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Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
Ranked #2 of 443 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our second restaurant, opened in 1979 in the heart of the Silicon Valley, has been as popular with local residents as it has with the business crowd. A comfortable and spacious cocktail bar adds to the energetic atmosphere of this casual dining restaurant. Be sure to arrive early for the counter seats at the oyster bar, as they fill up quickly.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

1 year on and the America's Cup was the attraction this time. Had to get our seafood fix and the Fish Market in Santa Clara didnt disappoint. Margarita's on the rocks, a local Pinot Grigio and great seafood. Then the sobering walk home. We went back again a week later and I had the same seafood platter. It is sooooo good.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Every now and then I must go to this restaurant. I can't help it. Love the Manhattan clam chowder. That's an addictive one for me. A bowl of this with bread is a decent lunch. Love all the appetitizers. Entrees also widely varied. For non fish eaters there have a couple of other choices. Busy at normal meal times so go early or wait till the main rush is over.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The restaurant is good enough and the fish they serve is nice and fresh. I had the Sashimi Tuna to start which was really good quality and the Mahi Mahi which followed was pleasant enough though not brilliantly well cooked. The sides are pretty basic and the service is average which is why I rate at only three stars when, given its price tag, it really should do better.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you find yourself in San Jose on business alone, this is a fun place for dinner. Specifically, it's fun to sit at the bar. This is not the alcohol bar, it's a one chef station with a dozen seats where the food is cooked as you order. I would stay away from the charcoal grilled items. They are cooked in the kitchen and were not as good as the bar food. The chef is very entertaining and hard working. The food is great. Discuss your order a bit and it will be adjusted to meet your needs. It's a very social atmosphere. The man must have eyes if the back of his head as he would turn around just in time to pull a meal out of the broiler or off the stove top.

Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Ate the blackened catfish. Was very tasty. Portion sizes were very good (not too big!) It was a relaxed type environment. We ate at a table in the bar area as it seems to be a very popular restaurant with the local residents

Thank Allen C
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