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“Fabulous, up-scale sushi (and more) restaurant!”
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Ranked #178 of 2,185 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bush
Description: Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the freshest grades of sustainable fish or shellfish and served over, around or in freshly made rice. Most of our fish is served raw to preserve the true flavors while others are cooked to add variety, texture, and different flavors to the sushi. In today's world wide market place where fish can be served fresh daily - even after being caught several thousands of miles away - Bluefin's long history and relationships allow the chefs to select only the highest grades of fish available at that time. This is our true differentiation in San Jose, similar to the premium steak houses where beef is graded into 11 categories from Prime+ to Standard-. Though farm raised fish have become commonplace in our diets today, we avoid farm raised fish - which have come to be known to contain antibiotics or hormones - and in addition, specifically strive to select the best quality, locally sourced fish. For those true connoisseurs of sushi, Bluefin regularly imports unique fish from Japan selected at their peak of taste and flavor based on the season and micro-climate of the area. Enjoy and taste the difference true quality can bring to sushi.
San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous, up-scale sushi (and more) restaurant!”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Try the tuna tartare - it is out of this world. The service is excellent, too.

Visited December 2011
Thank Laurie K
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Really good sushi in a dicey location”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

If you find yourself in Downtown San Jose yearning for some really good Japanese food, give Bluefin a chance. For appetizers, try the Jalapeno Edamame; it takes edamame to a whole new level. Also don't miss Salmon & Mango, fresh slices of Salmon Sashimi in a ponzu sauce with mango and avocado slices.
They generally have a few specials each day featuring the freshest selections. We've never been disappointed with anything here.

Dōmo arigatō!

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank CaWineGuy
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