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Kamakura Japanese Restaurant

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135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
+1 408-395-6650
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Today
12:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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San Jose
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our family stopped in here for a late lunch on a Saturday with another family (10 people total). The place was nearly empty, so the service was very responsive. The decor seems a bit odd, not particularly appealing (but not ugly, either). You get the sense this is a utilitarian workday lunch place, mostly. Two of us got noodle bowls,... More 

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Thank Charles A
San Jose
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169 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I had a delightful bento lunch at Kamakura. The place is very nicely decorated and the staff is quite attentive. Standard fair Japanese menu althought it looked like they had a nice selection of sushi rolls.

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Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Ok everyone, this isn't your run of the mill sushi bar. Tuna freshest I've ever had. Cherry blossom roll is a must. Impeccable service, Joy and Jay very attentive and amenable to substitutions and outstanding presentation

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Thank Dsdsdsds
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Good place for quick lunch. Pretty packed all the time, but wait is never too long due to extra seating upstairs. Decent sushi rolls, but nothing earth shattering here. Fast service makes it perfect for in snd out. Frequented by locals for many years. Stop by and try for yourself.

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Thank Alex P
Saratoga, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

I go here about once a month for lunch with colleagues and the salmon sashimi is FABULOUS. Big chunks of fresh fish - enough really for two meals. I used to frequent Michi Sushi (in no small part to Mr. Shin), but I have to say that the salmon sashimi lunch at Kamakura runs rings around Michi's salmon sashimi.

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Thank Marianne O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

So many great choices and be sure to try the Miso Soup. Open atmosphere offers a comfortable social setting or dine alone at the Sushi Bar. Staff offers friendly yet professional & quick service.

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Thank DSpa0514
Palo Alto, California
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358 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Have been here twice for lunch. The Salmon nigiri is always fresh but my favorites are the 911 roll and the cheesy fried roll with shrimp, avocado, jalapeño deep fried and with a cheesy sauce drizzled on it. The menu is filled with very interesting rolls but I found my favs and don't want to venture off. Nservice is good,... More 

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Thank Marcia K
Los Gatos, California
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167 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Both times I've eaten here I've been pleased with quality of the sushi. It's fresh and the portions generous. The fish to rice ratio on the sushi is so high that it borders on being sashimi. The salad and soup accompaniments are tasty. I am unlikely to return because on each visit the wait staff disappeared after delivering the food.... More 

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Thank DigitalRabbit
Los Gatos,Ca
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Always good - for take out or dining in. They are fast and very very good and fresh. I highly recommend coming here. Great rolls and everything is very hight quality.

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Thank swimmerlosgatos
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A very busy place at lunch for couples, business meetings, as well as I also see singles at tables for lunch. A favorite for locals and visitors since 1981. Dinner is usually couples. All the food is traditional and very good, well priced, too. More a cafeteria style restaurant with a private boardroom on the second floor, plus bar/food section.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-395-6650

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