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Jin Sho

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454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
650-321-3454
Today
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Midweek dinner was uninspiring and mediocre. Specialty handroll I had was okay...not particularly well constructed from a taste or texture perspective. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was 4 (not) "jumbo" shrimp that were on the dry side, tasteless veggies and lukewarm rice.

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Menlo Park, California
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The best part of my visit to this restaurant was the quality of the sake (drink not fish) and the way it was presented. Even though it cost twice as much as a house sake in my mainstay sushi restaurant, it tasted great and the hot sake came in a ceramic container filled with hot water so the sake was... More 

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Thank jeroma25
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Excellent Japanese restaurant. Excellent food. Large menu. Place is small and quite crowded, but service and food are great.

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Thank Antonio G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This place really had the chance of getting 5 Stars! But they had a bad day. We booked a table and went there 5 min before our scheduled time. The door was closed, but after waiting in 10-15 min. they opend, 10 min to late. When the food was served, we were happy, it looket good and tasted great! But... More 

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Thank Mathias H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Fantastic experience tonight at Jin Sho. We sat at the bar and watched amazing dishes being created by a knife artist....his 30 years experience was evident. Master Seven enjoyed everything that we swapped and sampled amongst the three of us. All the dishes were so fresh and beautifully presented. There's nothing upmarket or stunning about the decor but there's an... More 

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mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great Japanese food in Palo Alto. Service is very good too. They have a superbe sake selection and a 3 sake sampler. Far from a budget restaurant, however.

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Thank GDAMexico
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Overall not a bad place. The food was good, nothing exceptional though. Service was nice, but not super professional. I had a dinner with tuna sashimi salad, black cod and sushi for 25$, sushi and cod was not memorable:), did like the sashimi

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Thank Lena R
San Francisco, CA
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love their food... Udon dishes quite plain, but this place is great if you may have someone in your party not keen on sushi. Great cooked lamb dishes and seafood, also. But where they shine most is at the sushi bar where you get to talk to the sushi chef who will recommend some very good seasonal sashimi and let... More 

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Thank kwong
Reilingen, Germany
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best Sushi places I have been to outside Japan. Service was quick and the direct contact with the Sushi master while sitting on the Sushi bar was great.

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Thank Sebastian W
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, busy at noon, I ate there twice during my visit in the area. The sushi is quite good but not high end, so is the misso soup. Enjoyed their green tea and the Mushi strawberry ice cream wrapped in rice cake.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-321-3454

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