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Blowfish Sushi - San Jose - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi

Permanently Closed - Blowfish Sushi is an eclectic sushi bar and restaurant that serves both modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, as well as salads. cooked appetizers, and special desserts. The menu style is called Asian Fusion and emphasizes clean, pure, healthy foods. Premium imported sakes and an original line of sake cocktails are featured in the restaurant's stunning liquor lounge. "Walk into Blowfish and step into your senses; 'it' decor houses a modern menu, reinterprets sushi and presents a new palette for the genre" -ctguide.com

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Menu

Familiar Plates

  • Edamame

    Japanese soybeans

    • Salted$4.25
    • Garlic Soy$6.50
  • Chicken Gyoza$8.25

    Baked or fried dumplings stuffed with chicken & vegetables, served with a sesame ponzu sauce

    • Tempura$11.25

      Vegetables & black tiger shrimp tempura

      • Crispy Spring Rolls$6.50

        Fried spring rolls with vegetables braised in a savory pork broth

        • Collar King$10.50

          Grilled collar of yellowtail (limited availability)

          • Udon Noodle Tempura$11.25

            Udon noodle soup with ebi & veggie tempura

            • Pyramid Of Tartar$13.75

              A pyramid of fresh tuna, salmon & avocado with a side of honey tartar & sweet garlic ginger soy sauce, served with house made potato chips - a house specialty!

              Salads

              • Calamari Salad$9.50

                Crispy fried calamari served dressed mixed greens

                • Tuna Tartare Salad$12.50

                  Tuna tartare & baby arugula with a black vinegar dressing & a truffle oil mix

                  • Seared Albacore Salad$11.25

                    Seared albacore with mixed greens, served with yuzu citrus radish ponzu & lavender oil

                    • The Seaweed Crib$9.25

                      Seaweed salad served with mixed greens & cherry tomatoes with our house thousand island dressing

                      Bento Box

                      Sautéed Chicken, Spicy Chicken, Tatsuta Chicken, Sautéed Beef, Ginger Pork, Pork Cutlet, Calamari Rings, Grilled Salmon, Fried Potstickers, Fried Shrimp, Fried Tofu, Maguro Sashimi, Seared Bincyo (Albacore), Vegetable Tempura, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Vegetable Croquettes

                      • Bento Box$11.25

                        Served with steamed rice, miso soup, salad, vegetables, & a choice of two items

                        Over Rice

                        • Sweet Chicken$9.25

                          Sautéed chicken with a sweet garlic ginger soy sauce

                          • Spicy Beef$9.25

                            Sautéed sesame beef with mongolian spicy sauce

                            • Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura$10.95

                              Shrimp & vegetable tempura with tempura sauce

                              Sushi Combination

                              Served with miso soup

                              • Itsumono$13.25

                                Maguro, hamachi, sake, ebi & spicy tuna roll

                                • Ale$13.50

                                  Zuke maguro, yuburi sake, aburi bincyo, ebi & California roll

                                  • Chira$16.50

                                    Maguro, hamachi, bincyo, sake, ika, ama ebi, unagi & tamago with ikura over vinegared sushi rice

                                    • Maki.com$12.75

                                      California roll & spicy tuna roll

                                      • Age.com$13.95

                                        Crunchy california roll & super dynamite roll

                                        Blowfish Creation Rolls

                                        • Baked Alaskan Salmon$11.50

                                          Salmon, rich cream sauce & avocado, oven baked

                                          • Ritsu Roll$11.50

                                            Two types of tuna, avocado & masago, flash friend & served with a citrus ponzu sauce & a Japanese dijon aioli--our signature roll!

