Bluefin Japanese Restaurant & Lounge – San Jose, CA

Ah.. Bluefin. When I moved over here in September, Bluefin just took over a restaurant called se7en. It opened a month later. It never looked really busy during dinner hours and so I was skeptical about trying it out. It didn’t help that Sushi Infinity is across the street from Bluefin!

I finally walked in there w M during Happy Hour. We ordered the osyters, potato croquettes and a couple drinks. I thought the croquettes were not good at all. It got awkward when someone at the bar wanted to order some, and the bartender told him to ask us how it was. I just smiled and said it is ok…

M got one of the martinis and I just got a melon highball. Nothing exciting there. The oysters were pretty good, esp since during happy hour it is about 1.25 per piece!

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Finally tried their dinner on Friday. It was not bad at all. I expected to be disappointed by overpriced food (because of what I have heard); but it was ok.

Started off which the gyoza ($8). This was surprisingly good. I have to say, one of the better gyozas I have had…

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Bay scallop roll ($14)

Bay scallop, snow crab and avocado. We got two orders for the 4 of us. Everyone liked it, I found it pretty spicy~

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Pink Godzilla ($16)

Unagi, crab, salmon, spicy mayo and tobiko – baked. This is my favourite. I was kinda disappointed because the inner parts were just like the top roll. They were just california rolls, topped with other things.

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San Jose Ole ($16)

Spicy tuna, asparagus, soy bean wrap and deep fried! This had to be the weirdest roll I had (not including the tuna n strawberry one I had at Bellagio)… They deep fried it to the point that the tuna inside is cooked and becomes an unidentifiable meat-ish patty.

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Miso salmon ($20)
Crowd pleaser. Comes with rice and miso soup. The salmon was really fresh and baked well (not the least bit dry!)… yuummmm But the sad part is the pickles. All I tasted was salt, nothing but over salty pickled cucumbers, anyone could do better at home. :(
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Total Damage – ~$100 (including tea, tax & tips)
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Personal rating – 3.25 out of 5 (Good)
Overall, there was nothing mind blowing about the food; I actually thought the food was one dimensional. It could be that the rolls we got had the “snow crab” in them and was prepared just like california rolls topped with spicy mayo…
The food is prepared really well though. I have to go back and try the other stuff.. The mango salmon and beef carpaccio is calling for me!!
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754 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126-3164
408-931-6875

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  1. […] tasty albeit  a tad pricey. I don’t care much for the rolls I have tried on both visits (First visit), but the sashimi and entrees were […]

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