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Jin Sho

454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-321-3454
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“noodles” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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11 - 20 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This place really had the chance of getting 5 Stars! But they had a bad day. We booked a table and went there 5 min before our scheduled time. The door was closed, but after waiting in 10-15 min. they opend, 10 min to late....More

Thank Mathias H
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fantastic experience tonight at Jin Sho. We sat at the bar and watched amazing dishes being created by a knife artist....his 30 years experience was evident. Master Seven enjoyed everything that we swapped and sampled amongst the three of us. All the dishes were so...More

1  Thank Hooroo40
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great Japanese food in Palo Alto. Service is very good too. They have a superbe sake selection and a 3 sake sampler. Far from a budget restaurant, however.

Thank GDAMexico
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Overall not a bad place. The food was good, nothing exceptional though. Service was nice, but not super professional. I had a dinner with tuna sashimi salad, black cod and sushi for 25$, sushi and cod was not memorable:), did like the sashimi

Thank Lena R
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Love their food... Udon dishes quite plain, but this place is great if you may have someone in your party not keen on sushi. Great cooked lamb dishes and seafood, also. But where they shine most is at the sushi bar where you get to...More

Thank kwong
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best Sushi places I have been to outside Japan. Service was quick and the direct contact with the Sushi master while sitting on the Sushi bar was great.

Thank Sebastian W
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place, busy at noon, I ate there twice during my visit in the area. The sushi is quite good but not high end, so is the misso soup. Enjoyed their green tea and the Mushi strawberry ice cream wrapped in rice cake.

Thank smickeywe
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We love the fresh, classic sushi. GREAT salads and tempura, too! Service is good, not always completely attentive.

Thank stacelos
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is the best Japanese in Palo Alto. I heard the chefs worked at Nobu (or at least one of them did). The appetizers are the best. Try the Corn Tempura, Yellow Tail w/ Jalapéno, Toro Tar Tar with caviar. Really Great sushi! Entrees are...More

Thank 45,632,849
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The food was very good. Sushi was fresh. Service was excellent. This was supposedly Steve Jobs' favorite sushi place. There is not a lot of seating so the place can get filled up pretty quickly...best to have a reservation, even for lunch. Prices are pretty...More

Thank Michael Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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