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Tsugaru Japanese Restaurant

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224 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3209
+1 408-275-1493
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 05:00 - 09:30
Sat 05:00 - 09:00
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Corrales, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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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

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Thank Goodamico1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

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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 

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Thank RestlessFeet
San Jose
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169 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
ducka62
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351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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.

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Thank ducka62
San Jose, California
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250 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Steven L
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank SJTraveler123
Milpitas, California
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127 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank kguzzetta
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30 reviews
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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

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Southlake, Texas
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

The only thing that has changed at Tsugaru is some of the staff, who have retired. The small, quiet Japanese restaurant should be a reason to make a detour off your normal travel to San Jose, along with the ambiance of Japantown. The street corners have metal tablets with images of days past in what was once a Japanese immigrant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
05:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
05:00 - 09:30
Saturday
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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