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Blowfish Sushi to Die For, San Jose
Blowfish Sushi to Die For, San Jose

Blowfish Sushi to Die For, San Jose Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blowfishsushi.com
  • Email: rschuler@blowfishsushi.com
  • Phone: (408) 345-3848
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Ritsuo Tsuchida
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you’re planning an office lunch, wedding, or an intimate
    party in your home, Blowfish Sushi Catering can provide an array of
    fresh, sophisticated Japanese Sushi and Fusion dishes sure to please
    your guests. Your order will come beautifully arranged and will
    include napkins, chopsticks, serving utensils, and condiments like
    wasabi, ponzu, and soy sauce, where necessary.
  • Private Party Facilities: Blowfish Sushi can accommodate large groups in our lounge area of up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mariell Rahmani (415) 799-8424
  • Entertainment: Live DJ's play soulful music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as some Wednesdays.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We can always bring the Sushi to your party, but why not bring your
    party to the Sushi? Our restaurant, located on trendy Santana Row
    in San Jose, can seat up to 150 guests and features a full bar serving
    20+ varieties of sake. Take advantage of a full buyout so you and
    your guests can have front row seats as our sushi chefs showcase
    their knife skills to produce stunning edible creations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stevens Creek & Winchester
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Blowfish Sushi is located in the Santana Row complex which offers many private lots and garages.
A word from Blowfish Sushi to Die For, San Jose
Blowfish Sushi is an eclectic sushi bar and restaurant that serves both modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, as well as salads. cooked appetizers, and special desserts. The menu style is called Asian Fusion and emphasizes clean, pure, healthy foods. Premium imported sakes and an original line of sake cocktails are featured in the restaurant's stunning liquor lounge. "Walk into Blowfish and step into your senses; 'it' decor houses a modern menu, reinterprets sushi and presents a new palette for the genre" -ctguide.comContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was fresh and good but on the pricey side with much lacking in the service. But the fish & rolls where fresh and delicious. Waitress was hardly around and was at multiple tables hitting & missing her tables. One thing is they included the tip on a 6 person table for a solid 15% which I found too generous for the service provided but I assume they know that and kindly add the gratuity. The menu was strictly rolls and little for those who can't fathom eating raw fish. My daughter ordered a bowl of rice and spiked it with soy sauce. I would not recommend this place due to the high price and terrible service. The food is good but you can goto a sushi place not in Santana Row and get a modest price sushi dinner. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Been here over the past 5 years. Customer service is at an all time low. Food is okay. The menu has changed multiple times and is now the smallest ever. Very limited selections. Rolls are ok and a bit overpriced."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "As usual, the sushi was very good, well made and some very unique rolls. Our dissapointment was they used to have more Izakaya food to accompany the sushi. The menu has been reduced a lot, I'm a little less incline to dine there now."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "i love their fresh oysters and ultimate spicy tuna rolls."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was probably in my top 3 restaurants to go to and now I won't return for quite sometime. It was an incredibly disappointing experience. They changed the menu, took many things off without adding anything new and then I picked three items that our waitress said they don't serve anymore and were meaning to takeoff the menu! Then the service was horrible. The restaurant was not nearly full and they had wait staff just wandering around not doing anything. Things were late coming out of the kitchen so crispy items were mushy and then dirty plates sat on our table as they continued to bring more without clearing them. This place used to be amazing. Very sad. Hope they get their act together soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is good. The service is poor. We waited for a long time to get the food. There is no soy sauce on the table. Our neighbor table got the food even early than us. But we ordered much early. I saw that this is ranked #1 Japanese Restaurant at San Jose. Since the service is poor, even the food is good, we did feel great! I am very polite to give 15% plus tip even after the poor service."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I went to my first Blowfish in SF in the Mission District and had an awesome time! The music was loud but we could easily carry on a conversation, and the Japanese anima on the tv's was so cool! And the sushi was fantastic - The second time I visited was in San Jose, and even though the ambience was different, the sushi did not disappoint! Excellent, consistent, and fun!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were a party of six at lunch. Restaurant was fairly empty so no excuse for the incredibly slow service. Music was on the loud side The food came out in dribs an drabs. Over the staff was friendly so maybe the kitchen was understaffed We sat in a both and they used duck tape to seal up the tears in the fabric. The place was pretty beat up. Left feeling like it should and could have been better"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Extremely noisy(6:00 on a Friday?), pricy but great food and service. Would go back because of proximity to Hotel Valencia but wouldn't seek this out as a destination."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Think ... night club pumping techno through the speakers + out of this world delicious food and you have Blowfish Sushi to Die For. Our table enjoyed the oysters. The oysters were fresh and when dipped in the ponzu sauce it created the perfect bite. The sushi combo was quite exquisite. The delicately sliced fish was positioned on a straw matt over a bed of crushed ice (and dry ice) that provided a "fog" mist over the table. The presentation was exciting. The sushi was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, on this visit the service was a little slow. The meal definitely made up for the short comings of the service. As return customers, we would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Blowfish never fails to satisfy. I know I can count on Blowfish to deliver a great meal. I took my friends from England there, as they were wanting sushi. The fish was so fresh it really melted in our mouths. Yellowtail, Eel, Toshi Koshi and Dragon Rolls were fantastic as always. the flavors blend perfectly. We left very satisfied."