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754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 (Bush)
+1 408-931-6875
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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269 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Asked for recommendation for dinner before Sharks game from near the Pavillion. My local colleague recommended Bluefin as good restaurant with very short walking distance from the Pavillion. I booked the table from Opentable and we had ready table when arriving. Very good sushi and sashimi from alacarte list. Very beautiful portions. The only thing I would change is the... More 

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

All I can say is wow, food amazing, best thai food I have ever had. Service so so, not real friendly, love the kids plates and silverware. However service could be the worst ever I will be back again and again for the food.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We were in San Jose (from NZ) to visit my aunt and went to Bluefin restaurant for our anniversary dinner as it was walking distance from our hotel. The gyoza melted in your mouth - cooked to perfection, the albacore tuna interlaced with avocado was just right with dipping sauce and a touch of wasabi and the Black cod baked... More 

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Thank Desa2000
San Jose, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Close to the Shark Tank, across from Whole Foods, Bluefin offers higher end selections. Was there with 3 others, we shared some dishes, all well prepared. Not all food came at the same time, but I would return.

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Thank MB L
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Was taken to BlueFin by friends when I visited San Jose. Food was incredible - the salmon sashimi blew my mind. I wish I lived closer, but I'm sure I would spend waaay too much money at this restaurant if I did. The atmosphere is slick, and it looks like a good place to bring people or meet people, especially... More 

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Thank 462clarel
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

In San Jose for Queen concert, I found the Bluefin Restaurant as a "close to SAP Center restaurant" and were we happy! Parked in the neighborhood, had dinner then walked to the Queen concert. We were 40 somethings and 60 somethings who were really happy with this choice of restaurant. A nice sake, wine and cocktails menu - ordered from... More 

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Thank Russ M
Morgan Hill, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great place to take a date or for business dinner. Not a great idea to take a large crowd if you are paying the bill.

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Thank SeaHoundM
Vernon, B.C.
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632 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

A work colleague and mine went to this restaurant for lunch. We each ordered a sushi platter and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The next time I am in San Jose, I will go back to BlueFin.

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Thank Silverwoods
London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

There is a very wide range of Sushi here in various dishes. I started with an oyster shooter - which was good. I can recommend the take chance roll and the spicy tuna roll,

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Thank Cakebreadt
Cool, California, USA
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

The sushi at the Blue Fin was very good! The ambiance is very chic and cool and the service was great! I sat at the sushi bar and both the sushi chefs and the wait staff were attentive and professional. I really enjoyed that fact that they offered sampler plates and sake sampler. I was totally impressed by the fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
    (Bush)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-931-6875
Description
Personally hand crafted and made from unique spices and sauces with the freshest grades of sustainable fish or shellfish and served over, around or in freshly made rice. Most of our fish is served raw to preserve the true flavors while others are cooked to add variety, texture, and different flavors to the sushi. In today's world wide market place where fish can be served fresh daily - even after being caught several thousands of miles away - Bluefin's long history and relationships allow the chefs to select only the highest grades of fish available at that time. This is our true differentiation in San Jose, similar to the premium steak houses where beef is graded into 11 categories from Prime+ to Standard-. Though farm raised fish have become commonplace in our diets today, we avoid farm raised fish - which have come to be known to contain antibiotics or hormones - and in addition, specifically strive to select the best quality, locally sourced fish. For those true connoisseurs of sushi, Bluefin regularly imports unique fish from Japan selected at their peak of taste and flavor based on the season and micro-climate of the area. Enjoy and taste the difference true quality can bring to sushi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?