                                            • $o$umi$13.75

                                              A mix of crab, spicy tuna, shrimp tempura & red onion, rolled with sesame soy paper & drizzled with spicy $o$umi aioli

                                              • Super Dynamite$11.00

                                                A tempura style roll stuffed with yellowtail, albacore & salmon, topped with scallions, spicy red pepper chili sauce, teriyaki & sesame seeds

                                                • Crunchy California$10.25

                                                  California roll breaded with panko, sprinkled with sesame seeds & topped with teriyaki

                                                  • Atlantic$10.50

                                                    Cucumber and avocado maki draped with salmon

                                                    • Polynesian$11.00

                                                      Flash fried salmon, barbeque eel, mango & avocado

                                                      • Toshi Koshi$14.25

                                                        Crab mix, spicy tuna & tempura bits topped with seared albacore, sliced avocado & wasabi tobiko

                                                        • King Raffi$13.75

                                                          Spicy tuna, cream cheese & avocado inside, topped with seared salmon, crispy curry bits, spicy mayo and a drizzle of honey tartar

                                                          • Ultimate Spicy Tuna$12.25

                                                            Spicy tuna, diced jalapenos, cucumber & spicy sesame oil, topped with crispy panko, fried red & green jalapenos, habanero tobiko, spicy mayo & Sriracha

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                                                            What 724 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            3.8
                                                            3.8 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 3.9Food
                                                            • 3.6Service
                                                            • 3.6Ambience
                                                            • 3.0Value

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                                                              robm

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 18, 2017

                                                              overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                              terrible food, terrible service. lost its luster from many years ago.

                                                            2. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2017

                                                              overall2food1service1ambience1

                                                              At 7 on a Friday we were one of 3 groups in the dining room. We were all sat right next to each other with 20+ tables available. Will never come here again

                                                            3. a

                                                              abbas2099

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 15, 2017

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                              Great food. Service could have been better. It was not a busy night but our waitress seemed to be busy with other things.

                                                            4. SE

                                                              SofyaE

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 14, 2017

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Amazing sushi and great drinks! My favorite sushi spot in San Jose!

                                                            5. JA

                                                              JAMESH

                                                              Las Vegas

                                                              23 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              23 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                              The food was fresh and good but the servings quite small and price high. I knew it was going be pricey but spending $125 for two and leaving hungry not such a good value.

                                                            6. NL

                                                              NikiL

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              47 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 31, 2017

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              I stayed next door to Blowfish Sushi on a business trip. The location was super convenient and the food was pretty tasty - HUGE menu, it's kind of like the Cheesecake Factory of sushi. Great for a quick bite, though beware of your timing as it seemed to be turning into a nightclub before we finished our meal... disco lights and super loud music.

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 16, 2017

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              I really can't rate this restaurant because it was closed for maintenance when we got there. After driving over there and meeting up with friends, it was very disappointing and embarrassing. I do not who's to blame Open Table or BlowFish Sushi, but I most likely won't choose this restaurant or book through Open Table again.

                                                            8. HS

                                                              HilaryS

                                                              Hawaii

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                              overall4food4service1ambience3

                                                              We were here for my birthday...loved that they put us in a private area where it was not to loud! Food was good but service was slow and keep messing up our rolls!

                                                            9. T

                                                              Texasgerman

                                                              Austin

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 6, 2017

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience1

                                                              Very good and creative sushi. But the interior is run down (duct tape on run down fake leather couches - maybe it's a design element and I just didn't understand it) and I nearly left based on the biting smell when I entered.

                                                            10. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 22, 2017

                                                              overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                              Very loud music. Very poor service. Quality of fish was good.

                                                            11. V

                                                              Ville

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 21, 2017

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              The food was OK but it may have been our server's first time (ever) in a restaurant.

                                                            12. F

                                                              Fatima

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              71 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              71 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 19, 2017

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              There isn't as much sushi selection as other places. It is pricey for what you get but that is to be expected for any place in Santana Row. Bottom line, there's better sushi places.

                                                            13. S

                                                              Sukibean

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 17, 2017

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              I was in San Jose, and decided to see how this compared to SF with my son. Great cocktails, good food as in SF. But I'd say the booths need a replacement! A full booth was covered in black duck tape that we sat on. Completely ridiculous given the cost. I don't have an issue with the cost, but jeez keep the place up already. Plus every TV (and there are several) have sports. I despise the suburban "I have to have sports on or no one will come" vibe. If I were on a date, or had taken colleagues there I'd have been disappointed.

                                                            14. F

                                                              Felze

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 8, 2017

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              Nice sushi place. Did not fancy the rolls too much.

