The Fish Market-San Jose

4.2
160 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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vipNanaClare49
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy hour prices have gone way up!!

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KDB25
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were looking for a casual place to go for a Friday in Lent; The Fish Market did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the restaurant can accommodate a lot of guests without being too noisy. Would eat here again.

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Debi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service workers were friendly and polite. Felt a little ignored but waiter was busy

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JimC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was good but could be more attentive, a little noisy but not super loud

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KristenG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service from our waiter.

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vipcheapoYromantico
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After Red Lobster botched our reservation (they don't use Open Table) I found a reservation on OT at this Fish Market just 2 blocks down the street. They seated our party of 7 immediately, though half of us weren't there yet. Our server was awesome, the grandkids were well accommodated, (best kids menu/coloring/puzzle paper I've ever seen) and the food was all good. House Chardonnay was decent at $9. Steak was cooked properly, Lobster was huge, pre-cracked and delicious, pastas done right. Clam Chowder was bland, but that's the first time I've experienced that at a FM. Salads were good. They brought a birthday dessert for my wife, and let us do the singing. Waits were a little long, but not a problem. We spent almost 2 hours here, but it was all enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all the food was horrible cold and service was ok very disappointed on this second time we have ate here. We will not be back !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Servers were very nice! Got us toasted warm bread with whipped butter! So crunchy outside soft inside. Calamari and crab dip were delicious! Shrimp ceviches was a bit bland. Petral sole could use a bit more seasoning. My son enjoyed the dinner!

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vipMikeD
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Since this is the "Fish Market", I hoped there would be more wild-caught fish. Instead, they emphasize "fresh" fish, implying (I assume) never frozen. I would also expect more of a variety of fish that I can't get in just about any grocery store. That was disappointing, especially considering the entree prices. But my wife and here sister enjoyed their dishes more than I did mine. Linguine & clams was not as advertised--> LINGUINE AND MANILA CLAMS 20.25: white wine, butter, fresh garlic, green onions

They surprised me by using red pepper flakes in the linguine. That is NOT something you want to surprise someone with!

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ElizabethB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, sorry can’t remember his name. We always have great service when we come here. It’s a little pricey but it’s a great date night or special occasion place.

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CarolB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

They were overwhelmed by the increased customers for Valentine's day. The quality and temperature wasn't good. One of the 3 meals wasn't brought with the other meals and actually had to remind them that the meal was missing. If this was our first time, it would be the last.

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vipDinerP59
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were seated shortly after our reservation time and had ordered our drinks and Valentine Dinners. We ordered two waters and a cocktail plus two large crab cioppino’s with linguine. It took about a half hour before I received my cocktail as the water and bread was already on the table. Then the main course arrived and it seemed that one of the so called large crab cioppino was in a slightly smaller cooking pot and had lesser portions then the other and the waitress said that the larger pot was ran out or not available at which we thought was odd. But overall the meal was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very slow kitchen very small portions and very poor service. I had to leave a very small tip. It was that bad.

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Sumrdey
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for Valentines Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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SemanthaR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very busy for a Wednesday dinner. The service was great, but the food took a long time to come. When we received the food the vegetables were cold. Then one of my family members didn't receive her food at the same time everyone else did, so it was a bit inconvenient. The food was great, but for going here for the first time I would of expected our food to come a bit quicker

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JudiLR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The tilapia was so fresh, everything was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!

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KirkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was very late, some other waiter picked up our dinner. The manager comped us, so that was nice, but still.

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DelorisS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Double date with some good friends.

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Scoop
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

It took a long time for our server to take our order and then when our food came it was cold and the portions on some were very larger and others very small - of the same dish ordered.

Parking is a nightmare! Had to park far from the restaurant.

Probably won't return.

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SilviaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a group of 13 and had a large private room (room for others) service was good but had ran out if crab? One order was forgotten but finally arrived. We had a good time. We found prices high, we had 2 kids/1 baby/ 1 adult didn't eat and our bill was over 420.00 with only 3 drinks. Averaged at 40.00 per person.

