BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

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528 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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DH
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sushi and Sashimi. Very fresh and services was friendly and efficient.

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BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to Sushi fix before San Jise Sharks games!

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SF
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town! Love going before Sharks games & SAP events.

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AT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a 4 year old and luckily had a booth. Our drinks came relatively quick then when we asked for our rolls a second time they made them quickly. Was a Friday night and the fish was fresh and overall had great drinks. We had the fresh ahi sashimi appetizer Leslie roll was our favorite and had the real crab ca roll for our daughter. Enjoyed the sake sampler and edamame - both regular and spicy.

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taken care of timely. Food delicious and fresh. Staff attentive and friendly and order delivered promptly and correctly. Have eaten here twice and would visit again. Worth the money

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reunion here. Food was good. We had a great time!!!!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to have a meal. Our party consisted of 6 ppl. We were able to carry on conversation where everybody could participate and didn’t yell over each other.
Food was tasty and quality of produce was high.

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very sweet and friendly. Catering to our every need. The front desk Receptionist was extremely helpful, even when we were early for our reservation, she asked if we wanted to be seated at the counter, which was very nice. Our waitress was phenomenal, catering to our every need. Food was as always......AMAZING. Fresh sushi rolls, house salad, chicken teriyaki and the Jalapeno Edammame was fantastic. We are regular customers, so the food, service and ambiance never disappoints. Thank you!

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C
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food is no longer good. Service is ok. Location and parking are convenient.

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SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best quality fish in San Jose and maybe in the Bay Area. Cool atmosphere. Friendly and wonderful service. One of my favorite places for a casual and fast dinner or a lingering extravaganza.

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PH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choices...and very quiet on a weeknight when no events at SAP center

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. A bit pricey but overall a fabulous place.

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k
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The sushi was delicious!!!!! The tempura was great! The chicken teriyaki was horrible. It wasn't grilled and the sauce tasted like bottled sauce.

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JJ
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoy taking friends to Japanese foods and let them experience the food, different dishes and the portions are good for sharing.

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JL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was vg. Service excellent. Prices a little high

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious but pretty expensive. The service was okay.

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B
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was terrific and partly because it was a slow Monday on the day of the National College Football Championship the noise level was quiet and the service especially attentive. The Han Maguro was the best I've had here and the Triple Crab appetizer was definitely worth it. Try the special rolls, they are all fantastic. Come here 4-5 times a year before Sharks Hockey games and always enjoy it. Our go to place.

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JJ
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Got to sit near the sushi chefs, it was great food, I ordered too much, but ooh so delicious

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SL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is nice looking but fish wasn’t that good tasting. It was Christmas Eve so maybe that is why?

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday great evening

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n
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was not up to it's normal quality. We have been coming to this restaurant for years and the quality keeps getting worse and worse. The food portions are smaller and the menu prices are higher. The taste of 2 of the 3 sushi rolls we ordered were the worst I have ever had. I could have gotten the same quality at the grocery store at half the price. The waitress brought all the food out at once even though we tried to stagger the ordering. She seemed very persistent in getting our order in.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner just before our event at SAP Center. Great food and drinks with a staff that is on top of service. The easy walk to SAP Center is a plus too.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We all enjoyed our food but we were nearly late to the show we were seeing at the SAP as it took a very long time to receive our check. From start to finish our dinner took over 90 minutes. You'd think being near a large event center, they'd be more expedient.

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Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place if you are going to an event at SAP. This place is perfect for a special dinner before SAP. Price point is high. Portions small. Miso black cod was excellent but $32 for three slices. But then at SAP I could have had a $14 hot dog. I’d go with this place again.

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C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were a party of 5 and we ordered drinks and food. The drink were o.k. but the food was not good. I ordered beef teriyaki and the rest of our party ordered sushi- the sushi was so- so but my steak was brought out luke warm and I did send it back. It was brought out again, 5 minutes later, and the temperature was still luke warm. We were going to a show so I couldn't return the meat. I won't go back again-

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service & food. Only problem was, I called ahead to see what their corkage fee was. The guy on the phone told me it was told $15 . When I showed up I was told $20. They asked who I talked to. How do I know?! The (young) server told me I'd have to pay $20. I asked for the manager and then all of a sudden, the charge was $15. Moral of the story: always get a name I guess.

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LR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Headed to concert at SAP center. Super convenient location. The sushi was excellent quality. We were seated right away in a booth which mitigated some of the noise. Would definitely return.

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d
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent food, beautiful restaurant. Not great overall but not bad, and a reasonable price. Wouldn’t go again except before a show at SAP Center

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LC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, and really good spot pre SAP concert for sure , just a little small

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t
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality Sushi! If you’re tired of the sushi dive restaurants and want some high quality food, this is the place. This wine list could be better.

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RF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go before a lot of Sharks games. Great food, great service. the only issue is if you order additional sushi after your original order it takes quite a bit longer. So place your order all at once.

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RS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fresh ahi was delicious!

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SX
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I didn’t meaning to go to this place for a long time and finally got around to it! We were not disappointed in the food or the ambience. Excellent sushi and a very nice dining experience!

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BC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

2nd time here, friendly staff and nice mix of Japanese and Korean dishes.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the shark's big bite roll!

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LH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite dinner place - often surprisingly uncrowded (except before a show at SAP or a Sharks game). Excellent service !

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. The quality of the food was outstanding. Loved the udon noodle bowl. Completely satisfying. The sushi was far better quality than anything I’ve had in Ottawa. On the more expensive end.

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TN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's our first time. We had a reservation. The interior was quite nice. We got seated immediately as it wasn't crowded. As soon as we got settled, we put in an order for Gyoza and Shrimp Tempura as appetizers. For main courses, we ordered a couple of rolls, sashimi combo and Unaju box. Somehow the appetizer order didn't get put in properly. As a result, appetizers came out with the main dishes. They were all delicious. Except for the appetizer mixup, the service was great and the servers were attentive. We were given complimentary dessert at the end. The manager also came out to apologize. All was forgiven. 5 stars all around.

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was ok , food Ok and good environment I recommend this plce

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The 3 of us were seated right away at 9pm on a Thu night for a late dinner. But the waitress who served us, although friendly, took too long to bring our food out and mind you the restaurant was not busy at all --in fact place was almost empty besides the 3 of us and 3 other tables. Sushi rolls were ok and I've had much better Shasito peppers for much less at other places. Overall, food was just ok (underwhelmed by items on the menu)--not worth $ -a bit over priced for average sushi rolls & a waitress nearly forgot to bring us our check.).

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