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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
11:00 PM
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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

4.4
459 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;

Bar and Lounge: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am;

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm And 10:00pm - 12:00am

Happy Hour Saturday 5:00pm - 7:00pm And 10:00pm - 12:00am

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 931-6875
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jun Chon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bush
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 459 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 hours ago

Best Sushi anywhere!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and service on Wednesday evening were great. The only downside was the overpowering smell of disinfectant that permeated the restaurant for most of the time we were there. We had 5:00 pm reservations and they must have just finished cleaning when we arrived. The smell was very strong until about 7:00 pm. Other than that I recommend Bluefin.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great Place, Fresh Sushi great atmosphere for a pre sharks game or SAP event. Fully Stocked excellent bar area for socializing

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We chose the omakase dinner for my son’s birthday and it did not disappoint. Everything, right down to the cutom menu that was printed for us, was elegant and exquisite. I would definitely recommend it! It was worth every penny!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We the here before an event at the arena. The food was great, but the service was very slow. We ordered salads and one special roll each. Although our order was taken in a reasonable time, it took forever for the food to arrive and we only saw our waiter a couple times - even though our table was right next to the kitchen area. We would have ordered dessert, but it took 1-1/2hrs to have a a salad and a Oedipal roll, so we didn’t think we could stay long enough to get dessert.

The restaraunt itself was nice, but it was very loud.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Visited for dinner before a show at the Arena on Saturday afternoon. We started at 5.30PM, which was a great choice because at that time there were only a few guests. We had attentive servers and it was nice and quiet. As the time progressed, the venue filled up to the brim and it got quite loud. The service slowed down but remained still good.
We had some cocktails and we liked them. The food was very good, for example:
o Albacore Tataki, excellent taste of the fish and radish in unique sauce.
o Jalapeno Volcano, very interesting taste.
o Sushi Omakase, chef's selection of sushi, very good.
o Korean Chirashi Sushi, very exciting and tasty.
o And some other rolls of very good quality.
The cost was about $250 for 4 people with cocktails, appetizers and main course and a large bottle of sake.
We will visit again.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was excellent. They were even able to accommodate us, when we had problems with our Uber driver picking us up and getting us to our reservation on time, but they were still able to seat us even though we were 15 minutes late. Food was fresh and tasty, table service was good, sophisticated atmosphere, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt it was pricey for sushi compared to other favorite places. But if you want to go out for a special occasion for sushi this would be a good choice.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Not kid friendly. Service was very slow on a Saturday night. The food wasn't bad, but wasn't great either.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fresh, creative food. Nice selection of beer also. Good spot for before a Sharks game

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had dinner at Bluefin before a sporting event at the SAP. Convenient location and the food is consistently good and the fish is fresh.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We always love having dinner at Bluefin before the Sharks game....exceptional sushi & service! We love our waitress, Sun...she’s incredible!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not great. Charged for two rolls that they didn’t deliver. Even after I asked for them an hour before

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Average at best. Food was overpriced for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My girlfriend and I met there for our first date. That was a year ago and we went back to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was great and very accommodating. We'll keep returning, and often.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good experience not very kid friendly but the place is great

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Went to Bluefin before an event at SAP center. Great bar service, fresh sushi and nice atmosphere. Would recommend for a fun, casual spot with good food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

With Sushi so common in the bay area now - it is good to have a high end sushi restaurant that shows creative choices, has unusual selections and creative fusion options, and isn't just like every other sushi place.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We always have great food here. When we feel like really good sushi we always go here. It could be a little pricey but I think it’s worth it. The service can be a little slow, but we did come on a Friday night and the restaurant was full. Their cocktails are great and I like how they have others options, whiskey, sake, beers. Whenever we want a treat we would always think of going here.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Did not honor the reservation. We arrived at the reserved time, saw an open table, but it was given to someone without a reservation who had arrived 5 minutes before us. Was asked to wait 30 minutes or sit at the bar. What’s the point of OpenTable again?

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Reserved table at 7pm (they require credit card for Valentine’s Day), and was told to wait 20 minutes. After 20 minutes we were asked if we could sit in the bar area. We said yes as we were already behind schedule. So we essentially reserved a table for special occasion and ended up in bar area where Ambiance and service were both down a notch. Food turned out to be bland as well. Just the same as an average sushi place, just double the price.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Love the baked salmon roll!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The blue-fin tuna was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. All the rolls were delicious. Get there before 6pm to save some money on the happy hour specials, they're all good.

Restaurant wasn't busy at all on a Monday night, yet the service was still kind of slow. We had to work hard to place our orders.

All in all, though, a good experience, and amazing food.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great sushi. Very disappointed with the asparagus pepper special. Had only 1 complete spear in entire dish

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Sashimi was fresh and tasty. Service very good. Easy walk to SAP Center.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The roll was cold, the rice was dried

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at BlueFin. The fish was fresh and tasty. They have an amazing happy hour which I highly recommend taking advantage of.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Pre Sharks game

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was yummy. They were busy but the service was still quick and friendly.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent sushi selection but slower than usual and usually they are pretty slow. Server was right there but food prep takes a very long time.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Made a reservation for Friday night, we had a girls get-together after years of not seeing each other and we had the best time. The service was great, the food was equally as good, we stayed until nearly closing and the servers remained super attentive. Happy Hour prices were great - the drinks were strong. All in all I will definitely return because it wan't super crowded, they have TVs and it's a great place to go out.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great all around

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent menu. Quite a good variety for all. We had sashimi and nigiri. It was fresh and delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

They have a great happy hour before Sharks games. A must for Hockey fans.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The quality of the fish here is outstanding. In fact, all the food is amazing. The staff is consistently amateurish, however. And while I love the quality of the food, I don’t make this a regular spot because the service is maddening. Appetizers come out way after everything else, beverage service is spotty, and menu items that are not available are not explained until after your order has been placed. If you want awesome food and don’t care about service, go! I still do, but with lowered expectations.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We go to Bluefin a couple times a year for celebrations. We went tonight to celebrate our 1-year anniversary of our marriage. The ambiance was different than what we were used to. There was a football game playing on the wall in the dining room. I think that is more appropriate for the bar area and took away from the special dining experience. Most of the food was to our expectations except the whole reason we were there: the sushi. We ordered the Rainbow roll and it just fell apart. We noticed the sushi chef looking at a menu a lot like he was using it to figure out what went into the rolls. Overall, we were not as impresses this time around. We will probably try something different for our next celebration.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was really slow and I found a bone in a piece of nigiri (not supposed to be there for those not familiar...). Restaurant tried to make it up with a free desert - we chose the chocolate soufflé - however it came out burnt on the bottom... would have really wanted to like the place, but ended up leaving disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Great selection of sushi and sake’.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Every last bite of food was outstanding. Even their wasabi is exceptionally flavorful. Will be a regular stop when I visit San Jose.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised by my dinner here. The food was delicious and the bill at the end was way less than I had expected. It is also walking distance from SAP Center so it's a great spot for dinner before a show or game.

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