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Japantown (San Jose)

Jackson Street, Between 1st and 7th Streets, San Jose, CA
+1 408-294-3138
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First time in Japantown

Plenty of Japanese restaurants to chose from, first time I have eaten Japanese, I had a set menu... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
MICKDUTCH
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Carrigaline, Ireland
via mobile
The supermarket was the highlight.

Such a disappointment. Like everyone has just lost interest. Even the stories on the benches leave... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Sally E
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Leatherhead
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A quaint neighborhood with Japanese restaurants, shops and other attractions.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“japanese food” (8 reviews)
“tofu” (7 reviews)
“ramen” (6 reviews)
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Jackson Street, Between 1st and 7th Streets, San Jose, CA
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+1 408-294-3138
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Plenty of Japanese restaurants to chose from, first time I have eaten Japanese, I had a set menu, salmon, chicken, California roll, rice, veg and a beer all for about $17, great taste and value

Thank MICKDUTCH
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Such a disappointment. Like everyone has just lost interest. Even the stories on the benches leave you feeling depressed as anything that was once good here has gone. The only bright spot was Ron's Cafe - very nice!

Thank Sally E
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In Japantown San Jose, CA. they have a wonderful selection of great restaurants to chose from. Gambi's is one of the best ones there and it is not real expensive to eat there.

1  Thank josephr370
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We always visit Japantown when in San Jose. It's small and without historic artifacts like a museum, however the restaurants are always good. (Many choices) We also appreciate the Asian grocery store as it carries so many unique items we cannot find easily at home....More

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I'm not sure if I missed something, but Japantown seemed to be mostly restaurants. Some of the buildings had Japanese elements, but there wasn't much in the way of Japanese architecture. Food was good--we ate here for lunch and dinner on our trip.

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

While only a few blocks long, Japantown boasts some very authentic Japanese Restaurants, Buddhist culture and interesting stores including a bakery for dogs!

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is one of the few remaining Japantown areas remaining in the U.S. All of the many restaurants offer excellent authentic Japanese cuisine, and the various businesses employ courteous staffs with expertise on their specialty products. As a place for seasonal festivals and celebrations, a...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Not a ton of stuff here, but really good restaurants, a few shops and usually plenty of free parking. Good for a nice afternoon stroll for lunch and a little shopping.

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I have been to Japantown several times over the years to eat a local restaurants. The food is excellent with friendly service at every place that we visited. Watch out for the parking warden, I have been ticketed once when the parking rules changed.

1  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

this is a quaint little place,mostly a street in San Jose town.there are some japanese style houses,restaurants etc. Looks very authentic. it is said that the world war -II prisoner of war japanese soldiers stayed back here. good place to spend an hour or two.

Thank sanjaya58
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