BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

4.6
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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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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in California!!!!

CW
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.

m
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.

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

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

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

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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

Great food. Reasonable prices.

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

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

M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable home for comfort food.

C
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.

LS
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

L
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi rolls were fresh and delicious!

BC
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.

J
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.

B
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.

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . Wonderful fool.

LS
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.

OT
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!

g
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...

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

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

HS
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.

OT
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.

L
San Francisco
7 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.

f
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.

CL
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.

P
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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, average service. Would definitely return!

H
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We totally were amazed at the quality and variety of ways in which sashimi was prepared and presented at blue fin. Our favorite dish that night was the Hokkaido scallop sashimi which was tender and very subtle in taste and perfectly paired with lime juice.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is one of the freshest around San Jose. Great quality sushi. It's worth the price!

I recommend sitting at the sushi bar and ordering sashimi and nigiri. Spicy tuna roll and scallop nigiri are my favorites.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We went there before a concert we asked for our food to be rushed but instead they gave our order to someone else and our food was an hour late our server was clueless and inexperienced. They ended up giving us a discount. They were not professional. Food was good though

SF
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi restaurant in San Jose - amazing food and friendly service. We had their albacore tuna special with jalapeños in a lime vinaigrette. Melt in your mouth amazing! The flavor combination was delicious. Their sashimi and rolls never disappoint. Sharks big bite is always a must.
Love their location for all SAP events (sports and/or concerts). They are always attentive to the timing to get you out in time for the events.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was great, and our server, Sun, was even greater!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I've had. Excellent service.

B
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sharks playoffs- gm 5 against Colorado. My best friend and I ALWAYS chose to dine at Bluefin when we attend games together. The food and staff are outstanding!

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a very enjoyable experience eating at BlueFin Japanese Restaurant. I put a reservation for 615pm, and was running late. When I called the restaurant, the staff was very understanding & rescheduled the reservation to 630pm. When we arrived, we were seated right away. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We only ordered sushi rolls (baked salmon, dragon, rainbow, & mango unagi) and they all arrived quickly, not to mention they were all delicious! The seafood was fresh and tasty.

If you are looking for good sushi and service, I would definitely recommend BlueFin!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Conveniently located to SAP center to have
Diner before concert. Their food was okay but not crazy about it.

M
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Have reservation at 6:30 and they won’t give you happy hour menu unless you ask. Quality of tuna was great-I liked otoro especially. Oyster was ok. But pretty bad kampachi, Uni, and ikura. kampachi was on chef’s recommendation that day but wasn’t taste normally what I had on other restaurants around same price range. Uni and ikura- Uni taste something off seaweed had unusual strong smell for sushi, so hard to enjoy sushi.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I got the impression that, though it was slow, we were a burden on the waitstaff. I didn’t feel very welcome, but the food was good, and it came out quickly. It’s rare that I feel like my presence is a problem, but it leaves a hard impression, and I’m not sure I will return.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place. It's right by the sap center!!!!! Great food

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent Japanese food. A bit too pricey but for the area, it is probably normal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The place is nice but food was average. They tried to make it more upscale but failed. The drinks were not good. Tasted water down. The hamachi shots were disappointing. They should have some light music in the background since there is a bar lounge. I would not go back. Overall decent place but not impressed.

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