The Fish Market-San Jose

4.2
60 reviews
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San Jose, California, is one of the 6 locations of The Fish Market restaurant. The convenient plaza location allows for easy parking. Open since 1997, the Fish Market features a spacious dining room, a bar and lounge area, a sushi bar and an oyster bar. Banquet rooms are also available for private parties. The Fish Market serves lunch and dinner daily.

Fresh seafood dishes fill the extensive menu at The Fish Market. Crispy fish tacos, dijon crusted tilapia and the famous dungeness crab cioppino are all dinner options. The signature Duckett's Bucket is a must try item for anyone who enjoys steamed shellfish. Happy hour specials are featured daily to enjoy with a classic Bloody Mary. Bring home freshly caught fish from the retail market within the restaurant.

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

The Fish Market has consistently been a great place to eat over many years.

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EW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an AMAZING dinner! The food is always great here! I have tried "Oster's Rockefeller" at many different places throughout California and The Fish Market is definitely the best! It's a must try! Service is awesome as well!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Their food is not very good because they don’t use seasoning. The fish I had was too thin and had no taste at all. They do t know how to season their food. Will never go back.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect day! Wonderful waiter and bus-boy.

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JC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh fish is the best!

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JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be fair, this is one of my favorite restaurants. As always, the service was excellent, the food was amazing, and the ambiance was a nice, quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation. I can't recommend this restaurant enough.

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Noise level inside loud. Sat at one of few first come first served outdoor tables. Hostess does not bring you to this area.
On your own! Nice view of parking lot. Trout special was okay. Amberjack was very dry and tough. Asked for additional lemon. Server brought it after several trips to our area. Too late to be used. Since we are new to the area we will search for better fish restaurant.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fresh & delicious. Good quality fish & salads. We had two appetizers also with a bottle of wine. My halibut was too cooked & dry so I sent it back & it was delicious 😋 second time out. We are looking forward to going back as the selection right now is fantastic of fresh caught ocean fish.

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RM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening sat in the bar had a great dinner!

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They were out of grand marnier for my husband’s margarita, they were out of corona and our dessert was supposed to include vanilla ice cream and they were out of that as well. I guess deliveries must be on Thursday.

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P
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food nothing extraordinary but definitely above average.

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Fish was served immediately off the grill - nice and hot.

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MQ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had terrible service. We made reservations earlier that day, we still need to wait 40 minutes.... The food took long, they didn’t gave us bread till later on... the manager was nice

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great --- except ---we had reservations for 6:00 and weren't seated until 6:30 because walk-ins were seated before us since they arrived earlier. Of what use were the reservations?

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I'm was such a busy day yet everything was smooth and people were very friendly

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KD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Ok it was mother’s day. They were super busy. But our server was never around when we needed assistance all our side dishes were cold, like they staged the plates and just plopped in the main dish as it came out. Overall not thrilled

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food came our very quickly and amount met the price... my only complaint would be that the potatoe dish was on the cold side.. maybe like warm definitely not hot..

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter forgot apetizer

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PD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick with seating a group of nine and the service was wonderful.

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R
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food! Manager was very nice to check on guests!

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NC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow, but, overall, a pleasant way to celebrate my husbands birthday!!

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w
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food at The Fish Market was so good and the server we had was adorable and very attentive. I will surly go back again. Thank you for a special night with my daughter. AAAA++++++

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RR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The steamed veggies were pretty bad, tasted as if the water was dirty. This was the experience on all of our plates. The shellfish was wonderful. The grilled fish we had (yellowtail) was dry and cooked into shoe leather. The service was pretty good, definitely attentive.

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the no wait, food was great, service busy but worked out fine.

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TO
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Fish Market is a good casual fish restaurant. It has a comfortable ambience and pleasant staff. If you are looking for gourmet dishes, this is not the place. If you are looking for tasty, affordable classic fish, you're in the right place.

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k
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service. Our group had a great lunch. Duckett's Bucket is always my favorite.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so good! From the service to the food. Best fish ever!

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VV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was extremely busy and loud. I didn’t know what to expect because I had never been there. Seems to be a very popular place. All in all, I had a good experience and liked our waiter. He did a good job.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration and just wanted a quiet dinner with family. It was perfect; the appetizers and meals came out in a timely fashion, were delicious and we enjoyed our time together.

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AC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Relaxed vibes at this restaurant - great quality of fish. Service and cleanliness was not top dollar, considering price per entree is $$$

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GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was GREAT!
Our family likes this location so much better than Santa Clara....because it is so much more spacious, making the experience less loud.
Food is wonderful at both!! Super Yummy warm spinach salad!!

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PC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my go to for fish. The quality is very good and consistent, however the service is mixed, sometimes it’s good and other times not so much. I plan to come here often.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Fish House isn’t event or date dining, but the food is reliable and the service friendly, which is no mean feat when you serve the volume that they do. The most annoying thing is the inadequate parking during the dinner rush, since TFH shares the lot with Black Angus and Pier One Imports. But there’s usually street parking behind the complex — and frankly with all the food you’re going to eat inside, a little walk won’t hurt!

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Reservations are a must for a Friday night. The people in front of us asked how long and were told 40-minutes and said "Okay, they would wait". This explains why the parking was a disaster. We were on-time and were seated appropriately. To be fare the food was the best part of it. I enjoyed the fish, wine and even my daughters left over pasta the next day. The wait staff was okay - speedy but hardly hospitable. Seating was cafeteria style and it was noisy. I am not a huge eater, but this was not a big portion of food. This is a good place to go if you have plenty of time and are not really hungry.

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C
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Fish Market!

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KD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very good, there were 6 of us and we able to book right before we went.

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NC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extremely busy!! Food was barely warm

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J
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish and chips could not be better with scallops. Accompanied by outstanding sourdough, tomatoes and slaw - dinner was a winner.

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