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For 2
7:00 PM
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344 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (8)
  • Great for Lunch (5)
  • Good for a Date (3)
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 5-7 pm
Private Room & Outside Catering with Bento Box Lunches a Specialty
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday (11:30am-2:00pm)
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday (5:00pm - 6:20pm);
Late Night Happy Hour: Thursday - Saturday (10:00pm - 11:00pm);
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday (5:00 pm - 9:30pm),
Thursday - Saturday (5:00pm - 11:00pm),
Sunday (5:00pm - 9:30pm)
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Phone number
(650) 386-6821
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Isamu Kanai
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Off site catering is also available within 10 miles of Mountain View for lunch and dinner including traditional dishes, sushi platters and creative izakaya items such as Japanese slider style burgers made with Kobe beef. Ask about Lunchtime Bento Boxes for 20+ Or call ahead for pickup.
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Cross street
Villa Street
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Parking details
Free public garage directly behind the restaurant as well as street parking.
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Public transit
Caltrain at Castro Street in Mountain View.
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We feature a full bar with many weekly events
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Special events & promotions
WINE DOWN TUESDAY - Half off all wines by the glass or bottle
WEDNESDAY HALF PRICE SAKE- half off all sakes by the glass or bottle, dai ginjos excluded
THIRSTY THURSDAY - Happy hour drinks all night $2 Sapporos, $3 house wine, $3 large hot sake, $2 small hot sake, assorted specialty cocktails for $5
OYSTER SUNDAY - $1 oysters all night

HAPPY HOUR 5-7 PM ( Tuesday- Friday)
$2 Sapporo pints, $2 small hot sake , $3 large hot sake, $3 house wines, $5 assorted specialty cocktails,
Specials on assorted appetizers, $3 sushi rolls, $3 hand rolls, $2 yakitori, $1 oysters
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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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

What 344 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I learned about Okonomiyaki at this restaurant and now I am addicted to it.

vipCkgee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Went for a nice lunch with art mom friends. Carleen, Laurie and Jennifer all ordered the Onomoyaki. I ordered the bento with agedashi and tonkatsu...was very yummy esp the agedashi. The service was good and menu had a great, authentic selection. Will definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good service with ok sushi . Very unclean place . Bathrooms are so unclean .

vipChazbo (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Rainbow was good - Tempura, Goyza and dynamite roll were disappointing

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Really had to hunt down the male server and noticed so did everyone else. It was as if he thought standing to the side watching everyone was being attentive. But food was great. So I suppose a trade off.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Sashimi was very fresh and tasty. Overall food was good. If they have a kids menu, that would be even better.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious. Waitress was attentive. Nice place to hangout and catch up with friends and family.

Eric (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

We were pleased with our lunch at Bushido, was a nice day out on the patio. Food was great and service was very friendly .. although not checked on quite as often being outside. We would go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating. The table was ready when we got there and we had to make an 8:00 show and they made sure everyone was served.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

our first time visiting here but not impressed. Sushi was definitely not as good as Fuki. A request we made to leave some of off one of the rolls was not done but we were told "no problem."

vipChrisL (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Must have the Japanese pancake!!
Bushido roll is good too

Shooz4mii (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

In the heart of Mountain View. Great tasting food and very attentive, non-intrusive friendly service. We have come several times for Family occasions, business luncheons, or to grab a Casual bite to eat. I enjoy getting several starters and the Okonomiaki. The ramen is enjoyable too if you want some soup. I love this place!

vipLocalLosGatosDiner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

We have been long time fans of Bushido and have enjoyed immensely its ascent as a top-rated izakaya. A lot of this was due to Executive Chef Isamu Kanai, who emphasized sustainably caught sashimi, especially ocean trout. His meshi dishes with unagi were as delicious as they were authentic. Alas, with Chef Kanai's departure and exacting standards, the food quality has declined. The chef's assorted sashimi included previously frozen tuna that had lost its texture and flavor, even being a bit watery on the serving plate. The pork belly meshi was OK, but included way too many conflicting flavors. Gone also were the wonderfully delicious sashimi dishes in ponzu sauce with garlic and other garnishes. There were some new dishes--the garlic soy sauce buttered corn was delicious as a side dish. We had a new server who was not familiar with the menu, but we understand how difficult it is to find good restaurant staff in today's economy. Our hope is that the owner Steve Chen will find a new chef who can help rebuild and refine the culinary reputation that his restaurant had worked so hard to earn and achieve.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Best Japanese Restaurant in Mountian View, well worth the drive. I recommend the Sukiyaki and Beef Curry.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was super slow and not at all experienced. Young and not very intelligent