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Jin Sho

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454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-321-3454
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed May 18, 2017

Go with one of the set dinners; those are the best value for money. You can taste most of their specials that way too.

Thank RF2303
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Had a very delicious dinner here. Very nice twist to sashimi with the Yellow Tail w/ Jalapéno. Enjoyed the Black Cod With Miso & Corn Tempura very much. Will certainly come back to try the rest of the foods.

Thank Cheesebeer
Reviewed April 21, 2017

I came here for lunch on my own and was sat at a sushi bar facing the kitchen. They have what looks like a good lunch special offer from a well balanced list for $16.50, but as I knew I would only be here once...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem in South Bay Area: best sushi I could find here (I've had better ones in LA, Hong Kong, [and of course] Japan). Price is surprisingly good too if you order carefully.

Thank cnhhhhhh
Reviewed March 31, 2017

I was in town with my daughter visiting Stanford and after walking campus checked Trip Advisor for sushi ideas. Found Jin Sho and enjoyed it thoroughly. It's endorsement was suopported by the clientel, from the looks of them, stufdents and faculty of the school our...More

1  Thank Frankenmary C
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Small and there's a line of people waiting to eat, for good reason, it is truly excellent. If you like sushi and sometimes are unsure how fresh it is, come here as they take it to another level.

Thank nhawthorn
Reviewed November 14, 2016

An average Japaneses restaurant - small and it does fill up so it is wise to make a reservation. The menu is varied, food is good, but not outstanding.

Thank Whissely
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.

Thank Brian S
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...More

Thank jeroma25
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank Antonio G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 650-321-3454
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