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Kamakura Japanese Restaurant

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135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Good place for quick lunch. Pretty packed all the time, but wait is never too long due to extra seating upstairs. Decent sushi rolls, but nothing earth shattering here. Fast service makes it perfect for in snd out. Frequented by locals for many years. Stop by and try for yourself.

Thank Alex P
Saratoga, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I go here about once a month for lunch with colleagues and the salmon sashimi is FABULOUS. Big chunks of fresh fish - enough really for two meals. I used to frequent Michi Sushi (in no small part to Mr. Shin), but I have to say that the salmon sashimi lunch at Kamakura runs rings around Michi's salmon sashimi.

Thank Marianne O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

So many great choices and be sure to try the Miso Soup. Open atmosphere offers a comfortable social setting or dine alone at the Sushi Bar. Staff offers friendly yet professional & quick service.

Thank DSpa0514
Palo Alto, California
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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice for lunch. The Salmon nigiri is always fresh but my favorites are the 911 roll and the cheesy fried roll with shrimp, avocado, jalapeño deep fried and with a cheesy sauce drizzled on it. The menu is filled with very interesting rolls but I found my favs and don't want to venture off. Nservice is good,... More 

Thank Marcia K
Los Gatos, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Both times I've eaten here I've been pleased with quality of the sushi. It's fresh and the portions generous. The fish to rice ratio on the sushi is so high that it borders on being sashimi. The salad and soup accompaniments are tasty. I am unlikely to return because on each visit the wait staff disappeared after delivering the food.... More 

Thank DigitalRabbit
Los Gatos,Ca
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Always good - for take out or dining in. They are fast and very very good and fresh. I highly recommend coming here. Great rolls and everything is very hight quality.

Thank swimmerlosgatos
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A very busy place at lunch for couples, business meetings, as well as I also see singles at tables for lunch. A favorite for locals and visitors since 1981. Dinner is usually couples. All the food is traditional and very good, well priced, too. More a cafeteria style restaurant with a private boardroom on the second floor, plus bar/food section.... More 

Thank Kit M
Los Gatos, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Kamakura is the best sushi place in Los Gatos. You can get a bento box for under 10.00 and it includes all of your choice of favorites. The spider roll and the hamachi cheeks are amaziing!

Thank Laurie H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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165 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We come here often, at least once or twice a month. My husband has been a regular customer for a long time, and we always celebrate his birthdays here. Good sushi and good service. You always know what you are going to get.

Thank sttcarrie
Los Gatos, California
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is my favorite place for sushi. I was told it is Korean sushi but I'm not sure if that is true. It is simple, fresh and they will custom-make rolls for you if what you want is not on the menu. Friendly, quiet, neighborhood-feel to the place. Haven't tried other dishes but have heard good things. Nice selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-395-6650

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