrieve... More 

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Though the fish market is now closed, we were happy to see that they kept the Kitchen open. It has kept the same quality in fish and they have also made their meals a bit more healthy -- you have the choice of grilled fish, not just fish and chips.

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San Jose, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Delicious fish n chips. The fish is moist and very tasty. I've eaten here about twice a month for the last 10 years. I've never been disappointed. My only criticism is they have taken away the malt vinegar for customers to put on. ONly the staff can put the vinegar on the fish. It is not the same when you... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Found this little gem when I decided I wanted some seafood to take out on my way home from work. No, it's not 5-stars, but there's a reason we watched a constant stream of people come and go during our last visit. Fish & chips - yum! Grilled prawns - yum! Fried artichokes - yum! They have a very liberal... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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241 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Race Street Kitchen doesn't look much from the outside but the food makes it worth visiting. We ordered Soft Shell Crab (Yummy), Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon (Surprisingly good for a fish place), Onion Rings and Coleslaw. There was just so much food and all cooked perfectly - we left feeling very full and content. Would definitely recommend for a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This is my go to for my seafood fix this side of the summit. Growing up in Santa Cruz you have so many choices for seafood. On this side of the hill this is the only real choice in my book. I have tried some others and this is the one. I usually get the fish, prawn and oyster combo... More 

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Silicon Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Race Street does the best Fish & Chips in the bay area. Simple menu, basic cooking approaches (grilled, deep fried), and cafeteria style service (aka mostly your own), but really, really well done fish.

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Gilroy, California
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47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Got the lunch special w/ salad and fries. The fish was delicious. Can eat outside or inside. Always busy w/ great turnover. Next time give this a try for your seafood needs. You can't go wrong.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-287-6280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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