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.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

“Amazing Japanese/sushi on the peninsula” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jin Sho

Jin Sho
Ranked #30 of 344 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Woodside, California
Level Contributor
138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing Japanese/sushi on the peninsula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Jin Sho is a real treat. We go there for dinner several times per month. The sake samplers are a wonderful deal. Do try the oyster sampler, and the Kobe beef - yes, the beef is pricey, but oh so worth it! Masa is a great chef. He is very creative, and has very high standards. We have been bringing our kids since it opened. It certainly is also a date place, but I see a lot of larger parties there as well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank american_foxhound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    25
    5
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
california
Level Contributor
95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good place, very tasty sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Jin Sho is easily the best place for sushi in Palo Alto. It is a friendly place, it is fun to sit at the counter and watch the chef prepare the food. It is always good, some of the combinations tend to be more fusion, but are always tasty, nevertheless. Especially good is the salmon with jalapeno sauce salad and spicy tuna salad. Service can be a bit disorganized, especially during peek hours, but servers are nice and polite anyway. Always good food, never disappoints.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank europeanbabeM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great creative Japanese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Wonderful sushi and hot food. Clean, light and fresh. Always perfectly seasoned. Soft shell crab appetizer is delicious.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank alex g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wow! So good I came back the next night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Everyone raves on how good Nobu is. Well, we are fortunate that the Bay Area is host to two previous chefs from Nobu and we were treated to this high standard of food. We had the omakase and was not disappointed with every fish. I particularly enjoyed the sushi and grilled black cod with miso.

So good that I had to come back the subsequent night!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank garygraphy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Steve Jobs Had Good Taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I had heard this place was an area favorite of Steve Jobs, and I wasn't disappointed when I tried it myself. Good sushi at decent prices. Friendly staff as well.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank HerestoLife
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jin Sho also viewed

 
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA
 

Been to Jin Sho? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing