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Tsugaru Japanese Restaurant

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224 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3209
+1 408-275-1493
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 05:00 - 09:30
Sat 05:00 - 09:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best sushi I've ever had. Their sushi fish to rice ratio is perfection!! You should definitely go!

Thank Eleni M
Corrales, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

As I wandered around I watched who went where to eat- the locals all went to eat here! Great sushi & lunch specials. Reasonable pricing- especially with lunch combo plates. Service was quick & efficient. If I lived here, I'd be a regular

Thank Goodamico1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I was new in town and wanted to try some Japanese food. The restaurant is about 10 mins walk from the light rail stop. The food was good and brought out quickly. Recommend!

Thank Global T
Port Townsend, Wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Tonight I had chicken donburi (rice bowl) here for the zillionth time. I have to acknowledge I am not expert in this but the dish as served by Tsugaru still seems to me the best of anywhere. Tender chicken chunks in a teriyaki sauce and also tempura vegetables perfectly cooked. Yum. Gyoza is also very good. The atmosphere is nothing... More 

Thank RestlessFeet
San Jose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

A nice selection of traditional Japanese dishes. Unagi was particularly good. Setting is an unpretentious store in San Jose's Japantown. Service can be overwhelmed in busy times, don't be in a hurry.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

A great location as well as great food. The prices are good and the service is great. Come enjoy a Sapporo as well as some Salmon Teriyaki and Tempura.

Thank ducka62
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I've got an old standby in San Jose's Japantown--Tsugaru. San Jose's Japantown is very small, perhaps measuring three blocks by two blocks. You can't fit many Japanese restaurants in such a small area. You don't need to have many restaurants when you have an excellent restaurant like Tsugaru available. My family and I wanted a Japanese meal on Sunday. We... More 

Thank Steven L
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We've been going here regularly for > 10 years. This family-run restaurant serves very good food at quite reasonable prices. Some of our favorites: Daniel roll (sushi), futo maki (sushi), inari (sushi), grilled albacore, kaarage chicken, and both salmon dishes (teriyaki and shiyo). Give some of the Korean entrees a try, too (e.g., spicy shredded pork). Some weekend evenings it... More 

Thank SJTraveler123
Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We came down to Japantown one night, kind of late, and this was about the only place open so we thought we'd give it a try. They were very welcoming and the food was quite good. I would come back.

Thank kguzzetta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I live in Japantown & always feel like family when we walk in! Never have we been disappointed! I've even branched out & tried different rolls because of Haam

Thank RubyRoro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:30
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-275-1493

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?