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Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

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1790 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4159
+1 408-260-0210
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09:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is about as authentically Japanese as gin. Sweet and sticky and full of low grade ingredients. Gross.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Visited today and there's a sign on the cash register: Lost our lease. Closing after December 29. Please use our store on Stevens Creek. That's a long way for a beef bowl. But no choice.

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Thank Steven L
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've loved Yoshinoya, Japan's fast-food king, for years. I reviewed this restaurant a couple of months ago and lamented that the all-you-care-to-take pickled ginger was replaced with small containers stacked in a fridge behind the counter. One of these little containers was not enough and I was not happy. This month, I returned, asked for, and got two containers easily.... More 

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Sanjose
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

If you want teriyaki bowl, fast and affordable, this is a good place. But you can't expect too much anyway.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I've previously reviewed this restaurant as a "guilty pleasure" and the flavor's the same. The price is the same. What's changed is the pickled ginger. It used to be on the condiments tray and you piled on as much as you like. That was a big part of the fun for me. I'm a pickled ginger freak. Now, pre-measured plastic... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Used to be a good place for fast food, but this time I got average food, won´t came back in a while.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

A fast way to get a beef bowl. There aren't many of these in the US and even fewer in Silicon Valley but worth the visit. Order a regular beef bowl. Pile high, very high, with bright pink pickled ginger. Add soy sauce. Prepare for heaven. No service. No frills. No atmosphere. Just heavenly taste.

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Thank Steven L
San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

We love the chicken teriyaki for a nice change of pace from other fast food restaurants. And when they say a "large" drink, they mean it! Try the peach iced tea! The drive-thru is a bit of a challenge to navigate in a larger car.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2008

Not good.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2008

Yoshinoya in Japan is usually a 3 star afair at best (spent 10 years of my life there and enjoyed Yoshinoya on several occasions). It is the type of place you go early in the morning as everything else is closed...great after a night out on the town. Unfortunately the US incarnation seems to want to mess with some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Fast food
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4159
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-260-0210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?