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Race Street Seafood Kitchen

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247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
+1 408-287-6280
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This has changed under new management. They still have had "restaurant" portion and also sell fresh fish. I bought both. The fish and chips were excellent. The clam chowder a little watery. The fish I took home was delicious and no fishy smell. They will also grill your fish on the patio.

Thank Augustbaby53
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Now called Grand Seafood Kitchen. Not its former glory. Clams were dry, and food so-so. Not even crowded like it was in the old days - just four of us in there at noon, whereas before it was packed with long lines.

Thank Thomas E
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

you get great fish for a great price an good size portions of fish an calamari very friendly an helpful

Thank Armando R
San Francisco
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286 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Danny Barsanti and family ran this very famous restaurant for decades - four? The Final Finale - was a true San Jose event. Scores of Fans came from far and wide to thank the Barsanti clan for years of great seafood and poultry.

Thank Page L
Maui, Hawaii
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143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015

Same location for 50 years...but the excitement is gone now that the seafood market is gone. New owners are trying to make a go of it...but the insides are REALLY showing wear and it's not an appealing place to sit and eat as a result. The seafood display counters are all empty except for a small 6-10 foot section...and that's... More 

Thank John K
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staff was very friendly and their Saturday special, good value: one piece of fish, chips and a bowl of new England Clam chowder. The clam chowder was thick and very tasty, but the fish was too much batter, not enough fish. The batter was too thick,

Thank Ron U
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560 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

But they still serve their incredible fish and chips as well as clam chowder. Parking litmus a little easier to find a spot too.

Thank pglaw
Hong Kong, China
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

This little store cranks out some of the freshest and best seafood for the price any where on the peninsula. The chowder is rich and chunky with all the good stuff and an abundance of claims. The grilled fish is fresh, tender and moist. And the price is right.

Thank NewYorkCityGypsy
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Seriously, you can't go wrong especially if you like fried seafood. Its not a restaurant by any means which is what I thought it was when i looked them up. However, I liked the atmoshpere and their fried seafood is really good. I ordered a combo meal which had fried shrimp and fish. Although you only interact with the staff... More 

Thank Will P
Minneapolis, MN
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

You will not find a better no-frills seafood restaurant. The food is char-grilled (salmon, catfish and many others seasonally) prawns, or deep fried (fish 'n chips, oysters, prawns, squid, crab cakes). Delicious clam chowder, many accompaniments including deep-fried artichokes and mushrooms. The prices are a gift. This is not, however, a romantic place. You sit at metal tables and retrieve... More 

Thank wbeeman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-287-6280

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