Great sushi close to HP pavillion.
Great sushi close to HP pavillion. Fresh fish, good rolls, nice sake sampler
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great variety and high quality
Great variety and high quality fish -- and I have very high standards when it comes to sushi.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to BlueFin with my
I went to BlueFin with my team from work and we all had a blast. The cocktails and food were great and very nicely presented. The restaurant was clean and service was great. There were also not many customers at the time so we did have one waitress nearly all to our table. All in all, BlueFin is a great place for casual and more romantic dining and I was very pleased with my experience there.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent, expensive and loud
Excellent meal but quite pricey. New riffs on Japanese with absolutely best fish. Bill came to 250 without drinks for four of us. It should be rated $$$$. So loud before the Sharks game that we couldn't hear across the table but it quieted some once the game crowd left.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an terrific time. The
We had an terrific time. The quality of the fish is outstanding, especially the hon maguro that I would travel miles to eat (I traveled 40). The specialty rolls are creative, very tasty, and pleasing to the eye. The service is attentive and genuinely "all smiles." Highly recommended for a special experience.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Japanese restaurant
Wonderful Japanese restaurant within a block of the HP Arena. The service was excellent both times we have eaten there. They understand that we needed to make it to the Sharks game and there was no issue with waiting for a course or the bill to be delivered. The food itself was wonderfully prepared with every piece of sushi fresh and flavorful.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time at
This was my second time at Bluefin and I was more than happy with the service and food. Great place!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ordered $120 in food and had an awesome time. Awesome on the service and promptness of everything. Recommend rhe pink godzilla roll, the bluefin sampler with short ribs and the jalepeno edamame.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue Fin is a Neighborhood WIN!
BlueFin's food, service and indoor atmosphere call for a full house EVERY night, but especially on a Friday night. It could be a fantastic neighborhood hangout for all local residence!
BlueFin served everything from kid-friendly California Spring Rolls which my daughter, (age 9) gobbled down her entire meal. They also serve the exotic plates of Japanese cuisine my husband adores.
Our sushi arrived beautifully displayed, tasted amazing. it arrived in a timely, yet we had the perfect amount of time to enjoy a cocktail or two.
Blue Fin is a must-go!
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi I've had!!
This place was awesome! Loved the decor and ambiance. The waiter was friendly and polite. But most importantly, the food was amazing!!
A little warning for people like myself who can't do spicy food well. Some of their rolls were spicy and not labeled as such on the menu. It's probably best to ask.
I had made a reservation for this place and they had it ready early and labeled for me before I walked in. It is a small place so getting a reservation would be important on the weekend but there was hardly anyone there on a Tuesday night. They had this awesome bar/lounge scene behind the booths that I would definelty come back to explore.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked a reservation because it was close to HP Pavillion but we've talked about it several times since then. The food was excellent - especially the miso seabass. All the fish was very fresh. The waitress was great about keeping track of time. We also enjoyed the yummy cocktails. For a Wednesday night, the place was packed! Thanks for a great beginning to our evening.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place the eat before a concert as you can walk right to the pavillion afterward. The food is delicious and inventive. The also have delicious specials! Nice bar with great drinks and the atmosphere is hip and energetic.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish and Sushi
Very convenient to the SAP Arena , easy to park, eat a great meal and go to the Arena for a concert of Sharks game.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accomodating and extremely helpful. My kids have food allergies and the staff were able to help us with the dishes, and confirmed the dishes that have nuts or milk. Great place to eat before a concert at the HP Pavilion but it is on the pricier side. it costs about $150 for a family of four for dinner. The food was great and the selection was extensive. The only negative was the parking since it took us about 15 minutes to find parking. Having valet parking would make so much sense for the location.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall experience
I haven't been here for a while and was very happy with service, food and ambiance. The black cod was excellent and my business partners said their meal was good. The Bento Box was huge! Would recommend.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting from Washington, DC and dropped in for lunch, twice. The first time, I had the Scottish salmon, which were two long thinish strips of salmon with miso sauce, steamed carrots & broccoli, rice and some really great cole slaw. I also had hot sake to go along with it. This made for a fab lunch. When back again the next day and had the sushi lunch special. It was okay, compared to my previous meal. The sashimi cuts seemed just a tad too big. My partner had the chicken teriyaki which he liked and it was good and sweet. On both visits there weren't a lot of other customers, so the noise level was very quiet. It was a beautiful dining space, but very empty.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful assortment of sushi
Our assortment of sushi was beautifully presented on a huge wooden boat. Food was delicious and the wait staff attentive. Great place for a special occasion and especially close (walking distance) to the SAP pavilion.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-concert location
With its close proximity to the tank and tasty menu, BlueFin is a great pre-show option for grabbing a bite and a drink. Only a 5 minute walk and you're at the SAP Center. Menu has plenty of great sushi & sashimi options, not to mention tempura, etc. The only reason I didn't give them a 5-star rating on the service was because appetizers & entrees seemed to trickle out a bit rather than in groups (there were 6 of us), which made for the slightly awkward, "no, go ahead and start" scene at the table. Since concerts & other arena events are published they might want to beef up their kitchen and/or serving staff to accommodate more people over a shorter period of time. All in all, thoroughly enjoyed our pre-P!nk dinner!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Good Restaurant
This was our first time. We went with the kids for my wife's birthday. The service was very good and they were understanding of sometimes loud children :) We had the Dragon Roll, Chicken Katsu, Tataki, Edamame and the fried Broccoli. Everything was fresh and well prepared. The Tataki could have had a little more spice/flavor, but the tuna was fresh. They had Sapporo on tap (yum).
The parking lot was full and we had to park a little way down the street because the parking out front is 30 mins only (Why, San Jose?).
Overall a good experience and I would go there again.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to SAP center.
Food great! Close to concert venue: SAP center. Parking behind restaurant is perfect for a meal before concert.
Just don't leave your car there. Signs are posted. Plus, very friendly person guiding us re the parking areas.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a terrific meal
We have eaten at Blue Fin several times a year before Shark games and have always found it to be terrific. The Hon Tuna is amazing, but all the rolls are tasty. Service is restrained but attentive. Definiiely a place to go for the food.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, great experience!
I was truly impressed with this restaurant, its modern look, service, and the food. I had the sushi combo and the sushi was extremely good. For example, the scallop nigiri was extremely tender melt and not tough. The service was attentive. I will definitely be back whenever I visit San Jose.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM