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Kazoo Restaurant

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250 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
+1 408-288-9611
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Sunnyvale, CA
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419 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We've been here several times over the years. Last night was no real exception; its a pleasant enough place with lots to choose but the overall dining isn't much to note and the food is only so-so. Wait staff was friendly but overwhelmed by all diners coming in at about the same time. Our combo dinners were not especially flavorful;... More 

Thank ECL
San Jose, California
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170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We decided to try an unknown-to-us restaurant in San Jose's Japantown. This fit the bill. The servers were attentive and constantly visible. The entrees come with soup and a small salad.My food was ready very quickly. My husband's took a little longer, but both were very good. I had chicken Teriyaki & Tempura and he had Salmon Teriyaki & Tempura.... More 

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
San Jose, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The miso soup was quite tasty. The salmon teriyaki was favorable and moist. I was more and pleased by their tea. I would definitely return. Lastly, the green ice cream and refreshing and good.

Thank Choc18Chip
San Jose, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lets start with the negatives. Place is well, dated and kind of cramped. Bathroom needs some "attention". If you go right at lunchtime on the weekends, you might have to wait to be seated but it's never been more than 10-15mins to wait. The staff is great. Mostly made up of older Japanese ladies. Food is super. I love the... More 

Thank Caroline R
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I went there with my colleague on consecutive days for dinner. The ingredients that they use are real Japanese. The Sashimi portions are quite big. They had lots of variety to choose from. I strongly recommend to visit this place.

Thank karthikeyan S
San Jose, California
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243 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you like sushi rolls, this is your place! They have a huge list of interesting sushi rolls. But they also have some great entrees. Love the beef/onion rolls. Some of the best tempura we've had too. When sitting at the sushi boat - they have "see-through shrimp rolls" ... super interesting we've never had anywhere else. They are delish.... More 

Thank Jules T
Ottawa, Illinois
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We eat here often, both in restaurant and as a carry out. Highly recommended. We eat Japanese cuisine all over the country and this is one of our favorites. Called in a Mr. Nobu order on the way to the airport, picked it up with no waiting. Fresh and friendly service.

Thank CRMyers
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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398 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Walking around Japantown it was hard to choose which of the many restaurants on Lincoln street to go into... So I watched the locals and followed a family entering Kazoo. They were greeted with a hearty "welcome back" that included knowing their names and the owner playing with their young kids. So I knew I had made the right choice... More 

Thank creativecrew
Hong Kong, China
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

One of the best in San Jose. Consistently fresh excellently prepared sushi and Japanese cuisine. If you are entertaining a large crowd go for the boat. You will not be disappointed.

Thank NewYorkCityGypsy
San Jose, California
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113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I love places with boats, as you can get more variety of rolls when dining with only one or two people than you could at most places. Kazoo has some great rolls that float by that are really unique. It's not uncommon to get banana, walnut, or kiwi in your roll (yum). They also have some fun rolls for kids... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-9611

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