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“Nice food , a little jammed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Izakaya Restaurant

Izakaya Restaurant
1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
408-452-8751
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Ranked #239 of 1,696 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice food , a little jammed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The food was good, not cheap though, but at least carefully crafted. The sitting is too tight, but if you are after a nice quick meal and out, this fits the bill.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Was looking for a Japanese restaurant. This was right across from the hotel. I've lived in Japan for 8 years so when I walked in I thought I was back in Japan. Very small but they have such a wide array of entree's to choose from. The food was excellent. Service was great. Definitely going back before I leave town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Felt like I feel Japan would”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

I had sushi. It was delicious and service was quick and attentive. The place is small but it felt like the sushi restaurants I have seen on tv in Japan (never been :( ). Glad my hotel recommended and I recommend with no reservations.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic Japanese eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I have only tried the sushi section of quite an extensive menu, but have been thrilled by every stuff I tried: sashimi platter, spicy tuna rolls, unagi nigri - fresh fish, cut carefully, only the good parts put on plate.

Staff is very friendly, and the small size gives the place a cozy atmosphere, despite its location in a big shopping/eating center.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent Japanese food in a small restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We had a lovely dinner at Izakaya, very authentic Japanese. It
is very small but high quality. Highly recomended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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