MIZU Sushi Bar & Grill - San Jose

4.5
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill.

Mizu, which means water, an essential yet ever-changing element of life, offers a unique fusion of Asian-inspired flavors, combining both traditional and modern approach to our culinary selections. Our master chefs inspirationally create dishes using only the highest quality of ingredients to enlighten your taste-buds, and our full service bar offers a wide variety of sake, wine, spirits and beer as well as an assortment of signature cocktails to compliment your meal.

Mizu has been one of California's highest-rated restaurants in customer satisfaction since 2008 with locations throughout Northern and Southern California, so whether you have been enjoying Sushi and Asian cuisine your entire life or are taking the palate-inspiring journey for the first time, you will enjoy an exceptional dining experience at Mizu.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good as per usual, the prices have gone up a little bit and the quality down slightly. Still like it and will go back, keep the quality up and prices reasonable!

g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The rolls were delicious and there is such variety.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, second time here and going back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very fresh fish, well prepared.

D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a belated birthday dinner and we were looking forward to Mizu hadn’t been in a while. The service was excellent even with a full house and the manager as always ensured that we all ate well!!!

PL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food. I give 5 stars for Mizu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Let’s start with the good. The food was fantastic! The sushi boat is honestly worth the money if you are not picky about your seafood. Excellent food as always. Now for the really bad. I never reply to questioners because I don’t usually see the point. However, this time I have no problem writing a response. Quite shocking for a place that has such a high standard to provide such poor quality of service. It was over 15 minutes before someone came and greeted us and asked us for at least the drinks. Now I have worked in the industry and i know all the if and buts, there is never an excuse to leave a table waiting for 15 minutes without at least getting their drink orders. It was absolutely impossible to find our waiter the entire course of the meal so we had to catch attention of any waiter or staff that made eyes contact to ask for basic things like utensils. We ordered three appetizers and a sushi boat for four. Well our first appetizer came, with only 3 minutes to be followed by our main course, and finally second appetizer 10 minutes after. Third one was never even placed in the system to be prepped. This review by no means should affect the food and the chefs, because that was the only good part of this experience. Thanks chefs, but the front of the house needs to get it together, because that was in acceptable of Mizu.

l
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

server Philip took dishes even though we didn’t finish. He didn’t ask before he took it. But the food was great.

FL
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable meal at Mizu. Our table was a little bit small for the two of us and we were on the end where everyone walks by, but the food was good and hot and the service was great. It was nice that the miso soup was included.

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good. Service almost too goof...they want to turn the table. You cans manage this by not ordering everything at once.

DE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to go here to eat. The foods are plenty to select and the services are awesome. Luv it.

AB
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite sushi spot in the bay area

AZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's awesome

MA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mizu is always a hit. Our family comes here about once a quarter, and we always have a great experience.

MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My water glass went empty and was never refilled. Waitress never checked on us after we got our food. Just came back with check.
Presentation of some of the rolls was beautiful.
Bar looks absolutely beautiful in the online picture, but that was as far as that went.
Felt like they were very mechanical.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I am very disappointed. I have been here before and had a good experience. Last night was the worst and of course it had to be on my boyfriend's birthday.

For starters, we were placed in the corner when the restaurant was no where near full. When are server came up to us, we asked to order and she rudely said "hold on". When we got our food, we were missing a roll and our server did not come check on us for about 10 minutes. We tell her we didn't get a roll and she finally cracks a smile to tell us it was our fault when we ordered. No apology whatsoever. We finally get the final roll and our other rolls are cold from waiting. We ask for a fork. Server never brings it. We want the check. No server to be found.

Luckily, we found a busser who was very friendly and apologized for the server's behavior. We wished he was our server.

No one should feel like a burden to their server and that's exactly how we felt. It felt as if we were judged by our ethnicity from the beginning which is NOT ok. For the amount of money this food costs, there should be superb service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service seem to be completely overwhelmed but that doesn’t excuse having five different mistakes within one hour of the dining experience. Dishes were served that weren’t ordered and dishes that were ordered never came. In the end even the bill was incorrect.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for an early dinner with our infant. It was perfect! Quiet and not busy in the middle of the week at 5:45

OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite for business lunches. The food is delicious and the service is quick and efficient.

OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sashimi needs to be cut thinner. The Tuna and Salmon were cut thick.

IM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our go to for delicious sushi. excellent atmposhere and service. always a nice dinner for a special occassion. Mizu never disappoints.

HF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a bit on the pricier side.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and quick service. I will definitely return.

MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I've had in a long time! Service was phenomenal as well. Look forward to going back soon!

ML
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was great. We were celebrating a birthday and got to pick a dessert.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places to eat. The Sakura roll was fantastic as usual.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

This place is the McDonalds of sushi. Food was inedible. We ordered several things but each item was just awful. Complete waste of money. Staff was very nice though.

GH
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very good and very attentive. However, we didn't know that the restaurant closes at 2:30. Our reservation was at 1:30. We were still having our main course when somebody came to our table and put the tab on our table and told us that they are closing soon so here's our bill!! Thank goodness for our server, he saved the day by calmly letting us know that we don't have to hurry to finish our meal and if we need dessert that he would still serve us that!!!!

DE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good services, and good place to be. The drinks are good too.

NB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The servers kept changing and we had a very poor experience. They are all preoccupied on their phones and not care to help us out. We would have ordered more food and drinks if they were paying attention to us, but they stuck us in a booth far away up front and didn’t check in at all. Maybe 2-3 times the whole night. We won’t be back. Bummer! Plus they charged us for a California roll they didn’t bring out. :(

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating coworker moving to Austin

ML
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service
A bit too expensive

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Frequent visitor but it’s been awhile.
Friday night reservation for 2ppl.
Waited over 10min after seating to be acknowledged.
Biggest grip was service and tuna tar-tar appetizer.
Main waitress was non responsive and slow, felt house staff (supervisor and manager?) was rushing us out. Had more attention from them during cleanup and check than waitress.
Ordered Tuna Tar-tar for app; did not come with chips, toast points or anything else to eat with. When asked, they noted it didn’t come with anything else and I had to order a side of taro chips to enjoy. Sorry but who serves tuna tar-tar w/o something to eat it with?
Seafood was fresh.
Rolls were smaller than previous visits.
Recommend to friends .... prob not at this time. We’ve had great past experiences (minus the waitress, whom we’ve had several times. Just luck I guess). But as with most establishments, quality vs price has diminished. Which is too bad as they are one of the best for fresh seafood.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our daughter’s graduation. The food was amazing (very fresh fish, the rolls with the right amount of rice and a lot of options to chose from). Service was superior, initially we were a party of 10 and they were able to accommodate at the very last minute 4 more guests. All the guest were delight with the the place and the food. I’m happy we came here. Oh and they had free valet parking!

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent Sushi the best around. Only issue is that's its noisy. Hard to hear people on the other side of the table. Adding carpet to the floors would be a big help.

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here a lot. I really believe this is the highest quality sushi in the bay area. It isn't cheap but I feel it is worth every dollar. It was my son's birthday and they gave us a complimentary green tea ice cream desert.

L
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had scheduled a client dinner that evening and we were asked to leave after 1.45 because you needed the table. It was extremely uncomfortable situation - especially, when we got up there were very few guests waiting. A 250$ tab and you threw us out!

NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the place a few days ago. Nicely decorated place, beautiful and tasty dishes.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I come here often. Food is good and service is usually good. Last Sunday I had a 615 reservation so it wasnt super busy. The service was lackluster. Upon checking in I informed the hostess there were 3 of us but possibly one more. We got seated and menus were provided. We waited 45 min for our waitress to take our order. No one made any eye contact. Finally we flagged a waitress to ask our waitress to take our order. Turned out she was waiting for the 4 th person who wasn’t coming. Had she checked on us we would have informed her. My first cup of tea was lukewarm. I ask for a hot one but the next one wasnt much hotter. She checked on us once with “everything ok?” during the whole meal.

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