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Gaku

££ - £££
5152 Moorpark Ave, Ste 40, San Jose, CA 95129-2165
+1 408-973-9144
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
30 Mar 2016
“Great food, great variety”
15 Mar 2016
“Great off-the-beaten-track Japanese food”
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5152 Moorpark Ave, Ste 40, San Jose, CA 95129-2165
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

My second visit after the fire that burnt down the former owner. Great food, great drinks and friendly service. Place is small and the voice does travel. So if the table next to you, are a little hard on hearing and have to talk loud...More

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had a wonderful dinner at Gaku. It has a pretty interesting spread of items to offer that's quite different from Sushi, shashimi and other more well-known Japanese stuff. Has an extensive choice of yakitoris (meat on skewer). We tried the chicken thigh with wasabe and...More

Thank Monojit
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

I've seen Gaku so many times on his show that I promised myself that I would be there on my next SJC visit. The experience was just as I thought... Remarkable! Staff was pleasant, helpful and courteous. Food experience exceptional. Tasted Dassai for the first...More

Thank EDominguezMIA
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

First, you need to call ahead for reservations. We went there at 6:30 without reservation and they told us the next table will be available at 8. Made the Saturday after reservation as my family really wanted to try this place. Apparently, my husband and...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is the kind of place that I normally want to like a lot. A small place, in a strip mall, a Mom and Pop kind of place, but trying to be authentic izakaya. We showed up a bit before 6pm, when they open. Several...More

Thank trvlin_man
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I first saw this restaurant on a food TV program and decided to give it a try. AWESOME is the only word I can use to describe the experience. A small local restaurant in a mostly residential area I had mixed emotions. Its small, it...More

Thank WineCoyote
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We were informed by friends that this restaurant was visited by Bizarre Foods, which was enough for me to want to try the food. I opted for items out of my comfort zone and mostly from the grill: beef tongue, chicken knee cartilage and monkfish...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

I just moved to San Jose 5 months ago and this place is so far my favourite place to hit for Japanese. Some fierce yakitori here folks! I would recommend octopus, beef tongue (omg!!!), chicken liver (so yummy) and chicken thigh. I loved the Calpico...More

Thank snadzri
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Kalbi w Miso A+ Pork Belly w Garlic (try spicy Miso next time) A+ Gaku Garlic Wings: A Tongue w Negi: A Skin w salt or sauce A+ Mi chicken thigh w Salt A+ Mozerella Unagi A+ Beef Tataki: B+ Argurula Salad w Duck A+...More

Thank tdbtdb
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Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5152 Moorpark Ave, Ste 40, San Jose, CA 95129-2165
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-973-9144
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