BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

4.6
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587 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
High ceilings, geometric brickwork, hanging lights, and gracefully curved dining room create a sleekly intimate atmosphere at this upscale Japanese restaurant and lounge. Along with a sushi bar offering the freshest seasonal seafood in town, Bluefin's lunch and dinner menus offer deliciously prepared starters and entrees from noodles, teriyaki and bento boxes to Kobe beef and premium Japanese Wagyu beef dishes. Numerous varieties of sake, original house-crafted cocktails, and a generous sampling of domestic, Japanese and other wines and beers complete your evening. Just a short walk from the Sharks and other events at the HP Pavillion.
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just 2 blocks from the SAP Center, BlueFin is perfect for a cozy meal before or after an event. The food and service were outstanding in the tastefully appointed restaurant.

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BobR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My sushi go-to in San Jose area. Excellent quality. Parking lot behind the restaurant.

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BSW2015
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to meet friends before San Jose Sharks games for delicious food, great cocktails and fun!

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vipJacobC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is great and fish was fresh. Felt a little rushed like they wanted to turn the table quickly before the sharks game. We had about 45 mins before game and wanted to get one more drink before but edit like they wanted us to free up the table. Chairs also were not that comfortable

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vipMobilemom
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bluefin never disappoints. The service is always topnotch and the food is fresh and very tasty. The bar drinks are excellent. We highly recommend Bluefin!

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vipFKNB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was extremely slow, especially when they knew there was an event at SAP. I had put on the reservation that we were there to celebrate a birthday, and they did nothing, so don’t expect anything. The food was ok, I have had better sushi at other restaurants, but the location is convenient for pre-dinner at the Tank. -

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This place was packed! Finding parking was a little tricky since the lot behind the restaurant was full. The food was amazing. I got the pomegranate martini and sashimi choice, and the fish was extremely fresh. Very tasty. A bit on the pricier end, but a good choice for a special night out.

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eddwith2ds
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny was an exceptional server. Every portion of the meal was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentines Day - overall, it was great. Slow kitchen, but mostly makes sense. No room for special requests.

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PatR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner on Valentine's day, the food was fresh and delicious. Service was a bit slow to begin with because the hostess did not assign our table to any waitress. We flagged one waitress down and from then on service was extremely good. Thank you Ginger!

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AnneF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at hotel across the street and ate here 3 nights in a row - the food was great! I had the addicting Miso Cod and my sister had the sake cama which can only be found in a few Japanese restaurants. The service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer is the best server ever!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in California!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve ate there twice. Excellent service, excellent quality food. Nothing bad to say about this place. Enjoy a quiet mellow dinner when eating on a weekday.

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CrisW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Expensive place, but great, fresh sushi & other food and good service. I was there before a Sharks game so it was a bit hectic and busy. But, I'll be back again.

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mara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was great. Very helpful server. Will definitely go again. The salmon rolls were the best I've ever had and the fried tofu was really tasty.

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lovelamb1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Fish was very fresh. Sushi rolls were so delicious!!!!

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Mara
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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vipJimN
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Reasonable prices.

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smithrali
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAMILY LOVED dinner! It was for my birthday! =}

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vip3d0Man
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable home for comfort food.

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vipColliganman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food here used to be exceptional, but it has become just OK, and for the price, that’s not OK.

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LS57
London
54 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice sushi choices and much improved service from
Last visit. Seated quickly and server was attentive and prompt. Will be back again

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vipLuv2eat
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi rolls were fresh and delicious!

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BrandonC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good. It was a little slow, but I think it was due to small amount of workers because our server was very attentive and always checking on us. But it did take a long time to get our food. It was great quality fresh fish. The rolls were not over powered by rice. They were out of coke 🙄 so someone needs to work on their inventory a little better. But overall a great restaurant def will eat there again when in town.

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Justinreed
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed this restaurant. Parking can be difficult but the food makes it all worth-while. Excellent staff, amazing and fresh sushi.

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Butterflys
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was delicious, the service was absolutely horrible! Took them 25 minutes to even come say hello to our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . Wonderful fool.

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LauraS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and vibe was amazing, but what made our night really special was our waitress Ginger. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We ordered sushi, sashimi & beef teriyaki, very disappointed, the fishes were not fresh. And the beef was over cooked, very tough. Didn’t worth for the money! Don’t understand why the reviews rating was so high, that’s meant don’t completely trust it!

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vipgregs
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in San Jose. Best setting. Best service. Best bar. Not much more to say...

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vipTimP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience here at Blue Fin. I highly recommend it!

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HowardS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the sushi and the fried tempura ice cream dessert. Always fun to come here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, I’ve tried many sushi places but this location was amazing. It was definitely different. Felt very authentic.

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Local
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good Japanese food; fast service. Plus, convenient location 5 minutes from SAP Center. Perfect spot for a good meal before heading over to SAP Center for a concert, etc.

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fleurtamelie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the mackerel and my husband had the udon. Both were really tasty and the quality was a step up from less expensive and good but casual Japanese restaurants such as Yuki Sushi. Nice atmosphere and decor as well as good service. We went here before a show at the SAP Center and the location was really convenient. It's probably more than you need to pay for good Japanese in this area, but the ambiance and food quality and date night feel made it worth it for us.

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CarylLynnG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bluefin was a pleasant surprise! Loved sitting by the front windows. Despite the crowd before the concert service was good, drinks and good served quickly. Highly recommend the mixed tempura, just wish the meal included a small salad.

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vipPadredechompers
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local sushi spot. Always excellent food and service. The hamachi with jalapeños is one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, average service. Would definitely return!

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