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Kamakura Japanese Restaurant (Los Gatos)

One Sunday, we were trying to figure out where to go with a couple of friends for lunch. They love sushi. They go out probably once a week to get it. We like our sushi too, just not as often. The hard part, though, is finding a sushi place open for lunch on Sunday. We ended up picking Kamakura Japanese Restaurant in Los Gatos .

It took us a while to find parking – who knew Los Gatos was so crowded on Sunday afternoon? When we got there, the restaurant was busy, but we were able to find a table. Unfortunately, the service was quite slow.

Normally, I’d go for nigiri, but I wasn’t feeling like it today. So I got the “Golf Roll” – unagi, ebi, maguro, and avocado wrapped inside-out and then topped with tobiko. Ehh. It sounded good but I thought it was sloppily presented and really not that great tasting.

Tai, hamachi, maguro and sake sashimi. Decent, with the hamachi coming out as the best.

Overall I’d say it was overpriced for just standard or even sub-par sushi fare. Typical for Los Gatos eats in general, IMO.

Kamakura Japanese Restaurant
135 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 395-6650‎

Aloha, Nate

Akane (Los Altos) Again

Sometimes, you just can’t get enough of a good thing. After our “discovery” of Akane Sushi in Los Altos, we convinced a couple of our friends to join us for dinner there just a few weeks after our first visit (Part 1 and Part 2). This time we tried to get one of the tables in front of the sushi bar but it was already taken. The wives graciously allowed us husbands to sit at the bar while they took a table in the main dining room.
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Akane Sushi (Los Altos) Part 1

I grew up in Hawaii where sushi in my family usually meant something like a California roll. We ate sashimi as well, but I’d not had nigiri, or at least really good nigiri, until coming to San Jose. Our friends introduced us to some awesome sushi at Sushi Masa in south San Jose, and we were ruined forever. Now, Annie and I are very discriminating sushi lovers.

Searching around on the Internet, I found out about Akane Sushi restaurant on the “Big List of Peninsula Sushi” http://www.emeraldlake.com/sushilist.html . It was #2 on the list because of the high quality fish at a great value. So when the opportunity arose, I suggested we head out to Los Altos and see for ourselves.
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