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Bushido

4.4
4.4
524 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Bushido Izakaya offers Silicon Valley diners the best of Japanese izakaya dining- an integral part of Japanese restaurant culture where people come together at casual “watering holes” to drink and enjoy unique small plates and authentic offerings that are satisfying for one or perfect to share.

Specializing in unique Japanese "small plates', grilled Yakitori Skewers, highest quality Sashimi, Katsu, satisfying Ramen dishes, and select Sushi; Bushido serves authentic dishes with modern flair. Our flavors are perfectly balanced to complement our homey, izakaya roots while featuring the freshest of local ingredients; with a strong emphasis on sustainable seafood. The result is a menu that is in harmony with the seasons, the environment, and the palate.

Full Bar with Happy Hour Specials 5-6:20 pm
Outside Catering is available

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Izakaya

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–12:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 386-6821

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Isamu Kanai

  • Catering

    Bushido offers affordable group dining for 20-80 with warm, izakaya inspired flair and the epitome of Japanese hospitality.Whether you are reserving our private back room for a formal sit down with full paired sake tasting, arranging a standup Japanese beer reception, or buying out the entire restaurant – special arrangements include: Music and Multi Media options, Late Night Service, Valet Parking, Flowers, Party Favors and more.<br /><br />For pickup or delivery within 10 miles.

  • Private party facilities

    Bushido offers affordable group dining for 20-80 with warm, izakaya inspired flair and the epitome of Japanese hospitality.Whether you are reserving our private back room for a formal sit down with full paired sake tasting, arranging a cocktail reception, or buying out the entire restaurant- special arrangements include: Music and Multi Media options, Late Night Service, Valet Parking, Flowers, Party Favors and more.

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Cross street

    Villa Street

  • Parking details

    Free public garage directly behind the restaurant as well as street parking.

  • Public transit

    Caltrain at Castro Street in Mountain View.

  • Entertainment

    We feature a full bar with many weekly events

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 524 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We like most food here. Selections are some what limited, comparing to other thid type Japanese. You need to pick your dishes online then read them to the waitor is odd but not a big deal. Our drinks are very slow, they show up more than half way of the dinner. There was no soy sauce plate after deliver the sashimi dish. We had to ask for them. Overall, most importantly good food and not much of a service. $60 to $80 per person plus tips.
  2. a

    adg17

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi and service, repeated visits back to this great place.
  3. EE

    EEEE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff was fantastic and very accommodating. Food is delicious and a great outdoor setting.
  4. h

    happywifey

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great people, great food at low prices (relevant to current high prices). Place is lovely inside and outside to dine. We'll keep going back!
  5. SD

    ShilpaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was ok but barely any flavor in anything. I wouldnt go back again.
  6. DS

    DennisS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host (didn’t catch his name), was delightful. Our server (Emmet) was amazing. Super friendly and gave us the BEST recommendations. The food is 5+ stars. Period. I will be back!
  7. PC

    PeterC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar and had a lovely experience both speaking with the chefs and tasting their work.
  8. JS

    JuliaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was our first time at Bushido. We found the menu somewhat limited and the items overpriced for the portion size. The service was very good.
  9. G

    Garik

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese restaurant in town
  10. AC

    AlexandraC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bento box lunch I have had in years! Ordered the Chicken teriyaki bento and everything was delicious! Service was great, very nice folks, friendly and prompt. Will certainly come back next time I visit the city.
  11. VR

    VinayR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and plenty of outdoor seating
  12. M

    Mintyfresca

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Front Desk Host: very accommodating! Busy Friday night and finding parking in DTMV is pretty cray. The Hostess was kind and accommodating and pushed our reservation till my friends could arrive. Server: Sandy Amazing. Patient and professional. She made our first time at Bushido a very positive and special experience. She took the time to explain dishes to us and was attentive to our allergies. Food: I expected good food. Instead, we got great food! Everything we ordered was fantastic and perfectly prepared. Agedashi tofu. Uni risotto. Beef tongue. Pork belly. Black cod. Squid. Sashimi. Bacon wrapped shroomies. Fries with eyes. 🤤 Again, this was our first time there. Won’t be the last!
  13. NO

    NehaO

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a great time - great food, friendly service, good ambiance. Honestly they could increase their prices for the value they offer.
  14. JC

    JudyC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service!
  15. EA

    EACO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great dining experience! We visited on a Sunday, Eastern Sunday specifically and they delivered the meal in a timely manner. We had couple of classics around the menu, but would definitely recommend the bao, bento box, and veggie sushi. I’ll be back for sure!
  16. RL

    RachelL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good diverse food, amazing service and the price wasn't actually too bad!
  17. a

    anonymous

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant evening dining outdoors at Bushido. Their online menu was a bit wonky on our phones but they do have an iPad option when that happens.
  18. LA

    LindaA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside—it was super pleasant. Had a wide variety of dishes from fish to yakitori to noodles to cauliflower. Enjoyed them all. Our fav was the noodles, oysters from Canada, uni from Hokkaido, gochichang cauliflower and a yummy matcha dessert. Emmett served us and answered all our questions. He was professional and so nice and helpful. Chef Steve is doing a bang-up job developing the new menu. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We went there for a business lunch. Food is not good! Portion is small. Not recommended
  20. SW

    SimonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food quality is good. outdoor dining is not noisy at all when we came at Wednesday noon.
  21. z

    zoey

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Service was quite accommodating when we could flag down someone. We ordered the o-toro and hamachi nigiri, both of which didn't have much flavor. The mushroom fried rice was interesting, but very oily. The chicken skewer was very good, and the pork sausages were acceptable. The ramen with pork was quite disappointing - the ramen was chewy and the pork didn't have much flavor. Noice level was very high even when we were sitting in the back. My husband did like the Suntory whiskey and the beer. Don't think we will be back.
  22. S

    Samantha

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, very authentic Japanese flavors. Absolutely recommend, know though that the quantity size for some of the special sushi are very small.
  23. LC

    LCYG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Did not have paper menus which is a new annoyance. Do people catch covid from touching a menu? Or are restaurants cutting corners? Ramen was bland as was steamed chicken karaage bun (bun seemed microwaved). Surprisingly loud inside.
  24. JE

    JillE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great day to try new Vday only specials not normally on regular menu
  25. B

    Bobman

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service in outdoor area with heaters. Free parking in nearby garage.
  26. G

    Greg

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average food. Pricey for what you get. Staff was friendly.
  27. A

    Andrew57

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keeps getting better every time we go. Great addition to the Mountain View outdoor dining scene. Nice mix of izakaya style dishes and sushi, everything very good.
  28. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful as always! Delicious the first time so we came back and was consistently amazing. All that we tried again was good and all that we tried new was just as delicious. So glad we found this place and cant wait to go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, with plenty vegan options as well. Would totally recommend.
  30. l

    lovetoeatout

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and the service was good. The QR Code menu was difficult to read and made ordering a big hassle.
  31. PA

    PALocal

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A bit less than I hoped. The chicken karage was about the toughest I've ever had. Overall, yakitori lacked depth of flavor - seemed like broiled chicken with sauce smeared on. The pork belly needed to be simmered long (pretty tough).
  32. d

    dilbert

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good typical Japanese food, until I had the tempura. The tempura was special. Very thin, shattering crisp coating like I’ve never had before. Not sure why their tempura was so crisp, yet delicate, but I’m going back have it again.
  33. EO

    EricO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Bushido is located on the closed off Castro Street in Mountain View, so the area was quite lively (my 2 friends and I sat at one of the tables outside). We browsed the menu via a QR code link on the table. I ordered the Bushido Ramen and Brushstroke Roll. The Bushido Ramen was… okay, there was nothing that really blew my mind about it. The ramen noodles were okay and so was the broth. The pork belly however was really bland and sort of overcooked. It was really bland to the point where I could just taste the bitterness of the char on it, despite being in the broth. The Brushtroke Roll in my opinion was much better.
  34. V

    Virginia

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful aesthetic Japanese setting with fabulous sushi! Great live jazz!! On the expensive side but worth it. Terrific vodka martinis. Could use more variety in wine by the glass offerings and PLEASE add a regular handheld old fashioned menu - using phone to view menu impossible for some of us. Disinfectant at every table. We will definitely be back!!
  35. SW

    ScottW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    It was obvious that the outdoor dining chairs had been left in the rain and while the surface of the chairs was dry to the touch, the interior padding had soaked up water like a sponge resulting in exactly what you would imagine what happened when you sit on a sponge. Wow some of our food was incorrectly prepared it was still delicious and our server was really outstanding so we chalk it up to the fact that these things happen occasionally.
  36. A

    Andrew57

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great outdoor small plates dining in the crowded Castro street
  37. ML

    MarkLaronda

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. You must get the soba! And the Yakitori was great! The beef tongue was soooo tender! Thank you for having us.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was really tasty and food service was prompt. Clearing empty plates and checking on water and drinks could have been a little better. Overall.. we loved it and would come back.
  39. b

    boccioni

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was slow, as I had to get up to find the server and ask him to take our orders. Sake was also very good! My only complaint: they did not serve tea nor coffee, which are pretty standard items at any restaurant, especially to be served after a meal.
  40. s

    shizum

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The pork belly was tough and dried up although it is supposed to be moist and tender, the cleaner was vacuuming around us, creating lots of dust and noise -- also unsanitary when you are about to enjoy a meal. The waitress wore a very strong perfume, which is absolutely a no-no when you are serving food ... Must add that I used to love this place, so it was a very disappointing experience.

FAQs

Bushido does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bushido is rated 4.4 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Bushido

156 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Villa Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–12:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Izakaya

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free public garage directly behind the restaurant as well as street parking.

  • Public transit

    Caltrain at Castro Street in Mountain View.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Isamu Kanai

  • Entertainment

    We feature a full bar with many weekly events

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 386-6821

  • Catering

    Bushido offers affordable group dining for 20-80 with warm, izakaya inspired flair and the epitome of Japanese hospitality.Whether you are reserving our private back room for a formal sit down with full paired sake tasting, arranging a standup Japanese beer reception, or buying out the entire restaurant – special arrangements include: Music and Multi Media options, Late Night Service, Valet Parking, Flowers, Party Favors and more.<br /><br />For pickup or delivery within 10 miles.

  • Private party facilities

    Bushido offers affordable group dining for 20-80 with warm, izakaya inspired flair and the epitome of Japanese hospitality.Whether you are reserving our private back room for a formal sit down with full paired sake tasting, arranging a cocktail reception, or buying out the entire restaurant- special arrangements include: Music and Multi Media options, Late Night Service, Valet Parking, Flowers, Party Favors and more.

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