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Jin Sho

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454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-321-3454
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Pune, India
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go with one of the set dinners; those are the best value for money. You can taste most of their specials that way too.

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Thank RF2303
Singapore
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very delicious dinner here. Very nice twist to sashimi with the Yellow Tail w/ Jalapéno. Enjoyed the Black Cod With Miso & Corn Tempura very much. Will certainly come back to try the rest of the foods.

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Thank Cheesebeer
York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for lunch on my own and was sat at a sushi bar facing the kitchen. They have what looks like a good lunch special offer from a well balanced list for $16.50, but as I knew I would only be here once I had the Chef's Sushi of the Day plate. 8 pieces for $28.50. The sushi... More 

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Thank Matt M
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem in South Bay Area: best sushi I could find here (I've had better ones in LA, Hong Kong, [and of course] Japan). Price is surprisingly good too if you order carefully.

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Thank cnhhhhhh
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I was in town with my daughter visiting Stanford and after walking campus checked Trip Advisor for sushi ideas. Found Jin Sho and enjoyed it thoroughly. It's endorsement was suopported by the clientel, from the looks of them, stufdents and faculty of the school our for a good meal at a reasonable price. And that's what we found. The wait... More 

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Thank Frankenmary C
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Small and there's a line of people waiting to eat, for good reason, it is truly excellent. If you like sushi and sometimes are unsure how fresh it is, come here as they take it to another level.

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Thank nhawthorn
Sao Paulo, SP
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

An average Japaneses restaurant - small and it does fill up so it is wise to make a reservation. The menu is varied, food is good, but not outstanding.

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Thank Whissely
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Midweek dinner was uninspiring and mediocre. Specialty handroll I had was okay...not particularly well constructed from a taste or texture perspective. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was 4 (not) "jumbo" shrimp that were on the dry side, tasteless veggies and lukewarm rice.

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Thank Brian S
Menlo Park, California
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The best part of my visit to this restaurant was the quality of the sake (drink not fish) and the way it was presented. Even though it cost twice as much as a house sake in my mainstay sushi restaurant, it tasted great and the hot sake came in a ceramic container filled with hot water so the sake was... More 

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Thank jeroma25
Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Excellent Japanese restaurant. Excellent food. Large menu. Place is small and quite crowded, but service and food are great.

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Thank Antonio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3454

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