                                                            15. LC

                                                              LesC

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 6, 2017

                                                              overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                              The food quality was okay, not too flavorful. In my opinion, not worth the price.

                                                            16. x

                                                              xian68

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2017

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              Must say that the experience we had last Saturday night wasn't very good. Restaurant was barely busy, yet the service was well below par. I think the staff must be new as they mis-delivered everyone of our dishes. I brought up the fact after the fourth occurrence and barely got a reply. Food is overpriced for what you get and there are much better options for Sushi around. Definitely will think twice before visiting this location again.

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 28, 2017

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              I flew a client out for the iHeart 80s party and had been referred by a friend, only to have an Sergio experience. Waited over 10 minutes to get seated when there were multiple tables available. We all ordered cocktails, waters and an order of edamame. After 20 minutes, our edamame came out, BEFORE our drinks!! Not even water was served and we didn't even have napkins/silverware. Waited another 5-10 minutes with zero service and walked out, leaving cash on the table for the edemame. Absolutely horrendous, and I recommend that diners avoid Blowfish like the plague.

                                                            18. D

                                                              Dontastic

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 25, 2017

                                                              overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                              Very Loud even when the restaurant was 50% occupied, difficult to hear the person across the table, not recommend for a business dinner. The food review was for Sushi rolls and sashimi, below average vs. other options in the area. Perhaps the other menu items are better. I suspect that youngsters and non sushi critics would have a more favorable view. Waitress service was very good.

                                                            19. z

                                                              zerolab

                                                              San Diego

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 22, 2017

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              This was once a great place to eat sushi, now everything is poor, not worth time or money.

                                                            20. HE

                                                              HunterE

                                                              Salt Lake City

                                                              33 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              33 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 6, 2017

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience2

                                                              Creative options for sushi and the Tuna Tartare Pyramid is a must! As loud as any restaurant I can think of, so conversation is tough. Good nightlife scene and the bar was busy on a Friday.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 31, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              High quality food with lots of interesting tastes. High price but well worth it to me. Enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner. Will go again as we didn't get to try everything we wanted. Hard to pick a favorite dish

                                                            22. TC

                                                              TraceyC

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 26, 2016

                                                              overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                              Terrible service. We eat Sushi all the time and the value just isn't there. Music so loud it's hard to have a conversation. This just isn't a place for us. We've given several tries...but after this last attempt we wouldn't recommend for dining.

                                                            23. CO

                                                              CarlosO

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 6, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Love this place. It's the best for Sushi and a fun environment

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 26, 2016

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                              Service was off. Edamame came after the meal. Even the soda was flat. Too bad. Some of the dishes were quite nice.

                                                            25. AB

                                                              AnBe

                                                              Central Coast

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 22, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Fabulous service, yummy food - even if overpriced for happy hour

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Central Coast

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 17, 2016

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                              Garlic edamame and sashimi were amazing!! Both rolls we ordered fell flat. Very friendly server who greeted us and took care of us even as late lunch arrivals, but then disappeared as her shift needed without saying anything... which was odd...

                                                            27. J

                                                              Johnny

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 15, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Mind blowing good sushi as always. Great sushi. Easy to get a table for dinner. This is my 2nd time visiting here. We ordered the Pyramid of Tartar(this was good) recommended by the waiter as an appetizer. And ordered a bunch of sushi rolls. Each with a unique taste you wont find anywhere else. Good atmosphere, good ambiance, amazing sushi that I haven't found anywhere else. When I am in town again this is the place for A+sushi

                                                            28. r

                                                              rsmilko

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 9, 2016

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                              I have been to Blowfish previously, but my wife had not been. I was super excited to have her try the edamame as it is one of my favorites. The food was great and our server/waitress was super attentive and very nice, but there seemed to be between 2-3 other people who would also periodically come by to take the plates, fill waters etc which was a little annoying. Outside of that, we were super pleased and very much enjoyed our dinner date.

