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Kubota Restaurant

593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
+1 408-279-8440
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“seared tuna” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Held large group family dinner here - food, service, ambiance all awesome. It was wonderful. Highly recommend. Cannot compliment quality of food enough. YUMMY and awesome.

Thank e w
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was a little nervous about going here again, because we suggested this location in Japantown. If you are looking for an upscale Japanese restaurant that has attractive servings, friendly staff, and pleasant atmosphere, this is the place. Our orders were taken quickly they provided...More

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were with a group of 18 and I think that everyone enjoyed their meal. The party ordered a variety of foods and it appeared that food was either considered or taken home.

Thank Choc18Chip
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

No flavor in the duck and seared tuna. It's soup OR salad that comes with the meal. Miso soup didn't have seaweed and salad had watered down dressing. Chef's choice platter had good fish but poor value for price.

Thank Chi T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I don't know what the attraction is here. The food is just average, I've had better elsewhere for the same price range. Service was great, but do NOT sit on the side to the right of the entrance as you walk in. There were a...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Had a very wonderful lunch with family and friends! Important that you get there early, if you don't make reservations, for a small group. The place was packed during the lunch hours. Service was not great, there were only 2 ladies hosting and waiting tables,...More

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We returned for a nice Sunday night dinner at Kubota Restaurant. Service was very good. We enjoyed a tofu salad. It was very good and plentiful size for two. For our appetizer we had gyoza. We also had their tasty oxtail tongue. Both were good....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Kubota has better ambiance than some of the other Japanese restaurants in the Japantown neighborhood. The food was pretty good - especially liked the salad. But did not knock my socks off. I think my experience was shadowed because it was so chaotic at lunchtime...More

Thank Jules T
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My friend brought me saying that this is the only place he eats sushi in the Bay Area. After the lunch I understood why. If you eat only the "fried spicy tuna roll" you will understand why. Atmosphere is definitely good, as well as service....More

Thank Tamas K
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent quality food. Some dishes had plenty of food while others were just adequate. Service was very good and free parking was sufficient. Prices were a little steep on some items while other dishes were a great bargin.

Thank Glenn T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-8440
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