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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

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193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
+1 408-279-4311
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch there on a Saturday and tried to avoid the noon lunch crowd. The restaurant was still very busy, but we were able to get a table after a very short wait. The food was very delicious and with a very generous amount...More

Thank LAT-hawaii2
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Note: Gombei Japanese Restaurant accepts only cash. It is located in San Jose Japantown. Gombei serves a variety of hearty home style rice base dishes, there is also small selection of udon based ones. Went there for dinner and ordered the Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken Teriyaki...More

Thank iluv2eatntravel
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Our party of six waited twenty minutes on a busy Saturday evening. Service was quick and food delivered quickly as well. My Katsu Don came in a large bowl with salad and miso soup. The combination dishes were satisfactory even for the most hungry of...More

Thank BCofOC
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places that serves authentic Japanese food to a mostly Asian customer base. We entered on this Monday afternoon after 2 pm when all of the other restaurants on the street were closed until dinner. We have eaten here before and...More

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Don't understand why this place is popular. Service was flat out rude. Rice was mushy. Chicken was dry. Veggie curry was gross with a slimy consistency. Pork cutlet was the only thing that was so-so. Food came out fast but I suspect this was due...More

Thank Jason O
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I was a little sick of my usual Japanese takeout place so i decided to give Gombei a try, placing the order was easy, paying was easy (in cash in person), and the food was ready on time, nothing worse than waiting at the restaurant...More

Thank carissalebron
Reviewed February 26, 2017

After going to the Luzia show, we wanted to find a spot via a short drive. We narrowed it down to Omogari, the Korean Restaurant or Gombei. After finding a parking spot about a block away, we noticed that the people waiting in Omogari looked...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

When I search for a Ramen place, Gombei came up top rated but it is not a Ramen place. It's not a bad place to get dinner but it's not Ramen just want to be clear cuz I wasn't clear until I sat down and...More

Thank VictoriaK2
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very good food, but not too many sushi/sashimi lunch special options. The fried tofu was exceptionally good.

Thank David T
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This is probably my favorite restaurant in all of San Jose. My wife and I have been enjoying the great fare and friendly service here for years and we probably visit about once a month. We almost always order off the specials board, which updates...More

Thank Archi65
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4311
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