Guest Post: EMC Seafood & Raw Bar Santana Row Does #SanJoseEATS

Oysters, sashimi, ceviche, carpaccio, sushi — a plethora of menu items’ worth of raw & fresh delights.

And that’s before you get to the grilled/cooked dishes at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, a popular Southern California chain that’s expanding into Northern California.

EMC Seafood just recently opened at San Jose’s upscale Santana Row, in the remodeled space that was formerly home to two previous seafood-centric tenants, Lark Creek Blue and Yankee Pier.

An ocean’s worth of seafood dishes are on this Asian-fusion menu, from lobster rolls and shrimp tacos to charred branzino and crispy soft-shell crab. Besides the raw bar, EMC is also known for its ever so popular uni pasta that customers seem to rave about.

Meat eaters will find wok-stir-fried black pepper beef mignon, jalapeno wings, rack of lamb & bone-in ribeye on the menu.

Co-founder Michael Kwan launched EMC in 2013 in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, and has since added restaurants in Irvine, Woodland Hills, Santa Anita and Oxnard. Next for SoCal is probably going to be a Torrance location and or in Valencia.

The Santana Row EMC will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

#SanJoseEATS is part of California Restaurant Month. Now in its eighth year, California Restaurant Month is a state-wide program sponsored by encouraging visitors to partake in California cuisine. In 2016, travelers in California spent $33.9 billion on food and beverage (Source: Dean Runyan Associates), and 38 million domestic visitors participated in fine dining throughout the state.

Join in the celebration on social media and post your best selfies at participating locations (messy eating shots encouraged) using #SanJoseEats and #VisitSanJose. For more information on what individual places are offering, please visit