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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
+1 408-279-4311
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good53%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“udon” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was a little sick of my usual Japanese takeout place so i decided to give Gombei a try, placing the order was easy, paying was easy (in cash in person), and the food was ready on time, nothing worse than waiting at the restaurant...More

Thank carissalebron
Reviewed 26 February 2017

After going to the Luzia show, we wanted to find a spot via a short drive. We narrowed it down to Omogari, the Korean Restaurant or Gombei. After finding a parking spot about a block away, we noticed that the people waiting in Omogari looked...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

When I search for a Ramen place, Gombei came up top rated but it is not a Ramen place. It's not a bad place to get dinner but it's not Ramen just want to be clear cuz I wasn't clear until I sat down and...More

Thank VictoriaK2
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very good food, but not too many sushi/sashimi lunch special options. The fried tofu was exceptionally good.

Thank David T
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is probably my favorite restaurant in all of San Jose. My wife and I have been enjoying the great fare and friendly service here for years and we probably visit about once a month. We almost always order off the specials board, which updates...More

Thank Archi65
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed Gombei for a number of years. Gombei. provides straightforward Japanese food without any fuss. It's a coffee shop style that greets you as you walk in the door. Traditional favorites include beef teriyaki, Saba shio, Udon, Donburi & Sashimi. Their tonkatsu is my...More

1  Thank mikejefe23
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The title says it, "Nothing fancy, just great authentic Japanese Food!" The food is excellent, everything I have had has been great! I really like their Ahi Poke, I had to get a double order to go! Honestly, it's all good! The spicy chicken is...More

1  Thank soulsisters
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You probably won't go wrong if you order the special on the board; e.g., #1 through #7,etc. However, their Poki Sashimi is a major disappointment - it tastes fine but the portion is very tiny considering the $12 price tag. There are only 2 semi-professional...More

Thank djc2k
Reviewed 13 June 2016

An all around good place for a home style meal - mostly fried, but occasionally you find things like Stewed Hamachi jowls and vegetable stew- forget the name and enjoy the flavors. They don't care if you don't use chopsticks just ask for a fork....More

Thank Mithra
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Japantown here in downtown San Jose is a wonderful neighborhood, has retained the best of the old and grows stronger every day with arts, community, and innovation. As we are downtown residents, we "hang out" here a lot. Of all the Japantown restaurants, this is...More

Thank Beth S
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.16 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 18:30
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4311
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