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593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
+1 408-279-8440
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous about going here again, because we suggested this location in Japantown. If you are looking for an upscale Japanese restaurant that has attractive servings, friendly staff, and pleasant atmosphere, this is the place. Our orders were taken quickly they provided separate checks for each couple and they set tables for us in a quieter separate... More 

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San Jose, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were with a group of 18 and I think that everyone enjoyed their meal. The party ordered a variety of foods and it appeared that food was either considered or taken home.

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Thank Choc18Chip
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

No flavor in the duck and seared tuna. It's soup OR salad that comes with the meal. Miso soup didn't have seaweed and salad had watered down dressing. Chef's choice platter had good fish but poor value for price.

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Thank Chi T
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I don't know what the attraction is here. The food is just average, I've had better elsewhere for the same price range. Service was great, but do NOT sit on the side to the right of the entrance as you walk in. There were a couple of loud and getting louder by the drink groups in there, and the noise... More 

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Thank Barbara C
Belmont, California
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had a very wonderful lunch with family and friends! Important that you get there early, if you don't make reservations, for a small group. The place was packed during the lunch hours. Service was not great, there were only 2 ladies hosting and waiting tables, with assistant servers, but in spite of that they did quite well. The food is... More 

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Thank Dennis Y
Fremont, California
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5,167 reviews
1,541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,644 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We returned for a nice Sunday night dinner at Kubota Restaurant. Service was very good. We enjoyed a tofu salad. It was very good and plentiful size for two. For our appetizer we had gyoza. We also had their tasty oxtail tongue. Both were good. For our mains, we had sushi and a 49er roll. We enjoyed sake with dinner.... More 

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Thank mini
San Jose, California
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243 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Kubota has better ambiance than some of the other Japanese restaurants in the Japantown neighborhood. The food was pretty good - especially liked the salad. But did not knock my socks off. I think my experience was shadowed because it was so chaotic at lunchtime cannot say it was a nice meal at all - took forever to get service... More 

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Thank Jules T
Perugia, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My friend brought me saying that this is the only place he eats sushi in the Bay Area. After the lunch I understood why. If you eat only the "fried spicy tuna roll" you will understand why. Atmosphere is definitely good, as well as service. Pricing is average. But the food makes the difference.

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Thank Tamas K
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent quality food. Some dishes had plenty of food while others were just adequate. Service was very good and free parking was sufficient. Prices were a little steep on some items while other dishes were a great bargin.

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Thank Glenn T
Los Altos, California
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Kubota's is a star of Japantown, San Jose. It's one of the larger restaurants in the area, so I've never had trouble parking in the restaurant's parking lot or getting a table at lunch time. The sushi is good and nicely presented.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-8440

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