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Jin Sho

454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-321-3454
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“sushi dinner” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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Reviewed March 31, 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...More

1  Thank Frankenmary C
Reviewed February 26, 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.

Thank nhawthorn
Reviewed November 14, 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.

Thank Whissely
Reviewed August 9, 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.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 4, 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...More

Thank jeroma25
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed July 8, 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 June 15, 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 June 5, 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 March 23, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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