Good food, great service.
This restaurant is one of the classic "neighborhood treasures" that the locals will want to take their friends to.
Sushi Mania is a small restaurant in a strip mall. Don't let the exterior fool you, though. The interior decor is modest and simple; everything is spotlessly clean. In a restaurant which serves food in the raw, this is a critical element.
The food was first-rate. Good udon with the noodles tender without being too soft; a bento-style dinner with generous portions plus a substantial sushi tray; a la carte sushi with some of my favorites as a "test". All were excellent.
The service was particularly outstanding. A genuinely-friendly waitress was attentive and helpful with suggestions regarding the house specialties. The food arrived quickly and was presented with the visual artfulness that good Japanese restaurants take pride in. The hot dishes were piping hot without being scalding, the sake was warmed in a hot stone decanter instead of a microwave, and foods which were best served cold were nicely chilled. Even though we arrived just before closing, the staff was in no hurry to shoo people out, and there was no time-pressure.
A first-rate experience. As sushi restaurants are wont to be, it was a little pricey (sixty dollars for two people, not including a well-deserved large tip), but sushi is a special thing. And this is a special place to enjoy it in.
Good Food Smells weird?.
Great food and the saki was great. The chicken was good to but the placed smelled weird from the food I guess? But me and my friend were happy with it intill it smelled like poo from the sushi chef cooking
Best sushi in San Jose, small so get there early on popular nights.
Sushi is always fresh. The "Take a chance 2" roll is a must try!! The only negative is the size of the place. It gets full on Fridays and Saturdays and there is usually a wait. If the owner recognizes you as a regular he'll send some freebies your way!!
san jose's secret.
this little place doesn't look it from the outside but it has best sushi i have ever had AND it is totally affordable. i agree with the other review, it can take awhile to get your food and so you'll have to wait patiently. it's all worth it in the end. if you like rolls, experiment with some and try the sushi mania roll. everything in this place is good so go crazy!