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Race Street Seafood Kitchen

247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
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Ranked #161 of 1,902 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Minneapolis, MN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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198 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 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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San Jose
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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San Jose, California
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39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

This is not a fancy seafood restaurant, it's more like a "diners and dives" cafeteria, but it is clean, well lit, and organized. The atmosphere is tables in the center of a fishmonger/butcher shop. The fresh fish is beautiful, and reasonably priced. I paid $8 for a lobster tail on a recent visit. The tail was cooked outside on a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2008

eh, but then again i grew up along the monterey bay so it doesn't get much fresher than eating on the warf. i have feeling that it's better to buy fish at their market and take it home than eat here.

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