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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

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193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
+1 408-279-4311
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06:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 06:30 - 21:30
Wed 06:30 - 21:00
Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri 07:30 - 18:30
Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
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 for the food. I particularly liked the Croquettes! Will return for more Takeout.

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Thank carissalebron
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 pretty long. So we walked a half block to Gombei. We had just a couple... More 

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Thank Dan R
San Jose, California
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 looked at the menu. What they do have are bento box-like meals, udon noodles and... More 

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Thank VictoriaK2
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

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Thank David T
San Jose, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 daily and yet always has a favorite or two. One of our favorites would be... More 

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Thank Archi65
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 go to dish. It's panko crispy fried pork, tasty & moist meat inside. Come here... More 

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1 Thank mikejefe23
Modesto, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 excellent too. They have a good variety of combination meals. I've only been to the... More 

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1 Thank soulsisters
Fremont, California
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137 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You probably won't go wrong if you order the special on the board; e.g., #1 through #7,etc. However, their Poki Sashimi is a major disappointment - it tastes fine but the portion is very tiny considering the $12 price tag. There are only 2 semi-professional waitresses which could be slow at times. However, they have 3 to 4 busboys who... More 

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Thank djc2k
Saratoga, CA
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201 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

An all around good place for a home style meal - mostly fried, but occasionally you find things like Stewed Hamachi jowls and vegetable stew- forget the name and enjoy the flavors. They don't care if you don't use chopsticks just ask for a fork. All of the full meals are quite filling. Grab a communal table and talk to... More 

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Thank Mithra
San Jose, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Japantown here in downtown San Jose is a wonderful neighborhood, has retained the best of the old and grows stronger every day with arts, community, and innovation. As we are downtown residents, we "hang out" here a lot. Of all the Japantown restaurants, this is by far our favorite. It's a small locals place, with both the traditional dishes you'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 18:30
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?