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Minato Japanese Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Sushi, Asian
617 N 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3240
+1 408-998-9711
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“unagi” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (6 reviews)
“tempura” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
617 N 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3240
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Have never had a bad meal or service here. Something for everyone but highly recommend the Bento Box.

Thank PNW413
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's been awhile since I've been here and 3 out of 4 of us were disappointed. Everyone is friendly and polite, reminding everyone to "feed the meter". There were police officers enjoying their meals. All the customers and staff seemed to know each other, so...More

Thank JudyStacia
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped here for lunch for the bento boxes. The food was good. My husband says it was one of his favorite meals on our road trip, but I wouldn't go that far. The tempura was good although it cooled off quickly, and I loved...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Local friends brought us here. Nice treat, very good. Some had Bento box. Looked like a good deal. Tempura was yummy! Wish I would have tried my friend's Japanese pickles.

Thank Markboy
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I really don't understand the hype about this place. Yes, the service is attentive and good - but the food is downright bad. I have travelled and dined around Japan, and in general, I grew up eating a lot of very, very authentic Japanese food...More

Thank geigerin91
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The wait list system is set up well, and we were seated without too long of a wait. Prices are average or better, and we found the portions to be quite big! Miso soup was good, sashimi was decent, but the spicy rolls were VERY...More

Thank tsukikage
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We absolutely LOVED Minato! It is a family-owned restaurant which is authentic, cozy, and delicious. You know when it’s a great restaurant when you see other Japanese people eating there too. We ordered the lunch bento and they were kind enough to change it so...More

Thank Laurelsan
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We went with family here for dinner when we visited San Jose. This is a small cozy casual restaurant which serves very tasty japanese food. We loved the ambience here. The grilled eel was really yummy and its a must try here. The sushi and...More

Thank 366sivans
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Fantastic sushi! My husband and I visited Minato for dinner while I was in San Jose for a conference. We first walked around the neighborhood before setting on Minato, and we were not disappointed! Excellent service, meticulous rolls, and unsurpassed freshness! We left completely stuffed...More

Thank allicatag
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

A nice casual Japanese restaurant that was made increasingly popular because of Anthony Bourdain. I ordered the spareribs appetizer with unagi-don (grilled eel over rice), both of which were covered with a sweet teriyaki sauce. Both were delicious. I also ordered a hamachi roll which...More

Thank loveDCA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 N 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3240
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-998-9711
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