                                                            29. TP

                                                              TonyandPatti

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 5, 2016

                                                              overall3food4service4ambience5

                                                              We've been to BlowFish many times over the years. However, I'm crossing them off my list as the VALUE PROP is out of control. Sushi is good, people are friendly and we don't struggle to get a table (almost always sit at sushi bar). I paid $87 for two small rolls, a plate of edamame and two very small cups of their cheapest sake. Sadly, this will be our last time there.

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This is a great place for outstanding fresh sushi. Service was terrific.

                                                            31. JL

                                                              JasonL

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2016

                                                              overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                              First time to this restaurant. Took an early dinner was seated right away. Noticed the bench seat was DUCT TAPPED (due to a torn), table had soy sauce stain, the soy sauce jug / kettle had a piece of rice on the lid.... Not a good start. Ordered a few sushi, crunchy pork and seabass on risotto. While we waited for food, we were watching the sushi chef preparing some sushi. She had a piece of sashimi in one of her hand, about to grab some rice from the rice bowl / cooker w/ her other hand, another colleague approached her (another sushi chef) and did a chit chat...hence that piece of sashimi was in her palm / hand throughout the conversation (at least 20 seconds+). It happened not only once, but at least 2 times which very unhygienic and unprofessional. Sushi arrived later on..... Amaebi was very small, other sushi portion was also thin / small. Quality wise, so-so. But for the price they charge, not worth it. Crunchy pork wasn't good.... At least not my taste. As w/ the seabass on risotto...seabass was alright (it was steaming hot) while the risotto was mediocre. But again overall for the price they charge, you could have gotten much better quality good, much cleaner environment. Even my daughter said the same thing.

                                                            32. m

                                                              markg

                                                              Tampa

                                                              53 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              53 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 29, 2016

                                                              overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                              Food here is consistently excellent. Unfortunately service here is also consistent: Poor. My wife insists our waiter this saturday was just a busboy filling in that night since he was clueless. Order a drink that never comes - "They are busy", "They have too many customers". Really? i can fix the too many customers problem. Guys, your food is great, why screw it up with lousy servers? Shouldnt be that hard to upgrade.

                                                            33. A

                                                              Angela

                                                              London

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2016

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                              Terrible service and the food was overpriced and had no flavor. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

                                                            34. CJ

                                                              CJeatsWell

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              43 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              43 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                              Late Friday night dinner, restaurant was thoughtful to call us and tell us the kitchen stops serving food at 10:15, so we arrived at 10:05 for our 10:30 reservation. ordered drinks, flank steak and 3 sushi dishes. My steak was cooked well done, I asked for med rare, but it was tasty. The sushi was fresh and innovative. Very loud music playing, son my husband sat next to me.

                                                            35. T

                                                              Takashi

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                              Server was rude to my date (likely jealous because she didn't have a date) Food was horrendous--how do you ruin sushi? I don't know, but ask these people. Way too expensive for the quality of the meal

                                                            36. M

                                                              Mike

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              72 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              72 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food! We stuffed ourselves! Super creative options. Great drinks. Will definitely go again.

                                                            37. EB

                                                              EastBayCustomer

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              72 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              72 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 12, 2016

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent service; Good fresh sushi; Moderate prices; Modern decor; Busy atmosphere and noisy

                                                            38. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 30, 2016

                                                              overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                              Waitress wore revealing shirts that made me and my fiancé very uncomfortable. Food was so overpriced and was only decent. Overall, we'll never go back.

                                                            39. j

                                                              justme

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 24, 2016

                                                              overall3food5service5ambience4

                                                              The food was great. Everything we had was delicious. The noise level was just too loud and the bathrooms were atrocious. Just disgusting. Looked like they had not been cleaned in days.

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 17, 2016

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              Created a reservation. Was late by ~5min, was seated promptly at a table for two. Then waited for twenty minutes for no waiter to show up. Finally asked a waitress for some water, which she brought us some. After 30mim the table that was next to us was seated well after us and had a waiter taking their orders for food when we still have not seen a waiter. I understand that it is a busy Saturday evening but if someone goes to the trouble of making a reservation and no service is offered what's the point. Needless to say my date and I left and got food elsewhere. Horrible service 0/10.

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