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“Good Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tsugaru Japanese Restaurant

Tsugaru Japanese Restaurant
224 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3209
408-275-1493
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Ranked #84 of 1,922 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Milpitas, California
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We came down to Japantown one night, kind of late, and this was about the only place open so we thought we'd give it a try. They were very welcoming and the food was quite good. I would come back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great sushi in Japantown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I live in Japantown & always feel like family when we walk in! Never have we been disappointed! I've even branched out & tried different rolls because of Haam

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southlake, Texas
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Worth the detour when in San Jose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The only thing that has changed at Tsugaru is some of the staff, who have retired. The small, quiet Japanese restaurant should be a reason to make a detour off your normal travel to San Jose, along with the ambiance of Japantown. The street corners have metal tablets with images of days past in what was once a Japanese immigrant community.

The restaurant serves traditional Japanese specialties. In winter, the nabe and domburi are warming comfort food. The yakitori dishes are good any season. The sushi and sashimi are okay.

I wish their saki selection was better for the dry and extra dry and was available at room temperature without special request.

Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok food. Atmosphere and...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

Ok food. Atmosphere and service lacks. Prices not bad.

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