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Kazoo Restaurant

250 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
+1 408-288-9611
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi boat” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
250 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us ordered the "Happy Boat" which comes with sushi and your choice of tempura, beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, or salmon teriyaki. The boat contained a variety of sushi: California roll, salmon, shrimp, octopus, and tuna sushi. The tempura was soggy. Portions, however, were...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good even though the restaurant became crowded. But bottom line is that the food is just okay.

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We've been here several times over the years. Last night was no real exception; its a pleasant enough place with lots to choose but the overall dining isn't much to note and the food is only so-so. Wait staff was friendly but overwhelmed by all...More

Thank ECL
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We decided to try an unknown-to-us restaurant in San Jose's Japantown. This fit the bill. The servers were attentive and constantly visible. The entrees come with soup and a small salad.My food was ready very quickly. My husband's took a little longer, but both were...More

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The miso soup was quite tasty. The salmon teriyaki was favorable and moist. I was more and pleased by their tea. I would definitely return. Lastly, the green ice cream and refreshing and good.

Thank Choc18Chip
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lets start with the negatives. Place is well, dated and kind of cramped. Bathroom needs some "attention". If you go right at lunchtime on the weekends, you might have to wait to be seated but it's never been more than 10-15mins to wait. The staff...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I went there with my colleague on consecutive days for dinner. The ingredients that they use are real Japanese. The Sashimi portions are quite big. They had lots of variety to choose from. I strongly recommend to visit this place.

Thank karthikeyan S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you like sushi rolls, this is your place! They have a huge list of interesting sushi rolls. But they also have some great entrees. Love the beef/onion rolls. Some of the best tempura we've had too. When sitting at the sushi boat - they...More

Thank Jules T
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We eat here often, both in restaurant and as a carry out. Highly recommended. We eat Japanese cuisine all over the country and this is one of our favorites. Called in a Mr. Nobu order on the way to the airport, picked it up with...More

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Walking around Japantown it was hard to choose which of the many restaurants on Lincoln street to go into... So I watched the locals and followed a family entering Kazoo. They were greeted with a hearty "welcome back" that included knowing their names and the...More

Thank creativecrew
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.03 km away
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.14 km away
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.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Pedro Square Market
113 reviews
1.42 km away
Heritage Rose Garden
75 reviews
1.46 km away
Japantown (San Jose)
95 reviews
.01 km away
Japanese American Resource Center/Museum
26 reviews
.17 km away
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-9611
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