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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
+1 408-279-4311
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Our party of six waited twenty minutes on a busy Saturday evening. Service was quick and food delivered quickly as well. My Katsu Don came in a large bowl with salad and miso soup. The combination dishes were satisfactory even for the most hungry of...More

Thank BCofOC
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places that serves authentic Japanese food to a mostly Asian customer base. We entered on this Monday afternoon after 2 pm when all of the other restaurants on the street were closed until dinner. We have eaten here before and...More

Thank Clinton S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Don't understand why this place is popular. Service was flat out rude. Rice was mushy. Chicken was dry. Veggie curry was gross with a slimy consistency. Pork cutlet was the only thing that was so-so. Food came out fast but I suspect this was due...More

Thank Jason O
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was a little sick of my usual Japanese takeout place so i decided to give Gombei a try, placing the order was easy, paying was easy (in cash in person), and the food was ready on time, nothing worse than waiting at the restaurant...More

Thank carissalebron
Reviewed 26 February 2017

After going to the Luzia show, we wanted to find a spot via a short drive. We narrowed it down to Omogari, the Korean Restaurant or Gombei. After finding a parking spot about a block away, we noticed that the people waiting in Omogari looked...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

When I search for a Ramen place, Gombei came up top rated but it is not a Ramen place. It's not a bad place to get dinner but it's not Ramen just want to be clear cuz I wasn't clear until I sat down and...More

Thank VictoriaK2
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very good food, but not too many sushi/sashimi lunch special options. The fried tofu was exceptionally good.

Thank David T
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is probably my favorite restaurant in all of San Jose. My wife and I have been enjoying the great fare and friendly service here for years and we probably visit about once a month. We almost always order off the specials board, which updates...More

Thank Archi65
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed Gombei for a number of years. Gombei. provides straightforward Japanese food without any fuss. It's a coffee shop style that greets you as you walk in the door. Traditional favorites include beef teriyaki, Saba shio, Udon, Donburi & Sashimi. Their tonkatsu is my...More

1  Thank mikejefe23
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The title says it, "Nothing fancy, just great authentic Japanese Food!" The food is excellent, everything I have had has been great! I really like their Ahi Poke, I had to get a double order to go! Honestly, it's all good! The spicy chicken is...More

1  Thank soulsisters
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4311
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