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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in San Jose? These are the best Japanese spots around! To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in San Jose.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill

Asian, $$, West San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Kaita Restaurant

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.0
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Sushi Koya

Japanese, $$, Willow GlenJapanese, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Dan Izakaya Restaurant

Japanese, $$, West San JoseJapanese, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Yuki Sushi

Japanese, $$, Willow GlenJapanese, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Izakaya Restaurant

Japanese, $$, North San JoseJapanese, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Shabu Shack

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Gaku Yakitori

Japanese, $$, West San JoseJapanese, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Spoon University, CultureTrip and Hoodline. Don’t bother looking for Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Dinner, CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In West San Jose, California and Hoodline - 5 Top Spots For Sushi In San Josewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to Wagu beef


    When ordering Wagu beef, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Sake with your soba noodles

    When considering how to best enjoy your soba noodles, we would highlight how well a glass of Sake complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


Parking tips

Finding parking in San Jose can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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