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“Subtle twist on traditional Japanese food”
Review of Jin Sho

Jin Sho
Ranked #49 of 361 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Redwood City, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Subtle twist on traditional Japanese food”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Unique seaweed salad...impeccable ingredients.

Soba vaguely tasted like they were the dried packaged variety we buy at Japanese grocery store.

Black cod with miso sauce really tasty.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Salem, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner in Palo Alto”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

My attorney colleague recommended Jin Sho when I mentioned that I enjoyed Japanese food. We walked down the street, had to wait for it to open, but then were seated promptly. Service was top notch and the food excellent. The Corn Tempura appetizer was unusual (which is why we ordered it) and very good. Basically they take the kernels off a fresh ear of corn, batter them with tempura batter, and deep fry. It arrived fresh, with some green salt on the plate, was not greasy and very crunchy and delicious. We ordered a couple rolls and some unagi, all very fresh and tasty. The rice, which can be hard or tasteless in some Japanese restaurants, was fragrant and moist. We tried the signature dish, sea bass in Miso, and while delicious, it is quite salty from the miso marinade but rice helps tone down the saltiness. Very good. The best was for last - we tried a dessert called La Bomba or something like that (most of their desserts are professionally packed, and not very Japanese, but all looked gourmet and delicious). It was a large, white chocolate covered ball filled with two flavors of sorbet. A perfect end for a Japanese meal. I would go back the next time I'm in Palo Alto.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank LegacyPlanner
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Trondheim, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great sushi!”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Nice & friendly staff, great sushi, delicious teriyaki salmon. Nice atmosphere. We would recommend this place. Reasonable prices.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank agent0072013
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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A friend whose son has been on the Stanford football team for years gave this their top recommendation. What a great find. We were able to get a table right away. The restaurant is small but was very busy on a Thursday night. Each roll we ordered was great. Unusual and fun.

Great food and great experience. The only reason I gave it a 4 was that when the table next to us was getting up, their butts were on our table...and this happened at another table. This wouldn't deter me and I will go back..if my daughter happens to get into Stanford!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Cathy L
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Awe Sum Sushi ,”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We went early sat at the sushi bar and hands down the very best Sushi ever. The chef's are fun and its great to watch them prepare the sushi in true Japanese style. Amazing service and the flavors stand out because the "fish" are served at the right temp. Enjoy.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Robert B
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