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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Sun 7:45PM - 8:45PM
Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 9:30PM - 11:30PM
Sat 9:30PM - 11:30PM
We had a very poor experience at Bushido. There were tons of little flies around our table, and we had to be moved twice. The server said they have a seasonal issue where these flies come out of the plumbing and there's 'not much they can do about it'. I found that to be a really poor attitude, not to mention absolutely disgusting. The food was fine but our whole experience was tainted by the flies.
Maybe we ordered badly. The appetizers were very good, the house special pancake was horrible, and the fish collar may have been perfect if you like that kind of thing.
Extremely nice ! Went to the Castro street location. Food is economical and the service is good !
Food and service always the best
My wife and I went there for Valentine's Day. Everything is OK but not surprisingly good. Slow service. A dish had not been served when we paid the bill and left the restaurant.
Enjoyed the food and the service was good
It’s been awhile since I’ve been back to Bushido and wow, I was disappointed. The food lacked any flavor. The only items I enjoyed was the salad in the bento box and the miso soup. The spicy tuna roll and no spice to it and the teriyaki was incredibly bland. Not going back there again.
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The food was prepared well, and have a lot of original flavor. I really enjoyed it.
Interesting japanese food, friendly albeit slow service.
Disappointed in the quality of the food. Iron noodles so doughy they couldn’t be eaten. Sashimi limp and did not seem fresh
Bushido provides a variety of Japanese menu items that will be appreciated by food enthusiasts. I don’t recommend iced tea, but have their hot teas instead. Their sashimi quality is excellent with numerous varieties. Good place for lunch.
The restaurant and food were average. The staff was neglectful and didn't clean off the table as dishes were eaten and completed. We had to ask the waiter to take away plates, which was irksome. The hostess was very good, however.
The food is consistently excellent as well as the service.
The pork belly is always our favorite.
We all got the Bushido ramen...very tasty broth and pork. No egg included. The agedashe tofu was yummy.
Very accommodating for a birthday party of 8. Good variety of food.
The tempura dipping sauce was only at room temp. It further cooled down the lukewarm tempura. The chicken katsu was also too dry.
Very supportive staff, we had a growing number in our party and we got amazing service
50 minutes for food to arrive at lunch. But delicious!
My family and I truly enjoyed our meal. Our server was lovely!
Really nice place with good japanese food at reasonable prices
Service was quick and people were really nice. The noise level was good because we could have conversation without raising our voices. The food was pretty good, the sashimi was fresh, but the tempura rolls were a little overdone. I really liked their speciality sashimi plate and the grilled corn appetizer.
Excellent fish and very good service (at end was difficult to get a server to pay our bill, it was fine until then. Even though we were sitting in the back, the music was WAY too loud!
Went with friends - who were vegetarian - and there were plenty of options. We ordered a mix of different things and shared family-style. To me the Japanese Curry was pretty great along with veg tempura.
First time here at recommendation of a friend. Loved the kuromitsu beef, which was a bowl of very tender and flavorful short-rib meat. Tried a piece of my friend's okonomiyaki, a house specialty. It was fabulous! We thought it was reasonably priced, and the wine served at happy hour ($5) was excellent. The server was new, but very good and very attentive. Will definitely go back!
Loud Live music in the wrong place. Don’t you guys (owner) get it ? On Saturday night the place was half empty because of that !
A jazz trio was playing when we were there, which was very enjoyable. The food was excellent. The staff was very nice.
Good for okonomiyaki. Rolls and sushi are good, but pricey.
very ordinary japanese food. They have good vegetarian vegan options and thats why we went. Didn't like the food that much.
The wait staff is super friendly!
Great food, including Vegan options. The live music on Saturdays only adds to the ambiance.
Our family always enjoys our meal at Bushido and we try to dine there often. Our "go to" order is kampachi kama, usually grilled to perfection...soft and super moist. Tonight's kampachi kama was slightly overcooked where the fish was a wee bit dry for our taste. The "small plate" corn was tasty, but seemed to be overly seasoned (salty), frozen corn.
If looking for a nice quiet evening, Saturday nights features live music making dinner conversation more difficult.
Service is very nice and accommodating.
Went to Bushido Izakaya for lunch & definitely enjoyed it. I had the bento box with chicken teriyaki & mixed tempura. All very tasty, although the tempura was mostly vegetable & there was only one shrimp. Every other Japanese restaurant I have been to gives you two or more of the shrimp tempura.
My friend got a sushi special which included various types of sashimi. They said it was excellent.
Service was adequate, nothing special, but overall, it was a very nice lunch.
Good value on the lunch set. Quality is good too!
I have never felt more unimportant or ignored at a restaurant. I dine out a few times a week and they failed last night on many levels. Our party of three was seated for a 7:00 reservation. We ordered at 7:10 and received our appetizer at 7:50. One member of our party received his dinner at 7:55. The other two dinners arrived at 8:15 pm. After searching for someone to bring us our bill at 8:35, we asked if this service was normal. She replied, 'Well, we are busy on Saturday nights and the kitchen is really busy'. We walked out past two managers. No acknowledgement, not even a simple 'thank you'. The young man at the front desk offered a slight smile. It doesn't really matter that the food was acceptable, they destroyed our evening with their disinterest and poor service. Never again!!!
Visiting friends from Tacoma, WA were impressed with the array of special preparations of Japanese food which they’d never tried before. Trout preparations (as sashimi in the trout and avocado roll and seared as part of the Bushido roll) were new taste experiences for all of us. The happy hour pricing for garlic edamame, the trout & avocado roll, and the grilled vegetables was an added bonus, available until 6:20 pm. Hiroshima style okonomiyaki was also happily shared, taking advantage of the option of 1/2 and 1/2 sauces to try both the traditional way and the shiodare (with lemon & salt). Finding parking was a challenge around Castro Street on Friday night but well worth the meal.
The staff was amazing! Very attentive without intruding. We chose to sit outside rather than inside since the purpose of our dinner was to catch up and talk and the band playing inside would have made this more challenging (but it WAS a good band)! Any questions we had were answered to our complete satisfaction and we also enlisted staff recommendations (all of which were very, very good).
Arriving early (5:30 pm) for dinner, we enjoyed their happy hour $1.50 oysters in the half shell...very nice!
If you like fish with strong flavor, the dinner menu offers Kanpachi Kama (a grilled fish collar). They grilled our collars to perfection and they were delicious.
As side dishes, we ordered vegetable tempura and the curry rice plate (without adding optional protein). The tempura was just a wee bit greasy for our taste, but the vegetables were fresh and tasty. The curry rice was very good, but we thought $9 was expensive for a plate covered in curry sauce and a single scoop of plain white rice.
All said, we will be returning to Bushido!!!
Happened to be in the area and was craving Japanese so we popped in. Overall a good place to enjoy Japanese food and try some things that we'd never had. We started with 2 rolls, the spicy Tuna roll and the Travocado roll. They were delicious. For the main course I had the Traditional Okonomiyaki and my girl had Kurimitso Beef. Both were reasonably priced and delicious. All very good taste and portions!
The service was good, the food was great, and overall I would suggest this place. The prices were reasonable and the menu had a good variety of options. If you're in the downtown Mountain View and like Japanese food this is a good choice.