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vipElenaG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Service is great. Price is ok.

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SteveM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good evening the The Fish Market.
Superior service, good food.

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isopaul
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was great. Nine of us had a wonderful meal.

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Johnny
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took the server a bit to start waiting on us but once he did he was good. Food came in a timely manner and was quite tasty. Prices were reasonable for the dishes.

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rrk0505
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service
Very crowded on Saturday night for dinner although we came early and had a reservation
Food is mediocre at best
Fried calamari appetizer is a small portion “boosted” by fried peppers
Skewered scallops were undercooked
Skewered prawns had no flavor
Linguine with clams was ok but some clams were sandy
Will not return

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DougB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All the dishes were just mediocre. - fish, salads, soups, sushi, pasta. Nothing especially tasty or remarkable. I guess that's why the place was practically empty at 7 PM.

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leonardk
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoy the extensive menu and fresh fish offered at the Fish Market. A reliable restaurant for good food.

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KenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered: New England clam chowder; Shrimp Tacos; scallops wrapped with prosciitto; fish and chips; shrimp and chips. Shrimp tacos were great. Fish and chips mediocre; Shrimp and chips was vey disappointing because they were over cooked. Coleslaw that accompanied the shrimp and fish dishes were dry and tasteless, almost none edible. Scallops wrapped with prosciutto looked over cooked and was over cooked. Tried to give them away, but no takers. This is my fourth visit to this establishment but yet one of the visit was fulfilling.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Horrible service. Waiter did not know menu or how to serve. I had to show him on the menu that they did indeed have bottled water. Checked in on us every 5 minutes because I’m sure he messed up with the table next to us. We could hear complaints to a manager. We barely finished dinner and he brought us the bill! Didn’t offer us coffee or dessert!!!! Food was delicious! But service can make or break an evening!

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Theorca
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We had reservations but still had a long wait to be seated. We were seated in a corner away from the main crowd. Our service was not responsive and the soup took 30 minutes and was warm. Dinner took a long time and was cold when it was dropped off. When I couldn’t find our waitress I complained and the manager came to the table. We waited a long time but they finally brought another dinner. It wasn’t hot off the grill, but was warm enough. They didn’t charge us for the dinner. We won’t eat here again, it was New Years Eve and the experience was exhausting.

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JackC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoy our time at The Fish Market-San Jose. Reservations were honored and service was excellent (even though it was New Year's Eve). Food delicious as well. Will surely re-visit soon. Thank you.

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vipMussels
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Even with reservations at 6:30pm and arriving 10 mins early, we were asked to wait for a table until 7pm. Once seated we waited again for someone to come by to take our order. Finally flagged a busboy to give our order. The waiter came 10 mins later to ask if we were ready to order. Food arrived 15-30 mins later. The crab dip was not good with hardly any crabmeat. The clam fettuccine was watery and no flavor. We ordered the cioppino without pasta and of course it came with pasta. We hardly found any whole pieces of seafood except for one prawn. Again taste was not good and disappointing. Will not return to this restaurant

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PriscillaC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Fish Market. We got seated where I had requested. We didn’t have any appetizers as we opted to have dessert instead. The crab was amazing and the steak was cooked to perfection. The only disappointment was that it took a very long time to get our dessert about 30 minutes. I love the fresh fish here and the variety!

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Local
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

One of us got hot food delivered about 10 minutes before the other two of us in the party - 10 minutes later the fried food arrived cold - both meals - cold. How did we wait 10 mins extra for cold food and no apology?

Thinking twice about fish market next time.

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DennisC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Allah our server was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Please changes the tomatoes back to the way they were. The new recipe has no taste, too oily. Also, our rush was not cooked all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the local Dungeness crab!

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The Fish Market-San Jose is rated 4.2 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

The Fish Market-San Jose does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thefishmarket.com/product/giftcard/.