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Izakaya Restaurant

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1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
408-452-8751
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very small inside so small parties are best. We also didn't linger too long after dinner as there was a line forming for people to sit. Great sushi! We asked the Hotel a place they would recommend for sushi and this is where they sent us. It's nestled between other sushi restaurants so easy to miss.

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Thank Emily T
Zurich, Switzerland
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169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for lunch. They have special lunch menu of good value. The food is quite good. Service is professional and friendly. It is like a family Japanese restaurant, medium size by Japanese standard. We are quite happy with what we got. Will come back when I have a craving for Family style Japanese food.

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Thank SiuMui
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place serves high quality food, tasty and very fresh and clean. But don't expect anything fancy, small place, small tables and everything is very tight. I would come back for more!

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Thank Gazitos
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good and tasty. Felt like I was back in Japan. Would definitely recommend. It is a small place so a party larger than 4 would be a problem.

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Thank Eric G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

It used to be one of my favorite Sushi in San Jose. I took three rolls: Rock'n Roll, spicy tuna and the California. They were very average this time!

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Thank jerome p
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

At 6:30 pm on a Tuesday, the restaurant was very bus and crowded, but we managed to get seats at the bar. Other patrons seemed to have a good time. Service was friendly, but kitchen was a bit slow. Extensive menu of Japanese favorites. We ordered bento boxes ($14--$18) with different contents. Sashimi, sushi and salad were average. Tempura was... More 

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Thank Lars B
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

As a visitor of San Jose, my friends invited me to one of their favorites restaurants of Japanese food, we were the first to arrive at 11:30 A.M. And few minutes after the restaurant was full, most of The clientele were Japanese, that was a good sign, the food was excellent, I had a wonderful calpico, keep in mind that... More 

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Thank Karim S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I ate lunch here and was pleased with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the wait staff. The sushi chefs were, however, surprisingly unfriendly and uncommunicative.

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Thank AMH913
McKinney, Texas
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679 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after work as we had heard this was a good place to eat. First of all, the place is small with only 6-7 tables. However, they have a large menu. We had teriyaki beef and Japanese pizza as appetizer. For main course, we all had different Bento boxes. Delicious describes everything.

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Thank DDay1959
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've traveled to Japan many times and as a result I've become VERY picky about the sushi and sashimi I am willing to eat. This place nails it. I don't know where the guy gets his fish, but it is fresh, delicious and expertly prepared every time I go. It's amazing how many restaurants don't get it "just right" when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-452-8751

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