We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Seto Japanese Cuisine

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
511 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3611
408-735-8280
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 27: English reviews
CA
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember I went to the restaurant before and liked their tempura. The most recent visit was a complete disappointment. The service is very slow, the waitress did not know how the lunch special works and misled us. When we finally got our miso soup served after 30 minutes waiting, it was cold already. The portion is small, nothing is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julianne P
Irving, Texas
Level Contributor
76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I ordered pieces a-la-carte off the menu, and was pretty happy with the quality of the fish and presentation. It is my own fault that I wasn't paying too close attention to the prices as I ordered. By the time I was full, I had racked up a $50 bill. That's not as bad as it sounds. I have been... More 

Helpful?
Thank bithead2k
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I am visiting this place since almost 25 years on a regular basis during my business trips to the area. I haven't been in the area for nearly six years. So I was really looking forward to revisit Seto with my family (wife and two 3.5 and 5.5 years old sons) and meet some of my old contacts. Unfortunately all... More 

Helpful?
Thank rudik2011
Bremen, Germany
Level Contributor
209 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I went there a couple of times with my staff for lunch. They offer bento boxes with 2 and 3 items. I chose the tempura, sashimi and beef teriyaki! Everything was perfect! Great location with great quality food.

Helpful?
Thank stinsonbeach13
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had not been to Seto for the past five years or so, but after our favorite sushi place in Sunnyvale closed end of last year, we had been testing quite a few sushi restaurants in Sunnyvale, and finally went back to Seto. We found Seto be a little quieter (early on a Wednesday night) than what we were used... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raoulsch
Boston
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Went with another couple last night. They were very familiar with this place . . . could advise us what's hot and what's not. I don't do sashimi. But the guys said it was outstanding. I had steak teriyaki. Steak was cooked perfectly. Sauce . . . Unremarkable. Never saw accompanying soup or salad. Veg tempura tasty, crisp, not greasy.... More 

Helpful?
Thank lildoc01
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Seto Restaurant is definitely one of those places where you would totally miss it if you didn't look close enough. But once you get inside, it is a COMPLETELY different environment. The overall setting of the restaurant is aimed to be authentically Japanese, from the typical sitting style on pillows and low tables to the waitresses in kimonos. We sat... More 

Helpful?
Thank fatalbert71
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just like the title says...we had to wait several minutes to be seated although there was no line, but we were able to pick a more private (less noisy) place to sit. The food was delicious and the lack of canned music allowed us to freely converse with each other. Great experience, will return again!

Helpful?
Thank Tres W
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
409 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our first time here, recommended by friends. Quality and size of portions were very good, sushi chef was 4 stars +. Our server was a downer. Pleasant enough, he seemed to disappear for long stretches - like after we ordered a 2nd round of drinks... We didn't think they were 25 minutes away, or we'd have ordered earlier. We didn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank David P
Minneapolis, MN
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Decent food and variety. Definitely not upscale- perfect for a business lunch though. Quick service. Beto boxes allow you to try 2-3 different dishes for a low price, and you won't feel hungover for the afternoon from eating too much!!

Helpful?
Thank PipersMom29

Travelers who viewed Seto Japanese Cuisine also viewed

 

Been to Seto Japanese Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-735-8280

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Seto Japanese Cuisine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Seto Japanese Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?