Looking to satisfy your appetite for Japanese fare?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.
1. Izakaya Restaurant
Topping the list is Izakaya Restaurant. Located at 1335 N. First St. in North San Jose, the sushi bar and Japanese spot, which offers tapas and more, is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 557 reviews on Yelp.
2. Ramen Tenma
Next up is West San Jose's Ramen Tenma, situated at 487 Saratoga Ave. With four stars out of 444 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ramen and noodles has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Cha Cha Sushi
Fairgrounds's Cha Cha Sushi, located at 547 W. Capitol Expy, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar and Japanese spot four stars out of 3,223 reviews.
4. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, an Asian fusion spot that offers ramen, noodles and more in West San Jose, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 3,027 Yelp reviews. Head over to 675 Saratoga Ave. to see for yourself.
5. Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill
Over in Winchester North, check out Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, which has earned four stars out of 2,617 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar at 1035 S. Winchester Blvd.