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The music was great but it was way too loud. We had to hunt our waitress down a few times."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I made reservations 2 weeks in advance for this dinner. We sat down and ordered a beer and a lemonade, which took almost 15-20 minutes to arrive at our table. We ordered our food and then waited 45 minutes before it started arriving at the table. First to reach us was the "To Die For", which consisted of only 5 piece of sushi. The steak and mushrooms on top were cold and left an unsavory taste. We then received our appetizers after, which was 4 piece of shrimp. Was amazed at this point by the lack of portions for how much the dishes cost. It took another 20 minutes and checking on the food and, surprise, another tiny plate. The waitress was inattentive, which was extremely frustrating. All in all, won't be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The quality of the fish is superior. Preparation/presentation is spectacular. Looking forward to next visit to San Jose and dinner at Blowfish."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "People next to us where pampered we wet ignored and they dumped all the dishes on us at once to the point we couldn't even eat on the tiny table then the waitress rolled her eyes and argued with me when I asked her to take some dishes back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The worst sushi ever ....and waited hours for our food. I want to say at least two and a half hours ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love this place! Been here twice and as soon i leave the door,i cant wait for next time! LOVE the garlic edamame,something to die for if ur garlic lover like me but also something that u wont find elsewhere.they also have regular edamame.sushi is outstanding.I like the lively vibrant hip athmosphere,unlike many places. Cannot wait until my next visit!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is good. Environment is ok. Since it runs like a bar, doesn't fit for romantic environment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not busy ar noon so made a delicious place for a ladies lunch and get back to work. Fresh and tasty. Prompt service and refills of ice tea without having to ask."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The sushi is good, but the restaurant is horribly, obnoxiously loud! We are not talking about a DJ. It's just a CD! Everybody is trying to yell over the music, so you can't really hear the actual music -- I am not even sure what music they are playing. It's just a roaring level of noise. They insist on pumping it so loud, as to make it impossible to talk to the person sitting next to you."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "it is always a treat when we go to Blowfish. The staff is so courteous, the food is always scrumptious, and the Pomegranite Sake Mojito is the bomb!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great place to stop for some good food prior to the museum with the kids!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "In the old days Blowfish was known for fresh food, great presentation, good management, and a sushi bar staff that cater to a customer's requests. We know -- I've come here for over 8 years. What a disappointment. The nice brand new menus are good, some of the favorites are gone -- and most shocking -- asking to make anything "off menu" or from the "old menu" -- even if they have the ingredients, is met with a "the chef doesn't like doing anything except what's on the menu." Newsflash: you are a restaurant. If I wanted only what I saw, I'd go buy something from Whole Foods and save a bundle. The bar has also slide progressively downhill. One of the old bartenders is still there on the weekends, but it's snot the same."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have been going to Blowfish for many years and something has changed. The menu got smaller, the quality of the sushi diminished, the service was poor compared to prior visits…something has changed. It is disappointing as it was a favorite, fun, sushi spot for our family. We will likely not be going back unless something changes to the positive."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Met two life long friends for drinks before and dinner. We had a couple of Sapporo's and enjoyed the complementary edamame. Then we moved to our table and had some very good sushi. They offered a nice menu of creative choices and it was all great. WE stuck with beer so I didn't even look at the wine list."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "for mother-son time, was great - he loves anime, and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Blowfish was recommended by a local co-worker as we were looking for Sushi. This was a great decision. The service was excellent and the server was very knowledgeable on all menu items. She made excellent beverage and food recommendations."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "really enjoyed their sashimi combo - with a side of the toro grade tuna which was excellent quality and beautifully presented. Only thing I can complain about is the parking on Santana Row which is not the restaurants fault."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Party of 4, 7pm dinner service slow and waiter didn't understand half the drink orders and got them wrong twice. OK if you're looking for average meal, but wouldn't go there for a once a year special."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We used to be regulars at Blowfish and loved their food, but they have really gone downhill and cheapened themselves. The pork was not so "crispy", just extremely fatty and greasy. The rolls were smaller than they used to be. The sashimi was a total rip off! A 5 piece serving used to be 5 nice thick pieces of fresh raw fish - now it looks like they take a single piece and cut it 5 ways to call it "5 piece". This place was always pricey, which we didn't mind when there was some quality, but now they are cutting corners so much that it's insulting. No wonder the restaurant was so empty now."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "We were there for lunch and it was great. We ordered the tempura appetizer which had a variety of vegetables along with two shrimp. There was plenty. We also ordered two of their special rolls and both were delicious. If you want a non-alcoholic drink, try their coolers…the cucumber lime was amazing and the strawberry lemon was very good as well."
    Dined on 8/12/2013