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Jin Sho

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454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-321-3454
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place, busy at noon, I ate there twice during my visit in the area. The sushi is quite good but not high end, so is the misso soup. Enjoyed their green tea and the Mushi strawberry ice cream wrapped in rice cake.

Thank smickeywe
Menlo Park, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We love the fresh, classic sushi. GREAT salads and tempura, too! Service is good, not always completely attentive.

Thank stacelos
Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is the best Japanese in Palo Alto. I heard the chefs worked at Nobu (or at least one of them did). The appetizers are the best. Try the Corn Tempura, Yellow Tail w/ Jalapéno, Toro Tar Tar with caviar. Really Great sushi! Entrees are also great especially Black Cod With Miso. One of my Favorite sushi rolls is the... More 

Thank 45632849
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205 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The food was very good. Sushi was fresh. Service was excellent. This was supposedly Steve Jobs' favorite sushi place. There is not a lot of seating so the place can get filled up pretty quickly...best to have a reservation, even for lunch. Prices are pretty reasonable for a sushi restaurant.

Thank Michael Y
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The food is good. The place was crowded when we were there. I have never had smaller sashimi anywhere than this place. Make sure you order twice as much so you do not go hungry.

Thank Nanyangview
San Francisco, California
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Miso Cod was delicious and the sashimi was fresh. Agadashi Tofu was ok. Yellow tail with jalapeno was excellent. The restaurant is noisy and service was slow inspite of there being lots of servers

Thank Samosababa
Palo Alto, California, United States
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The sushi is excellent, and the other entrees are delicious too. I particularly like the fish in miso sauce and the duck breast with mustard sauce. The seaweed salad is delicious also.

Thank Karen W
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

This is not high-end sushi, but perfectly acceptable mid-range, and I definitely recommend it as long as you set your expectations to "medium." We all got the $26 Prix fixe, which includes miso soup, a yummy yellowtail/jalapeño appetizer and a decent sushi selection. Ice cold Kirin on tap was the perfect accompaniment. We found the setting cheerful and the service... More 

Thank EP1165
Nome, Alaska
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182 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

...but extraordinarily noisy with tiny tablesNd high prices. The claim "executive sushi".. I never met an executive fish! The sushi is very good but the other issues prevent complete enjoyment.

Thank Magellan008
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Love this place, especially their corn tempura appetizer. I am not a sushi fan but I have enjoyed a number of their offerings to supplement my usual tempura or teriyaki. I also enjoy the sake flights. Hard to get into without reservations.

Thank kal150

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3454

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