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About Permanently Closed - Blowfish Sushi - San Jose

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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

355 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30am to 9:00pm
Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:00pm Lunch, 5:00pm to 9:00pm Dinner
Friday 11:30am to 2:00pm Lunch, 5:00pm to 10:00pm Dinner
Saturday 11:30am to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Stevens Creek & Winchester

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 345-3848

Website:
http://www.blowfishsushi.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ's play soulful music every Friday and Saturday

Catering:
Whether you’re planning an office lunch, wedding, or an intimate
party in your home, Blowfish Sushi Catering can provide an array of
fresh, sophisticated Japanese Sushi and Fusion dishes sure to please
your guests. Your order will come beautifully arranged and will
include napkins, chopsticks, serving utensils, and condiments like
wasabi, ponzu, and soy sauce, where necessary.

Parking Details:
Blowfish Sushi is located in the Santana Row complex which offers many private lots and garages.

Executive Chef:
Ritsuo Tsuchida

Private Party Facilities:
Blowfish Sushi can accommodate large groups in our lounge area of up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
John Tran: (408) 345-3848

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can always bring the Sushi to your party, but why not bring your
party to the Sushi? Our restaurant, located on trendy Santana Row
in San Jose, can seat up to 150 guests and features a full bar serving
20+ varieties of sake. Take advantage of a full buyout so you and
your guests can have front row seats as our sushi chefs showcase
their knife skills to produce stunning edible creations.

Blowfish Sushi - San Jose - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.0

Noise

Energetic

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (42)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 6, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2016

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2016

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 17, 2016

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...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2016

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2016

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.

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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2016

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

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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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