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Bushido

4.4
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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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Cuisines
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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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. For pickup or delivery within 10 miles.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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 355 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.1
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was outstanding

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was good would like to see more variety for lunch

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a lot of fun at this place! The boss really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very good lunch options, the Japanese pancake was very decadent and good

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

There was a very strange smell in the place. Kind of like mildewy moldy musty something. It was pretty off-putting.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great overall experience. I went specifically for okonomiyaki - "Japanese soul food", and it was well done! A bit too heavy on the sauce (too sweet), and not enough mayo - but cooked well w/ fresh ingredients. We rounded it off with some small bites (asparagus roll, agedashi tofu, and veggie tempura) - which were delish, but not outstanding. Attentive & friendly service, and a cozy but interesting environment.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Delish food with awesome service compliments of Lucy my server. This place prides themselves on being ocean wise and sustainable in their choices. Unique dishes a MUST try like the Uni risotto or their ramen bowls. YUMM

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Okonomyaki is delicious! I held the Bonito flakes... Last time they were too fishy for me

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good food and the servers were exceptional. Live jazz in the background made for great ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful sushi

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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."

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, except the spicy cauliflower was a little too spicy for our taste :-)

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We were celebrating our daughter's b'day, it was our first time at Bushido. Our server was amazing and gave us some great options since we told her we were vegetarians. She also checked on us a few times to make sure everything was going well. At the end of our dinner, she surprised us w/ a dessert for our daughter w/ a candle for her b'day. All in all, a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We love Bushido!
Great selection of food and drinks!
It is our go to Japanese restaurant in Mountain View. The staff (Lucy in particular) is wonderful and Steve, the owner, knows how to take care of regulars like us. We really appreciate that!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

2 thumbs up for the all great lucy and lysa. Food very good too. Happy day happy me happy food

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Fun place with a diverse menu of small plates. Service is very good.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The food is great especially the yakatori. It could get a bit loud and busy and make sure you make reservation on the weekend

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

great sushi, great cooked food as well. the dining room was a bit loud, which made conversation a little hard, but overall a fine restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Fantastic happy hour selections and some really creative and delicious Japanese cuisine.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Three of us dined and we enjoyed it. The pork belly buns were our favorite. We thought all of the dishes were good with our least favorite being the okonomiyaki preparation. Even though okonomiyaki is the house special, there was too much sweet sauce on it and the pancake did not seem like it was cooked through because it was very mushy, unlike any other okonomiyakis that I've had at other restaurants; maybe it was just that night however. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the mushroom fried rice, grilled squid, eggplant, chicken skewer, and again those great pork belly buns! Since it's izakaya style, there are a wide variety of different types of dishes to try, unlike many of the standard Japanese restaurants. It's a nice place to go to.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Delicious. Our server was a delight. Loved the tempura and chef's sample plate.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

My friends and I had a pleasant experience at Bushido. We were given a complimentary healthy portion of edamame. The birthday gal enjoyed her meal. I liked the misoyaki cod, but the Brussels sprouts were practically raw and therefore hard to chew, and there were two tiny cubes of tofu in my miso soup. The third person had the agedashi tofu and the pork belly. She felt that the sauces were too similar and salty.

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Not impressed. It wasn't busy but our food took so long to come out, so long we even had to cancel certain items.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was good, and we enjoyed sitting outside. The big drawback to this meal was that our food came out in many different phases with long gaps in between. My husband and son were done with their food before my entree even arrived, and my side dish took much longer even than that. I had the impression from the server that he'd forgotten my food all together, but he offered no compensation or apology beyond saying that he hoped I'd enjoyed my meal regardless of the delay.

The restaurant serves sustainable seafood and so many common items typically found on sushi menus are not available.

Given the poor service we received, I can't recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday here with a group of friends.
The servers were friendly and accomodating . We probably ordered a little bit of everything since we were such a large group and they have great small plates. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great fresh, sustainable fish. The variety of dishes is wonderful. You can find anything for almost every food taste

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