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Kubota Restaurant

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593 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3233
+1 408-279-8440
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Chi T
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Barbara C
Belmont, California
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Dennis Y
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mini
San Jose, California
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239 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jules T
Perugia, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tamas K
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100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Glenn T
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank SanFranciscoHiker
San Jose
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Pros: Excellent service ( at least Emily ). Comfortable interior. High quality food attractively served. Cons: Got noisy too easily. A bit expensive for what you get. Suggestion: If something’s not on the menu, ask. Star Ratings: - Overall: 4 ( pulled up from a 3 by our server ) - Food Quality: 4 - Food Quantity: 3 - Exterior:... More 

Thank wisemoney
Denver, co
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The atmosphere here was great. Quiet and very clean. The food was wonderful. I had Katsu Don, which is pork and vegetables over brown rice. Husband had Beef Teriyaki. Everything was cooked as we asked

Thank d s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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?