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Sushi Okawa Japanese Restaurant

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5657 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123-3328
+1 408-972-5978
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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San Jose
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of sushi rolls, bento boxes, sashimi, and soba. The customer service is great too. They're very attentive to the customer. We usually go every other Friday as a treat. If you like Japanese food, this is place is excellent!

Thank KoloheSanJose
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I eat at this restaurant about 3 times a month. The food is excellent, the service is very professional and pleasant. The cost is reasonable and it is my most favorable place to eat.

Thank lanejoha
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Cannot believe that we have lived in this area for all these years, my wife being Japanese we have been to about a hundred Japanese restaurants over the years, and somehow never made it to Okawa. Well, we'll be trying to make up for lost time, because this one is a keeper! Everything was outstanding - the Miso soup not... More 

1 Thank Hermes42
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Sam and Diane, husband and wife team, are friendly, personable, and similar to Cheers...they not only remember your name, but exactly what you ordered the last time you were there! The sushi roll selection is amazing and I recommend trying all of them! The sashimi is the freshest I've tasted and the slices are generous. We've been coming here for... More 

Thank YohMama58
Los Gatos
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Hands down the greatest sashimi I've had. one of my very favorite restaurants, Sam (the owner and chef) is very friendly and welcoming. A fun, friendly, delicious but expensive experience

1 Thank 927EricB
Hackettstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Sushi is awesome, sit @ the bar & Sam will take care of you! Just tell him what you like! Very fresh, & friendly service

1 Thank Chris E
San Jose, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

It's one the best Japanese Restaurants visited. I have been here since it opened. Sam is very knowledgeable on the food served. I always get the freshest and top grade seafood and the patrons at the sushi bar are always cheerful and enjoying the food. I have not ever received anything that is not very high quality. Never been to... More 

1 Thank Flintstone168
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Good Prices, friendly staff...especially the sushi chef.

1 Thank Lisa V
Livermore, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

Sam always has the best seafood in the area. Try thin sliced Hirame or conch soup for an appetizer, then choose a few of his many sushi rolls for your main course. Often times there are special live foods available such as Uni or Scallop - fantastic (we no longer have to drive to San Francisco to enjoy these). You... More 

1 Thank Eric N
South Bay, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2009

The owner, Sam, and his wife are the only "sushi chefs" creating the sushi dishes. There is a lovely young staff taking care of all the rest under the watchful eyes of Sam & Diane. Customer Service is mostly as good as ALL the dishes, some of which can only be foun at this Sushi Shop. The price is not... More 

2 Thank Stone68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5657 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-972-5978

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