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Hatcho Japanese Cuisine

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1271 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4806 (Benton St.)
AMTRACT Stop at Benton Station at El Camino Real in Santa Clara across from Santa Clara University.
408-248-8500
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Filling, Authentic, and Tasty

I’ve been to Hatcho several times over the past couple of years, so it’s about time that I wrote a review for this great Japanese restaurant that serves traditional Japanese food at both lunch and dinner. In the past I’ve gone for lunch with colleagues, but in May 2015 I finally went for dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Dr_SJ
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San Francisco Bay Area
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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I’ve been to Hatcho several times over the past couple of years, so it’s about time that I wrote a review for this great Japanese restaurant that serves traditional Japanese food at both lunch and dinner. In the past I’ve gone for lunch with colleagues, but in May 2015 I finally went for dinner with a friend to sample more... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I lived close by and mostly frequent during dinner hours. Linda and Rocky are two of my favorite people while I was living in Santa Clara. They are amazingly genuine and down-to-earth. After a couple of meals there, I just gave up looking at the menu and just asked them: "what's good tonight?" It's always a nice surprise of comfort... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I went to Hatcho many times. Though i'm. Or sure how authentic their cuisine i, the food is good. The place looks a bit like a home style dinner place and does not offer many tables. They are closed Sundays which i forget at times. Price level is fair.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Best and Fresh Hamachi Sushi and Best Agedashi Tofu in the area. I went this reataurant many times with my co-workers and family always happy with Hamachi ones and agedashi tofu. Also some other menues are good but can't remember names

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Avoid the Kaiseki. We paid 150 dollars each for their Kaiseki and it was terrible. Lots of sloppy food on dirty plates. The sushi course was combined with sashimi course and there was way too much of it. The rice was overflavored and overcooked. I couldn't believe that they called this Kaiseki and charged that kind of money. I will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. However, it took us over 30 minutes to get someone to take our order. The good was delivered in about 30 minutes and there was plenty, they were flexible in adjusting they're fixed price menu to accommodate us. All in all over 2 hours doesn't put us in a position to return.

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Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I went here with our Japanese staff. He comes here every his business trip in USA. The manager of this store is Japanese. We can place order by Japanese. Very quiet atmosphere and good taste. I can't eat such delicious sliced raw fish easily even in Japan. Very Good!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Hatcho is the best place to go to for AUTHENTIC Japanese cuisine. dimples137 said it all in his review & YES Japanese people go here to eat food. I lived in Japan for a bit & take my friends who visit me here & they all say the same thing: this tastes just like my grandma's (insert dish here). Bottom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Great food, great presentation, good price! This is one of the old school Japanese restaurants, tucked away in Franklin Mall in Downtown Santa Clara. They make the down home dishes that most other Japanese restaurants have never heard of. This place is run by a Japanese couple who have run this place for over 20 years. The sushi is fresh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1271 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4806
    (Benton St.)
  • Public Transportation: AMTRACT Stop at Benton Station at El Camino Real in Santa Clara across from Santa Clara University.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-248-8500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?