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Oct 29, 2006 09:12 PM

Best Sushi in San Jose area


I'm looking for sushi recommendations in the San Jose area. I'd like to avoid driving to Palo Alto or Milpitas and would prefer to stay around Campbell/San Jose area. I simply haven't been able to find a good place around here for sushi.



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  1. Here's a thread that should help you -

    Cupertino and San Jose can easily beat out Milpitas sushi-wise.

    P.S. Should have asked what style you're seeking. Tomi and Kitsho are both traditional and emphasize the quality of the fish and knife-work over American-style fried sushi rolls.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      And, if you want something less expensive, try Sushi Maru in San Jose or Sunnyvale. It's kaiten sushi (on a conveyor belt), but don't forget that you can always ask to have your sushi made to order here and it's the same price.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Another vote for Sushi Maru. Great neighborhood sushi place!

    2. Blowfish would be one of my first picks. It is located in Santana Row. If you do not mind techno and Japanese anime this would be the place. The other food is also good as well. I must say it is on the pricey side but I feel it is very good.

      1. I would eschew Blow fish and go to Kitsho or Sushi Kuni in Cupertino, or Sushi Tomi and Tomisushi (San Jose and Mountain View, same owners).

        1. TOMI SUSHI - 4336 Moorpark nr Saratoga Aves in SJ - one of the best in SJ IMHO.

          1. Where have you already tried?

            You've received some good recs so far, but I'll add Kubota in Japantown to the mix. I haven't eaten at many south bay sushi places to proclaim this my "best", but I enjoyed our one visit to Kubota for sushi. Fish was fresh and nigiri were made well. Have heard their cooked items are solid too. Nice space. Anyone been recently?

            Kubota website:

            I haven't tried it, but I've heard good things about Sushi on the Run in Los Gatos. Supposed to be a tiny place w/ about 8 stools. Even the tiny places seem to have a web presence these days...

            Sushi on the Run website:

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            1. re: Carb Lover

              website seems to be out of order.

              but i heard about this place missed out on it both times i was in the sf area, is los gatos closer to santa cruz than san francisco/